Döner Kebab enthusiast
- Jul 20, 2009
- 42 miles outside of Chicago
- ‘18 VW Golf GTI, '87 Mercury Colony Park
I didn't ask about the fluid services, no - will probably do them with Tesla, leasing car and all that. I did however ask about the disk cleaning. Was told that's only really relevant for countries that heavily use salt like the Scandinavian region and in the Alps, not really relevant in Germany, and shouldn't be necessary on my car apparently.Incredibly minimal, fantastic. Did they tell you that they need to perform the fluid service or can any mechanic do it? It mentions cleaning the brakes, wouldn't hurt to get someone to do that and clean up the discs at the same time.
Yeah, I guess a lap of the Nordschleife will probably fix it completely Hmm...You need to do some spirited driving to fix the brakes issue.
In this country at least checking the condition of the suspension become part of the MOT after 3 years, I imagine it would become part of the TUV for Germany after the same period. I imagine you could have Tesla test the performance of the suspension if you wanted to but that's not something people would normally do.What type of suspension does the model 3 have? Surely, there would need to be a replacement shock schedule like any other car.
This is funny to me because i think i get this on my cars? My solution to the bug being slow is controlling the momentum so that just became my driving style so I don't use the brakes much. Glad to hear that doesn't mess the brakes up I'd feel real dumb if mine died from underuse- Second issue is a bit more apparent: the brakes are suffering from little to no use, because in normal driving they are basically never used at all thanks to regen. Apparently this is also purely cosmetic, but there are visible corrosion "rings" building up on all 4 rotors. Technician took the car for a test drive, said it's not an issue for braking performance, and suggested to run the car for a couple weeks with regenerative braking turned down to "low" to use the brakes a bit more again, that should fix it. I did, the corrosion did improve a bit but wasn't fully fixed. I guess I'll keep watching if it gets any worse, and switch to "low" regen every once in a while to polish them off.