If you’ve had a Tesla for long enough, then you’ve likely experienced vampire drain when the car was parked. In other words, the battery percentage was less than what it was when you first left. This can be inconvenient at times, especially in situations where you don’t have a charger readily available. Continue reading for how to minimize battery drain when your Tesla is parked.
Picture this, you park your Tesla at a bus station and take transit somewhere for the day. When you get back, you notice that the battery is lower than what it was at the start. This is a common occurrence for many owners. So, why do Tesla’s lose charge while parked? Continue reading for more.
There are several well-known perks that come with Tesla ownership. From charging at home, to streaming the latest shows using the massive touchscreen, there are plenty of examples. However, one that’s not talked about enough is the ease of scheduling any service appointments, and the opportunity to get them done without having to take your vehicle anywhere. Continue reading for steps on how to schedule a Tesla Service appointment.
If you have the privilege of owning a Tesla, then you probably will or already have refueled at a Supercharger. Having access to the vast network of chargers is an underrated part of the ownership experience, as it allows you to go on long drives with no worries. However, there are some unwritten rules that should be followed at these stations, that help make the experience better for everyone. Continue reading for Tesla Supercharging etiquette: the dos and don’ts.
Perhaps the biggest advantage Tesla has over other electric vehicle (EV) makers is their vast network of Superchargers. Having access to reliable fast charging is incredibly useful, as it opens the possibility to take longer trips with ease and allows owners to charge when the option isn’t available at home. Continue for steps on how to charge your Tesla at a Supercharger.
Charging is a huge factor that many electric vehicle (EV) owners think about until after they’ve ordered their car. It’s important to decide where you’ll regularly be refuelling your Tesla and at what speed you’d like to do so. While Superchargingis an option, an ideal solution typically involves a setup at home. Continue reading for steps on how to get a Tesla charger installed at home.
Tesla as a company has never been afraid to try things that are out of the box. For example, many of their vehicles have stockless options when it comes to gear shifting, while others have a unique Yoke steering wheeldesign. While some love these changes and others despise them, it’s clear that they’re here to stay. However, one feature that has remained consistent, and has become even more useful to many after the changes mentioned above, is Voice Command. Continue reading for steps on how to use voice commands in your Tesla.
Being an electric vehicle (EV) owner in an environment that experiences harsh Winters can be challenging. The most common complaint is significantly reduced range, which is caused by factors like less battery capacity and demanding energy requirements to keep the car warm. However, something that’s overlooked is how frigid temperatures can also impact charging. Continue reading to see tips for charging your Tesla in cold weather.
Tesla vehicles are equipped with countless useful features and apps. Whether it’s one from the car’s media suite like Disney Plus, or a video conferencing tool like Zoom, there’s something of use for everyone. However, to engage any of these you’ll of course need a stable internet connection. The key question then becomes, what if you want to use the apps anywhere, whether Wi-Fi is available or not? That’s where Tesla Premium Connectivity comes into play. So, what is Tesla Premium Connectivity? Continue reading for more.
Many compare owning a Tesla to having a phone or any other piece of tech, as the car relies heavily on its software features. Like any tech product, it’s key to have stable internet connectivity when needed, whether it’s for software updates or to use other capabilities of the car. Continue reading for steps on how to connect your Tesla to a Wi-Fi network.
One thing that you’ll never fail to notice when sitting in a Tesla is the giant touchscreen in the middle of the car. It’s arguably one of the most important components of the vehicle, as so many critical functions are accomplished via the screen. This is especially true as the company plays around with the removal of stalks on the steering wheel. Therefore, it’s vital that you take care of the tablet-like touchscreen throughout your Tesla ownership. Continue reading for steps on how to take care of the touchscreen in your Tesla.
Tesla’s are commonly known for their incredible software and zippy acceleration. However, an underrated part of having one is the access to a plethora of apps. Whether it’s fun ones in the Tesla Toybox, or the Media appsfor music, there’s something useful for everyone. If you find yourself using some more than others, then you’ll want to customize them on your touchscreen for easy access. Continue reading for steps on how to customize apps on your Tesla touchscreen.
While Tesla vehicles are becoming increasingly more affordable thanks to state and federal rebates, as well as price drops from the company itself, the cars still aren’t considered cheap by any means. When you’re spending that much on a vehicle, it’s a good idea to keep it well-maintained by investing in some sort of protection. Paint Protection Film (PPF)is a popular choice amongst Tesla owners and provides many benefits. However, Ceramic Coating is another option that shouldn’t be overlooked. So, should you get Ceramic Coating for your Tesla? Continue reading for more.
