Are you ready to embark on an exciting adventure behind the wheel of the revolutionary Tesla Model 3? Driving this cutting-edge electric vehicle is a unique experience that offers both thrill and innovation. To ensure you make the most of your journey, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through the features and functions of the Model 3, from the moment you start the car to the various controls and advanced capabilities it offers.
First things first, let’s talk about starting your Tesla Model 3. As you approach the vehicle, the touchscreen will power on, providing you with access to all the controls. To initiate the driving mode, simply press the brake pedal, and your Model 3 will come to life, ready to hit the road. It’s important to note that if you have enabled the PIN to Drive feature, you’ll also need to enter a valid PIN on the touchscreen before you can start driving.
Once you’re ready to go, you’ll need to select a drive mode. Use the drive stalk to move it down for Drive or up for Reverse, depending on the direction you wish to go. It’s a seamless and intuitive process that will quickly become second nature to you. As you settle into the driver’s seat, you’ll notice that all the essential information you need while driving, such as speed, navigation, and vehicle status, is displayed on the touchscreen.
Sometimes, Model 3 might require additional authentication before allowing you to drive. This can happen if the car doesn’t detect a key fob or phone key within two minutes, or if the key card hasn’t been detected. In such cases, the touchscreen will prompt you to authenticate by placing the key card behind the cup holders, where the RFID transmitter can read it. Once authenticated, simply press the brake pedal, and you’ll be on your way.
Now, let’s talk about powering off your Tesla Model 3. When you’ve reached your destination and are ready to park, shift into Park by pressing the button on the end of the drive stalk. If you have your phone key or key fob with you, the vehicle will automatically power off, and the touchscreen will turn off as well. It’s a convenient feature that saves energy and ensures a seamless transition from driving to parking.
In some cases, you might need to power off the vehicle manually while sitting in the driver’s seat. This can be done through the touchscreen by navigating to Controls > Safety > Power Off. However, please note that you should only power off the vehicle when it’s stationary and not in motion. Model 3 will automatically power back on if you press the brake pedal or touch the touchscreen.
Additionally, if you encounter any unusual behavior or receive a nondescript alert, it might be necessary to power cycle your Model 3. To do this, shift into Park, then access the touchscreen and navigate to Controls > Safety > Power Off. Wait for at least two minutes without interacting with the vehicle, and then press the brake pedal or open the door to wake it up again. This can help resolve any temporary issues and restore normal functionality.
Now that you have a better understanding of how to drive the Tesla Model 3, you’re ready to embark on a remarkable journey filled with innovation, sustainability, and thrilling driving experiences. If you’d like to enhance your driving experience, you can visit our Teslassories site to discover other tips and accessories for your Model 3. Buckle up, enjoy the ride, and let your Tesla Model 3 take you to new horizons while making a positive impact on the environment.