One of the best things about Tesla ownership is how personalized the experience can be. This is in large part thanks to having the ability to create driver profiles for those who use the car on a regular basis. To take one step further for personalization, each profile can be attached to an individual key. Continue reading for steps on how to link a driver profile to a key for your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Tesla has created an incredible lineup of electric vehicles (EVs) that are known for their software, minimal design, and performance. However, a pleasant surprise for me when I got my Model 3 was how personalized you can make the experience for all the regular drivers of your car. This is accomplished with Driver Profiles. Continue reading for steps on how to add a new driver profile to your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Tesla’s are known for their unique designs, minimalistic interior, and fantastic software. However, one thing that’s often overlooked with this electric car lineup is their storage capabilities. Between the frunk (front trunk) and rear trunk, which has added storage compartments, there’s plenty of cargo space – especially when the rear seats are folded. Personally, I’ve completed quite a few trips where I was able to fit small furniture and other items into my Model 3 with the seats down. Continue reading for steps on how to fold the rear seats in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
When buying something new, the last thing anyone thinks about is reading through the manual, and the same holds true for Tesla’s. They’re incredibly fun to drive and those who sit in one for the first time are typically fascinated by its unique design and features. However, in some cases if you wish to take full advantage of everything the car has to offer or to find an answer for a small detail you’re curious about – the Tesla owner’s manual will be crucial. Continue reading to discover where to find the owner’s manual of a Tesla.
One thing about fully electric cars that takes some getting used to is the complete lack of an engine. There are also far fewer moving parts which helps clear up even more space where the engine normally sits. This begs the question, what have automakers done with the excess area? Many have added a front trunk, also known as a frunk amongst the Tesla community. How big is the frunk on a Tesla Model Y? Continue reading for details on its size, and some of the best ways to take advantage of this added storage.
One thing about fully electric cars that takes some getting used to is the complete lack of an engine. There are also far fewer moving parts which helps clear up even more space where the engine normally sits. This begs the question, what have automakers done with the excess area? Many have added a front trunk, also known as a frunk amongst the Tesla community. How big is the frunk on a Tesla Model 3? Continue reading for details on its size, and some of the best ways to take advantage of this added storage.
One of the largest advantages of Tesla ownership is having access to its vast network of Superchargers. When you put a destination into your Tesla Maps, it’ll add Supercharger stops if needed. However, there are times when you’ll want to find locations on your own, and this can be done quite easily from within the car. Continue reading for steps on how to find Superchargers from inside the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Something Tesla vehicles have kept consistent for the Model 3 and Model Y is a minimal design, both on the exterior and interior of the cars. There are virtually no buttons, except for a few on the steering wheel, as the majority of actions are accomplished using the 15-inch screen or with voice commands. In most cars, the glovebox is typically opened by either pushing on it or using a handle. However, as part of Tesla’s minimalistic approach, there’s no way to physically open the glovebox. Continue reading for simple steps on how to open the glovebox in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to grow in popularity, it’s important for consumers to become educated on battery technology. Numerous analyses show that the longer you own an EV, the more value you’re getting out of the car in terms of the overall cost of ownership. In other words, the more money you’ll save since you don’t need to get oil changes, pay for gas, or get other maintenance as frequently, like brake replacements. One of the best ways to prolong the life of your EV is to take care of its battery to avoid faster degradation. Charging habits are key when looking at battery health. Should you charge your Tesla battery to 100% every day? Continue reading for details on how you should be charging your car.
Something we’ve all been accustomed to in recent years is our cars being equipped with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. These systems let your phone connect either wired or wirelessly to your vehicle. It’s super convenient as you can play music through major streaming apps, connect your navigational apps, and do much more right onto your infotainment system. When I was considering purchasing a Tesla, one of the first things I asked was: do Tesla’s have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto? Continue reading to find out whether the leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has this popular feature and other unique perks it has with its infotainment system.
As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to grow in popularity, it’s important for consumers to become educated on battery technology. While engines require regular maintenance like oil changes to prolong their life, methods like charging limits can be put in place to help increase the lifespan of an EV battery. By taking care of your battery, it’ll help keep money in your pocket since many analyses have determined that the longer you keep your EV compared to a gas car, the more savings you’ll have. So, how do you put a charging limit on your Tesla Model 3 or Y? Continue reading for details on Tesla battery chemistry and how to put a charging limit on your car.
One thing you’ll immediately notice when you sit in a Tesla for the first time is how minimalistic the interior is. There are no buttons at all, outside of the ones on the steering wheel and everything is accomplished by either the touch controls on screen, or by voice command. One component most cars have is a speedometer, and that made me think: where is the speedometer for a Tesla? Continue reading for details on differences in speedometer locations depending on the make and model, and alternative solutions if you disagree with Tesla’s design.
One thing Tesla is unanimously known for is their Autopilot. As a tech enthusiast myself, I was fascinated by the software that powers this system and couldn’t wait to try it myself. While it’s far from perfect, it certainly didn’t disappoint! How much does Full Self-Driving (FSD) cost on a Tesla? While pricing for Autopilot and FSD are constantly changing, continue reading for details on what they currently are.
