Wheel alignment is an essential maintenance task that ensures your vehicle's wheels are properly positioned to work together efficiently and safely. Signs of misalignment include uneven tire wear, the vehicle pulling to one side, an off-center steering wheel, or vibrations coming from the steering wheel. Keeping up with regular wheel alignments extends the life of your tires, improves fuel efficiency, and enhances overall driving performance.
Tesla's warranty coverage typically includes the "New Vehicle Limited Warranty" and the "Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty." These warranties generally cover defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and maintenance for a specific period of time or mileage, whichever comes first. Routine maintenance items like wheel alignment are usually not covered under the standard vehicle warranty. Wheel alignments are considered regular maintenance tasks necessary to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but they are not related to manufacturing defects or component failures.
The cost of replacing the suspension on a Tesla can vary depending on several factors, including the model, the specific suspension components that need replaced, the labor costs at the service center you choose, and whether you opt for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket alternatives. On average, replacement costs for a Tesla suspension can range from a few hundred dollars for minor repairs, to individual component replacement priced over a thousand dollars for a more extensive suspension overhaul. Keep in mind that these prices are estimates, and the actual cost can vary. If your Tesla is still under warranty, some suspension repairs may be covered, depending on the terms of your warranty and the cause of the suspension issue. Be sure to check your warranty coverage.