While many electric vehicle (EV) owners tend to purchase their cars for the ride comfort and convenient features, some actually do care about their contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A group that typically also cares about the environment in the same way is cyclists. Many serious bikers I know also own an EV or are seriously considering getting one. If you happen to own a Tesla and enjoy cycling, then you’ll want to grab a bike rack to make things easier. Continue reading for reasons why you should get a bike rack for your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
For a long time, whenever I saw a vehicle with a roof rack on the road, I always thought it took away from the car’s overall look. However, over the years I’ve come to learn how the right one can enhance both the appearance and functionality of one’s vehicle. Continue reading for the top reasons why you should get a roof rack for Your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
When one is shopping around for a car, convenience is often a vital factor in the final decision. Whether it’s a heated steering wheel or keyless entry, these small details make a big difference. Even something as simple as phone and calendar features are quite useful, and Tesla has an excellent interface for both. Continue for steps on how to use the phone and calendar features for your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Remote work has forever changed the landscape of several professional fields. We all know someone who’s taken their device on the road and attended meetings from their phone or laptop, while getting errands done or being on a trip. Of course, in those scenarios, you’ll need reliable Wi-Fi or cellular data, and a Model 3 or Model Y Steering Wheel Tray Table to place your device on. However, thanks to Tesla’s partnership with Zoom, you can now take video calls from within your car, directly from the vehicle. Continue for steps on how to take Zoom calls using the cabin camera in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
When making the switch from a gas-powered car to an electric vehicle (EV), it may feel odd that there’s no engine under the hood. Whenever you open the front of a gas-powered car, it can be overwhelming with how many different compartments there are. However, for EVs, it’s often a front trunk (frunk) and maybe a few other minor things. With Tesla’s being so unique and having its own method for everything, I always wondered what the procedure to top up the windshield washer fluid was. Continue for steps on how to top up the windshield washer fluid in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Whether it’s the holiday season, a birthday, or another special occasion, getting a gift for those you love is often one of life’s greatest joys. Most working adults spend significant time travelling in their car, whether it’s to work or school. Making their life easier with a gift can go a long way. Tesla owners know how few accessories their car comes with, so naturally they’ll appreciate any present. Not sure what to get? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading for a complete guide on the best gifts for a Tesla owner.
Roughly 18 months after I took delivery of my Tesla, I noticed a foul smell coming in any time I used the air conditioning. It was especially bad on hot and humid days. This was a confusing phenomenon at the time, but after doing some quick research it was clear that the cabin air filter needed to be replaced. Once that was done, to much relief, the smell was gone. Continue reading for steps on how to replace the cabin air filters in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Tesla states that if the windows in your vehicle are not working properly, then you should perform a calibration. Lucky for you, we’ve already created a guide on how to calibrate the windows. However, if after calibration they’re still giving you trouble, then the next thing you should do before contacting Tesla is to inspect the puddle lights. Continue for steps on how to inspect the puddle lights on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
If you’re a vehicle owner who lives somewhere where it’s cold and snowy during certain times of the year, then you’ve certainly considered putting Winter tires on your car. However, it can be quite confusing when searching for which tires or packages to purchase. Do you go for the Facebook Marketplace resell, or to Costco? Do you grab tires and wheels separately, or buy a complete set? What makes a good Winter tire? If these are all questions you’ve asked yourself, then you’re in the right place! Continue reading for The Tesla Owner’s Complete Guide to Winter Tires.
