Servicing your Tesla model 3: The Complete Guide

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In this episode we do a complete first year annual service according to Tesla at the Electrified Garage, we follow our factory trained Tesla specialist (Chad) for everything that should be looked at/addressed in the first year. We will do follow up episodes on what happens at the 2-3 year mark.

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  • Kevin G
    Kevin G7 orë më parë

    Hahahahah. So everything I do but Less work and less dirty👍👍👍👍

  • Darkness
    Darkness8 orë më parë

    PPE is essential when working on a vehicle. I would cover my face with proper PPE while working on a vehicle.


    Never keep any Tesla after warranty 😉

  • jasper 45
    jasper 452 ditë më parë


  • da ne
    da ne4 ditë më parë

    I'm confused are you trolling Tesla or are you promoting Tesla in some indirect way?

  • Liam Edwards
    Liam Edwards5 ditë më parë

    Sweet. I don’t own a Tesla, certainly can’t afford one, but watched the whole thing lol.

  • Liam Edwards
    Liam Edwards5 ditë më parë

    Sweet. I don’t own a Tesla, certainly can’t afford one, but watched the whole thing lol.

  • Karsten Wilken
    Karsten Wilken13 ditë më parë

    Please stop chewing gum.

  • Philip Mitchelmore
    Philip Mitchelmore13 ditë më parë

    I see he’s a real mechanic, black tape holding paper towel on his finger

  • Danny Bechamp
    Danny Bechamp29 ditë më parë

    Great video Rich. Much appreciated for a Tesla owner in Canada. I’ve done the front brakes but I was curious about the rear brakes. Also, the battery swap was a great tip, because mine already failed and now I’m ready for the next failure.

  • Ronald Boykin
    Ronald Boykin29 ditë më parë

    Rich, I loved the video even though I don’t own a Tesla but at least I learned about a electric parking brake. My VW has one! The smog guy is always asking me where the parking brake is on my car! Lol!

  • Mo Medea
    Mo MedeaMuaj më parë

    Why are you talking about earphones? and why don't you have a home gym?

  • Ethan Bosss
    Ethan BosssMuaj më parë

    I’m the 1000 comment

  • Jonathan MacIntyre
    Jonathan MacIntyreMuaj më parë

    @16:00 Did he only service the outboard pad? :/

  • Cyriac Scheefhals
    Cyriac Scheefhals2 muaj më parë

    Such a shame for the chewing noise...

  • CosmicMicron
    CosmicMicron2 muaj më parë

    In the future EVs will have mandatory one pedal brake and only have breaks in the rear with integrated park-breaks. Right now we are in the similar pre-ABS period....

  • Don Wanna
    Don Wanna2 muaj më parë

    I was so happy Chad used eye protection at the wire wheel.

  • firemanmfd
    firemanmfd2 muaj më parë

    Dude, stop chewing gum when filming a video

  • Richard Johnston
    Richard Johnston2 muaj më parë

    I had a coworker who told me his Model S required -no- maintenance at all. Since it was one of the first ones, he probably had a ton of things wrong with it that he would not confess to.

  • Chad Thurston
    Chad Thurston3 muaj më parë

    Rich, PLEASE stop eating or cheating gum during your videos. I couldn't finish watching this video due to the fact that the sound of chewing (either gum or food) was all that my ears could focus on. Thanks

  • Mike
    Mike3 muaj më parë

    Did you just do a 5 min sponsor?

  • Tyson DeWald
    Tyson DeWald4 muaj më parë

    I love how detailed you are. I live in Michigan. Do you or does anyone have a connection with a shop in Michigan that will do this? Or it’s a 14hr road trip. :)

  • TM T
    TM T4 muaj më parë

    And I thought Linus Tech tips had segways

  • tbird4a
    tbird4a4 muaj më parë

    Wasted vid

  • Heiko Lang
    Heiko Lang4 muaj më parë

    The video starts at 3:30

  • idjr
    idjr4 muaj më parë

    Are the rear brake pads on the Model 3 the same as in the Model X (non-performance with mando calipers)?

  • King Jerbear
    King Jerbear5 muaj më parë

    Chad is top notch. You're lucky to have him. Milwaukee needs to sponsor this cat already

  • Dayron Crespo
    Dayron Crespo5 muaj më parë

    Nothing more disgusting than someone chewing a gum in your ear

  • Dennis Hall
    Dennis Hall5 muaj më parë

    But... but... BUT... BUT!!! EVs don't need maintenance!! 🤪

  • frollard
    frollard5 muaj më parë

    Late to the party - thanks for sharing. I'm loosely capable of most maintenance...knowing where to look is 95% of the battle. It's ambiguous when the manual says to lube the brake calipers...where actually needs goop? Look no further!

  • Ayman Fahad
    Ayman Fahad5 muaj më parë

    Too much talking

  • Trey'Quan Faulkner
    Trey'Quan Faulkner5 muaj më parë

    If the brakes don't stop it something will

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P5 muaj më parë

    Chris! Thank you very very much for being honest about not putting in filters. Now everyone that goes to EG make sure you get the old ones back and that they are for your car!