If you get a new phone and care about keeping well maintained for a long time, then you’ll want to protect it from getting damaged. One of the best ways to do this is by installing a screen protector and putting a case on the device. Similarly, many Tesla owners care deeply about maintaining their car as they plan to keep it for several years. A common first step is to get Paint Protection Film (PPF) installed on the vehicle. So, should you get Paint Protection Film for your Tesla? Continue reading for more.
Each Tesla will come equipped with an infotainment system that does not disappoint. From Tesla Toyboxto the several Video Streaming Appsthat are available, the car is stacked with entertainment options. Another popular section of the infotainment system is the Arcade, which houses different gaming options that may vary based on your specific vehicle and location. A popular option for many when using the Arcade is to connect a controller for a better experience. Continue reading for steps on how to connect a gaming controller to your Tesla.
If you’ve been driving long enough, there’s certainly been a few times when a car suddenly appears next to you, and you’re left wondering how you didn’t know it was there. It’s usually a relatively straightforward answer – the other vehicle was in your blind spot. Accidents caused by the lack of checking one’s blind spot can be quite nasty, which is why most automakers, including Tesla, have a feature to help with this. Continue reading for steps on how to use Blind Spot Assist for your Tesla.
Most vehicles come equipped with some sort of lane-keeping feature. However, the robustness of this ability varies across different cars. Tesla’s Lane Assist is something that adds great value to the ownership experience and provides a safer drive for all. Continue for steps on how to use Lane Assist for your Tesla.
If you drive a Tesla for the first time, then you know how smooth the car is. In fact, several owners have shared with me that they often cruise at high speeds without noticing how fast they’re going. Of course, this can be problematic, as even though you’re unintentionally going too fast, it can be dangerous for others, and it also puts you at risk of having a run-in with the police. Lucky for you, Tesla has the Speed Assist feature that can come in handy for these situations. Continue for steps on how to use Speed Assist for your Tesla.
If you live in an environment with heavy snow during the Winter, or often drive over unpaved and muddy roads, it’s possible for your car to get stuck. However, if you’re a Tesla owner then it’s your lucky day, as all their vehicles are equipped with a feature called Slip Start that can help get you out of these situations. Continue for steps on how to use Slip Start for your Tesla.
Automobiles continue to advance, with tons of new features being introduced over the years. Safety is always top of mind for all car manufacturers. Whether it’s for high-speed driving on the freeway, or something as simple as parking your car, Tesla has a ton of features with a safety-first design. Park Assist is one of their more useful tools and can add tremendous value to your ownership experience. Continue reading for details on how Park Assist works for your Tesla.
Tesla vehicles come equipped with several safety and security features that are extremely valuable. Whether it’s the built-in Dashcam that’s ready to capture any safety-critical event, or Sentry Mode, which monitors all activity around your car when you’re not there, these features are key to your Tesla ownership experience. An important piece to these functions is that the vehicle records and stores footage of these events so that you have proof of what occurred. These are all stored on the USB drive that’s found in the glovebox. So, what are the USB drive requirements for recording videos on your Tesla? Continue reading for more.
If you’ve left your car in a busy parking lot, or in a not-so-great part of town, then you’ve certainly felt fear in the back of your head for what you might see when you get back. This anxiety can be from someone colliding with your car and fleeing the scene, or worse, stealing your vehicle altogether. Lucky for you, all Tesla’s come with the robust security feature that is Sentry Mode. Continue for steps on how to use Sentry Mode for your Tesla.
Most vehicles have a camera for the blind spot, as well as for when the car is in reverse. Tesla’s on the other hand are equipped with several cameras, which have a variety of functions such as their use for Autopilot. Dashcams have become a popular purchase for drivers in recent years, as they provide evidence to protect yourself in the event of a collision. An underrated benefit of Tesla ownership is that they come equipped with a built-in dashcam. Continue reading for steps on how to use the dashcam in your Tesla.
Tesla is a polarizing player in the automotive space. Some swear that they’ll never make the switch to electric vehicles (EVs) and reference all the potential downsides that come with them. However, there are clear positives that cannot be ignored. Continue reading for details on the underrated benefits of Tesla ownership.
Owning a Tesla has been a life-changing experience for people all around the globe. While there are many benefits to talk about, there were several factors I wish I had known before getting one. Although my decision to purchase a Tesla wouldn’t change, it’s important to prepare for some of the less discussed factors when it comes to having a Tesla. Here’s what they don’t tell you about Tesla ownership.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sometimes been called childish for some of the features that have been added to his company’s cars, such as using the speakers to play farting noises at any time. However, while some don’t appreciate these capabilities, many believe they’re fun and a great addition to the car. Most of these features are stored in the Toybox view. Continue reading for steps on how to use Tesla Toybox.
