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Tesla Model Y Tires

If you’re in the market for the best Tesla Model Y tires, then Lionhart Tires has exactly what you’re looking for. Whether your Tesla is the Long Range or Performance trim, Lionhart has tires that will suit your needs. No matter how you drive your Tesla, we offer a wide selection of replacement tires, and upgrades. From aggressive Performance Tires to High-Performance Passenger Tires and everything in between. Lionhart not only provides replacements tires for the Tesla Model Y, but also niche and unique sizes for those with aftermarket or custom wheel fitments. The information below will help you select the best tires for your Tesla Model Y.


2020-2024 Tesla Model Y

2020-2024 tesla model y

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.

When Should Tires Be Replaced?

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.

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Tesla Model Y Tire FAQ

What are the best Model Y tires?

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.

How long do Model Y tires last?

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.

What is the best tire pressure?

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.

How often should you rotate your tires?

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.