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P5 muaj më parë

    Now Rich with this being a new shop even yours! You are paying for service time? I bet you don’t even bring lunch or answer the phone. You walk in with your hands in your pockets and walk out with your hands in your pocket. See your a customer and at first! You should pay to help and not hurt. Every little thing can help a new company. This was learned the hard way via friend. He used the services of his company and that took time from the guys and he didn’t pay. The manager though he was going to so the employees can get paid.

  • Aunt Pattys Country Corner
    Aunt Pattys Country Corner6 muaj më parë

    Just a thought but I'm curious what Chad thinks about replacing that big fuse the one with the sand and the little fingers. I don't know what to call it the main disconnect fuse whatever the point is we know that thing degrades over time given how often you jump on the gas pedal. It would seem prudent to periodically replace that fuse during maintenance. Your thoughts I would really like to know...

  • J C
    J C6 muaj më parë

    I noticed Rich chewing then looked at the comments to see if I was right. Kind of annoying

  • herobo123456
    herobo1234566 muaj më parë

    13:00 Does it time out if you tow the Vehicle ? Wtf

  • Rafał Rytwiński
    Rafał Rytwiński6 muaj më parë

    15:45 He didn't replace the springy think he metioned earlier. lol

  • Stephen Woods
    Stephen Woods6 muaj më parë

    Please, please learn how to focus your camera! You keep missing a lot of stuff with all the blurry images.

  • Ramzi M
    Ramzi M6 muaj më parë

    Rich calm down with the gum chomping ya nasty.

  • Ben Cort
    Ben Cort6 muaj më parë

    I have AirPods Pro

  • Yeng Yang
    Yeng Yang6 muaj më parë

    Milwaukee tools should sponsor them

  • Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 Di Turbo
    Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 Di Turbo6 muaj më parë

    Basically like a regular car minus oil change : -)

  • Alex Divov
    Alex Divov6 muaj më parë

    Thanks for a great video. Surprised you didn't remove, clean and lube the sliding pins on the rear brakes?

  • idcccccccc
    idcccccccc7 muaj më parë

    What kind of red tools are those?

  • ReX
    ReX7 muaj më parë

    What about changing out coolant? How often should it be done

  • John Zhao
    John Zhao7 muaj më parë

    what's the tool he used to hammer out the front brake pins? trying to find one to get

  • Norsk Oslo
    Norsk Oslo7 muaj më parë

    Hi Rich, Can't you hold your jerk when you have gum in your mouth. The chewing ice sound means I can't concentrate on what the other guy is saying and one thing to not repeat what he is saying. Show some respect here. Thanks

  • Judge TK
    Judge TK7 muaj më parë

    Great video Rich. To the guys in the shop, I think they are doing a great service job. Well done guys and clean shop as well.

  • Zupdood1
    Zupdood17 muaj më parë

    Very interesting episodes guys! Rich’s persistent gum chewing was VERY pleasant to listen to throughout. :) So, is the Electrified Garage allowed to do Tesla warranty work? Or no?

  • Tom Hough
    Tom Hough7 muaj më parë

    you must be chewing gum in this video, its driving me insane

  • Isaac Mognet
    Isaac Mognet7 muaj më parë

    Sorry if it has been answered in the comments already, but does anybody have the part number for those spring clips for the rear breaks. I just did mine this weekend (big thanks to this video!) and just like the car in the video one of my bottom clips was broken. I checked the Tesla parts catalog but it was not clear to me which one the clip was.

  • J Stetson
    J Stetson7 muaj më parë

    Model 3 a good purchase than?

  • James Phipps
    James Phipps7 muaj më parë

    Q-tips. This fucking guy. Lmao

    EVMYT7 muaj më parë

    looks like a Bolt missing near his finger at 19.45

  • My2 Cents
    My2 Cents7 muaj më parë

    Spit your damn gum out

  • Jordon C
    Jordon C7 muaj më parë

    Shit I love you guys, but Ive never seen anyone make such a big deal about brand new brakes!! I'm in Canada. I always have to grind the caliper bracket to make the pads slide again... Every time lmao. This was a PDI where im from lol! Thats a new car. By the way fuck Q tips. So butt hole sniffin

  • J Biggs
    J Biggs7 muaj më parë

    Great video! Thx

  • Neubs10 23
    Neubs10 238 muaj më parë

    Open one in CT, I'll have my model 3 serviced at your place instead of Tesla.

  • dzelpwr
    dzelpwr8 muaj më parë

    Curious to know what alignment setup that is. Spent a lot of time on big Hunter setups, but haven't encountered that getup before. Pretty slick and space saving.

  • Killerash13
    Killerash138 muaj më parë

    After 10 years i have my car (not tesla) never needes to change the pads. All that for just getting rust on your tesla brakes and when others brake there are that rust noises. If i had a tesla i would use brakes to from time to time

  • anadin0612
    anadin06128 muaj më parë

    Please stop chewing into the mic. Other than that good vid.

  • long le
    long le8 muaj më parë

    there a oil filter like on the motor do you have to replace it ?

  • Herby Carlos
    Herby Carlos8 muaj më parë

    Where can you get replacement bolts if they're missing?

