The electric automaker adjusted its prepaid servicing costs by increasing them slightly, a move that should not affect Tesla’s future buyers.
When you spend around 80,000 dollars on a car, a few bucks more paid towards after sales services should not be a turn off for potential buyers. Nevertheless, Tesla has recently made some slight adjustments to service plan pricing. Its models have a 4 year, 50,000 miles – whichever comes first – new vehicle limited warranty and 8 year unlimited mile battery and drive unit warranty. Tesla recommends to owners an annual service inspection or to have one every 12,500 miles to maintain their cars neat and tidy.
If until recently the prices for the prepaid services were 1,900 dollars for 4 years and 3,800 dollars for 8 years, the automaker decided to increase them by 200 dollars. Therefore, the service plans now costs 2,100 dollars for 4 years and 4,000 dollars for 8 years. There is also a 3 year prepaid option, or up to 37,500 miles, for 1,325 dollars. A Tesla inspection over the Model S and Model X focuses on checking wheel alignment and tire condition, replacement parts such as key batteries, windshield wiper blades, and software updates.
Fortunately for the buyers, the automaker did not make any changes regarding the warranty and service plans transfer option when a car was sold. According to studies, Tesla owners rarely keep their models longer than 4 years or 50,000 miles.
Via The Verge