I remember the first time I entered a Tesla, the windows immediately stood out to me. As you open and close the doors, they slightly lower raise themselves. Also, they’re double-paned, which helps with overall noise reduction. While the design is sleek and great for aerodynamics, the windows can sometimes cause problems. Lucky for you, a quick calibration can usually do the trick. Continue reading for steps on how to calibrate the windows of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
It’s easy to take your Tesla through an automatic car wash and call it a day. However, if you want your vehicle to truly be spotless inside out, you’ll need to clean the interior as well. For those who are ambitious enough to tackle the inside cleanup, you’ll want to ensure you follow best practices. Continue for steps on how to correctly clean the interior of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
If you’re anything like me, there’s always a level of stress when cleaning your car’s exterior. Common worries include accidentally scratching the outside or damaging the paint. However, Tesla has provided best practices for cleaning the exterior of your vehicle by hand. If you’re taking it through an automatic wash, then see our guide on Car Wash Mode instead. However, if you’re taking matters into your own hands, then continue for steps on how to correctly clean the exterior of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Picture this, it’s a cold winter morning and there’s a blanket of snow and ice on your Tesla. You make sure to follow steps to defrost your car from the mobile app, however, when you start driving there’s still some ice jammed onto the windshield wipers. It eventually melts as you continue the journey, but it’s annoying to deal with nonetheless. This is a common occurrence for many Tesla owners who live in areas with cold weather during the year. However, there are ways to mitigate this. Continue for details on the best way to defrost the windshield wipers on a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
When it comes to maintenance, the Tesla ownership experience is wildly different from most other cars. There’s no need for frequent oil changes, and thanks to regenerative braking, they don’t have to be replaced as often either. However, there are some things that are still the same. For instance, if there’s any damage to the windshield wipers they’ll likely have to be replaced as they would in any vehicle. Continue reading for steps on how to replace the windshield wipers on a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
It can be nerve-wracking washing a car with several automatic features, like Tesla’s. The last thing you want is to damage a part of the vehicle or scratch the paint when trying to clean it. Lucky for you, Tesla has a dedicated mode for when the car needs to be washed. Continue reading for steps on how to use Car Wash Mode on a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
What do you find most appealing about the Tesla design? For me, it’s the sleek and minimalistic look, which also helps keep the car aerodynamic. That’s why the door handles are flush with the vehicle’s body for the Tesla Model 3 and Y. However, when exposed to winter climates, the handles can often freeze and become difficult to open. So, what should you do if the door handles on your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y are frozen? Continue for easy-to-follow steps.
Whether you’re a new or long-time Tesla owner, it’s possible you’ve noticed condensation in the head or taillights of the car. It’s even happened to my own vehicle a few times and I found myself asking, is condensation in the headlights or taillights of your Tesla a cause for concern? Continue reading for details.
Owning a Tesla in an environment that sees below-freezing temperatures can be challenging when it comes to how far it can go on a single charge. The reason is that the car’s overall range takes a hit in cold weather due to several factors. So, how much range do Teslas lose in the Winter? Continue reading to find out.
The first time I drove a Tesla, I was immediately curious as to why the car was slowing down to a stop as soon as my foot was eased off the accelerator. After a quick chat with the advisor from the Service Centre, I came to learn that it was something called Regenerative Braking. How does Regenerative Braking work for Teslas? Continue reading for more.
Panic, a universal feeling for anyone who has to pull their car over when something goes wrong. Whether it’s running out of charge, a flat tire, or something else, these situations often bring added stress. A key decision to be made during moments like these is who to call for help. Lucky for you, Tesla offers Roadside Assistancewhich is a great option for any problems you have when driving. Continue reading for steps on how to contact Tesla Roadside Assistance.
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked as a Tesla owner is what happens if the battery runs out of juice. At first, I assumed it was a similar experience to gas cars, where you need to find an energy source to refuel your vehicle and you’re on your way. However, I’ve since learned it’s more nuanced than that. What happens if your Tesla’s battery dies? Continue reading for all the details.
For those who’ve been driving a gas-powered vehicle long enough, it’s likely they’ve either had to give someone a jump start or needed one themselves. After taking delivery of my Tesla, the idea of jump-starting never really crossed my mind. However, when the topic came up, I was curious to learn if electric vehicles (EVs) like Tesla are capable of jumping other cars. So, can you jump-start another car from a Tesla? Continue reading to find out.
In the unlikely event that your Tesla Model 3 or Y has no low-voltage power, you will be unable to open the front trunk (frunk) using the touchscreen, key fob or mobile app. Luckily, Tesla has made it so that you can open it with no power in just a few short steps. Continue reading for steps on how to open the hood of your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y with no power.
