Tesla now informs owners that “your Tesla does not require annual maintenance and regular fluid changes,” and instead advises only periodic, as-needed servicing of brake fluid, pads and calipers, filters, and air conditioning.

Tesla brakes last so long because they are the only brake set that is designed to work with regenerative braking. There’s no need for a separate friction pad since it would add weight and complexity, not to mention cost. The Tesla ceramic rotor material handles both of these functions in one piece — saving more than half the parts needed!

Tesla brakes also have an improved cooling system which lengthens their life expectancy. This means you’ll be able to stop faster again and again without worrying about sudden brake fade like on other cars. 

Brake Fluid Examination

Tesla suggests testing your brake fluid for contamination every two years and replacing it as needed.

Winter Care

Tesla recommends cleaning and lubricating all brake calipers every 12 months or 12,500 mi for cars in cold weather regions.