Slightly off point. Spoke to a tech at Discount Tire who confirmed that tires wear out faster on Teslas than ICE cars because of the weight of the cars and the quick torque. He sees generally 5,000-20,000 miles of use. 5,000 not as common but he’s seen it that low.— StillKickin (@ValueExpected) December 8, 2019
never had tires last less than 35k on my ICE vehicles— Zekeboy (@Zekeboy4) December 9, 2019
As Tesla owners tend to be NIMBY types, they don’t need to be mindful of the wasteful way in which their cars use up tires. Then after they are discarded and eventually dumped elsewhere, they are out of sight, out of mind. They can then continue their virtue signaling as before. pic.twitter.com/A9IGbiHLyC— Nixon’s Head (Musk’s girlfriend looks 15 yrs old) (@Nixons_Head_) December 8, 2019
As a 6.5yr S owner I can attest to always being mindful of how much mileage I get on the tires; mostly Michelins; they’ve ranged from 26k to 35k mi in my experience. I buy tires warranted for 45k mi; never heard of anyone getting that though.— Brian Dear (@brianstorms) December 9, 2019
Thanks. I think the estimate I got from Discount Tire is a bit low, as an average.— StillKickin (@ValueExpected) December 9, 2019
Congrats on owning the car 6.5 years — early adopter!
Have heard good and bad stories wrt maintenance of Teslas. Has yours been low maintenance?
Btw I’ve always bought the tires and had them rotated etc at Discount Tire. Michelin MXM4s. Just bought a set recently. Within 3 wks I’d gotten a big screw puncture in one of ’em but it stayed inflated, and Discount fixed for free like always.— Brian Dear (@brianstorms) December 9, 2019