We’ve all been there. You’re on the phone with your insurance company, or trying to get a quote from a website, and it asks for your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You then scramble to see where you can find the number and are frustrated as it was tiring and time-consuming to find it. Lucky for you, Tesla has made it quite simple, continue for steps on how to find the VIN for your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
There are many reasons why you may want to disconnect a Bluetooth phone from your car. It can be annoying if someone who seldom drives your Tesla pairs their device, and it interferes with your phone connection if the two of you are in the car. In other cases, many electric vehicle (EV) owners choose to rent out their car on platforms like Turo. In this case, they’ll likely want to clear any previously paired devices that their renters have connected. Continue for steps on how to disconnect a Bluetooth phone in your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
To the displeasure of many, Tesla currently doesn’t support Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. However, like any other car, they have Bluetooth capability which you can link your phone, tablet, or other device to. Continue for steps on how to pair your phone with a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y using Bluetooth.
When a Tesla Model 3 or Y is spotted on the road, it’s hard to miss the sleek headlights that compliment the minimalistic and aerodynamic design. Additionally, these lights are extremely powerful and great for nighttime driving. While they’re defaulted to automatically turn on and off based on lighting conditions, there might be times when you need to manually control the headlights. Continue for steps on how to manually turn on the headlights in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
The vast majority of current Tesla owners previously owned gas-powered vehicles. As a result, figuring out how to charge your car was often a learning curve. However, there are several features Tesla has introduced to help optimize your car charging experience. Continue for steps on how to set up Scheduled Charging on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
From traditional tents tethered to the ground, to your car, camping can be accomplished in several ways. When most people see a Tesla, they don’t picture it as an ideal car for outdoor adventure. However, the electric vehicle (EV) titan has added reliable features to make any camping experience comfortable. Continue for steps on how to put your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in Camp Mode.
In most gas-powered vehicles, you’ll notice that there’s either a manual lever, switch, or button to engage the parking brake. It’s typically made visibly obvious, as this is a key component of any car. Unfortunately, the parking brake is not as easy to find in a Tesla. Continue for steps on how to engage the parking brake in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
There are several reasons why you may want to lock the rear windows in your car. However, the primary one is typically to ensure the safety of young children. Thankfully, like most cars, Tesla’s allow you to lock them. Continue for steps on how to lock the rear windows in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Most car manufacturers don’t allow you to set a speed limit for your vehicle and attach that setting to individual driver profiles. Lucky for you, Tesla has made that feature available and easy to configure. Whether you’re lending your vehicle to someone and want to ensure they don’t drive at high speeds, or would like to set it up for yourself, it’s good to know how this mode works. Continue for steps on how to limit the speed on a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
There are few travel companions better than your pet. It’s always a pleasure being able to bring them along, whether it’s for a long trip or just for local driving. A common concern for many is when a situation occurs where an owner must leave their animal in the car for a small amount of time. This can be dangerous, as interior cabins can heat up extremely fast. Lucky for you, Tesla has a feature called Dog Mode which solves this problem. Continue for steps on how to put your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in Dog Mode.
When looking at the exterior of a Tesla, you’ve probably noticed the numerous cameras around the car. It’s well known that these are used primarily for safety features and for the Autopilot system to work. However, a camera that often goes unnoticed is the one in the interior cabin. What does the interior cabin camera in your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y do? Continue for more.
A key benefit of Tesla ownership is having the robust Tesla mobile app at your fingertips. It not only acts as a key for your car, but there are several important actions you can accomplish using the app. One of the most convenient features is having the ability to start and defrost your vehicle. Continue for steps on how to defrost your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y from the Tesla app.
Most internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles have several stalks around the steering wheel. These are typically used to manage features like cruise control, wipers, and more. Tesla’s on the other hand only have two stalks, and in some of their models, they don’t have any at all. This is because most things can be done via the display. As a result, I often get questions about how to access basic controls, especially when it comes to the wipers. Continue for steps on how to access wiper controls in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Think about what you keep in your car’s glovebox. Typically, it’s important documents like ownership and insurance papers. However, there might be times when you’d like to store valuables, cash, or something private that you don’t want others to easily have access to. While in most vehicles, you would have to hope no one opens the glovebox or places those items somewhere else completely, in your Tesla you can set a PIN. Continue for steps on how to set a PIN for the glovebox in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Being a Tesla owner in settings that experience harsh, cold winters can be difficult at times. From reduced range to doors being jammed due to frigid temperatures, there are added challenges for sure. However, Tesla as a company is aware of these problems and has continuously addressed them to optimize cold-weather driving. If you’ve sat in your car when it’s freezing outside, there’s a chance you noticed a blue snowflake icon. What is the blue snowflake symbol in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y? Continue for more.
The headlights on Tesla vehicles are powerful and provide great visibility for safe driving in dark conditions. The leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer has done an adequate job automating as much as possible, creating a seamless experience. One of these features is called Headlights After Exit which helps manage your headlights once you exit the car. Continue for steps on how to turn Headlights After Exit on or off in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Tesla likes to keep their ownership experience as fun and lighthearted as possible. One of these silly, but enjoyable features is having the ability to change horn sounds. Every now and then, you might stumble upon a viral video of someone who has configured their horn to play a trending sound. There are always questions and comments about how it was accomplished, but the steps are never explained. Want to get in on this fun? Continue for steps on how to change the horn sounds on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
It can be easy for your neck to get stiff if you’re sitting in a car and don’t have a soft headrest. Thankfully, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have three comfortable headrests in the back of the vehicle. While two of them are stiff, the rear centre head support is adjustable and can be removed if needed. Continue reading for steps on how to remove the rear centre seat head support in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
One of my favourite things to do after a road trip is to see how many kilometres I added to my car. Knowing the total distance you’ve traversed in your vehicle is important for several reasons, and also a good indicator of how much you get around via car. Continue for steps on how to check the odometer in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
What kind of driver are you? Both the Tesla Model 3 and Y can perform fast bursts of acceleration and are able to reach speeds that shouldn’t be used on normal roads regularly. Whether you prefer to zip around quickly, or like a more chill ride, these vehicles have different acceleration modes to optimize your driving experience. Continue reading for steps on how to change the acceleration mode on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
When you finish driving your Tesla and shift into Park, the car will automatically power off when you exit your vehicle and walk away. This holds true whether you use a phone key or key card. Although it’s usually not required, there is a way to manually power the vehicle off from within the car. Continue reading for steps on how to manually turn the power off in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
If you’ve had the luxury of using a car starter, it’s one of those features that are hard to give up, especially if you’re in extreme climates. For example, it feels great when the snow is melted, and your vehicle is already warm and ready to go during cold winter nights. Tesla has taken the idea of a car starter to the next level, with their Scheduled Departure feature. Continue reading for steps on how to set up scheduled departure on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
When I switched from an older gas-powered sedan to a Tesla, I was shocked at how much more visibility I had during night drives. Both the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have powerful headlights that help provide visibility for safe driving in dark conditions. In fact, they’re so strong that I’ve been told off by multiple drivers who thought my high beams were on, even when the normal settings were engaged. Those drivers would be in for a surprise if they actually saw the high beams in use! Continue reading for steps on how to turn on the high beams in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
If you’re sitting in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y, it’s hard to miss the giant tablet-like centre touchscreen. Coming in at 15 inches for both models, it’s arguably one of the most important components of the car as most things are controlled through it. So, you can imagine if the touchscreen in your Tesla becomes unresponsive, you’d want to fix it immediately. Continue reading for steps on how to reboot the centre touchscreen in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Before I got my Tesla, I had the pleasure of sitting in one a few times. The first thing the person driving would do when safe was showcase the next level acceleration. While those bursts of acceleration were thrilling, they would quickly go back to driving with the normal flow of traffic. However, if you’re a person who consistently drives at high speeds, or even takes their Tesla to a track, then you’ll want to look into changing your steering setting. Continue reading for steps on how to put your Tesla Model 3 or Model Y steering wheel in sport mode.