Picture this, it’s a warm Summer day and you’re having a nice get-together somewhere outdoors. Usually, there’s a speaker playing music, but unfortunately it’s not present. However, thanks to Tesla’s Boombox feature, you’re able to output any audio of your choice in a few short moments. Continue reading for steps on how to use the Boombox feature for your Tesla.
Depending on which trim of your Tesla you take delivery of, they’ll come equipped with either all-season or Summer tires. When it comes to vehicle ownership, it can be confusing to determine what type of tire you need, with the abundance of brands and tire types available. At the end of the day, it’s best to review your individual needs and get something that makes the most sense for you. Winter, all-season, or Summer tires? In this post, we’ll focus on the happy medium, and perhaps the most versatile. Continue for the Tesla owner’s complete guide to all-season tires.
Tesla’s are known for their incredible speed and software. However, an underrated part of their vehicles is the infotainment system. Having apps like ones for streaming services as part of an infotainment system can greatly improve the ownership experience for any car owner. So, what streaming apps do Tesla’s have? Continue reading for details.
To the disappointment of many, Tesla vehicles don’t currently support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the company has paired up with several streaming services to provide a seamless media experience that covers most driver’s needs. So, what media apps are available for your Tesla? Continue reading to find out.
Something that confuses a lot of new Tesla owners is anticipating how much range is remaining at any given time. Although the navigation display shows a prediction of battery once a destination is reached when the Maps system is in use, it’s important to know how to anticipate the overall remaining range otherwise. Luckily, Tesla has provided the Energy App within their app suite for the car, which comes in handy when it comes to range prediction. So, how does the Energy App work for your Tesla? Continue reading for more.
Range anxiety, a term that’s become universal among all electric vehicle (EV) owners. While it’s true EVs don’t yet have the speed and infrastructure of refueling when compared to gas cars, the Tesla lineup specifically has respectable mileage estimates. However, while the stated ranges are good, they’re simply estimates at the end of the day, and most owners have experienced range anxiety at some point. There are several ways to get the most out of your Tesla, and that’s what we’re here to discuss today. Continue reading for tips on how to maximize your Tesla’s range.
If you’re a Tesla owner, you’ve surely used their built-in navigation system. When you’re routed to go somewhere, you might notice that it displays an estimated battery percentage upon arrival. Something I’ve always been curious about is how they predict this number. In some cases, it’s extremely accurate, however there have been many instances where it’s far off the estimate. So, how does Tesla predict battery life? Continue reading for more.
There’s usually a lot of talk about how colder climates affect the performance of Tesla vehicles. From loss of range to frozen door handles, it’s an important topic for sure. However, there are far fewer discussions when it comes to how hotter climates impact the car. To ensure the best ownership experience, continue reading for hot weather best practices for your Tesla.
All Tesla’s come with their own built-in navigation systems that work seamlessly with the cars’ software features for a smooth experience. Most people are aware that Tesla likes to add capabilities to different parts of their car to keep things fun. For example, there’s a karaoke mode, and you can change your display to mimic the famous Rainbow Road from Mario Kart at any time. It’s no different for Tesla maps, as there are both fun and functional features that everyone should be aware of. Continue reading for details on unique Tesla maps features you don’t want to miss.
The vast majority of car owners have adopted the use of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. As a result, they typically use navigation apps like Google Maps, Waze, or Apple Maps when driving. However, Tesla’s on the other hand are equipped with their own built-in navigation that integrates with the software of the vehicle. There are a ton of neat features that you don’t want to miss! Continue reading for guidance on how to use Tesla navigation.
Did you know, a person would need to fly every day for more than 10,000 years to be in a fatal plane crash, whereas the chances of dying in a car collision are about 1 in 101, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The point is, driving safety should be a top priority for all automakers, and no one does it better than Tesla. How safe are Tesla’s? The short answer is, the safest of them all! Continue reading for more.
If you’re in the electric vehicle (EV) community, you may have heard people refer to Tesla as a software company that manufactures cars. This may come as a shock for many, as the EV titan has seen great success in the automotive space. However, there is truth to this statement, as Tesla develops fantastic software which is then paired with their cars. Of course, like any piece of tech, such as your phone or laptop, you’re required to regularly update the software. The case is no different for Teslas. Continue reading for steps on how to complete a software update for your Tesla.
A key factor in any car purchasing decision is storage. Naturally, the first place most think of when it comes to storage is the trunk. One annoyance that you may come across in newer vehicles is the opening height of their automatic trunks. The cars of today mostly have fixed positions for their liftgates, which can be an issue for some. Whether the normal location is too tall, or you’re avoiding a low ceiling, being able to set it where you want is an added perk. Lucky for you, the liftgate position is adjustable for the entire Tesla lineup. Continue reading for steps on how to adjust the opening height of the trunk of a Tesla.
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.
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.