If you are the owner of a brand new Tesla, congratulations! This is no small achievement, and it is okay to brag a little. As a new Tesla owner, you will want to take the best care possible of your pride and joy. Here is how you do that:
Get a Tesla Ceramic Coating
Ceramic coatings are chemical polymer solutions that bond to your car’s paint and protect it from dings, scratches, and corrosion. In addition, ceramic coatings help your car’s exterior repel water and make it easier to clean.
A professionally applied Tesla ceramic coating will provide years of protection for your Tesla’s paint job. The best time to get a ceramic coating is before it gets any nicks or scratches, so you should do it as soon as possible.
You can dispense with time-consuming wax jobs when you get a high gloss ceramic coating. And ceramic coatings are much better than car wax at protecting your car from destructive UV rays and corrosive materials like bugs, bird droppings, and road salt.
If you want no-fuss, long-term protection that gives your car a fantastic shine, get a ceramic coating for your Tesla.
How to Wash a Tesla
There is a considerable amount of controversy about how to wash a Tesla. However, hand washing is by far the simplest, easiest, and best way to wash a Tesla.
You should use actual car soap instead of dish soap, and to remove stubborn spots of tar, use a wheel cleaner and an all-purpose tire cleaner for the wheels. Also, make sure to use a wash mitt, at least 2-3 buckets, and a Grit Guard so that you aren’t scratching the paint.
You can use a leaf blower to air dry it, then use a dry microfiber towel to towel dry it and remove water spots. Never use a towel that has touched the ground on your new Tesla, though. Get a clean one.
Tesla Interior Protection
Paying special attention to the carpets, leather seats, and door panels, you want to treat all interior areas after cleaning it. Again, you can use your favorite auto interior product for this.
On your carpet, spray a carpet protector onto all of your carpeted areas, including the carpeted floor mats. Carpet protector makes your carpets repel water and dirt, making them easy to keep clean and last longer. Of course, it’s best to do this when your car is new before it even gets dirty, but if you already missed that window, just make sure that you clean the carpets before applying the protector.
To keep your seats from getting worn, treat them with a leather shield product to help them stay resistant to abrasion. Leather shield products are a silicon dioxide ceramic coating type of solution that will help keep your seat fabric from wearing in spots that get a lot of use. It will also make them resistant to dyes from your clothing, especially helpful if you have white Tesla seats.
DIY Maintenance for Your Tesla
There are many procedures that you can do by yourself if you are comfortable performing them. For example, the owner can reboot the Touchscreen, replace wiper blades, and calibrate cameras without violating the warranty. Just make sure you follow the instructions closely.
EV Maintenance Support
Electric vehicles are generally easier to maintain than fuel-driven vehicles. But if this is your first EV ever, familiarize yourself with standard EV maintenance routines and Tesla’s car maintenance schedule. Then, perform these routines and follow these schedules religiously.
There are fewer fluids on an EV, and obviously, you won’t have to worry about oil changes, but you will still want to do things like regularly checking the brake fluid and cabin air filter.
If you need professional maintenance, be sure to take your car to a Tesla service center so that your car’s warranty coverage isn’t affected.
Tinting Your Tesla Windows
Getting your windows tinted adds a touch of class to any vehicle, and as classy as they are already, Teslas are no exception. Getting the windows tinted will make your Tesla look amazing.
But, it will do more than that. Tinting your windows can increase the privacy you have in your car and prevent interior sun damage to your vehicle’s upholstery and dash. You won’t always be able to park in a garage, and sometimes you will be driving in the sun, so there is no way to avoid it.
Teslas also have cabin overheat protection that automatically turns your AC unit on if it gets too hot, which can drain your battery. So, if you want to increase your miles per charge average, window tinting can help with that because tinted windows prevent heat transfer into a car.
Window tinting can help with UV glare, too, which is hard on your eyes. Make sure that your Tesla window tinting is non-metalized so it doesn’t interfere with Bluetooth and cellular signals.