When we talk about Tesla electric cars, three things might come to our mind, namely fast, sophisticated, and also expensive. That is why, the vehicle is included in the premium category which not everyone can buy.
Interestingly, not only is the unit price expensive, the routine maintenance costs are also too high. So, how much money should be prepared to maintain the performance and appearance of the Tesla car?
Please note, a number of components that are embedded in the body of an electric car is different from a gasoline-engined car. However, there are some parts in these non-emitting vehicles that require some kind of lubrication.
According to Autoevolution, Thursday, December 23, 2021, electric vehicle owners don’t need to do an oil change, but they need to lubricate the brake calipers every year, or after 20 thousand kilometers of travel—depending on which comes first.
Based on the information on the page, Tesla Model 3 car owners must pay an oil change fee of $42 for three times of caliper lubrication.
Not only that, they also have to spend around $1158 for a single change of the recommended special tire, namely the Michelin Primacy MXM4. Usually, the new owner will replace it when it has covered a distance of 48,280 kilometers.
Reportedly, the tires used by electric cars are twice as fast as conventional cars. That is why, the owner is required to continue to monitor it regularly.