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Top accessories for your Model Y
If you’ve just got delivery of your Model Y and are looking for some of the best accessories to consider buying, you’ve reached the right place. Also, congratulations on your new Model Y! The following are products that we recommend because we really like them.
5 things to know before buying a Tesla
When I took delivery of my Model S the staff member who helped me said: Remember, a Tesla is still a car. Every time I talk to someone new to Tesla I use that piece of advice. This post is about things that are fundamentally different in a Tesla, about both the car and the experience of buying one.
Tesla blind-spot warning
A common question amongst new Tesla owners is how does the blind-spot warning work. Most new cars these days have a light and an audible warning right on the side mirrors. This is not something you can find in a Tesla.
New Tesla owner orientation guide (PDF)
With the aim of helping new Tesla owners get started driving their brand new cars, we’ve put together this guide with some of the more popular questions and answers.
Top accessories for your Model X
If you just got delivery of your Model X you may be asking yourself what are the best accessories to get for your Tesla. I am going to share some of my favorite accessories for the Tesla Model X.
Top accessories for your Model S
If you just got delivery of your Model S you may be asking yourself what are the best accessories to get for your Tesla. As a Model S owner, I’m going to share the most useful accessories to get you started with.
Top Model 3 Accessories
If you’ve just got delivery of your Tesla and are looking for some of the best Model 3 accessories to consider buying, you’ve reached the right place. Also, congratulations on your new Model 3! The following are products that we recommend because we really like them.
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Feynlab ceramic coating in a new Model 3
Thinking about protecting your car? This new owner did PPF, Feynlab Ceramic Coating, and Madico tint. We’re proud sponsors of Feynlab, they have more than 150 installers in the US, and requesting a quote is free and very easy to do online.From issue #194
He Said, She Said - Tesla Model 3 Users Guide
A Writer and a Software Engineer buy a Tesla Model 3…now there’s a User’s Guide! This is a fun and easy read for Model 3 owners and anyone thinking of getting a Tesla. I like that it covers the most common questions about owning/driving a Tesla but also discusses real-life examples.
See more: AmazonFrom issue #87
How are Teslas holding up in value?
“Teslas have been flat in terms of depreciation in 2020 vs. the average depreciation 1%/month for the aggregate used car market. This is due to many factors, but OTA updates have created a customer experience unlike anything in the automotive market before that is creating tailwinds in the value of used Teslas.”
I got my car in 2017 and although the hardware is not completely up to date, I definitely feel I have a better car than when I purchased it. Leaving aside the new features received via OTA updates or the paid retrofit (HW3), just the driving experience with Autopilot by itself is so much better today than three years ago.From issue #132
New owner? Check out this PDF and a list of must-have accessories we've put together
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!
New Tesla owner orientation guide (PDF)
We have been wanting to put this guide together since we helped with the deliveries in Q3. We thought that it would be super awesome to be able to hand these to new owners at the delivery hub. Unfortunately, I didn’t think about it with enough time to have it ready by then, but we made sure we had it for the rush time in Q4. Feedback always welcome 🙂
Read more: TesletterFrom issue #91
Taking delivery of a Tesla soon? Check out our PDF for new owners
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
Tesla is starting to try out Owner's Orientation
Ahead of the end-of-year delivery madness, Tesla San Diego is organizing some events to go through the features of the car since during delivery there won’t be a lot of time. Personally, I think this is a very good move. Tesla’s current situation is that at the beginning of each quarter most of the cars the company manufactures are for Europe or China and only halfway through the quarter they start producing cars for North America, this results in some frantic weeks at the end of each quarter, even more so at the end of the year.
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #86
Tesla owner shares $35k Model 3 Standard Range complete buying guide
Are you interested in the $35k Model 3 Standard Range (US only)? If so, here’s a first-hand experience on how to order it.
To be honest, I would probably go for the SR+, for me the Autopilot is pretty important and I wouldn’t get a Tesla without it. The cost of adding Autopilot to the SR is $3k that puts it only $1,990 from the SR+. Having said that, a good reason to go for the SR would be if it qualifies for State incentives but your SR+ doesn’t.
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #96