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What fluid does a Tesla take?

Tesla vehicles don’t have many of the same components that gas vehicles have, the fluid management is very different. We are experts when it comes to 3rd Party Tesla Repair in Langley. Just because Tesla’s are electric does not mean they do not need lubrication.

Do Tesla vehicles need oil changes?

Not really Tesla’s do not need oil changes. Nothing you would do on a regular basis like in a gas vehicle. Because of the heat and fumes in a gas engine, oil degrades, and is burned away, creating a need for oil top ups. You’re lucky to not need to understand the complexities of oil grades. Tesla’s do not have as many moving mechanical parts as a gas vehicles (or diesel vehicle). Tesla vehicles have a drivetrain (the image above) it has a special lubricant, its a synthetic transmission fluid called Pentosin ATF 9. It’s contained in a closed system so it should not not leak, and unlike a gas engine it does not get hot, so the lubricant doesn’t burn.

Do Teslas need brake fluid?

Yes. Replace at the same rate as normal vehicles. Which should be inspected every 2-4 years. Tesla suggests lubricating brake calipers every 12 months in Canada (Cold Weather).

Other maintenance areas

  • Wiper fluid
  • Rotating tires every 10,000km
  • Air Conditioning desiccant bag every 3 to 4 years
  • Cabin Filter
  • Hepa Filter

Models this applies to

  • Model 3
  • Model X
  • Model Y
  • Model 3
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