Is your Tesla Model 3 or Model S due for its annual maintenance service? Bring it to the Pros at Highline Car Care! We have made ourselves familiar with the specific needs of your luxury electric vehicle. Some items you might expect us to inspect and address during your visit:
Brake fluid condition
Your electric vehicle braking system is very similar to that of a traditional automobile. It uses hydraulic fluid to transfer brake pedal pressure to each wheel. This fluid works very hard day in and day out. It constantly heats up and cools down. Every time it does this, the fluid captures moisture. Over time this moisture (water) will break down your brake fluid and become detrimental to the rest of the braking system. For this reason in Arizona, we recommend brake fluid replacement every 30,000 miles.
Cabin air filter replacement
Your cabin air filter is responsible for filtering the air you breathe while driving your Tesla. Much like a home air conditioning filter, this cabin filter will become dirty and plugged with debris over time. This will cause an excessive strain on your climate control, and also degrade the condition of the air you breathe. In Arizona, we recommend replacing your cabin air filter(s) every 12-24 months.
Reduction gear/drive unit(s) fluid and filter replacement
Your electric motors do not directly drive your wheels, they transfer their energy through a reduction gear, which is similar to a differential or a transaxle found in a gas driven vehicle. This reduction gear requires lubrication, and over time the fluid will become contaminated and deteriorated. Replacement is recommended every 30,000 to 60,000 miles and is a quick and easy process for the pros at Highline Car Care.
Wiper blade and windshield washer fluid inspection
This one is pretty self-explanatory, we will make sure you can always see out that windshield, in rain or shine!
Scan electrical systems for errors
Your Tesla is a very complex network of electronics and computers, and is capable of recording and reporting system errors. We will scan your vehicle for any errors that require attention.
Check all lighting
Your Tesla uses the latest LED technologies for interior and exterior lighting. These LEDs rarely fail, but we will inspect all lighting for proper function and recommend repair as necessary.
Check brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines
Your Tesla braking system is similar to that of a traditional vehicle, and components do wear out over time. We will inspect, report, and repair any necessary items.
Check steering and suspension components
Your Tesla utilizes conventional steering and suspension components. Although uncommon, they will require attention over time – We will let you know if we see something amiss underneath your vehicle.
Check inverter coolant
Your electric vehicle uses an inverter to convert your battery’s lower voltage to a higher voltage that is capable of propelling your vehicle down the road. In the process of converting this electricity, heat is created. For that reason, your Tesla has a built-in cooling system that utilizes a radiator, coolant pump, and a network of lines to distribute the fluid from front to rear. This fluid will become contaminated and require service over time. We recommend fluid replacement every 60,000 miles in Arizona.
Inspect and rotate tires
Your tires are the only thing holding you to the road, and we want to keep a close eye on them! We recommend inspection and rotation every 12,500 miles.
Air conditioning service
As per Tesla guidelines, we will recommend you replace the AC desiccant filter and service the refrigerant every 60,000 miles. This will keep your air conditioner blowing cool throughout the Phoenix, AZ summers for years to come.
Contact us to schedule an appointment! We look forward to keeping your Tesla running like new!