One thing Tesla is unanimously known for is their Autopilot. As a tech enthusiast myself, I was fascinated by the software that powers this system and couldn’t wait to try it myself. While it’s far from perfect, it certainly didn’t disappoint. When I sat in the car to try it for the first time, I asked myself: how do I turn on autopilot in a Tesla? It isn’t exactly obvious, but turns out it’s quite simple. Continue reading for details on Tesla autopilot, and how to use it in your daily driving.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are now being manufactured by all major players in the motor space. This competition is great for Tesla, as it continuously drives innovation which benefits the consumer. However, one thing Tesla has consistently held its lead in is their software. Part of the reason their software works so well is the cameras on their cars, both inside and out. What exactly do the cameras do in a Tesla though? Continue reading to discover their vital role in your daily driving experience and safety.
If you purchased a Tesla Model Y brand new, you probably remember deciding between the 19” Gemini Wheels or the 20” Induction Wheels. For those who paid close attention, you’ll have noticed that there’s a range reduction of about 12 mi if you go with the induction wheels. This is because the 19” wheels come with aero covers, which help make the car more aerodynamic. However, many people don’t like the look of these covers, so they take them off. Continue reading for steps on how to take aero covers off a Tesla Model Y.
If you purchased a Tesla Model 3 brand new, you probably remember deciding between the 18” Aero Wheels or the 19” Sport Wheels. For those who paid close attention, you’ll have noticed that there’s a range reduction of about 18 mi if you go with the sport wheels. This is because the 18” wheels come with aero covers, which help make the car more aerodynamic. However, many people don’t like the look of these covers, so they take them off. Continue reading for steps on how to take aero covers off a Tesla Model 3.
One thing electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers strive for is efficiency, which helps get the most range out of each car. Part of efficiency is creating an aerodynamic design, which reduces drag when driving. Tesla has accomplished an incredibly sleek and aerodynamic design with their Models 3 and Y. Something most people notice when marvelling at these two cars is the unique door handles. As a Tesla owner, I have to help people with it constantly, especially if it’s their first time entering the car. So, how do you open the doors on a Tesla Model 3 and Y? Continue reading for a comprehensive guide.
There are a lot of things you leave behind when you make the switch from a gas-powered car to a Tesla. While frequent gas station trips are most people’s favorite thing they’ve left behind, for me it’s been not having to physically carry keys anymore. What are the different keys for a Tesla? Continue reading to discover unique ways the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer allows drivers to easily enter and start their cars.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Tesla, you might be wondering whether you can buy one at the dealership like you would with other car brands. Unfortunately, the answer is not a simple yes or no. Continue reading for insights on what the buying process is like for the leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, Tesla.
One of the most enjoyable, but also stressful, aspects of purchasing a new or used car is figuring out what color you want. Tesla has a number color options available when configuring your model and trim online. This begs the question… what are the best color options for a Tesla? While the answer is completely subjective, you’d be surprised at some factors buyers completely forget to consider when making this decision.
As a Tesla owner, one of the things I hear the most from people who are skeptical about electric vehicles (EVs) is how my car’s battery won’t last and that I’ll have to spend a fortune getting it replaced. While I’m never provided with any facts, it is a good question… How much does it cost to replace the battery on a Tesla? Continue reading to learn about Tesla’s impressive batteries, and what the cost of replacing one would be.
Tesla’s lineup of electric sedans and SUVs has become increasingly popular in recent years. These electric vehicles (EVs) have revolutionized the auto industry, with their sleek design and next-level software. One of the most appealing aspects of Tesla ownership is the low maintenance requirements. But how much maintenance is there on a Tesla? Continue reading as we take a closer look at what’s required and what to expect as an owner.
Electricity is an alternative fuel that costs much less on average than gas does in the world of cars. This is a huge selling point for many consumers who are switching to electric vehicles (EVs). But how much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model Y? The answer isn’t exactly linear, as there are multiple factors to consider. Continue reading for insights on the costs of charging your Tesla Model Y.
Electricity is an alternative fuel that costs much less on average than gas does in the world of cars. This is a huge selling point for many consumers who are switching to electric vehicles (EVs). But how much does it cost to charge a Tesla Model 3? The answer isn’t exactly linear, as there are multiple factors to consider. Continue reading for insights on the costs of charging your Tesla Model 3.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have gained immense popularity in recent years as the world moves towards a sustainable future. Tesla, the leading EV manufacturer, has taken the market by storm and is often the primary choice for those considering buying one. Something all potential buyers should ask themselves is, where do you charge your Tesla? Continue reading to see what your charging options are, potential costs and how to use them to their fullest potential.
If you’re considering buying a Tesla Model Y, it’s important to understand how long it takes to charge the battery. There’s no single answer to this question, as there are several ways to charge your car and they all vary in charging time. So how long does it take to charge a Tesla Model Y? Continue reading to explore the different charging options for your Model Y, the time it takes to charge, tips and more!
If you’re considering buying a Tesla Model 3, it’s important to understand how long it takes to charge the battery. There’s no single answer to this question, as there are several ways to charge your car and they all vary in charging time. So how long does it take to charge a Tesla Model 3? Continue reading to explore the different charging options for your Model 3, the time it takes to charge, tips and more!