  • Ani
    Ani8 muaj më parë

    What are the advantages of the 12v battery swap to lithium?

  • Sir Miles
    Sir Miles8 muaj më parë

    If chewing gum is annoying all these people, I would hate to see what a car honking would do to them!!! They'd have to be committed

  • Sir Miles
    Sir Miles8 muaj më parë

    Youve got two of the best techs on the planet there Rich!

  • Learn Edits
    Learn Edits8 muaj më parë

    About how much does this 1. Year maintenance cost?

  • PaulBodyBuilder
    PaulBodyBuilder8 muaj më parë

    I want you guys to turn my 2002 GMC Envoy to electric. How much for dual batteries? What will the range be? Wyndmoor PA 19038

  • PaulBodyBuilder
    PaulBodyBuilder8 muaj më parë

    Great show do you guys convert gas cars to electric. Wyndmoor PA

  • Nick Blue
    Nick Blue8 muaj më parë

    Surely the charcoal filters will rattle all the time as theyre only seperated by a tiny bit of plastic to the main cabin?

  • One New Ham
    One New Ham8 muaj më parë

    Great video, shame about 5% of it was in focus!

  • Warren Trout
    Warren Trout8 muaj më parë

    My Toyota looks better all the time.

  • MiniatureMasterClass
    MiniatureMasterClass8 muaj më parë

    The best way to service a Tesla is not buy one in the first place.

  • Dwight Vietzke
    Dwight Vietzke8 muaj më parë, how much was that 1yr check?

  • Dirt Runner
    Dirt Runner8 muaj më parë

    Bro, no eye pro? Bro!

  • Robert Romero
    Robert Romero8 muaj më parë

    So much for the notion that Teslas need no maintenance.

  • IllNinoAK47 Arias
    IllNinoAK47 Arias8 muaj më parë

    That must be some good ass gum how hard he was chewing.

  • ervince allen
    ervince allen8 muaj më parë

    Rich, My man. Please don’t chew gum, when behind the camera

  • ChuckIzChillin _
    ChuckIzChillin _8 muaj më parë

    It's the dude from OC Choppers

  • Varun Ved
    Varun Ved8 muaj më parë

    Appreciate it! My model 3 is getting to 45k miles after 2 years

  • Nate Hill
    Nate Hill8 muaj më parë

    LOVE the Radio Flyer Tesla

  • Dannial Hayes
    Dannial Hayes8 muaj më parë

    Rick your audio is a "bit" low quality in the garage tire scene. So turn up the bitrate,so I can hear you clearly when my raycons come in!!

  • Ahmed Almuhairi
    Ahmed Almuhairi8 muaj më parë

    Missing bolt at 19:47 ?

  • Corey
    Corey8 muaj më parë

    But Elon says you just have to fill up the wiper fluid, EV's have no moving parts to service

  • Ian Thomas
    Ian Thomas8 muaj më parë

    I was working on front pads like that in the 1980s in the UK on Fords

  • Charles N Charge
    Charles N Charge8 muaj më parë

    Videos like this are great! Thank you for the in-depth view of how to perform a service. Besides the alignment, all of this could be done by the average Joe which means you can save even more money owning an electric car.

  • jooky87
    jooky878 muaj më parë

    Raycon, really? What a crap brand of headphone, basically private label Chinese knockoff.

  • Mitja Mladkovic
    Mitja Mladkovic8 muaj më parë

    So, it's completely standard service, adapted for electric car.

  • Tony S
    Tony S8 muaj më parë

    The BEST!

  • Oblama
    Oblama8 muaj më parë

    Is that cemb unit the DWA1100?

  • Oblama


    8 muaj më parë

    Nevermind I checked each shot of the arms very closely and its the DWA1000. Nice set up btw. I will be trying to emulate this build with my own. Here's me hoping they're available on my side of the world :)

  • Tristan N
    Tristan N9 muaj më parë


  • Tristan N
    Tristan N9 muaj më parë

    27:55 you’re not supposed to hold those filters like that you will cause micro tears in the HEPA filter.

  • Deft Brotha
    Deft Brotha9 muaj më parë

    Great video but the gum chewing.....UUUUGGGHHHH!!!! lol but great info for somone planning to purchase a Tesla

  • Trevor Hutcheson
    Trevor Hutcheson9 muaj më parë

    i watched the video just to see the Tesla in the thumbnail..... it was not there

  • ma rk
    ma rk9 muaj më parë

    Looks like porche

  • mars hubbs
    mars hubbs9 muaj më parë

    All this channel does is show me just how god awful teslas are. I would rather own a mercedes(the previous winner of the worst to own car award) for the logistical nightmare of endless problems and piss poor design Tesla has come up with.

  • Dan Hendrickson
    Dan Hendrickson9 muaj më parë

    Dude this is awesome, thank you for posting!

  • Scott McInnes
    Scott McInnes9 muaj më parë

    Very interesting video - thanks. But the chewing gum is a bit annoying...

  • Henry Tac
    Henry Tac9 muaj më parë

    19:46 is that a missing nut on that orange thing?