How Much Does Tesla Tire Rotation Cost?

Tesla tire rotation usually costs $60 to $150, at your nearest Tesla service center.  This cost varies depending on the preferred service center and the type of wheels and tires.  

Read more to find out the details on cost variation, maintenance tips and more. 

Tesla Tire Rotation Cost at Tesla center

For a standard tire rotation, Tesla centers charge around $60 to $150. This covers tire balancing as well.

However, if you had bought your tires from Tesla, they will provide free tire rotation.

If you decide to go for non- Tesla mechanics, you are likely to pay 50% less Tesla charges. However, many mechanics do not have the capability to handle servicing of  electric vehicles.

Third Party Service Centers That Provide Tire Rotation 

There are more than one auto care center that you can go to for a tire rotation. We have skimmed out their price ranges for this service in the table below. Some of these prices vary depending on location.

Click on the links in the contact column to find the nearest shop and their estimated tire rotation cost

Service centerContactCost
Costco Find your nearest Costco$20-50(free if you purchased tire from them)
Tesla Service CenterFind your nearest Tesla Service Center$150 (free if you purchased tire from them)
Walmart Find your nearest Walmart$5 
Jiffy LubeFind your nearest Jiffy Lube$20-40 (varies depending on location) 
Les SchwabFind your nearest Les Schwab$27-35 (free if you purchased from them)

Factors Affecting Tesla Tire Rotation Cost

There are two most important factors affecting the tire rotation cost of your Tesla. Both are mentioned below.

Wheel Size

New vehicles these days feature larger tires and wheels in an attempt to maximize control and increase stability as well as traction.

Vehicles that have back tires of different size than those of the front, cause difficulty in performing a full rotation in them. Since this makes the task of the shop mechanics more difficult. Hence, charges of $40 to $100  will be added to the original service cost.  

Tire Types

The cost of tire rotation depends largely on the tire types of your Tesla car. Large off-road tires, for instance,  tend to wear off unevenly and faster due to their frequent exposure to pavements.

Additionally, if you have huge tires and wheels, they require more materials, and time for balancing. As a result, this may cause your tire rotation cost to go up. This is most likely to happen to SUVs and huge trucks.

How Long Does Tesla Tire Rotation Take?

The process of Tesla tire rotation takes from 20-30 minutes. However depending on the availability of the mechanic and waiting time, this may go up to two hours. 

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tesla Tires?

It is recommended by Tesla to rotate the tires every 6,250 miles (10,000 km) or if tread depth difference is 2/32 in (1.5 mm) or greater, whichever comes first.

In general, any type of tire should be rotated once the tires have traveled 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

However, if you observe certain symptoms that indicate your tires need a tire rotation, we recommend taking it to a mechanic immediately. 

Symptoms Your Tesla Needs to Have A Tire Rotation Done

If you observe any or all of these, tire rotation is needed to fix the problem. 

  1. Uneven tire wear
  2. Vibrations or shimmying while driving
  3. Difference in tire wear in the front axle and back axle
  4. Single tire losing air

Tesla Tire Care And Maintenance Tips 

Many Tesla owners complain about how fast their tires wear out. Electric vehicles like Tesla weigh much more than their gas counterparts. Being heavier means the tires have to face more friction and thus, are more prone to wear.  

But, fret not, because we have a list of tips on how to make your rubber stay in top shape and resist wear. Have a look at them below. 

  • Regular check on the tread and tire wall for deformation (bulge), cuts, foreign objects and Wear.
  • Change tires every 3 years or in terms of mileage, every 20,000 to 40,000 miles.
  • Avoid aggressive driving habits, like hard accelerations or sudden braking. 
  • Avoid overinflating or underinflating your tires.
  • Replace tires in pairs that are on the same axle to ensure even treadwear.
  • Ensure even balancing of wheels in all four tires at all times.
  • Make annual wheel alignment checks.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun. 
  • Ensure proper repair of punctures in the tire. 


How Is Tire Rotation Different For Tesla?

The wheels on your Tesla are balanced in a different manner than those on standard vehicles. This leads to the tires wearing out faster, so they may require a tire rotation even before the mileage is over. Moreover, the lift points on a Tesla are different from those found on other vehicles. Thus, only an expert can properly lift or lower your Tesla without assistance from the owner’s manual.

Should I Rotate My Tesla Tires?

While rotating tires is not a complicated task, we do not recommend that you do it being a Tesla owner. In case a blunder happens, repairs can cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars. The safest bet would be to take it to one of the well known service centers listed in this article.  

Does Tesla Require Special Tires?

While you surely can fit normal tires on a Tesla, you probably shouldn’t. You should remember that these are high-performance cars and thus, require higher quality tires than traditional ones. 


That was everything you need to know about Tesla tire rotation cost. We hope you can now plan a budget and make the right choice on where to get your tire rotation done. Good luck!

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