If you’re in the market for a Tesla Model Y or any other electric vehicle (EV), one of the most important things to consider is its range. In other words, how far it can go on a single charge. As a Tesla owner myself, it’s one of the most common questions that I’m asked and the answer’s not as simple as you might think… Continue reading to explore factors that affect the Model Y’s range, and some tips on how to maximize it. Let’s see how far a Tesla Model Y can go on a single charge.
Battery and Range
Currently, Tesla offers three trims of the Model Y that can be ordered directly from their site. This includes the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, Long Range and Performance models, respectively. All three models house a lithium-ion phosphate battery pack. This means that you should charge your Model Y between 80% and 90% to avoid faster degradation of your battery.
One key consideration for anyone interested in buying a Tesla Model 3, or any electric vehicle (EV) in general, is its range. In other words, how far it can go on a single charge. As a Tesla owner myself, it’s one of the most common questions that I’m asked and the answer’s not as simple as you might think… Continue reading to explore factors that affect the Model 3’s range, and some tips on how to maximize it. Let’s see how far a Tesla Model 3 can go on a single charge.
Battery and Range
Currently, Tesla offers three trims of the Model 3 that can be ordered directly from their site. This includes the Rear-Wheel Drive, Long Range and Performance models, respectively. The Rear-Wheel Drive trims are currently shipped with a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery, whereas the Long Range and Performance models have a lithium-ion battery pack. The key difference for you and me, is that LFP batteries can be charged to 100% each day, whereas lithium-ion batteries are recommended to be charged between 80% and 90% to avoid faster degradation of your battery.
You just got your new Tesla Model 3 and the delivery specialist did not show you how to open glovebox in Tesla Model 3. It happens. It is not trivial as there are no visible buttons or latches. Tesla has probably done this for aesthetic reasons and cut cost. Well it is simple:
Tap on the the Model 3 icon at the lower left corner to bring up quick controls.
Look at bottom left for an option to open the glovebox.
How do you open the glovebox if the screen is cracked during a crash?
For example, if you are involved in a crash and there is a need to access the glovebox as your important documents are likely in there. Most of us keep our insurance and ownership documents in there. Well Tesla is aware of this limitation. The screen is permanently fixed in place so it less likely to crack but nothing is immune during collisions.
The opening of the doors inside of a Tesla Model 3 is not trivial for the first time users. New passengers often wonder on how to open doors on Model 3. Well, there are two ways to open the doors from inside.
The correct way on Model 3 to open doors from inside is to always use the open door button, marked with a green check mark.
However, this button is not so obvious in year 2018-2020 models. There are some stickers that you can purchase to make it more obvious. For 2021 models and above, Tesla has changed the open icon to make it more intuitive.
What is that second door latch to open the door?
In addition, the latch marked with “x” also opens the door on Model 3. But, you should not use this to open the door. This is strictly for emergency purposes. For example, to get out when there is absolutely no charge left in the battery. Or the button has stopped working after a collision or just a random malfunction.
You were enjoying your time in your Tesla Model 3 and were listening to some stations that you rather keep to yourself and not leave them there for other passengers to see in your recent history. You like listening to Backstreets Boys but your love shall remain anonymous. Or you are someone who simply does’t like clutter. Now you are wondering how do I delete recent radio stations from history in my Model 3? There should be an option to quickly erase or factory reset the recent stations. Unfortunately, as of December 2020, there is no option to do so.
As of December 2020
You cannot delete recent Model 3 radio stations. You can only delete favourites.
Tesla may choose to include clear history feature in the future updates but as of today there is no option. The best way to get rid of them is to listen to more stations, one after another until they are pushed far left.
You could edit your favourites easily on the other hand. editing favourites is fairly simple. Simply hold onto the station, also known as long press, until the “X” appears on the top left. You can then click on it to remove it. Keeping favourites organized is the best you can do to keep this row clutter fee.
Let’s discuss how to update to the latest Tesla Model 3 software even when there is no Wifi. For some of us, we park our cars where there is no Wifi coverage. I live in an apartment building where my parking spot is no way near my Wifi signal. I often miss out of software updates on Tesla Model 3. It is not until one hears from a friend about a recent update or get buzzed on the Tesla app to connect to a Wifi for an update. Don’t worry, you are not alone. We will look into some ways you can still get software updates. Although Tesla installs some of the security critical updates through in-built LTE network connectivity but most of the updates require you to connect to Wifi.
Unfortunately, there is no way to force updates through your LTE network connectivity other than at Tesla Service Center. Below are some of the next best ways to update Model 3 software when there is no Wifi.
Your phone as a hot-spot
Public Wifi at Starbucks or McDonald’s parking lot
Before entering a car wash, you probably questioned “how do I put the car in neutral?” Unlike many ICE, it is not as trivial for Model 3. Don’t worry, you are not alone. On the Model 3, you simply push down for 1 full click to get into drive, and then softly raise the stick WITHOUT clicking for a few seconds and it will shift into neutral. I hope this helps! Also, don’t forget to turn off automatic wipers before entering that car wash.