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Tesla Parts for Sale: Finding the Best Sources

We discussed the joys and pitfalls of buying a salvage Tesla last week. One takeaway from this article was that it is of the utmost importance to have a good mechanic that is knowledgeable and has worked on multiple Tesla projects. If you’ve made the decision to stray from official channels and avoid Tesla’s service center, here are the best ways to find Tesla parts for sale. Tesla Motors Club  Seriously, is there anything that this website can’t do when it comes to all things Tesla? In addition to providing a wealth of wisdom and real-world advice from actual owners, the Tesla Motors Club website even has a parts for sale section. From charging adapters to steering wheels, TMC allows users to post their spare parts and negotiate with potential buyers all in one place. Co...

Model 3 Tire Pressure Recommendations

Inflating or deflating your car’s tires to the correct pressure has many benefits. Safety considerations aside, properly inflated tires can also save you money on gas and costly repairs. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA): “Low tire pressures affect braking distances and provide less responsive steering and handling. This can be especially dangerous when an emergency stop or sudden evasive maneuver is needed to avoid a collision. In addition, low pressures allow tire sidewalls to flex excessively, which generates heat. While moderate heat simply accelerates tire tread wear; high heat can lead to loss of tread segments or even blowouts.” Yikes!!! We would like to ensure that our readers who are lucky enough to be Tesla Model 3 owners are safe at all tim...

5 Tesla Model X Accessories You Should Consider

I’m a big fan of the Model X. I attempted to explain how the (what I think are cool) falcon doors work here, and discussed Model X range here. While I certainly can’t afford one (not yet at least), I can still fantasize about what it would be like to own one. Where would I take my Model X? Would I let my kids anywhere near it or would I force them to ride in their mother’s car? What cool gadgets and Model X accessories would I buy? For those of you out there fortunate enough to own one of these beauties, here are five Tesla Model X accessories you should consider. 1. License Plate Mounting Holder This license plate holder from ThatGrin, LLC is especially awesome because there are no holes to drill in the frame of your car. The holder attaches the mount to the outside of t...

The Best Front Windshield Tint for Your Tesla

I personally have never had tinted windows on any of my vehicles. While I like the idea of a cooler car, the laws surrounding tinted windows are awfully vague. That being said, I know tinted windows are popular. I also know that that front windshield tint modifications are the most popular kind. If you’re willing to take a chance with the law and throw caution to the wind, here is the best front windshield tint for your Tesla. Definitions Before deciding on what front windshield tint to have installed, it is important to understand what the different percentages of window tint mean. Zero percent or no tint is what most vehicles come off of the assembly line with. From there, window tints get progressively darker and darker as the percentages decrease. For example, fifty percent windo...

Tesla Model 3 Delivery Checklist

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, ch...

Ceramic Wrap For My Tesla – What You Need to Know

One thing I’ve learned from hanging out on the Tesla Motors Club forum is that you’ll always get an answer to your question. The users may not always be polite about it as we mentioned here, but you’ll get your answer. After locating this Youtube clip of a custom holographic chrome wrap, I began wondering about less ostentatious options for wrapping Teslas. As per usual, the Tesla Motors Club forum did not disappoint Ceramic Coating vs. Ceramic Wrap It is probably important to distinguish between ceramic coating vs. ceramic wrap. I could give you my definition, but it’s probably easier just to quote “Zirak” from the Tesla Motors club forum: “From what I’ve read so far: 1. Ceramic Coat keeps your car looking clean (bird poop, and small debris ...

Best Tesla Model 3 Mods

I’m kind of a sucker for car mods, especially when they’re done right. From aftermarket accessories to cool paint jobs, car mods can turn a stock model into something extra-special. I am also, a sucker for Youtube videos. Whether bored at work or just relaxing on the weekend, I have found Youtube to be an excellent place to go for education and entertainment. In an effort to save you time, I have put together a list of my favorite Tesla Model 3 mods. These are presented in no particular order. Enjoy! Unbelievably Black Model 3 It’s as if the boys over at Tsportsline ordered a black Model 3 and said, “Naw. Not nearly black enough.” The team covered the car in gloss black chrome paint, added blackout tint, and switched the stock wheels out for gloss black “...

Model 3 Ground Clearance – What You Need To Know

We’ve all done it. You go a bit too fast over a speed bump or pull a bit too far into a parking space and scrape your car’s bumper on the curb. You hear the scraping sound and cringe, knowing that there is damage to your car. When Tesla’s second sedan hit the streets in 2017, Model 3 ground clearance was a controversial subject. Critics wondered if the car was built too close to the ground and likely be damaged by normal driving conditions. The Truth The Model 3 “looks” like it sits close to the ground. In reality, the standard model sits above the ground at 5.5.” The performance Model 3 ground clearance sits about a centimeter less than this. This is actually decent considering that several Mercedes models sit just north of three and a half inches. Most...

Tesla Valet Mode – How It Works

Elon and Co. revealed Tesla Valet Mode to the world in 2015. After reading through this thread on the Tesla Motors Club forum, I have to say it does look a bit confusing Valet. What exactly does this word mean? According to Wikipedia: “A valet (or varlet) is a male servant who serves as personal attendant to his employer. In the Middle Ages and Ancien Régime, valet de chambre was a role for junior courtiers and specialists such as artists in a royal court, but the term “valet” by itself most often refers to a normal servant responsible for the clothes and personal belongings of an employer, and making minor arrangements. In the United States, the term most often refers to a parking valet.” I think I would rather have the “outside the United States” defin...

Top 5 Best Tesla Blogs 2019

The Internet. It’s crazy to actually stop and think about how much you spend online. What’s even crazier is that I lived a decent portion of my life without Internet access. From work to entertainment, the Internet is present in just about every facet of our lives. If you’re like me, you get your news and opinions from Internet news articles and blogs like enrg.io. If you’re a Tesla enthusiast, you probably spend at least some time searching for answers to your questions about the car brand online. To aid you in your search, here are the top five best Tesla blogs in 2019. 5. Tesla Motors Club Blog I like the Tesla Motors Club forum. The participants there have a kind of candid and sometimes harsh brand of honesty that you don’t find on other forums. Check out ...

Can You Buy a Tesla Golf Cart?

A short thread on the Tesla Motors Club forum got me thinking recently…can you buy a Tesla golf cart? Well, you definitely can’t from the company because they don’t make one. Ok, that was easy. Everyone go home. But seriously folks, would it be a decent business idea? Elon Musk is known to be a risk-taker, and there’s certainly no shortage of golfers who would be in the market for a Tesla golf cart. These users of the Tesla Forums website (this is the company’s official forum and is not to be confused with the Tesla Motors Club forum) seemed to think it’s a pretty lousy idea. When the question was posed asking if it were a good idea for Tesla to begin making golf carts, user reed_lewis made the following statement: “Seems like a solution in search ...

The Best Way to Replace Your Tesla Emblem

Car emblems. Everyone loves them. From the iconic Mercedes-Benz emblem to Ford’s logo which can be found not just on cars but clothing, stickers, and even coffee cups, there’s just something about car company emblems that car lovers of all stripes find attractive. This is especially true for the Tesla Emblem. In 2017, Tesla founder Elon Musk confirmed a long-standing rumor: that Tesla’s logo is a depiction of the cross-section of an electric motor. More specifically, the electric motor invented by Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla in the 19th century. While the fine folks at Tesla have made a few tweaks to the long gone genius’ invention, the basic technology remains the same. How cool is that? So, what happens when the emblem on your beloved Tesla gets damaged...

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