The automotive industry has made incredible advancements, especially over the past few decades. From fully electric vehicles (EVs) to unique engine designs, it’s impressive how far cars have come. A minor feature that most entry-level “luxury” vehicles have is auto-fold on the exterior side mirrors, typically enabled once you’ve parked and locked the car. However, there are times when you might want to disable this capability altogether. Continue reading for steps on how to turn off auto-fold mirrors on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Tesla’s software, combined with its excellent camera system has made it a delight to drive. The on-screen visuals will show you where all the cars around you are, including vehicles in your blind spot. They have even introduced a blind spot camera for when you indicate to switch lanes or make a turn. Through all these advancements, it can be easy to forget the importance of your exterior side mirrors. You’ll want to make sure they’re in the best position when driving, and that’s different for everyone. Continue reading for steps on how to adjust the exterior side mirrors of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
Having head supports with your seat can help to make a car ride more comfortable for everyone. When you take delivery of a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y, you’ll notice that the rear centre head support is positioned differently from the other two seats next to it. While it may look like it’s fixed into one place, it’s in fact adjustable. Continue reading for steps on how to raise or lower the rear centre head support in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
We come in all shapes and sizes. This means for those of us who drive, we often like to have our steering wheel in a certain position. Having to adjust it can be a pain at times, especially in older vehicles. However, if you drive a Tesla then you’re in luck! They’ve made the process extremely simple. Continue reading for steps on how to adjust the steering wheel position in a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.
One annoyance I’ve heard from many people who sit in my Tesla is that it lacks grab handles, which are normally located above all doors in the interior of most cars. These are typically used when getting into and out of any vehicle, but can also be handy if it’s an especially bumpy ride. Tesla decided not to include them to help support their minimalistic design, and they also have a more prominent handle by the door release button that can be used instead. The follow-up questions I get are typically about what else is missing from these cars, with a hint of shade in their voice. One of the most common ones is about coat hangers. Do the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have coat hangers? Continue reading for more.
Getting in and out of a car can be difficult for some. This includes older folks, those with physical ailments, and in some cases for individuals who are heavy-set. Having extra room to work with typically makes the process of getting into or out of your vehicle easier, but it can be annoying having to change your seat and steering wheel settings every time. Tesla has solved this problem with their feature, Easy Entry. Continue reading for steps on how to enable Easy Entry in your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
If you find yourself in a position where you’re having a valet or someone you don’t know too well parking your car, then it can be quite nerve-wracking. There are plenty of horror stories where a valet driver crashes a luxury car doing something they weren’t supposed to. That’s why automakers like Tesla have introduced something called Valet Mode, which limits the car’s capabilities for these types of situations. Continue reading for steps on how to put your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y in Valet Mode.
Both the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were game-changing cars when they were first launched. From their incredible speed and ever-improving software, these vehicles offer a breath of fresh air for the auto industry. However, when driving cars that perform so well and have several features to explore, it can be easy to forget about the simple things that every vehicle should have. I came to this realization when I found myself in a situation where the power socket was needed. Where is the low-voltage power socket on a Tesla Model 3 or Model Y? Continue reading to find out.
When I first took delivery of my Tesla, the silence of driving without an engine took some getting used to. There are far fewer moving parts in EVs compared to gas cars which helps clear up space where the engine normally sits. This begs the question, what have automakers done with the excess area under the hood? Many have added a front trunk, also known as a frunk amongst the Tesla community. When you’re done using your frunk, there’s a correct way to put the hood back in place to avoid damage. Continue reading for steps on how to properly close the hood of a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
Picture this, you’re on a trip and about to do a fun activity. When getting ready, the staff walks you through all the different emergency situations. While it’s easy to get distracted and laugh about how unlikely those scenarios are, if the time ever comes, you’ll have wished you paid attention. For Tesla’s, finding a situation where you’ll need to manually open the trunk of your Model 3 or Model Y from the inside seems farfetched, but not impossible. Here’s where to find the interior emergency trunk release on a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.
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.
If you’re someone who consistently forgets to charge their device before leaving home, then the USB ports in your car have probably come in handy. Now, if you’re a Tesla owner and you fit that description, then you’re in luck thanks to Tesla’s having several ports, despite their minimalistic interior. Where are the USB ports in a Tesla Model 3 and Model Y? Continue reading for details on the location of these ports in the world’s most popular EVs.
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.
Since my brother got his Tesla Model Y, he’s constantly been told “that’s an expensive car” or “how can you afford to have a Tesla?” This got me thinking, how much does a new Tesla Model Y really cost in Canada? I mean, my brother obviously did the math to make sure his finances would not take a nosedive by choosing the Model Y over a gas-powered SUV, but what seemed obvious to me and my brother – 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, hopefully I’ve made your decision easier.
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 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 19 km 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.