The Tesla Roadster, compared to an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) car, is much lower maintenance.

Despite having a fraction of the moving parts, and wear items common in an ICE car, there are important maintenance requirements in a Tesla Roadster. 

These are commonly addressed during an annual maintenance session at the Tesla Service Centers, or qualified independent Tesla shops like Gruber Motor Company.


These are just some of the items analyzed and diagnosed for functionality:

  • Full range of charge capabilities are tested
  • Log file is retrieved and analyzed
  • A backup of the Vehicle Management System firmware is retrieved and stored
  • All closure mechanisms fully tested, windows, hood, trunk, charge port
  • Remote keyless entry functions tested
  • Key FOB battery replacement
  • Safety items tested and diagnosed - Seat belts, Airbag
  • Interior lighting checks
  • Exterior lighting checks
  • Gear change and brake lights checked
  • Fluid level checks - Brakes - Coolant
  • TPMS sensors tested and verified
  • Tire inspection - Embedded hazards - Tire condition - Depth - Age - Pressure
  • Suspension checks include - Inspection, Torque setting verification
  • PEM removal - Cooling plenum cleaning - De-oxid on connectors
  • Drive Motor Heat Sink Shroud removal to clear heat sink debris
  • PEM cooling system checks - Plenum - Fan
  • Apply Hasko lubricant to charge port socket
  • Replace windshield wiper
  • Wash and detail exterior with synthetic wax application
  • Wipe down interior - Leather treatment - Pressure wash floor mats
  • Trunk light LED conversion
Annual Maintenance Service Cost                $695

These are sensible upgrades to consider during a Roadster annual: