Before my kids were born, my wife and I made a list of everything we would need at the hospital. Clothes? Check. Toiletries? Check. Four cases of beer? Check. Okay, so I obeyed my wife’s orders and left the beer at home. That being said, getting a new car delivered is somewhat like getting a new baby. New babies and new cars are both exciting to have, and you want to nurture and pamper them both. A new Tesla Model 3 is a whole heckuva lot quieter than either of my kids ever were however. In order to assist you with your new baby, here are a few Tesla Model 3 delivery checklists for you to check out.
If you haven’t done so already, please check out our piece on buying a salvage Tesla.
A Different Kind of Car Company
Unlike buying a new car from a more traditional dealership, chances are that you will not have driven your new Tesla before you see it for the first time. Your new Tesla will be delivered to your local dealership for you (and any other co-owners of the car) to inspect before taking delivery. A kind soul by the name of Armen Hareyan has provided an excellent, comprehensive checklist for your Model 3 delivery here.
In addition to basic checks such as testing windshield wipers and electric windows, this checklist offers some handy tips that I wouldn’t have thought of.
“Bring written or digital proof of your down payment having been made and the final payment details or financing details. If you are financing your car, make sure your loan has been funded before you arrive to take delivery and that you have some kind of proof you can provide to Tesla should they ask about it,” the checklist warns.
Additionally, the list goes on to suggest that the new owner “Test all doors to ensure they open and close without unreasonable effort. Check paint in areas, such as door hinges, that are not visible when doors are closed. Some deliveries have reported incomplete body painting in hidden areas.” Good to know!
A More Comprehensive Approach
I was referred to teslachecklists.com by members of the Tesla Motors Club forum. It was a pleasant surprise to find that this website has checklists for buyers at every step of the process, including before buying and while waiting for delivery. The great part about this website is that it has separate checklists that are unique to the Model S, the Model X, or the Model 3. They’re going to have to add one for the Roadster and one for the Model Y pretty soon!
The only downside I can see to using this website is that you have to pay $5 for the delivery and after-delivery checklists. This really isn’t too shabby however, when considering having it may save you hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars and a big ‘ol headache.
Any of our readers use either of these checklists when picking up their new Model 3s? Has anyone out there ever created their own checklist that they would like to refer others to? Please leave a comment and/or a link below and share it with us!
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