Tesla come fairly well equiped, but they can still use some accesorizing. Some accessories are specific to the Model 3, Model Y, Model X, and Model S, some are specific to Tesla, and some are not specific to Tesla.
Tesla has an online shop where you can find their most popular accessories but there are also a few well-known websites where you can find custom and quality aftermarket interior and exterior accessories for your Tesla such as consoles, screen protectors, floor mats, lighting/sound upgrades, car covers, and more.
We've compiled a list of our top recommended accessories by Tesla model:
Some of the more popular Tesla accessories include:
- Interior: floor mats, frunk/trunk lifts, seat covers/protectors, consoles, sunshades, hooks, lightning upgraes, pedal covers, pet covers, trunk organizers, frunk coolers, window control covers, and door control covers.
- Exterior: car covers, eco hitch, puddle lights, rim protectors, lug nuts and covers, valve stem caps, vinyl T accents, licence plate mounts, spoliers, camera covers, appliqués, chrome delete kits, charging adapters/accessories.
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Tesla already offers wraps in China, it would be an interesting service if they would do a partnership for the Cybertruck and you could get it wrapped directly from the factory. Even better if they got to extend this to PPF for the other models, the ones with paint, hehe.From issue #159
This owner describes the process of getting the new center console in their 2018 Model 3. Reading all that they had to do, the process doesn’t seem easy, but if you are one of those who really dislike the old console, take a look. Some of the work necessary includes replacing the wire harness, and having to place wireless chargers from Amazon and put them behind the charger pad.From issue #235
Model 3 owners who don’t have rear floor mats yet, new Model 3/S/X owners without floor mats, here’s something for you. Get one of the best all-weather floor mats in the market at a discounted price, sold individually or by parts (rear, front, row 1, row 2). We haven’t tried them ourselves but people that we trust have only good things to say about them.
The Model Y version is coming very soon, stay tuned!
From issue #112
u/crujones43 shared on Reddit his designs, you can see them here:
Read more: RedditFrom issue #59
Thank andy2na for this list to help you make decisions when designing your Tesla. If you’re still waiting, hopefully you’ll need this soon!
See Google DocFrom issue #15
New Tesla owner? Ready to treat your Tesla? Time to finally buy that accessory you’ve been meaning to get but you couldn’t decide on? No matter why you’re here, we got you! Check out our list of top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for Tesla owners. Happy shopping!From issue #191
There’s been a lot of controversy about if these door seals reduce the road noise or not. LivingTesla has ran an experiment and posted the results for all us to know. Spoiler alert: while it reduces the difference in volume it isn’t that noticeable, but they make a nicer sound when closing the doors :)#67
We recently have been in a couple of small accidents and scratched our rims, so we have decided to buy these bands to hide the damange and protect our rims from more curb rush. If you are interested you can find them on Evannex, use our discount code “tesla tesletter” to get $10 off when you order them. They are available for the Model S, Model 3, and Model X.#68
[Sponsored] The most customizable steering wheels in the industry, there is no combination of customization that you can’t do! Get an exclusive 20% off Custom Carbon Fiber Steering Wheels For Tesla at Pimp My EV with the code “TESLETTER”.From issue #245
[Sponsored] Pimp My EV’s custom steering wheels offer the most customization options seen online. With over 1000 steering wheels shipped, they certainly have captured the market with their totally bespoke offerings. Check them out!From issue #226
Our friends at Tesbros are releasing their DIY paint protection film kit that you can install yourself, they have been nice enough to open this up for our readers one day before the official announcement. If you want to give your car protection without breaking the bank, this is a great option. Use the code TESLETTERYPPF for 15% off, valid until Monday at midnight. Disclaimer, this will also send some bucks from your purchase our way.From issue #236
This Reddit user had problems with his cabin filters (stinky smell we are all familiar with). When the new HEPA filter for the Model Y came out, he noticed how much better the design was at preventing water from getting to it and, since no retrofit was available, decided to fix the problem himself. And… he got the missing parts from Tesla for only $70.50 🤯.From issue #215
This is a pretty common question for the folks who decide to install aftermarket accessories. Our friends from Pimp My EV cover the matter at length in this article. Long story short, it doesn’t unless the problem was caused by the aftermarket part.From issue #227
Tesla recommends replacing your cabin filters after 2 years of use. However, sometimes it needs to be replaced earlier due to a nasty smell (I’ve heard people refer to it both as a vinegar smell and a stinky sock) that is known to appear in the Model 3. And if you happen to be in the market for new filters, I recommend these HEPA cabin filters with activated charcoal to combat bad odors.From issue #121
We featured this project a long long time ago, in issue #42 3+ years ago. With these small 3-D printed locks, you can present thieves from pulling down your back seats and reaching on your trunk. 15% of proceeds will go to Razom for Ukraine, thank you Tesbros for bringing these back!From issue #207
[Sponsored] I can’t be the only one annoyed by the OEM charger not working correctly due to the camera bump on my iPhone. Many reached out to our friends at TWRAPS seeking a solution, and they’ve delivered. With this new product, any iPhone or Android with a MagSafe-compatible case will charge seamlessly in your refreshed Model 3 or Model Y.
This accessory fits snugly in the center console, and its clever design still allows easy access to its contents. For me, its utility is twofold: it charges my iPhone and conceals the clutter in my center console. 😆From issue #284
[Sponsored] PimpMyEV just had their Labor Day Sale, if you missed out, they are extending it just for Tesletter subscribers until September 20th with a juicy 20% off Real Carbon Fiber mods. Use code “TESLETTER” for 20% off all their real carbon fiber mods, including custom steering wheels!From issue #232
Read more: Tesla Owners OnlineFrom issue #97
More updates coming to the Model Y? Maybe, here is the first look at the Hepa filter in a MIC Model Y with Bioweapon Defense Mode. Living in a place that suffers from wildfires every year, this is great news!From issue #145
If you want to install three car seats, you are going to need to secure all of them with the seat belt for them to fit. It will be tight but it can be done, especially if you get European car seats, as cars in Europe are generally a bit smaller. Note: If you are going to install car seats for the first time in your Tesla, I can’t recommend enough for you to use a seat cover as well, this is the one that we use.From issue #160
All Model Ys built starting on July 1st come with a HEPA filter and Bioweapon mode. According to a tweet from @SawterMerritt, Tesla will also offer an option to retrofit it into existing Model Ys soon. Living in California, where we get more and more wildfires every year, this is great news!From issue #172
Today is the last day to get 15% off Hansshow power frunk and trunk. This is the perfect DIY for the holidays for those of you who like this kind of project. Free shipping anywhere in the world. Use discount code ’tesletter’ at checkout.
Need a safe jack to get ready for swapping winter tires? We got you. A Tesla-specific jack pad is included with each stand. Fits Tesla’s official lifting point for Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. Purchase 2 and get FREE shipping. Easy peasy.From issue #127
If you’re looking for gift ideas for the Tesla owners and fans in your life, look no more, we’ve got you covered. This week, we have also launched new t-shirts and onesies (thank you @raphy_martinez for the idea!) that we think you’ll like.#90
We’re partnering with Scent Wedge to give away 3 Model 3 air fresheners of their newest scent, Big Sur. Check out pinned tweet to participate! We’ll announce the winners next Wednesday, Jan. 15th.
Check out this cool video, you can almost smell it!
You probably remember a video that we featured a couple of weeks ago in which TeslaRaj poured 5 gallons of water into his trunk to test some new mats. If you’re new to Tesletter, or just want to watch it again, here is the video. After watching this video (and many others), we decided to reach out to Vincent, and he agreed on sponsoring this week’s giveaway (thanks Vincent 🙏). If you are in the market for new all-weather interior mats, especially now that rain/snow is coming, check out the floor mats by Tesmanian.
As usual, check out our pinned tweet to participate. And good luck!
For those of you with the ability to work remotely- and t’s a lot of us right now- can you imagine working from anywhere your Tesla can drive you? This week we’re partnering with ‘ScentWedge’ to present you their latest creation: ‘DeskWedge’, a wooden work surface that is designed for Tesla Model 3 and Model Y and fits perfectly in the center console. Get inspired by watching this video.
Want to win a ‘DeskWedge’? Head to Twitter, RT, and follow to participate! Winners will be announced next Wednesday.From issue #125
Who doesn’t love the fact that their car gets software updates? Share it with the world thanks to our best-selling t-shirt which turns out to be a great conversation starter! We’re giving away 2 ‘My car updates’ t-shirt to 2 lucky winners, this week. Check out pinned tweet to participate, and good luck!From issue #121
RT and follow @tesletter on Twitter for a chance to win a ‘Tesla Parking Only’ wooden sign to decorate your garage. A fun car deserves fun accessories. We’re giving away 2 signs to 2 lucky WINNERS. Good luck!From issue #128
Need a car cover? Look no more! Participate in our giveaway and win a car cover for your Tesla (you choose the model, all Tesla models available). Each model’s car cover is cut to perfectly fit your car contours with mesh openings to allow appropriate cooling airflow while charging your vehicle. Check out pinned tweet to participate. Good luck!From issue #153
New giveaway! Win a Center Console Table for your Tesla (available for all Tesla models). Designed by Evannex and perfect for a quick lunch on the road or as a desk for work when you’re traveling. Check out our Twitter to participate, the winner will be announced next Wed. 9/8. Good luck 🍀From issue #179
This accessory is for sure a popular one and a must-have. Want this awesome set of All-weather floor mats by Evannex? Us too! Participate in this week’s giveaway and for a chance to make it yours (winner chooses the Tesla model). Check out pinned tweet to participate.From issue #161
We’re giving away 3 copies of ‘Elon Musk: A Kid’s Book About Inventions’ a very nice children’s book created by a fellow Tesla owner. Head to Twitter and check out the pinned tweet to learn more about how to participate. We’ll be announcing the winners on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd. Good luck!From issue #142
For the Tesla owners and gamers out there… This week we’ve partnered with Evannex to give away a Game Controller for your Tesla 🎮 Head out to Twitter to participate. Good luck 🍀From issue #187
This week, we’re partnering with Jeda to give away one of their new USB Hub Console, designed for the newer console in the Model 3 and Y, and with the ability to charge AirPods, the Apple Watch, and many more gadgets. Check out our pinned tweet to participate, good luck!From issue #170
We’re stoked to be partnering with Jeda for our next giveaway for which we’re giving away one Jeda Wireless Pad for the Model 3. We’ll announce the winner on Twitter next Wednesday, check out pinned tweet to participate. Good luck!
Check out our pinned tweet to participateFrom issue #88
This week we’re partnering with Supercharged Accessories (@lightmytesla) to give away this awesome LED Lighting Bundle for your Tesla (Model 3 or Y). Head out to Twitter to participate, good luck! ⚡🍀From issue #177
We’ve partnered with Tesla Puddle Lights @lightmytesla to give away TWO pairs of Premium Puddle Lights (good for any Tesla model!). Check out the pinned tweet to participate. We will announce the winners on December 9th.From issue #140
This week we’re partnering with Evannex to give away a Portable Mini Vacuum for your Tesla. Very practical and rechargeable from the USB ports of your car. Want it? Check out our pinned tweet to participate, good luck!
From issue #113
This week we’ve partnered with our friends at TWRAPS to give away a pre-cut tinted PPF for your Tesla’s tail lights. Made with ultra-premium tinted PPF (8mil, self-healing, stain resistant) and available for all Tesla models. Check out our pinned tweet to participate. Good luck!From issue #228
In this week’s giveaway, we’re partnering with Evannex to give away a pair of Seat Hoodies for your Tesla. They are custom-designed to fit and protect the upholstered front seats of all Tesla models. Head out to Twitter to participate, good luck!From issue #183
Winter is coming, get ready with this set of the Evannex All-Weather Floor Mats (2 front pieces and 1 second row piece). Available for all Tesla Models. Check out our pinned tweet to participate!From issue #185
We’re starting the month giving away a SnapPlate for your Model 3. Easy to install and remove and Autopilot-safe, thank you SnapPlate for partnering with us! Check out pinned tweet to participate. We’ll announce the winners next Wednesday. Good luck!#84
This week we’re partnering with LivingTesla to give away a SnapPlate removable front license plate mount, now available for the Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. SnapPlate installs and completely removes in seconds with nothing left behind. 3D printing magic (learn all about it). Check pinned tweet to participate, good luck!From issue #105
This week we’re partnering with our friends from EveryAmp to give away a SnapPlate for your Tesla. Install and remove SnapPlate- front license plate mount for your Tesla- in seconds. Available for all models. Check out our pinned tweet on Twitter to participate.From issue #192
This week we are partnering with our friends at EveryAmp to give away a SnapPlate front license plate mount for your Tesla (all models available). RT and follow @tesletter on Twitter to participate. The winner will be announced next Wednesday 7/20. Good luck!From issue #224
Who wants to go on an adventure with their Tesla? I mean, what’s not to like about going on a road trip in the safety of your car, especially in these crazy times. And if you do, you may want to consider adding a hitch to your Model Y (or Model 3).
Check out this Model Y tow hitch with 3,500 lbs of towing capacity, lightweight, made in the US, and very affordable (save over $600 compared to Tesla’s). Start your adventure today!From issue #114
The Model 3 and the Model Y don’t come with Bioweapon Defense Mode, but you can easily get a HEPA cabin filter and have the same high quality and odor-free filtered air in your Tesla. Useful in Covid-19 times but also if you have allergies, for example.From issue #110
One more year, we’ve gone through our favorite list of gadgets, apparel items, and all sorts of fun items, and have put together this holiday gift guide for Tesla owners and enthusiasts. Some of the brands that we love are also offering discounts during the holidays, check them below. I hope you like our ideas for the Tesla lover in your life!From issue #142
Do you need a CCS1 to Tesla Adapter? Sadly, Tesla doesn’t sell this in the USA, but seems that you can buy it from Tesla in Korea and get it shipped to you in the USA. I wonder if Tesla will change this if the number of US orders goes up.From issue #214
Trevor from Tesla Owners Online shows how to install the installation of Torklift Central EcoHitch in his Model 3. As Trevor said, the car was designed to have a hitch. I just want to add that you should inform yourself before deciding to install a tow hitch since Tesla says in the manual to not do it. Good job Trevor!
