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    spare tire

    My last experience with AAA was not good. I had a (non-repairable) flat and pulled over in a sketchy neighborhood. I used the app, and later called when I'd not received a response after an hour or so. Eventually after almost three hours and multiple contacts I was able to find another tow...
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    SuperCharger - Metairie, LA

    Probably too late to be helpful, but charged here 12/13/2021 without any issues.
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    Tesla ordered to pay $16K to each customer for batterygate

    A major selling point of the cars was the rapid charging. "170 miles in 30 minutes." This was a significant factor in my willingness to buy the car when I did--the ability to make road trips. I was willing to make some compromises, but I wouldn't have bought the car if it couldn't do my most...
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    Tesla service late 2020

    I know it's fashionable on the boards to bash Tesla service, but i wanted to share my experience with the latest episode. I had a minor issue with my MCU1 (replaced in April or May of this year under warranty). I set up an appointment on the app, and was given a time to drop the car off at the...
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    Coronavirus

    AFAIK (It's not my area) but thalidomide has nothing to do with DNA and the defects are not heritable. Thalidomide affects angiogenesis which is the growth of blood vessels (and therefore the growth and development of limbs in utero). It was at one point investigated as a drug for macular...
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    Service during COVID19

    There is always a lot of grousing on the forums about service experiences, but in five years of ownership I really don't have much to complain about. My 2015 S85D had the MCU die a little over a week ago. The car was drivable, but without any of the MCU functions, such as HVAC. I scheduled...
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    So frustrated with the HEAT in my model S

    I may be an outlier here for some reason, but I have no issues with the heat in my 2015 85D. I have a very short commute, and enjoy the fact that the heat starts working immediately. We had low temps in the teens this week and the heat works much better than either of our ICE cars, which...
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    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    A "speed bump" is exactly right. It can be in the driveway to lift the back of the car, or in the garage to lift the front. Either way works. As noted above, you can buy thick rubber mats at a farm supple intended for horse stalls. I have some that I use under free weights in my house that...
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    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    This. Enter your garage, pull forward slowly until in just starts to scrape, then back up 3-4 inches. You'll need something under either the front or back tires that you can drive over which will lift the car slightly. It will need to be roughly twice as tall as the amount of extra clearance...
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    Hi All -

    As a contrary view, miles almost certainly have less effect on a Tesla than on other otherwise comparable cars. The miles probably have a greater effect on the asking price than is warranted. If the car is discounted for the miles, it may be a bargain. If not, I'd agree with everybody else...
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    Supercharger - Nashville / Brentwood, TN (SC)

    Hmm, that's odd. I haven't been at the Brentwood supercharger in a few months, but I agree with you that it's less than ideal from a congestion standpoint. We've never had any trouble finding food, though. There are a couple of restaurants directly across the street (Sportsman's grill and...
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    Model S Whispbar WB201 bike roof rack request

    The rack is very easy to use, just put the front tire between the “hoops” and tighten the red knob to clamp it in place. Then put the ratchet strap on the rear wheel. It takes a few seconds either on or off.
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    Model S Whispbar WB201 bike roof rack request

    I recently ordered a Yakima "front loader" roof rack from Amazon (within the last two months) which works fine on the Tesla whispbars on my 2015 Model S with a pano roof. My bike is a mountain bike with 27.5"+ tires (I think these are designated 650b+ in the UK). it is very quick and easy to...
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    New Owner and Maybe Missing Something About Playing Songs on Tesla

    You can just say “hey Siri” as if the phone is not connected to anything and it will work. Occasionally Siri will answer “you have to unlock your iPhone first.” 90% of the time the face recognition works for me. I keep my phone on a magnetic mount just to the left of the MCU.
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    Unable to Get Service for MAJOR problems

    I've had similar frustrations trying to reach someone. I've found the online chat usually works, but only seems to work for me on PC running windows. I've been advised to just schedule a service appointment somewhere (it doesn't really matter when or which service center) and they will reach...

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