Purchasing extended maintenance packages for new vehicles, especially battery powered ones that don't often break down or require service, has always been a subject to debate.

On one side, there are those who enjoy the peace of mind provided by such packages, while on the other side there are those who feel such maintenance packages are basically a way for dealers to rip you off.

Tesla Store/Service Center In Dublin, California

Tesla Store/Service Center In Dublin, California

Regardless of which side of the fence you're on, these packages exist and, as such, you'll be offered the choice to add a package when buying a new vehicle and, with Tesla, the pricing and services of these maintenance packages has just changed so here's what you need to know.

Tesla has increased the price of maintenance packages for the Model S and X while at the same time adding more services to the packages.

It's worth noting that all new Tesla comes with a 4-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty and an 8-year, unlimited-mile battery and drive-unit warranty,

Tesla states:

Maintenance Plans

Tesla Annual Service Inspection

Unlike gasoline cars, Tesla vehicles require no traditional oil changes, fuel filter, spark plug replacements, or emission checks. As an electric vehicle, even brake pad replacements are rare because regenerative braking returns energy to the battery, significantly reducing wear on brakes. Our inspections instead focus on checking wheel alignment and tire condition, assessing replacement parts like key fob batteries and windshield wiper blades, and installing the latest software update. Tesla recommends an annual service inspection every year or 12,500 miles, whichever occurs first, to maintain your vehicle to top performance standards.

Here's the new price breakdown:

Tesla Maintenance Plans

Tesla Maintenance Plans

And here are the various services, checks etc included with the packages:

Service Schedule

Service Schedule

You'll find some additional details, as well as an informative Q & A section over at Tesla's Maintenance Plans page here.