If your Jeda wireless pad charger is not lining up right on the charger and you often have to slide it up a little to get it to start charging, here’s a solution for you. Get some adhesive MagSafe magnets from AliExpress and a roll of adhesive-backed microfiber to cover the magnets and hold them in place on the mat. Put it all together, wrapped and trimmed on the edges (you could use an Exacto knife), and voilà. Thank you u/TheKobayashiMoron for sharing this $20 project!From issue #138
Up until now, Jeda’s accessories were for Model 3 and Model Y with the old console, well, not anymore! Jeda announced this week their new USB Hub Console, designed for the newer console and with the ability to charge AirPods, the Apple Watch, and many more gadgets!From issue #167
A couple of weeks ago we partnered with Jeda to give away a Jeda Wireless Pad and it turned out to be one of our more popular contests. Model 3 owners love this wireless charger, and if they do, it must be for a reason. Or for many reasons: easy to install, non slippery, great design and UX, and compatible with most mobile devices in the market.
Love it? Buy it now!#90
Not sure why Apple ever stopped selling magnetic battery chargers, it’s a brilliant feature. Glad that someone thought about this and implemented the same principle in USB-C adapters that we can use. Here’s the one recommended in the Twitter thread initiated by @mcjamez, thanks for sharing!From issue #121
[Sponsored] We’re excited to share that our friends at TWRAPS have just launched a dual wireless charger designed specifically for the 2017-2020 Tesla Model 3 and Y, and it’s compatible with MagSafe iPhones. This charger features a design that ensures your phone stays in place, thanks to its MagSafe compatibility. Its two-level design can accommodate newer iPhones with larger cameras and ensures your device stays charged at all times. I’ve personally found that my iPhone 14 Pro barely charges on the stock wireless charger that came with my Tesla, so this new product is a game-changer.
If you’ve been looking for a wireless charger for your Tesla, today is your lucky day! You can get a 20% discount on this product by using the code RECHARGE.From issue #264
This Tesla owner was looking for a MagSafe for his Model X and, after not being able to find a solution he liked, he built his own. Here’s a short demo and here’s a detailed explanation of the hack and all the pieces needed. The DIY has become so popular that the creator is 3D printing them and selling them on Etsy. He plans on donating the proceeds to clean energy non-profit to help further the Tesla mission.From issue #146
Vanessa decided to try out Amazon Echo Auto. Amazon Echo Auto is the incarnation of their smart assistant - Alexa - in your car. To demo it, she picked a few useful skills and designed a useful routine as well. Watch the video and subscribe to our channel if you haven’t done it yet.
As an owner of a Model Y, I have to say I really like Tesla adding that. If you have a Model Y and want a cargo cover our friends at Evannex sell one, use the code TESLETTER to get a $10 discount.From issue #190
I have to say I’m highly disappointed by this change, as I’m certain this is going to negatively affect first-time users that aren’t super informed. I wish they would give folks an option to opt-out from receiving the mobile charger in exchange for store credit, rather than having to purchase it separately. According to Elon on Twitter, the usage statistics were super low, although I personally know a lot of owners who use it as their regular charging method 🤷♂️.From issue #212
I often get questions by new owners about what accessories to get for their brand new Teslas. The number one thing I recommend is getting storage for Sentry and Dashcam videos. Other than that, it really depends on your needs and budget, but today I wanted to share a few Model 3 and Model Y accessory bundles that include all the basics (and more!) and will definitely help you save some $$From issue #136
This Model 3 owner fixed the smell coming out of his Model 3 air filters but unfortunately, the smell is back. In this video, he shares his perspective on why he thinks this is going to be an annual maintenance item to add to your list. He also shares the results of an air quality test with the OEM filters and compares it with some aftermarket ones. If you’re in the market for new filters, I recommend these HEPA cabin filters with activated charcoal to combat bad odors.From issue #125
This Model 3 owner was bummed by the fact that Tesla removed the hooks in the frunk and decided to 3D print his own for his Model 3 from Q3 2020. If you’re also missing this accessory, and have a 2017-2020 Model 3 (not the new version!) here’s some you can buy on Amazon.From issue #145
New Performance package for the Model 3. It includes track-focused brake fluid, high-performance brake pads and 20" Zero-G Performance Wheels (which may affect range). Costs $5,500.
