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 favourite 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 colour you want. Tesla has a number of colour options available when configuring your model and trim online. This begs the question… what are the best colour 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 look closer 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 Rear-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 looking to buy 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 I hear 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
Since getting my Tesla Model 3, one of the most recurring comments that I’ve heard has been “That’s an expensive car” or “How can you afford to have a Tesla?” which has got me thinking about that subject. I mean, I obviously did my math to make sure my finances would not take a nosedive by choosing the Model 3 over the Ford Focus I was leasing, but what seemed obvious to me -after doing the research- did not appear to be apparent to everybody else. With that in mind, I decided to do the work for you and, when the time comes for you, hopefully, I’ve made the decision easier, here are some thoughts.
So, the time has come for you to decide on a new car. You’re a young adult and would like to get a ride that is fun, comfortable, without breaking your bank. We all have dream cars: Ferraris, Lamborghinis etc. For some people, a Tesla is at the same level as those two. You see how sleek the Teslas are and the profile of the typical Tesla owner and you may think they are out of your reach for now. But, are they really? Let’s break it down:
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.