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  1. ChrgdTeCHick

    Do I need an additional dashcam?

    That was my biggest worry, in a no-fault state like mine, someone can be a d*ck and reverse into my car at a traffic light; with the dash cam you can prove they backed into you, and you didn't run into them. Pretty big deal with people not paying attention to the roads where being rear-ended is...
  2. ChrgdTeCHick

    7 Seat Interior Protection

    Can't say much for mountain dirt, but my car is no stranger to sand (lots of beach trips) and mud (and sometimes hose poop because they would fail to change out their shoes at camp 🤢) Key was to just to a quick vacuum here and there, and when it was muddy, letting it dry first.
  3. ChrgdTeCHick

    Do I need an additional dashcam?

    I had a BlackView cam on my model S for peace of mind (mine didn't have any cameras). It worked great, had it powered up by the extra power plug overhead so it worked as though it was built in. There were some extra perks I liked, such as GPS location, speed etc. Fast forward to the Y and the...
  4. ChrgdTeCHick

    Cleaning dogs saliva of the seats?

    I've used the chemical guys stuff for years on an S and Y and have had great results. I keep a small 4oz size one in my car for quick clean-up (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TDOH516/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). My dog doesn't drool but nose/lick spots happen and it...
  5. ChrgdTeCHick

    7 Seat Interior Protection

    I had a model S with the size piece like this and after 4 years of toddlers/pre-teens getting in/out multiple times a day every day, it had absolutely zero wear. So far my Y had zero wear there but it's only been a year and a fraction of the in/out cause of covid, so my opinion would be not to...
  6. ChrgdTeCHick

    Best 7 seat Accessories

    I wouldn't say it's slippery, but it's not rubbery/no traction. It's a canvas material, such as what you see on durable backpacks/duffle bags, some outdoor camping chairs (not cheap ones that have the tink tent material though) ect. Usually, when I go grocery shopping I fill up the back (or have...
  7. ChrgdTeCHick

    7 Seater 2nd Row End Cap Issues

    I had the same issue at delivery (in fact they installed wrong ones first and had to order correct ones) after a couple times of popping them on, they haven't come off again after almost a year. I didn't do anything different, maybe they settled into their spot after a while
  8. ChrgdTeCHick

    7-Seater 2nd Row Custom Fit Seat Covers - Model Y

    Thanks for the reply, I understand what you mean about the leather, I don't mind it just wanted something to protect the seats. Wet Okole was one of the ones I reached out to and they said they don't have one that fits the 7-seater 2nd row. I was looking for a comparable car as an alternate but...
  9. ChrgdTeCHick

    Buying $150 Key fob for wife, worth it?

    As someone who has an S with a fob for 4 years and was really worried about not having one with my Y (was debating buying one) almost a year later I can say not having a fob took little to no adjustment where I never got one. Phone works 99.9% of the time. Sometimes I have to unlock the phone...
  10. ChrgdTeCHick

    7-Seater 2nd Row Custom Fit Seat Covers - Model Y

    I have been on the hunt for a long time for seat covers for the 2nd row seats of a 7-seater model Y. They don't have to be perfect fit, but I prefer for them to not look like cheap Walmart covers. Because the 2nd row seats are 40/60 split in both back and bottom, finding something that works has...
  11. ChrgdTeCHick

    Trade In Value from Tesla? WTF?

    I believe the tax benefit is based on the state you purchase/register your new vehicle as it reduces the taxable amount of the new vehicle
  12. ChrgdTeCHick

    Best 7 seat Accessories

    I got it directly from Canvasback, they have great customer service, the pictures I posted are from my Y, whole kit.
  13. ChrgdTeCHick

    Orvis pet seat cover model y

    Is putting the seats down and protecting the back an option? Canvasback makes some for the back of the seats made with pets in mind. I have found them to be useful for keeping dirt and oil off my seats when transporting my bike https://www.canvasback.com/tesla-model-y-cargo-liner.html
  14. ChrgdTeCHick

    Best 7 seat Accessories

    I I have the Tesla shield ones. They are a startup company so you have to be patient with their updates and delivery but I'm very pleased. I haven't gotten the 3rd row mats yet though to comment on them...
  15. ChrgdTeCHick

    Model Y Floor Mats

    I have the Tesla shield ones. They are a startup company so you have to be patient with their updates and delivery but I'm very pleased. Tesla Model Y 2021 All Weather Interior Liner Floormats (7 seater) *Back-Order: Ships January 2022* Although I miss the carpet-type 3Dspider ones I had on...
  16. ChrgdTeCHick

    Full Wrap and Service - Concerned

    Yup, since the wrap is more for styling not protection.
  17. ChrgdTeCHick

    Phone Mount: My Experience

    Yes it is quite stable when I use it and has yet to come off. I got it from the official website: PopMount 2 Car & Desk Black
  18. ChrgdTeCHick

    POLL: Does your Model Y make this humming sound?

    I haven't checked this out with your steps but I've own a tesla since 2017 and they all have made humming or buzzing or some type of sound when on and off. I've come to just expect it as the norm. I just make sure to remember what my vehicle's norm is to be aware when something outside of its...
  19. ChrgdTeCHick

    What's in your (f/t)runk... RIGHT NOW!

