Tesla Model S/X

Proactive battery maintenance

Proactive maintenance for Tesla Model S/X battery to extend battery life

Price €749

  • Checking fault codes and battery voltages
  • Cleaning the battery skirts and valves from the dirt and replacing the valves if necessary
  • Sealing of the skirts to reduce the accumulation of mud in the skirts in the future
  • Removing moisture that may have accumulated in the battery without opening the battery
  • Check the condition of the battery Rapidmate connector panel – replace or refurbish if necessary
  • Quick check of large (rear) drive unit coolant leakage

If the service is carried out on a battery repaired by Akkuauto before the end of the warranty period, a 1 year/30 000km extended warranty will be included with the service.

Normally the service takes one day (preferrably over night but possible during one day office hours) and it is possible to rent a car for the duration of the service (Tesla Model 3 – 49 eur/day).

More information about proactive battery maintenance

A typical cause of battery failure is moisture accumulation in the battery. Moisture accumulates both through condensation and through valves in the battery skirts (so called skis). The valves become dirty in dusty conditions and start to let moisture into the battery – temperature fluctuations contribute to this. Sometimes moisture also enters through a rusted fuse cover or bolt holes through the battery cover. Moisture trapped inside the battery causes oxidation – for example, circuit boards inside the battery break down. We can repair or replace these circuit boards, but it requires laborious battery disassembly and more expensive battery repair.

In a preventive battery maintenance, we check the car’s diagnostics for fault codes and check the voltage of the battery cells. We then remove the battery from the car and check its condition externally without opening the battery. We remove the battery skirt covers, clean them and check the battery valves. We clean or, if necessary, replace the valves. If necessary, we also replace the main fuse cover and seal it and the critical battery cover grommets.

We remove moisture that may have already accumulated inside the battery without opening it.

Finally, we reinstall the battery and perform a short test drive.

During the service, we cannot check for incipient oxidation inside the battery, so the service certainly does not guarantee that the battery will not still have an internal fault, but it will at least slow down the onset of the fault. If an internal fault occurs in a battery that has just been serviced, we will repair the battery at a reduced price.

In the case of so called LDU (large rear drive unit), we also check the engine encoder, i.e. the sensor at the end of the engine. These engines have experienced internal coolant leakage and a wet sensor is a sign of an incipient problem. If the sensor is wet or the engine shows other signs of leakage, we recommend servicing the drive unit as soon as possible.

The picture shows a candy box full of dirt cleaned from a customer’s battery.

Dirty valves at battery side skirts.

New replacement valves installed on a battery.

During the maintenance we also check the condition of the rapidmate connector panel.

Battery side skirt covers (skis) removed and most of accumulated dirt.

A lot of moisture inside the battery.

Checking of battery cell voltages.

Naturally, the condition of the fuse cover is also checked during maintenance and replaced if necessary.

Contact us for more information!