Just don’t expect to buy the parts yourself. You have to contact Tesla directly as a general rule, and some components are “restricted for use by your shop.” This is meant more for professional mechanics than amateur grease monkeys, and that’s not entirely surprising when parts can range from giant body panels to obscure motor components.To some extent, Tesla is acknowledging a political reality. Multiple states have introduced “right to repair” bills, and that’s the law of the land in Massachusetts. While the company had promised to open up its repair docs in January 2017, it might not have had much choice before long. Whatever the reasons, it suggests that you might not have to talk to Tesla or an authorized center every time you need a fix.

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