On top of that Tesla is releasing the Track Mode V2. In this version, they’re giving the driver a lot of freedom to tweak how the car responds and other interesting features like recoding video, built-in-lap timer, and more.
What do you think? I personally think that those rims look 🔥🔥🔥 See it in action on a track.
The owners that I know who have a Yoke steering wheel do not miss the round steering wheel at all. However, I have heard some complaints on Twitter and forums. For those of you who do not like the Yoke steering wheel, in March, you will be able to retrofit a round steering wheel for $700. Please note that this new steering wheel will still not have stalks or shifters.From issue #249
Is the factory tow package worth the extra $700? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Our friends at LivingTesla do a great job of explaining it all in this video.
If you decide to go with the aftermarket tow hitch for your Model Y, here’s the one we recommend.From issue #118
Ji and his wife, Annalee, from Tesbros, are expecting their first baby and as a result, they have done a bunch of research on the best car seat options for their Model Y. Here’s a great video and article they’ve published comparing car seats for the Model Y. Congrats Ji and Annalee on the baby 👶, I hope everything goes great!From issue #173
I thought this was a really ingenious idea and wanted to share it (sorry, you need to be a member of the Facebook group to be able to watch this video). This Tesla owner used the cover of the tow hitch to be able to remove it without the tools. The mount is held by two magnets and pops out when you press it.From issue #155
One of the best places to transport food in your Tesla is the frunk because it contains odors. And one of the best ways to avoid getting your dirty fingers all over your frunk is with this power frunk accessory. This is a very popular accessory amongst Tesla owners and now it’s available for the Model Y as well.From issue #148
This Model 3, probably part of the refresh project called Project Highland, comes with new 18" Aero wheels. These ones are matte black and hint at another change to be released soon for the car. Personally, I never liked the original Aero wheels, and I hope these are an improvement over them.From issue #256
It was about time that Tesla allowed new owners to store Dashcam and Sentry Mode videos without having to purchase any accessories. I really hope that, in the future, Tesla offers a paid plan to store and access videos in the cloud!From issue #142
They are well known for their vinyl products. Apart from their popular Model 3 Chrome delete kit, they have lots of other cool wraps for the dashboard, the console, the door sills, the steering wheel, you name it!
Get 25% off with the code ‘WrapUp’ at checkout.#97
In case you missed this or you’re new to Tesla, a few weeks ago Jeda launched a new version of their wireless pad, both for the Model 3 and the Model Y. There are cheaper wireless pads for your Tesla in the market, but there aren’t better ones. The new capabilities of the V3 include:
- Increased charing area
- Fastest charging speeds
- Three way charging (1 horizontal and 2 portrait positions)
- Wired charging option
Sadly, given the current chip shortage, Tesla had to deliver at least a few cars without USB-C ports or wireless charging (no cables). Other owners have reported Tesla proactively saying that, of course, they will retrofit that when there is stock free of charge.From issue #190
By now, everyone who’s been following the Model Y deliveries knows that Model Ys come with a wireless charging pad. What I did not know is that new Model 3s being delivered right now also include the wireless charging pad as well as USB-C ports. I read about it on a Facebook Group the other day and was gladly surprised to see how fast changes in the newer models make it to the existing ones.From issue #116
We recently updated our PDF for new Tesla owners which comes in very handy when you first get your hands on the steering wheel and realize you’re still driving a car, but a very different one from what you’re used to. The PDF also contains some good tips that even experienced Tesla owners may not know about. Finally, check out our must-have recommended accessories for new owners (links by model can be found at the very end of the PDF). A quick few ideas here:
- Screen protector (Model 3/Y)
- Licence Plate Mount “Quick Bandit”
- Ultra-bright LED light kit (Model 3 | Model Y). We recently installed this in our trunk and it makes such a big difference!
Tesla has added a rear liftgate sunshade for the Model Y. It is constructed of lightweight fabric with a collapsible rigid frame so you can fit it in the included pouch as well as Tesla says rearward visibility is not compromised but blocks 2/3 of solar thermal load. I wonder if this would be needed for the folks in the 3rd row of the Y.From issue #143
TeslaBros is rebranding to TESBROS and opening an Amazon Store. To celebrate the launch, they are offering their Chrome Delete Kits at an awesome price:
- Model 3 Chrome Delete Kit: $139.95
- Model S/X Chrome Delete Kit: $149.95 (US only)
We recently installed the Chrome Delete kit in our Model S- we’ll be publishing an article soon- and couldn’t be happier about it, it looks amazing! I’m not going to lie, it takes patience. But once you get the hang of it, smoothing the vinyl almost becomes therapeutic.#101
A new Tesla wall connector is on the Tesla Shop, it not only has a longer cord but it comes with Wi-Fi connection:
“Monitor your charge with the Tesla app and receive notifications when complete. Wi-Fi connectivity enables over-the-air firmware updates and remote service if necessary.”
