After we decided to create another division in the Gruber companies, and call it “Gruber Motor Company”, (GMC) we reached out to the Roadster community and offered, engineering, maintenance, and service. After 3 decades of providing nationwide critical power equipment service in Data Centers, we realized the technology in the Tesla Roadster is virtually identical…

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The seeds of the future Gruber Motor Company Tesla Independent Service Center was set in motion with the purchase of a Lightning Green 2011 Tesla Roadster by Pete Gruber in November of 2012. Both Pete and his wife Nathalie were sustainable energy advocates, early adopters of the hybrid Toyota Prius in the late 90’s. By…

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This special Tesla Roadster is the last production car off the assembly line.  VIN 1459, marked the end of Roadster production in North America, which is why Elon autographed the PEM. After this final Roadster, came five special paint Roadsters, with carbon fiber plaque, called the a “final five”. What makes this car so special…

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This Midnight Blue Roadster owner was concerned about the age of his Power Electronics Module (PEM), and decided to pro-actively rebuild it rather than wait for a failure. Some customers, who wait for this major electronics assembly to fail, pay a price by ending up with damage to critical electronic driver boards, which are no…

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This gorgeous pristine 2011 Electric Blue Roadster is part of a collection. It came to us with a PEM problem, and received the full treatment upgrade and overhaul. One morning, he came into the office and posted this story on Facebook: I always thought Hugh Heffner had the best job in the world, and then…

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Some Roadster owners are confident in, and anticipating the future collectible status these cars represent. Such is the case with a pair of Roadsters we had the privilege of working on for this savvy customer. These owners do not turn their Roadsters into daily drivers, realizing future value is often contingent on condition, low mileage,…

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This 2010 Tesla Roadster had a Power Electronics Module (PEM) fire. The only other PEM, one of our European partners saw with damage like this, was a resistive Electrolytic Capacitor blowing up inside the PEM. Miraculously, both PEMs were able to be rebuilt and repaired, which is vital since these large electronics assemblies are the…

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Not every customer puts this much money into a Roadster. When you start with an immaculately maintained low mileage car, it begs for more options, and what you end up with is an over the top, low mileage, Tesla Roadster, ready for a night out on the town. This customer was not afraid to experiment…

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This Fusion Red 2008 Roadster is one of the first 100 “Signature series” Roadsters released in the USA. It came to us because of a parasitic cell, progressively reducing standard charge range down to 81 miles by the time it got to our Service Center. Roadsters in this condition have a dying brick which is…

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Every once in a while, a one-of Roadster comes in for service.  This particular one car belonged to a Tesla executive, and as a result, demo products were installed for beta testing including a performance brake package, and limited slip differential. The backstory on this one includes a collision, and auction purchase, and a daring…

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