All-electric carmaker Tesla says it will no longer recommend scheduled annual maintenance and service plans for its vehicles following a review of fleet-wide data.
The US-based automaker said there is no need for its customers to bring their vehicles in for regular maintenance after analyzing billions of miles of real-world driving data from its global vehicle fleet ,along with internal engineering studies based on vehicle reliability, durability, and safety.
So why waste time in serving your electric car when everything is working just fine? Unlike petrol cars, Tesla cars require no traditional oil changes, fuel filters, spark plug replacements or emission checks. As electric cars, even brake pad replacements are rare because regenerative braking returns energy to the battery, significantly reducing wear on brakes.
Tesla still recommends the following regular maintenance service to optimize the performance, reliability, durability, safety and resell value of your Tesla.
•Tyre Rotation, Balance, and Wheel Alignment,after every 10,000 – 12,000 miles
•Brake Fluid Test/Flush,after every 2 years
•Cabin Air Filter,after every 2 years
•High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter,after every 3 years (if equipped)
•Air Conditioning Service, after every 2 years (Model S), 4 years (Model X) and 6 years (Model 3)
•Winter Care: Annually or every 12,500 miles for cars in cold weather climates.
The all-electric automaker previously recommended a multi-point inspection every 12 months or 12,500 miles.