Check out our Tesla specific articles to help get even more enjoyment and understanding of your vehicle!


Owner’s Manual Companion

Everything you wanted to know about your new Tesla vehicle, the Tesla forums, and more! (Jan-2020 update)

Charging Connector

Supercharging, CCS and CHAdeMO DC Fast Charging

Comparing these three systems and the related networks (Jun-2020)


Tesla Solar Roof Installation

Our very own Tesla solar roof project with video, costing, and more! (May-2020)

Solar-Powerwall System Optimizations

Tricks to getting more useful power and improving Powerwall longevity (May-2020)

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MCU2 Upgrade and AM/FM/XM Radio Issues

Options when radios are removed for the MCU2 upgrade (Apr-2020 update)

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Range University

Understanding what the Range display means and why it may not be accurate (Jun-2020 update)

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To Catch A Thief – Tesla Breakins

Breakin, investigation, and tips to avoid a break-in (Jul-2019)

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Timelines for Vehicles and Variants

Dates of vehicle versions and major changes (Feb-2020 update)


Autopilot, Processors, and Hardware

Demystifying MCU and HW variants (Apr-2020 update)


USB Flash Drives for Tesla Dashcam

How to pick a reliable drive and setting it up (Oct-2019 update)


Audio Systems for the Model 3

Our deep dive into speakers, amplifiers and more on the Model 3. (Jun-2019 update)


12 Volt Battery Compendium

Everything you need to know about your Tesla 12v battery!  (Jun-2020 Update)

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Home Charging Wiring Guide

Explains safe wiring methods for charging your Tesla S/X/3 at home.  (Oct-2019 update)

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Model 3 Home Charging Guide

Charging speeds, best solutions, outlet choices, and more! (May-2020 update)

Paint and Coatings

All about factory and body shop painting, coatings and common myths (Jun-2019 update)

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XM Radio for Tesla

XM availability, options, alternatives and tips (Oct-2019 update)


Supercharger SuperGuide

Our deep dive into Superchargers – how to speed your charging, how it works and more (Jun-2020 update)

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Selecting the Right Battery Size

Our handy guide getting the S/X/3 battery that’s best for you! (Nov-2019 update)


Old and New Luxury

How luxury is being redefined in vehicles (Aug-2017)

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Tesla Accident Repair Guide

How to navigate the accident repairs process and timing (Jun-2019 update)


HomeLink Analysis and Troubleshooting

Understanding HomeLink and fixing common issues (Oct-2019)


Understanding New Battery Breakthroughs

Battery breakthroughs may not always work as hoped for in vehicles (Oct-2019 update)


WiFi Guide and Troubleshooter for Tesla Vehicles

The Why and How of WiFi and how to get the best connection (Oct-2019 update)


Ultimate 2020 Tesla Dashcam Guide

Exploration of the why what and how of dashcams with comparisons and installation videos (Jan-2020 update)

Speakers and Amps

Audio Systems for the Tesla Model S and Model X

Examination of features, speakers and amplifiers (Aug-2018 update)


Model S Changes from 2012 to 2019

We’ve compiled an extensive list of changes over the last 6+ years (Apr-2019)

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Solar Vehicle Roof Analysis

How much range would a solar roof provide and at what cost? (Oct-2019 update)

Android Auto

Android Auto on Tesla?

An examination of Google’s Android Auto and what issues may slow or prevent implementation (Oct-2019 update)

USB Flash Drives for Music

How to pick the right USB drive for great music and getting the most out of your vehicle’s music system (Oct-2019 Update)

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CarPlay on Tesla?

An examination of Apple’s CarPlay and what issues may slow or prevent implementation (Oct-2019 update)

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Maps – EV Benefits, Tesla Stores & Superchargers

View maps of the USA with benefits by state, Tesla stores and service centers and counts of Superchargers (Apr-2019 update)

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Fixing a Paint Chip

Quick ways to fix small rock strikes and road rash (Oct-2019 update)


Streaming Audio

Streaming services and getting better streaming sound (Oct-2019 update)



Easy to understand charging options (Oct-2019 update)


Main Screen User Interface Analysis

Changes from the old to new 7.0 (Oct-2015)

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Instrument Panel User Interface Analysis

Changes from the old to new 7.0 (Oct-2015)

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Sounds of Tesla Vehicles

Normal and abnormal noises and sounds with solutions (Oct-2019 update)

VIN Decoder

Learn what your Vehicle Identification Number says about your car (July-2018 update)


Understanding this critical high-power component (Feb-2019 update)

Processors Analysis and Count

Check out the 50+ processors used in Tesla vehicles (May-2013)

Dates of articles are when the article was first published. We update these articles as new information becomes available.