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Tesla service costs

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My company has a company car opt out scheme which I take advantage of. Extra in my salary plus £0.17 per business mile. I currently run a 66 plate 5 series estate which I bought at 3 years old. 
I'm considering leasing a Tesla Model 3 over 3 years doing about 25k per year. One of the things the leasing company are offering is a service pack, covering tyres and servicing for an extra £90.00 per month. This works out just over £1000 per year. I'm trying to work out if this is worth doing?
l know approximately how much a set of tyres will cost me but does anyone have any experience of Tesla service costs? I can't find much online except tyre rotation and certain filter replacement but how much will this cost me?
 

Any advice based on people's experiences would be welcomed. 
 

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A good friend has a (hardly used) Tesla, so I will ask. To me that sounds expensive considering how little service is needed on an electric vehicle.

Service costs should be a LOT less than a conventional car.

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Not sure on Tesla cars  Stu ,,but if that covers tyres and everything ,,I would go for it ,just for piece of mind ,,knowing you are not going to get any shocks  in next three years ,,it's what twenty quid  a week ,,,suppose then after three years    Chop it in for a new one ,simple choice to me ,

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Stu, in April I went from a '63 plate 5-Series to a Model 3 Performance, likewise I do 25,000 miles per year. The add on monthly for the service plan was ridiculous, I asked the lease company about this and the comment was that the pricing hasn't yet been adjusted to allow for the lack of servicing of Teslas. If you have tires included in that cost it's more realistic, but you need to assess whether that matches your driving, if you're doing 25,000 miles, like me there must be a lot of motorway miles included which doesn't wear tires out very quickly!

The Model 3 definitely won't need an oil change. It's unlikely to need brake pads either because the regenerative braking is so good you'll hardly use the brakes, keeping them free of rust becomes a bigger problem! The first service is likely to be a brake fluid swap but Tesla seem non fussed about how soon you get that done, 2 or 3 years. Fundamentally other than tires, there's little that needs a service.

You will likely have need of the mobile tech though, we've taken on two M3P's and we've had the mobile tech out to rear lights full of water and various build faults. Certainly compared to the BMW the build quality isn't in the same league and the traffic aware cruise control is a nightmare, but doing so many miles I really don't miss re-fuelling. Yes I'd have another.

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Thanks Stu, that's really helpful to get your experience. Any mention of tyre rotation? Think there are so many places to shop for cheap tyre deals that I'm willing to take the risk and pay for them as needed. 
Can I ask which lease company you used? Have been trying to narrow down a list using online quotes to start with before calling them. Did you get much negotiation room?

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Synergy Car Leasing, they're part of Lex. We used them for the two 5-Series we had previously and have been very happy with them.
Tyre rotation hasn't been mentioned but I'm tempted to do it myself, I'm on 11,000 miles already and there appears to be minimal tyre wear so far. Unlike my 5-Series at least this time I have the same wheels/tyres front and rear!

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I asked one of my Tesla S owning friends and he says £90 p/m is high. He reckons £100 or so p.a. for a check by a specialist and then £600-800 every 20,000-25,000 miles on tyres. He says don't both and pay as and when costs occur. 

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I'm on my second Tesla Model S. The service plan is way overpriced. Your Model 3 doesn't need servicing. All you'll need to do is have the brake fluid changed every 2 years. And top up the windscreen washer :)

The brake pads don't wear due to the regenerative braking. They're pretty good on tyres, I think because the drive is electric the traction control is incredibly effective so you don't get any wheelspin. I'm usually hard on tyres but still got about 20k miles out of them. Mine was 4WD so a 2WD Model 3 might be a bit worse. If you're doing mainly motorway miles I'd have thought you'd get well over 20k out of them.

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Thanks everyone for your input and GJT would be interested in your friends feedback. Good to have as many real world experiences as possible. 
Just out of interest, regarding tyres, are they a common size and what do they come with? Hoping it's not a one manufacturer unique size!

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Which model 3 are you getting? The wheel sizes vary.

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At the moment just the standard range model.