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How to Setup Tesla DashCam and Sentry Mode

In Tesla vehicles that have the AP 2.5 hardware or higher, it is possible to utilize the existing cameras as a dashcam and security system (called TeslaCam and Sentry Mode, respectively). These systems are a great way to document what is happening around your vehicle in two scenarios:  While Driving (using Dashcam) While Parked (using […]

How to Maximize Winter Range and Efficiency in your Tesla

People regularly ask how they can extend the range of their electric vehicles during the efficiency-crippling winter months (you know, in places that experience cold and snowy winters). There are several settings and routines that you can implement that will drastically improve your efficiency and, in turn, your range that really only require foresight and […]

A Call From My Delivery Agent, New Confirmed Delivery Date

I heard back from my assigned delivery agent yesterday after not hearing from him for about a week. Turns out, he had taken “a few days off.” I’m all for people taking time off, but unfortunately his time off started the day after he texted me that my car was super early and ended the […]

Delivery Fake Out: New VIN, New Delivery Date

Change of plans. I will not be taking delivery today (Wednesday, November 7th) like I had planned. For the past week I have been sending messages to my assigned Delivery Advisor (DA), all of which went ignored (or at least not responded to). My last communication with him was last Thursday when he confirmed my […]

It’s confirmed. Wednesday delivery.

Well, after being on the reservation list since day four, and having placed an order about two weeks ago, I got a text from my delivery specialist today that I can pick up my Model 3 at the Highland Park location on Wednesday. So exciting! I must say, I’ve been impressed by my Delivery Specialist […]

Selling my Audi A4 Private Party vs Trade-in to Tesla

Happy Halloween! Yesterday and today I have been in the thick of figuring out my plan for my 2010 Audi A4. Trade-in value is, as we all know, pretty low compared to private party. Given that I have some time until my Model 3 is delivered (projected end of November), I put my A4 on […]

Welcome to pureTesla from a Reservation Holder and Soon To Be Owner

I am excited to start this website as a place for me (and hopefully others) to not only share my experiences as a soon-to-be Model 3 owner (delivery November 2018), but also as a place to compile tips, tricks, and information about each of the vehicles in the Tesla family. Admittedly, I fell hard. I […]