Read more: Tesla ShopFrom issue #94
I don’t own a Model 3 but if you do and, like me, don’t love the look of the Aero Wheel Covers, check out this new Kickstarter project called Orbital.
I find it very smart and honesty, these wheel covers look amazing. Early bird deals are expiring soon, so hurry up!
Read more: KickstarterFrom issue #100
Rockers are one of the parts that get the most damage from chips and debris, even more so if you live in cold climates with snow and salt on the roads. Our friends from Tesbros just released their Model 3/Y PPF Rockers kits and are running a 20% sale until this Sunday 3/7 at midnight Pacific.#153
This isn’t the first time we talk about this, but I think the first time Elon tweeted about it wasn’t out yet. If you press on the right side of the Yoke, not directly aiming at the honk button, the car detects it and hoks as well. Good addition.From issue #206
“Quick Bandit” is a Tesla front license plate bracket that can be installed and removed in seconds. It’s been very successful with the Model 3 and now it’s also available for the Model Y. Made in California by @tonytesla4life, a member of the Tesla community who we’ve had the pleasure of meeting IRL and we love working with. If you happen to be in the market for a front license plate bracket and also need to change your cabin air filters (or are going to have to do it soon), get the bundle and save $20. (Or you can also get the HEPA cabin air filters separately and watch @Seasonedtech replace them in under 4 minutes!).From issue #129
The famous artsci is back, this time lighting up the back of his Model 3 as he previously did with his Model S. You can find the WIP here.#48
If you’re looking for a USB or some sort of storage for Sentry and Dashcam videos, we got you. PureTesla offers multiple options, they all come preconfigured and ready to use. And their customer service is top-notch!
- TeslaCam microSD. Works with Mac and PC, includes MicroSD card and USB.
- TeslaCam iOS Bundle. Works with Mac, PC, Android, and iPhone/iPad via included MicroSD reader and Lightning port adapter.
- TeslaCam SSD Extreme. Ultimate TeslaCam solution in terms of reliability and storage capacity.
If, like us, you’re in the market for a new screen protector, check Abstract Ocean’s. They are made of tempered glass, have six layers of protection, and are available for all models (yay!). Their matte version looks perfect to minimize glare and hide fingerprints.#86
SwissFamilyTesla got his referral award Signature Black Wall Connector a few weeks ago. He got confirmation from Tesla that it is the first one delivered in Switzerland.#26
Nice idea to avoid strangers to unplug cars from L2 chargers. I just wish it would be less complicated (you need to have a lock with you) and not that easy to mess with the charger (lock it when not in use, lock it when plugged in someone else’s car, etc.).
Read more: FacebookFrom issue #87
Our friend Ji, from Tesbros, just released a great guide on how to fix minor scratches in your Tesla (or any other vehicle) for as low as $20. Thanks for the tips, Ji!From issue #152
This is great, especially for those missing the data ports in the center console who can’t play Cuphead, Sonic, and Cat Quest.From issue #202
In case you haven’t come across our PDF for new Tesla owners which comes in very handy when you first get your hands on the steering wheel and realize you’re still driving a car, but a very different one from what you’re used to, here it is again. The PDF also contains some good tips that even experienced Tesla owners may not know about. Finally, check out our must-have recommended accessories for new owners (links by model can be found at the very end of the PDF) including a Model Y bundle for new owners.From issue #140
We’ve partnered with a few brands and are bringing you exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts for Tesletter subscribers when purchasing all sorts of different accessories for your Tesla. If you’re looking for any specific item, now it’s the time and I’m sure you’ll find a good deal in here.
14 brands to choose the best of the best accesories from. Gear up!
See all deals: TesletterFrom issue #87
It’s that time of the year again and I feel we’ve been taking advantage of discounts all month but nothing can’t beat Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales so… One more year, we’ve partnered with a few brands that we love to bring you the best deals in Tesla accessories. Are you ready?From issue #139
A Reddit user did this prototype with airbag honk enabled. This change requires hardware changes, so it won’t be available in the previous refreshed Model S and X.From issue #200
We recently bought these set of mats for the trunk and we’re so happy with the purchase. They seem to come directly from Weathertech (the company that manufactures them for Tesla) and they cost only $135 (they cost $200 if you buy them on the Tesla website). As you can see they look legit and they fit perfectly. If you are in the market for some all-weather mats now that winter is coming, these are great ones.
