My Tesla Mannequin 3 Normal Vary Plus (SR+) is 3 months away from its 4-year birthday, and is approaching 37,000 miles. I had the air filter modified in the present day, which suggests it’s time for an additional replace on the automotive’s operation and upkeep prices.
The final time I wrote an replace on my Mannequin 3 upkeep prices was in August 2022, once I had the tires rotated. Since then, I’ve had one different service go to earlier than in the present day — for a similar factor, changing the air filter. The price was $57.78. That was in October 2022, and the air filter was utterly filthy. I used to be fairly certain that I’d beforehand been suggested to vary the air filter yearly, however the service technician on this case mentioned it was the dirtiest air filter he’d seen in fairly some time and that I ought to have the filter modified each 6 months or so. So, 7 months later, I simply had it modified once more. On this case, the whole value was $64.63 — labor prices went up a bit.
I additionally had some service supplied with out value. The little buttons on the left of the motive force’s seat for adjusting seat place began falling off fairly simply just a few months or so in the past. These had been changed professional bono. It took just a few seconds.
So, for those who add these October 2022 and Could 2023 prices ($57.78 + $64.63) to my earlier lifetime service and upkeep value complete for the Mannequin 3 SR+ ($1,866.89), you stand up to $1,989.10, with most of that value being the price of my second set of tires.
Oh, wait, I forgot about one expense — washer fluid. I spent $2.48 in December on windshield washer fluid. So, the associated fee is as much as $1,991.58.
Now, this isn’t going to final for lengthy, because the Tesla service tech instructed me that my tires want changed once more (about 20,000 miles after the primary set of tires had been changed). So, count on the 4-year upkeep and repair prices to be a reasonably large chunk above $2,000. Facet observe: Any recommendations for brand new Tesla Mannequin 3 tires and the place to get them?
Other than Tesla service and upkeep prices, to have a look at complete value of possession, we’d want to look at operational prices (i.e., charging prices). Nevertheless, I’m not properly outfitted for that. I’ve had many free Supercharging miles virtually since I received the Mannequin 3 due to all the Tesla referrals I’ve made. Additionally, there’s loads of free degree 2 charging through ChargePoint stations at purchasing facilities in my space. In different phrases, I seldom pay something for charging, and measuring my charging prices wouldn’t be consultant of what regular Tesla house owners pay.
In principle, one must also contemplate depreciation, or resale worth, however I feel that’s greatest to look at solely on the finish of possession. And final however not least, there are the financing and curiosity prices. Nevertheless, that’s a customized matter and it’s a very simple factor for anybody trying to purchase a Tesla to estimate primarily based on the amount of money they’d spend up entrance and the financing phrases accessible to them.
So, I’m simply sharing Tesla service and upkeep prices right here. Although, maybe I’ll rethink these different elements once I get to my 4-year evaluation of the Tesla Mannequin 3 SR+ in just a few months.
Learn extra Tesla Mannequin 3 long-term evaluation articles right here.
Additionally see: “15 Years” With The Tesla Mannequin 3
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