Tesla Model Y Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model Y: Asymmetric Tires

Model Y tires are asymmetric and must be mounted on the wheel with the correct sidewall facing outward. The sidewall of the tire is marked with the word OUTSIDE. When new tires are installed, make sure that the tires are correctly mounted on the wheels.

Asymmetric Tires

WARNING: Road holding is seriously impaired if the tires are incorrectly installed on the wheels.

Removing and Installing Aero Covers

If your Model Y is equipped with aero covers, you must remove them to access the lug nuts.

To remove an aero cover:

1. Grasp the aero cover firmly with both hands.

2. Pull the aero cover toward you to release the retaining clips.

Removing and Installing Aero Covers

To install an aero cover:

1. Align the aero cover into position so that the notch at the base of the Tesla "T" is aligned with the tire's valve stem.

Removing and Installing Aero Covers

2. Push firmly around the perimeter of the aero cover until it fully snaps into place.

For Gemini wheels, press on the perimeter of the cover until it aligns with the wheel surface. Press on the Tesla "T" in the center until the cap snaps into place. See Parts and Accessories for more information.

CAUTION: To prevent the aero cover from falling off, ensure that it is fully secured before driving.

Removing and Installing Lug Nut Covers

If your Model Y is equipped with lug nut covers, you must remove them to access the lug nuts.

To remove a lug nut cover:

1. Place the curved part of the lug nut cover tool (located in the glovebox for some vehicles, or you can use a small allen wrench) into the lowered perimeter around the middle of the lug nut cover.

NOTE: The lug nut cover tool can also be purchased at an auto parts store or through online retailers.

Removing and Installing Lug Nut Covers

2. Twist the lug nut cover tool so that the end of the curved part is facing away from the Tesla "T".

3. Firmly pull the lug nut tool away from the wheel until the lug nut cover is released.

Removing and Installing Lug Nut Covers

To install the lug nut cover:

1. Align the lug nut cover into position.

2. Push firmly on the lug nut cover until it fully snaps into place.

CAUTION: Make sure the lug nut cover is fully secure before driving to prevent it from falling off.

Wheel Configuration

If you are installing new wheels or swapping them for different ones, update your vehicle's wheel configuration by touching Controls > Wheel Configuration > Wheels. This allows Model Y to learn the new wheels and provide more accurate status updates on your vehicle. Select a wheel from the drop down menu that matches the new wheels you plan to install on Model Y. Selecting new wheels in the wheel configuration also changes the wheels that appear on your vehicle's avatar on the touchscreen.

Ensure you are aware if your vehicle is equipped with staggered wheels, meaning the wheels are different sizes in the front and rear. Check the front and rear tire sizes marked on the tire sidewall to see if they match or are different sizes. If the wheels are staggered, take extra precaution to ensure the new wheels you install are staggered in the same way as the previous wheels.

NOTE: Changing your vehicle's wheel configuration can impact range estimates, tire pressure warning levels, and vehicle visualization.

WARNING: Only use Tesla-approved wheels when installing or swapping wheels. Using non Tesla- approved wheels can cause serious damage. Tesla is not liable for damage caused by using wheels not approved by Tesla.


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