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Tesla prices its new Tire Protection Plan from $35 a wheel with rim damage included

Tesla has new rims and tires insurance plan (image: Tesla)
Tesla has new rims and tires insurance plan (image: Tesla)
With Model Y's popular Gemini wheel covers sold out, Tesla has initiated a Tire Protection Plan, basically an insurance against damage of your tires and rims. The prices are very competitive, and start from $35 per tire.

Tesla has now launched a pilot Tire Protection Plan which insures your wheel against pothole edges, punctures, or any other unforeseen damage. Tesla's tire insurance scheme will cover repairs as well as direct replacements of your wheels and tires in the event they are beyond fixing, starting from $35 per 18-inch Model 3 wheel.

Tesla Tire Protection Plan prices

  • Model Y 19" or 20" wheels: $55
  • Model 3 18" wheels: $35
  • Model 3 19" wheels: $55
  • Model S 19" wheels: $90
  • Model X 20" wheels: $90

The new wheel insurance plan of Tesla offers decent pricing for an annual piece of mind about some of the most common vehicle damages, but there are the usual caveats.

Tesla's Tire Protection Plan covers "typical road hazards" like rim damage from potholes that shouldn't be there, or nail punctures, for instance.

"The plan does not cover cosmetic damages, theft or vandalism," warns Tesla, so curb rashes incurred during unfocused parallel parking sessions may or may not be covered, depending on the extent of the damage.

Also, if your crazy ex slashes all four tires, or someone leaves your car jacked with wheels gone, Tesla won't cover it, but this is all pretty standard fare for such tire insurance plans.

Tesla Tire Protection Plan transfer and exclusions

The tire protection plan is transferrable to a new owner, with all the coverage exclusions below:

  • Damage to the Covered Part caused by: Vandalism, collision, commercial use (including carriage of passengers for hire), racing, off-road driving, or using non-approved snow chains per the Owner’s Manual.
  • Force majeure events, including but not limited to: earthquakes, fire, hurricanes, flood, or lightning. 
  • Negligence, misuse, abuse, or improper towing, repair or balancing.
  • Damages caused by failure to maintain the tire as recommended in the Owner’s Manual and/or by the tire manufacturer.
  • A mechanical failure of the Vehicle itself or any of its components.
  • Aftermarket wheels or suspension components.
  • Tires repaired, removed, and/or reinstalled outside of a Tesla Authorized Service Location.
  • Cosmetic damage or noise, vibration, or harshness that does not affect the operability or structural integrity of the tire or wheel.
  • Tires that are defaced or altered to the extent in which it is difficult to determine the Tire Identification Number (located on the sidewall).
  • Vehicles that have been labeled or branded as dismantled, fire-damaged, flood-damaged, junk, rebuilt, salvage, reconstructed, irreparable or a total loss.
  • Vehicles that have been determined to be a total loss by an insurance company.
  • Vehicles that have been determined by a Tesla Authorized Service Location to be fire-damaged, flooddamaged, rebuilt, reconstructed, irreparable or sustained damage equivalent to a total loss.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2023-12- 6 (Update: 2023-12- 6)