When it comes time to shop for replacement tires for your 2020-2024 Tesla Model Y, it can be difficult finding the best tires. Lionhart Tires specializes in OEM replacement tires for the Tesla Model Y. Additionally, Lionhart offers unique sizing options for those with custom or aftermarket wheels that require niche sizing options.
Model Y’s from 2020-2024 utilize tires from 19 inches up to 21 inches, depending on trim level. The Model Y from these production years come equipped with 255/45ZR19, 255/40ZR20, 255/35ZR21, and 275/35ZR21 tire sizes. That said, it’s important to note that the size 255/35ZR21 and 275/35ZR21 are staggered configurations for the the front and rear axles, respectively. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2020-2024 Tesla Model Y and all of its trims.
|Trim||Year||19 Inch||20 Inch||21 Inch|
|75 RWD||2020-2021||255/45ZR19||255/40ZR20||255/35ZR21* & 275/35ZR21*|
|Long Range AWD||2020-2024||255/45ZR19||255/40ZR20||255/35ZR21* & 275/35ZR21*|
|Long Range RWD||2020-2021||255/45ZR19||255/40ZR20||255/35ZR21* & 275/35ZR21*|
|Performance AWD||2020-2024||N/A||N/A||255/35ZR21* & 275/35ZR21*|
*Note: 255/35ZR21 comes as a staggered fitment and is only available on the front axles.
*Note: 275/35ZR21 comes as a staggered fitment and is only available on the rear axles.
The two factors that suggest it’s time to replace tires on your Tesla Model Y are time and mileage. On average, most drivers cover between 12,000 and 15,000 miles annually. Most drivers will pass the miles their original equipment tires were intended to cover well before they hit their age limit.
Once tires go beyond five years old, it’s a good time to consider replacing them. Tires are composed of many materials such as rubber, kevlar, and chemicals. All of these elements work together to resist UV rays, temperature changes and environmental hazards. After the five year period, these materials and chemicals begin to break down and become less effective.
Although the Model Y isn't a dedicated performance vehicle, some enthusiasts do appreciate the raw performance that Tesla offers. That said, the best tires depend on your driving style. For example, a driver who often participates in track events will require a different tire than a driver who only plans on street driving. It's also important to consider what seasons, temperature, and weather you will be using the vehicle in.
Every tire has a UTQG rating that provides information regarding number of miles the tire is expected to last. However, this number is an estimate. How you drive your vehicle has a big impact on the life expectancy of a tire.
There isn't a magic number as every vehicle and every tire requires a different tire pressure. The best way to know what tire pressure to use is to check the driver's side door for a label that shows you the recommended tire pressure for that specific vehicle. Take note that this recommendation changes depending on the load of passengers, as well as cargo load. The tire pressure on the tire itself is not a suggested, rather the maximum PSI a tire can take.
Rotating tires isn't only Model Y specific. The typical tire rotation interval is somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 miles. That said, specific cars and tires may change those numbers.