Is it true that Tesla has switched from Michelin to Pirelli?
Anyone have any details?
Anyone have any details?
There's something to be said for sticking with the manufacturer recommended tyres - especially when they are tied quite closely to range.Any recommendations for replacing the tyres, I think all four are nearing the end of their life.
I've been pretty happy with the Michelins but if there are better ones, or better value I'd be interested.
Also does anyone recommend getting these "jack pad" things, so the garage that fits them doesn't puncture the battery, or does that not really happen in this country, seems to be mostly Americans advising them. Tesla Model 3, Y, S, X Lifting Jack pad - 4 Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
Yes, I'd reccomend them.Also does anyone recommend getting these "jack pad" things, so the garage that fits them doesn't puncture the battery, or does that not really happen in this country, seems to be mostly Americans advising them. Tesla Model 3, Y, S, X Lifting Jack pad - 4 Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
Did the garage look at you weird when you handed them to them?Yes, I'd reccomend them.
You can't really jack the car up safely without them.
Some people mention using blocks of wood, but there's no "key" to prevent the wood from slipping.
How is a garage, or recovery, going to jack your car when you need recovery at the side of the road without at least one puck?
I have a set of aluminium ones in the lower boot in a cardboard tube. ( didn't think the rubber ones were sturdy enough and deformed to easily)
I've used them once to change from summer to winter tyres so I'll be using them at least twice a year.
Isn’t that very difficult to do without the proper equipment?No, I changed them myself. I used a couple of 6inch by 2inch bits of wood laid behind the tyre, one acting as a ramp, reversed up onto them and with the extra height I could use my normal jack with the puck. Saved paying a garage for the change and over £100 for a new low jack.
I bought a spare damaged wheel set ( £500) from someone who had converted to 20" wheels had them refurbished/powder coated silver (£200) and had the Goodyear winter tyres (£500) put on (£20). So I can now change them at my leisure. Both sets of tyres should last about 2-3 years.Isn’t that very difficult to do without the proper equipment?
I’ve changed many wheels in my time but never new tyres.
I figured it probably would be more expensive but I wouldn't mind paying a little extra for peace of mind that they won't damage the battery and I wouldn't need to buy 'jack pads'.Tesla do change tyres but usually monstrously expensive. I had no choice in Italy but to use Tesla and a £200-£250 tyre back here cost over 400 euro at Tesla