Does lowering a Tesla void the warranty?

We bought our new Tesla Model 3 a few months ago, and I want to get it lowered but I’m afraid that it’ll cancel my warranty. Will lowering a Tesla void the warranty?

Mary Alice Morris · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Like all car manufacturers, Tesla has to abide by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which prohibits them from canceling the new car warranty on your Tesla Model 3. However, if you make the modifications and your car has trouble down the road, Tesla may claim that the problem stems from your modified suspension.
If Tesla makes such a claim and denies warranty service for your vehicle, you might have to pay attorney’s fees to dispute the decision. So while modifying a new vehicle doesn’t outright cancel the warranty, it poses the risk of being denied warranty-covered services.
Actions that could void your warranty include:
  • Failing to keep up with routine maintenance services
  • Exceeding the vehicle’s load limits
  • Not making needed repairs
  • Defacing the VIN or tampering with the odometer
Your warranty coverage also won’t apply if your car is damaged in a collision or by other causes, such as theft, vandalism, or natural disasters. For those cases, you’ll need to make a claim to your
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