Tesla China started offering retrofits for the power trunk of the Model 3 for around $630. Not bad compared to the aftermarket kits out there and the cost of labor.From issue #204
If you ordered your Tesla after April 17th 2022, don’t expect it to come with the Mobile Connector. If you order it before, I would recommend that you still check if your car comes with it.From issue #213
Tesla has released their all-weather floor liners manufactured by Weathertech. It is interesting that these mats are 100% recyclable and free of cadmium, lead, latex, and PVC. If you don’t have all-weather floor mats for your Model 3 yet, these are probably a good option.#72
Great news for those of you waiting to take delivery of a new Model 3 soon, seems that Tesla was able to unblock the chip shortage and it is now delivering new Model 3s with USB-C ports. I hope everyone who got one without them had the retrofitted already.From issue #191
Tesla won’t be providing the chrome license plate with their new Model 3 and Model Y cars, they will be selling a black license plate frame instead for $40. Honestly, I’m not sure I like this move of removing basic stuff.From issue #229
You might have seen folks complaining about bubbles on the headrest of their cars, maybe you even suffered it yourself. According to Drive Tesla Canada, Tesla is now offering a replacement as ‘goodwill’ although they are warning folks that they are using the same material, so if this was caused by a hair product or something else, it might happen again.From issue #168
Tesla is sending emails to Model Y owners with coupon codes for a complimentary all-weather kit. If you haven’t seen it, maybe is in your inbox.From issue #206
Tesla has opened their parts catalog which puts them at the same level than other major vehicle manufacturers. OP allhands says “I do wish they provided pricing outright and made ordering easier on the Tesla site. Other car manufacturers have made online ordering really easy in their parts catalogs.” But still, this is a big step for a better customer experience. Way to go Tesla!
Read more: RedditFrom issue #31
I love the creativity of the Tesla community, this Tesla owner has designed his own Tesla tailgating table with an umbrella and everything. And the table also serves as a lid for the sub trunk of his Model 3. It’s made of bamboo and it costs around $200. Very creative and very practical for camping trips!From issue #160
Tesla recently introduced ‘Glovebox PIN’ to secure access to it with a 4-digit pin. As part of the Model 3 2021 refresh, Tesla is also planning on updating the interior of the car to get a USB port on the top left corner of the glovebox. Together, these changes will allow owners to securely lock their Sentry Mode/TeslaCam storage device in the glovebox. Very cool!
For current Model 3 and Model Y owners, you still have the option to get the Jeda USB hub, which enables you to hide the storage device in a hub that seems part of the car and also gives you extra USB ports.From issue #133
According to a report from Drive Tesla Canada, Tesla has replaced the Model Y Performance rear brakes, which were larger than the LR brakes, with smaller rotors and caliper covers. This change has resulted in a decrease in braking performance and less stopping power. In my opinion, this alteration is not appropriate for a vehicle that is marketed as a high-performance car.From issue #248
If you’ve been considering purchasing a Tesla Wall Connector, now is an excellent time to do so. The recent price drop from $400 to $350 makes this covinient, high-quality charging solution even more attractive. If you need one, grab your Tesla Wall Connector now!From issue #247
If there is a testament to the adoption of EVs is Best Buy offering EV chargers on their website. This isn’t the first time but it is the first time that they offer Tesla’s wall connector.From issue #244
If you have a Model 3 you probably have heard about TeslaBros - if you haven’t, don’t worry, that’s why Tesletter exists 😉. Well, this week they just released their new doorhandle and door sill wrap. We follow TeslaBros on Twitter and can tell you that they have been working on their wrap for the door handle for weeks! These guys are really OCD and they haven’t stopped until they got what - at least looks like - the perfect wrap for the Model 3 handles.
We’ve contacted TeslaBros and got a discount coupon for our subscribers, enjoy!
- Coupon: TesletterHandlesIt
- Discount: 20% discount in the door handle and the door sill wraps
- Valid until: May 28th.
Note: Tesletter is making no money whatsoever from this product.
Unfortunately, Teslaquila won’t be available to purchase internationally, but according to Elon Musk on Twitter, the bottle and a set of shot glasses will be. If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check it out, it sold out the first day it became available a couple of weeks ago.From issue #139
Even if you aren’t looking for new mats, don’t miss out on watching how TeslaRaj pours five galons of water in his trunk 🤣 These mats by Teslamian are designed by Vincent and seem like a good option if you are in the market for all-weather floor mats.
Thanks Raj for rocking our My Car Updates t-shirt.#78
Not carrying a spare tire is not a reason not to own a car jack, they’re great for tire rotations and winter wheel swaps, but also for DIY red brake caliper painting, cleaning the wheel wells, and even swapping suspension components (Model 3 especially - lowering springs, coil-overs).
Teslarati is bringing you an exclusive Racing Red Edition of the popular 3-TON jack stand used by Tesla owners worldwide. A Tesla-specific jack pad is included with each stand. Fits Tesla’s official lifting point for Model S, Model 3, and Model X.
