Download the Tesla End of Warranty checklist that we talk about in this video below!
All Teslas come with:
Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty – This lasts 4 years or 50,000 miles – whichever comes first. This warranty covers almost everything. It does not include wear and tear damages that occur from normal use such as tire replacement, air filter replacement, windshield wiper replacement, seat damage from wear, brake pad replacement, windshield cracks due to impact damage. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if the issue is because of a Tesla manufacturing defect (sensors going out, leaks, cameras not working) or if it’s from your own usage.
Supplemental Restraint System Limited Warranty – This lasts 5 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, and covers seat belts and air bags.
Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty – This lasts 8 years or 100,000-150,000 miles depending on the vehicle model. Also, your battery capacity has to be lower than 70% to get your battery replaced. Some Model S and X vehicles delivered before February 2020 with battery packs rated at 70 kWh or higher have an unlimited mileage warranty condition on the battery.
Is there an extended or lifetime warranty?
For Model S and X owners 2012-2020, there is an extended warranty called the Extended Service Agreement (ESA). But you have to act fast on this. If your Tesla is under 30 days or 1000 miles past its New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage expiration, you can extend your coverage for 2 to 4 years. This doesn’t include the the battery and drive unit limited warranty.
There is no lifetime warranty on Teslas with the exception of Model X and Model S vehicles delivered before February 2020 with battery packs rated at 70 kWh or higher that have an unlimited mileage warranty condition on the battery.
However, there are some third party companies that you can get an extended warranty through. I recommend XCare if you’re interested. They are great at accommodating Teslas, whereas most third party warranties aren’t.
If you’re considering an extended warranty, make sure to get it before the existing warranty expires. This is usually a requirement to make sure an owner isn’t getting a warranty just because of an issue.
Used Tesla Warranty
If you bought a used Tesla, your vehicle is covered by the remainder of the Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty. After that expires, the Used Vehicle Limited Warranty provides additional coverage of 1 year or 10,000 miles. Check out the series below for more on buying used Teslas.
We recommend a routine service every 2 years or 25k miles. This will help catch things before they become problems. You don’t have to go to Tesla to do this. There are plenty of shops nowadays that can service Teslas. I would call around your area to see who specializes in Teslas. Or you can always do your own maintenance check.
Regular wheel alignment, rotation, and changes are important for Teslas as they go through tires pretty quickly depending on how much you drive. This is because of how heavy Teslas are. They are prone to wearing on the inner edges especially. Make sure they retain the correct PSI too. This will drastically reduce suspension issues if your tires are well maintained.
Regular air filter replacement is important for Teslas to make sure you’re getting the best cabin air. If your car smells like dirty socks, it’s probably time for that to be replaced. We sell a full kit for cabin air filter cleaning and replacement.