ATS Euromaster has rolled-out rubber jacking pads across all service centres and mobile units, to enable technicians to safely lift Tesla’s range of models should a tyre change or work be required.

The new rubber pads, which include a locating pin that fits into the car’s underside, allow for the safe jacking of vehicles such as Tesla’s Model 3, where the positioning of the electric vehicle’s battery can make lifting the car difficult.

All ATS Euromaster service centres have been issued with a set of four pads, while all mobile units have a set of two pads for jobs off-site.

The new equipment not only protects the technicians working on the vehicle, but also prevents potential expensive damage caused by the vehicle slipping off the jack and damaging the battery.

ATS Euromaster says it has pre-empted what it expects to be significant demand from fleet drivers as the Tesla Model 3 increases in popularity as a company car, thanks to the significant tax advantages electric vehicles enjoy. There are in excess of 50,000 Tesla vehicles on the UK’s roads, of which more than 32,000 are the company’s Model 3.

Mark Holland, Operations Director from ATS Euromaster, said: “Safety is paramount at ATS Euromaster. We won’t put a technician in harm’s way, or risk damaging a customer’s vehicle. That is why we have rolled these jacking pads out across our network ensuring that ATS Euromaster customers can rest easy when having their tyres replaced.

“Allocating equipment across all sites and mobile units, we know that whenever a Tesla driver books their vehicle in with ATS Euromaster, they can be sure that their car will be lifted correctly and safely. By minimising the risk of significant damage to their vehicle and the technician working on it, this equipment will give greater peace of mind to all involved – particularly those fleet managers concerned about SMR costs.”

The rubber jacking pads have been sent out to all centres and mobile units, ready for immediate use.