2019 Tesla Mannequin 3 Upkeep Prices at 41,110 Miles, 4 Years & 4 Months


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It’s been a couple of months since my final Tesla Mannequin 3 price of possession replace. Since then, I’ve had an air filter changed and I bought 4 new tires. Let’s dig in and see the place I stand 4 years and 4 months after shopping for my Tesla Mannequin 3 Normal Vary Plus (SR+).

To start with, the air filter is an easy factor. The unlucky factor is that this has gone up in value previously 12 months. In October of 2022, I bought it changed for $57.78. Then, 7 months later, the value was $64.63. Extra not too long ago, on November 10, it price me $82.28 for the air filter substitute. I’m beginning to contemplate if I ought to actually get the instruments and components and battle by the DIY movies to attempt to do that job myself. (No, that’s not going to occur, however ugh.)

So, that cell service go to introduced my long-term price of upkeep to $2096.86. However I knew the entire was about to get rather a lot greater, as a result of it was time for brand new tires.

The primary time I had my tires modifications, at a bit under 17,000 miles, I had it executed by Tesla. The price was $1,671.64. Many readers responded that I shouldn’t have Tesla substitute my tires because the firm fees significantly greater than a standard tire place. Again then, I used to be a bit nervous about having a non-Tesla store mess with my Tesla. At this level, although, Teslas are all over the place and I anticipated that any tire place ought to be lots conversant in Teslas to not break my automotive. (Because it seems, there have been nonetheless notable points … however I’ll come again to that in one other story.)

Certainly, it was less expensive having the tires changed at an area Mavis. Tesla was going to cost about $1600 once more, whereas the price at Mavis was $1000.05. Nicely, after the actual fact, they introduced up an prolonged care/guarantee provide to buy as properly, however this did appear price the price and is one thing I wouldn’t have gotten from Tesla both manner. That was one other $102.68. I nonetheless felt fairly good about saving $500 … except for the complications in regards to the tire sensor software program that I’ll return to at one other time.

So, the place are we? That brings my upkeep prices at 4 years and 4 months to $3199.59, or $61.53 a month. Not too shabby, however it might be good if tires lasted longer and didn’t price a lot — and the identical goes for air filters.

By way of mileage, the Mannequin 3 SR+ was at about 41,110 miles when the tires had been modified. (I really feel like I’m driving half of the day, however apparently, I’m nonetheless properly under the nationwide common at fewer than 10,000 miles per 12 months. And that involves about 7.8¢ per mile in upkeep prices.

I’m out of guarantee now on the automotive, besides on the subject of the battery and drive unit (which have a guaranty for 8 years or 120,000 miles, whichever comes first). So, want me luck in not getting hit with some severe issues that price some huge cash to repair! If I can go one other 2–3 years earlier than changing the tires once more, that may be nice! I’m (usually) driving rather more calmly and gently as of late with a view to protect the tires, and so they spend rather more time shaded than they did within the first 12 months or two of possession. Within the meantime, I’ve principally simply bought the air filter replacements and … something that breaks. Wiring for the rear digital camera and trunk lock was changed at one level without charge to me, about 6 months earlier than a recall was issued for this matter; and the steering wheel was changed professional bono when it began effervescent for some motive. In any other case, there’s been little of notice to repair or substitute. I’m afraid the following 4 years can be a bit completely different, and I’m particularly involved in regards to the infotainment display. Want me luck!

Oh yeah, so far as complete price of possession: I don’t have that tracked. I’ve primarily charged without spending a dime — largely at Tesla Superchargers due to referral credit, and in addition at free ChargePoint stations in my space. I by no means anticipated that to be the case for most individuals. Insurance coverage prices are very private, however are about the identical as they had been for my earlier automotive, a BMW i3 REx. Then there are the funds for the automotive itself. The opposite large think about complete price of possession, although, is depreciation, or resale worth. That isn’t pretty much as good as I had hoped it might be at this level (the trade-in worth is seemingly round $20,000, down from the $47,190 order value), however I can’t know for certain with out promoting the automotive. Personally, I didn’t plan to promote the automotive at round this level. I’m retaining it indefinitely. However within the curiosity of contemplating the entire components that go into complete price of possession up so far, resale worth must be famous.

Any questions or ideas? You probably have a Tesla Mannequin 3 or Mannequin Y and maintain observe of those prices, be happy to share them as properly down within the feedback!

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