5 Important Things I Learned About My Tesla Model Y

After 5 Months Of Ownership

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Daniel’s Brew

1) Supercharger Etiquette

So jumping right into it, the 1st important thing I’ve learn in my 5 months of driving my Tesla Model Y, is Super Charger Etiquette.

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For every additional minute a car remains connected to the Supercharger, it will incur an idle fee. If the car is moved within 5 minutes, the fee is waived. Idle fees only apply when a Supercharger station is at 50% capacity or more. Idle fees double when the station is at 100% capacity.

So when you charge at a supercharger, just make sure you leave within 5 minutes, after your vehicle reached your desired charging capacity. And if you happen to physically leave your vehicle as it’s charging, just make sure you check into your Tesla app and make it back in time before your vehicle is done.

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Image Of Broken Supercharger

2) Battery Pre-conditioning For Charge

Sticking with the supercharging theme, the 2nd important thing I learned in my 5 months of Tesla ownership — is that if you select the right Supercharger location on the Tesla Navigation map, as you are heading over to that supercharger location, your car will actually pre-condition the battery to be at optimal temperatures to achieve the fastest charge.

Preconditioning Battery For Faster Charge

3) Tesla Service is great…but…

At number 3, I’ve learned that the Tesla Service process is really good — except for one annoying flaw.

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Red Dot In Service Section Denotes Unread Messages

4) Max Capacity Changes by Temp

At number 4, I didn’t realize that cold temperature affected the total max capacity of the Tesla Model Y.

Icy Weather Like This Kills Your Battery Range

5) Autosteer disengage

And lastly, in my 5 months of Tesla ownership, I learned something really important about how the self driving and autopilot modes behave.

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Writer, YouTuber, Personal Finance Enthusiast. 15 yrs corporate experience at Fortune 500 companies. Personal Finance & Career Advocate. https://danielsbrew.com

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