Tire Rotation

Correction code 3402010534020105

 

Vehicle ride quality and handling are maximized when all 4 tires are the same age, model, and tread depth. Rotating tires regularly allows them to wear at the same rate and increases the service life. Tesla recommends tire rotation every 10,000-12,000 miles (16,000-20,000 km) or if tread depth difference is 2/32 in (1.5 mm) or greater.

Note: If only 2 new tires are installed, the new tires must be installed on the rear of the vehicle. In wet conditions, the tires that have less tread have less traction than the new tires. Reduced traction at the front of the vehicle leads to understeer, which most drivers are better able to react to than the oversteer that would result if the worn tires were on the rear of the vehicle.
Note: Tesla recommends replacing a tire if any of the tread depths are 4/32 in. (3 mm) or less.

Procedure

  1. Remove all 4 wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
  2. Check if the tires are offset or directional.
    Note: Directional tires are identified with an arrow indicating the direction of rotation on the sidewall.
  3. Reinstall the wheels according to the type of tires.

    Move front tires to rear. Do not move from LH to RH.

    Directional Tires

    Move front tires to opposite side in rear. Move rear tires only to front.

    Note: Mobile Service technicians, factory tires may be rotated as indicated in "Non-Directional Tires, Front and Rear Different Size".
    Non-Directional Tires, All Tires Same Size

    Move LH to RH. Do not move front to rear.

    Non-Directional Tires, Front and Rear Different Size
  4. Install all 4 wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
  5. Update the vehicle's TMPS sensor locations. See Module - TPMS (Sensor ID Learn).
1Remove all 4 wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
2Check if the tires are offset or directional.
Note: Directional tires are identified with an arrow indicating the direction of rotation on the sidewall.
Directional Tires

Move front tires to rear. Do not move from LH to RH.

Non-Directional Tires, All Tires Same Size

Move front tires to opposite side in rear. Move rear tires only to front.

Note: Mobile Service technicians, factory tires may be rotated as indicated in "Non-Directional Tires, Front and Rear Different Size".
Non-Directional Tires, Front and Rear Different Size

Move LH to RH. Do not move front to rear.

3Reinstall the wheels according to the type of tires.
4Install all 4 wheels. See Wheel (Remove and Install).
5Update the vehicle's TMPS sensor locations. See Module - TPMS (Sensor ID Learn).