Originally Posted by AWCHIEF
Curious, since Tesla has no dealerships where do owners take their cars for service and technical issues?
There are no "Tesla dealerships" in TX either. In TX, you buy your car online, and it gets shipped to a local "service center", with California temp registration. Then you get to sit at the local tax office to get it registered in TX, and pay the sales tax on the spot with cash or check.
The "service center" in TX is in theory not operated by Tesla Motors. They opened a new company local company that just happens to have the same name and logo. However, when you call for service, somebody in California answers the call. They then relay the information to the TX service center, and transfer the call or call you back. Other than that, it is just like going to the service department of any luxury car brand. They treat you nicely and give you a nice loaner. They also offer valet services, and can pick up or return your car to you at home/work.