Frequent question: What are the best tires for Tesla Model S?

Do Teslas need special tires?

Do Tesla Cars Have Specialized Tires? Sort of. Tesla cars use tires designed to handle the wear of starting torque and regeneration load better than conventional tires. If owners used the proper tires, they wouldn’t encounter the rapid wear problems that owners of other electric vehicles complain of.

How much does it cost to replace a Tesla Model S tire?

There are a couple of dozen tire models on the market which properly fit a current model S Tesla. Cost for replacement will run between $800 and $1500 depending on quality and performance type.

Why do Tesla tires wear out so fast?

EVs are also far heavier than their gas counterparts. Batteries don’t have the energy density, or the wattage per pound of gasoline. So they necessarily weigh more. This extra weight increases friction on the tires, which wears them out more quickly.

What are Tesla tires filled with?

n the factory, Tesla fills its tires with air that is: 78 percent nitrogen (like racecar and jet airplane tires) 21 percent oxygen (reacts with steel much better than most other gasses) 0.9 percent argon (an expensive noble gas!)

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Are Tesla tires run flats?

The car does not have a spare and the tire are not run flats. In the United States, you call Tesla. They have contracts with companies that do roadside repairs, in fact often the same places that have Auto Club contracts. They carry spare tires and will change them out for you.

Can any tire company change Tesla tires?

Yes. Damaged Tesla tires can be taken to Tesla Service Centers or a nearby 3rd party tire shop for repair or replacement.

Can you put regular tires on a Tesla?

“Regular tires” are already on all Tesla models the minute they roll off the assembly line. The tire brands and models Tesla employs for their vehicles are also used by several other automakers. There are dozens of other tire brands and models which can be properly and safely used on Tesla vehicles other than OEM.

Why are Tesla tires so wide?

Why does Tesla use such large rims in their cars? Large rims allow larger brakes- very useful in a heavy car. Low profile tyres typically have lower rolling resistance, which helps the Teslas get useful ranges- and look stupid on small rims.

Does Tesla rotate tires for free?

Tesla does not “require” tire rotation, or any other service. I have over 30,000 miles on my Tesla and have never taken it in for any regular service. I wouldn’t say “required” but for most cars tire rotations are supposed to be done around every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.

Is there a warranty on Tesla tires?

Flat tires are not covered under warranty; however Tesla will cover the cost of a tow, provided by Roadside Assistance, for the first 50 miles (80 km) to the nearest Tesla Service Center, while the vehicle is covered by a Tesla New Vehicle, Used Vehicle, or Used Vehicle Extended Limited Warranty.

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Does nitrogen in tires ride better?

A. There’s no difference in handling or ride quality between tires filled with air or nitrogen, so long as they’re kept properly inflated.

Why are Tesla tires different?

Tesla tires are optimally designed to handle the high torque of its electric engine and maximize safety. For these reasons, Tesla tires are always radial tires, have thicker sidewalls, and use the highest quality rubber to maximize durability, making them higher quality than many other tires available.