Yes, you heard right, Teslarati has its own online shop and it’s great, check it out!
Read more: Teslarati Shop#88
Winter is here and with winter rain and snow, protect your Model 3 with these great all-wether floor mats. Tesmanian’s all-weather mats are custom-designed for Tesla Model 3, made of premium materials, and very, very resistant. If you have doubts and still haven’t seen TeslaRaj’s video pouring 5 gallons of water in his trunk, check it out.
To top it off, you can get 10% off with the code TESLETTER at checkout.#92
According to this Redditor the Model Y’s HEPA filter has two layers , the top layer is like the filter in Model 3 and the bottom layer is HEPA with plastic case. This is, as someone pointed out in the comments, a pretty clever idea since the first filter, most likely cheaper to replace, would clean the air before the HEPA filter, and that way I assume it will increase the lifetime of the HEPA filter.From issue #148
We shared a test by Bjørn a few months ago in which he showed similar results to this new test by ‘Car and Driver’.
Read more: Car and DriveFrom issue #91
It isn’t available in all countries but it is in the Netherlands, Ireland, and Italy.From issue #162
Tesbros just announced the first front PPF Kit designed to be DIY. They have designed this kit from scratch to be installed by folks without PPF experience. You can pre-order your kit now, kits will start shipping on June 24th.From issue #220
Not only they can charge others, but they are also findable in the Tesla App now. This is great for hotels, apartments, buildings, and offices, mainly all places that were using other solutions like Chargepoint before.From issue #227
In a response to @ICannot_Enough, where he suggested that Tesla could automatically adjust the side mirror settings based on the position of the driver’s eyes and a comparison against the fleet’s own data, Elon said that Tesla will add that feature to the feature. It sounds cool, but I wonder how long it will take Tesla to implement it, and if it will be accurate. They do have the technology, the engineering, and the data required to do this.From issue #230
We knew Tesla was ditching radar in their rewrite of FSD Beta but we didn’t anticipate them removing it from cars as early as this month. In this support article, Tesla announced “Beginning with deliveries in May 2021, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built for the North American market will no longer be equipped with radar. Instead, these will be the first Tesla vehicles to rely on camera vision and neural net processing to deliver Autopilot”.
The downside? New cars will have a limited version of AP at first, Autosteer will be limited to a maximum speed of 75 mph, and Smart Summon and Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance may be disabled at delivery.From issue #165
[Sponsored] A few months ago we shared with you these amazing wraps by our friends at TWRAPS. Fast forward to today, they have created a bunch more products for all Tesla vehicles, including the Model Y which they just added, and their products keep getting better and better. Why do we like them? High-quality materials, best packaging out there, all the products and colors you can think of for your Tesla, and very good and detailed installation videos. Don’t take our word for it, check them out.From issue #233
These Ultra-bright LED lights are one of the most popular accessories for any Tesla Model. We got the ones for the trunk of our Model S and they are super easy to install. Teslarati is bringing you a full DIY kit for the Model 3 and the Model Y which includes puddle lights, lights for the driver and passenger footwell, and glove box lights. A perfect DIY project for the weekend!
If you would like to sponsor Tesletter, please reach out!From issue #107
We’re proud to be highlighting Teslarati’s ultra-premium Carbon Fiber aero package for the Tesla Model 3 that’s been a big hit among Tesla Corsa racers and the general Model 3 owners community.
Track-proven (winners circle at both Tesla Corsa and Laguna Seca REFUEL), this gorgeous looking Model 3 front spoiler and accompanying rear spoiler is 100% handmade in California, looks as great as it performs, and certainly aimed at owners that won’t settle for anything less than the best for their Model 3.
For a limited time only, get 10% OFF using the coupon code ‘Tesletter’.#98
Participate in our June contest! You only need to be a subscriber and RT this tweet. Last month we gave away one of our amazing t-shirts, congratulations @BillKohl4. This month we’ve partnered with Abstract Ocean and you can win an amazing pair of puddle lights. Good luck!From issue #64
If your UMC is outdoors, you might want to consider some type of enclosing to avoid it ending up breaking due to the weather conditions. This Reddit user showed us what he built for $85, “$30 for the post $30 for the stainless hardware $15 paint $10 electrical box and receptacle”.From issue #163
The v3 of the Tesla Wall Connector just received a software update that allows customizing who can use it. The options are, all vehicles, only Tesla, or authorized VINs only. Especially useful for those who have their charger outdoor.From issue #219
The 2020 Model 3s no longer have the grocery clips in the frunk, which were there for holding grocery and takeout bags. If your car came without the clips, you can order them from the Tesla store for $1.10 each.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #97