CYBERTRUCK TIRE EATS A BOLT IN A REMOTE LOCATION ON SUNDAY MORNING

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How much do you think it costs to replace a Cybertruck foundation series tire? After 4 months and over 2,100 miles, unfortunately I found out. Turns out the estimate is $518.50+ tax. However, if you happen to get a flat on a Sunday at 11am, and you are outside of a mobile service area - you are completely fucked. This happened to me earlier today. Cruising down the road and started hearing a nasty clunk - the kind you only hear when you have a flat or something stuck in the tire. Sure enough, as I walked around the car, I could hear the loud hissing of air leaking from the tire and spotted a decent size bolt lodged into. See picture.

The only roadside assistance option from Tesla was to tow me to a closed service center that was 40 mins away and would not open until Monday. After explaining that I actually had an appointment at a different service center (closer to home) on Monday for another issue, they gave me a quote of over $900 to get it there. Apparently Tesla only covers a trip to the nearest center and then the 3rd party towing company quotes the additional mileage.

I love this truck and would absolutely buy it again, but like other Tesla's the lack of a spare tire just plain sucks - especially after hours in remote locations. To top it off, the spare tire kit is currently sold out, so even if I wanted to park the truck and go that route now I can't get one. For purchasing a 'fully optioned' truck, the least Tesla could do is send a spare tire to folks who opted for the Foundation Series. That definitely would have come in handy today.

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How much do you think it costs to replace a Cybertruck foundation series tire? After 4 months and over 2,100 miles, unfortunately I found out. Turns out the estimate is $518.50+ tax. However, if you happen to get a flat on a Sunday at 11am, and you are outside of a mobile service area - you are completely fucked. This happened to me earlier today. Cruising down the road and started hearing a nasty clunk - the kind you only hear when you have a flat or something stuck in the tire. Sure enough, as I walked around the car, I could hear the loud hissing of air leaking from the tire and spotted a decent size bolt lodged into. See picture.

The only roadside assistance option from Tesla was to tow me to a closed service center that was 40 mins away and would not open until Monday. After explaining that I actually had an appointment at a different service center (closer to home) on Monday for another issue, they gave me a quote of over $900 to get it there. Apparently Tesla only covers a trip to the nearest center and then the 3rd party towing company quotes the additional mileage.

I love this truck and would absolutely buy it again, but like other Tesla's the lack of a spare tire just plain sucks - especially after hours in remote locations. To top it off, the spare tire kit is currently sold out, so even if I wanted to park the truck and go that route now I can't get one. For purchasing a 'fully optioned' truck, the least Tesla could do is send a spare tire to folks who opted for the Foundation Series. That definitely would have come in handy today.

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Before I even got my truck, I bought this well-reviewed patch kit:

https://a.co/d/632eXwU

I've already used it, but not on the Cybertruck hahahaha. It plugged a nail puncture well, didn't even need to jack it or remove the tire.

I also have a battery-powered compressor, but based on my tests, I would need to recharge it at least once to fill a completely flat tire lol
 


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How much do you think it costs to replace a Cybertruck foundation series tire? After 4 months and over 2,100 miles, unfortunately I found out. Turns out the estimate is $518.50+ tax. However, if you happen to get a flat on a Sunday at 11am, and you are outside of a mobile service area - you are completely fucked. This happened to me earlier today. Cruising down the road and started hearing a nasty clunk - the kind you only hear when you have a flat or something stuck in the tire. Sure enough, as I walked around the car, I could hear the loud hissing of air leaking from the tire and spotted a decent size bolt lodged into. See picture.

The only roadside assistance option from Tesla was to tow me to a closed service center that was 40 mins away and would not open until Monday. After explaining that I actually had an appointment at a different service center (closer to home) on Monday for another issue, they gave me a quote of over $900 to get it there. Apparently Tesla only covers a trip to the nearest center and then the 3rd party towing company quotes the additional mileage.

I love this truck and would absolutely buy it again, but like other Tesla's the lack of a spare tire just plain sucks - especially after hours in remote locations. To top it off, the spare tire kit is currently sold out, so even if I wanted to park the truck and go that route now I can't get one. For purchasing a 'fully optioned' truck, the least Tesla could do is send a spare tire to folks who opted for the Foundation Series. That definitely would have come in handy today.

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Buy a spare tire. Any tire shop will do.
 

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I always purchase the tire warranty from Discount Tire for situations like this. For less than $300 all your tires are covered for repair and/or replacement. It’s come in handy on my previous TESLA’s.
 

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No spare tire is a huge miss imo. A small compressor and a patch kit should be a priority for all new owners. Thx for the reminder, sorry it was such a pain for you..
Yes, but they are not called "patch kits" they are plugs. Traditional patches require jacking and removing the wheel and breaking the tire bead from the rim, not really practical for a roadside repair. Make sure you get a plug kit that has some good pliers (for removing the hazard) and a sharp blade for cutting the plug flush. I also like having some spare insertion needles, in case one breaks while poking the plug in.

That bolt puncture could be easily repaired less than 10 minutes, without jacking the car and without removing the lug nuts or the wheel. The Cybertruck would make it even easier, just put the suspension in "Extract" mode so you can plug it from the top, rather than laying on the ground. And based on where the puncture is, the repair would probably last the life of the tire.
 
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Before I even got my truck, I bought this well-reviewed patch kit:

https://a.co/d/632eXwU

I've already used it, but not on the Cybertruck hahahaha. It plugged a nail puncture well, didn't even need to jack it or remove the tire.

I also have a battery-powered compressor, but based on my tests, I would need to recharge it at least once to fill a completely flat tire lol
This setup with a 120V compressor can fill all four tires at once, from 35 psi up to 50 psi in 4 minutes, only one minute per tire:

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Even though I haven't had a flat tire for two decades (on a four-wheeled vehicle), I can't imagine going very far from home without a way to fix a flat! And I've never had a flat that I couldn't plug by the side of the road. Spare tires are an out-dated concept.
 


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This setup with a 120V compressor can fill all four tires at once, from 35 psi up to 50 psi in 4 minutes, only one minute per tire:

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Even though I haven't had a flat tire for two decades (on a four-wheeled vehicle), I can't imagine going very far from home without a way to fix a flat! And I've never had a flat that I couldn't plug by the side of the road. Spare tires are an out-dated concept.
what compressor is that? Where did you buy it?
 

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This setup with a 120V compressor can fill all four tires at once, from 35 psi up to 50 psi in 4 minutes, only one minute per tire:

20240606_175245adsm.jpg


Even though I haven't had a flat tire for two decades (on a four-wheeled vehicle), I can't imagine going very far from home without a way to fix a flat! And I've never had a flat that I couldn't plug by the side of the road. Spare tires are an out-dated concept.
Until it is your sideway that is cut. Then the spare is very much needed.
 
 




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