Tesla Released Do It Yourself Repair Procedures
May 21, 2019—Tesla has released new ‘Do It Yourself’ maintenance procedure instructions to help owners work on their own cars, reported Electrek.
Last year, Tesla released the parts catalog for Model 3, Model S, Model X and Roadster to the public.Now Tesla is also releasing a series of new instructions for ‘Do It Yourself’ procedures for Model 3 vehicles.
The automaker says that owners could avoid having to go to service centers:
“Tesla owners who wish to perform basic procedures or maintenance on their vehicle can do so without having to schedule a Service appointment. Only perform a procedure if you feel comfortable doing so, and always follow all provided instructions.”
Most of the procedures consist of fairly simple maintenance or troubleshooting:
Restarting the Touchscreen
Pairing a Bluetooth Phone
Connecting to Wi-Fi
Adding and Removing Keys
Replacing the Key Fob Battery
Installing Phone Charging Cable
Installing Front License Plate Bracket
Replacing Cabin Filters
Checking and Adjusting Tire Pressures
Topping Up Windshield Washer Fluid
Replacing Wiper Blades
Manually Releasing Charge Cable
Removing and Installing Aero Covers
Removing and Installing Lug Nut Covers
Some things, like replacing cabin filters are a little more intricate and would have generally been handled by the service center.