    I keep an emergency road kit and portable vacuum in my frunt. In the trunk side compartments I have skates and a helmet on one side; first aid kit, bike pump and bike stand in the other. In the main trunk compartment I keep my reusable grocery bags, a bag with various odds/ends like...
  20. ChrgdTeCHick

    Wrapping a White Model Y

    I purposely got grey so that my wrap would blend more and I would like the color once the wrap needed to be removed in case I didn't want to wrap again. Glad I did because there's a lot of places the wrap doesn't quite get to and I didn't want to pay for wrapping inside the trim either.
  21. ChrgdTeCHick

    Full Wrap and Service - Concerned

    A wrap is much thinner than PPF, it doesn't offer protection. A lot of people do PPF after the wrap to extend the life if the wrap. This is especially handy if you get a satin one because drying it to avoid water spots is a pain. I didn't want to spend more money on the wrap so I decided to do...
  22. ChrgdTeCHick

    Phone Mount: My Experience

    Not sure if you have found one, but I saw this today Foldaway Phone Holder with MagSafe
  23. ChrgdTeCHick

    Rear Seat Cover Recommendation (for use with Car Seats)

    I'm not the OP but I wanted to mention the ones I use have held up for over 5 years now. Barely a sign of wear. Also, I suggest researching buckle extenders. They are unsafe, but I suggest researching to obtain your own opinion.
  24. ChrgdTeCHick

    Why did Tesla remove option to disable regenerative braking?

    How is this any different than Apple removing a setting when they feel it doesn't benefit their products in the manner they invisioned it to? Side note: I'm not a fan of Apple and their total control over products. However, they work as they were intended so I understand why, same as how I...
  25. ChrgdTeCHick

    Why did Tesla remove option to disable regenerative braking?

    That's correct, charging to 100% disables regen for a bit (a message should have popped up to tell you that). And yes it's because there's no room in the battery to add charge to since it's already 100% charged.
  26. ChrgdTeCHick

    Why did Tesla remove option to disable regenerative braking?

    Haha good point, I don't find the standard regen an issue at all and I too grew up in manual cars, I learned on a manual, have/had manual cars myself.
  27. ChrgdTeCHick

    Anyone else having to reprogram their side mirrors constantly?

    No issues here at all. Using two profiles, and having the option for them to point down on reverse and it works every time. Try restarting the car if you haven't already. I hadn't heard of this being an issue before.
  28. ChrgdTeCHick

    Why did Tesla remove option to disable regenerative braking?

    I've owned a Tesla since 2017 and never had the option to remove it, just to lower it. I've only had a Y since March though (if it was a 3/Y thing) and it didn't have it. I never lowered it but the Y is certainly more oomph when letting go of the accelerator that I can see how lowering it would...
  29. ChrgdTeCHick

    Phone Mount: My Experience

    Good point. Since my goal isn't to mount the phone everytime I drive, I see this being less likely than other's situations but good to keep in mind. With the Y, having it further from the windshield means having it lower, which may as well use the wireless charging spot. I would also think...
  30. ChrgdTeCHick

    Newbie questions: wireless charging, camera recordings, must have accessories

    1: can't speak for the iPhone but I have a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with a 2: They come with a thumbdrive. It does its job. I got a mini usb-c reader to use a second memory card for the external speaker just cause 3: upgrading the interior lighting (footwells, trunk, puddle lights etc). Console...
  31. ChrgdTeCHick

    Phone Mount: My Experience

    I wanted to share my phone mount solution in case it suits someone else's wants. I researched this for a while before finding the solution I wanted by chance. To summarize: I wanted a minimal mount that worked with a pop-socket. First: I wanted a mount that didn't take away from the simplicity...
  32. ChrgdTeCHick

    What have you done to your MY today?

    I wrapped, tinted, and installed front mud flaps on mine.
  33. ChrgdTeCHick

    Thinking about selling

    I got a quote online first, and then was asked to bring it in for inspection. They cut a check for the amount they quoted me, less the loan payoff, right on the spot then paid off my loan within a couple days.
  34. ChrgdTeCHick

    Is Driving on the beach harmful to the undercarriage?

    FL here and I feel driving on the beach is the equivalent to driving in salty snow up north. I took my model S to the beach a few times (which was heavier than my Y) without a single issue. Here was have some beaches where they keep the sand compacted for driving and some that are 4x4 only. I...
  35. ChrgdTeCHick

    Thinking about selling

    I traded my Tesla S back in March to AutoNation and it was thousands more than Vroom, Carvana, Caxmax, Tesla, and wherever else I got a quote. I didn't feel like dealing with private sale. There are bad stories about AutoNation but they not only gave me exactly what I was quoted online, but...
  36. ChrgdTeCHick

    What bike rack to purchase?

    I decided to skip a hitch and store them inside as transporting bikes in the Y for me would have been when one or two bikes were needed. I have tested my road bike (pictured), MTB, and two bikes at the same time (from XS to XL), and had plenty of room. Now when the family rides... That's a...
  37. ChrgdTeCHick

    Software version that disables radar?

    Yikes were do you live? Interstates around me are 70mph speed limit and if you're doing under 80-85 even the cops are flying by you. Annoying as I don't like to speed so I feel like I'm doing 30 when doing 75
  38. ChrgdTeCHick

    Tried testing the new driver attentiveness feature

    I wear sunglasses 100% of the time I'm driving in daylight and I feel I'm getting this warning more and more even with hands on the wheel. Guess it doesn't detect it enough and if it's looking at eyes then this will be a big issue because even with tint all around you can't drive in FL without...
  39. ChrgdTeCHick

    Model S Trade In - Ridiculous Offer

    AutoNation ended up being $8k more than tesla and $2k more than anyone else
  40. ChrgdTeCHick

    Will my bicycle and family fit?

    Which drops your seating down to 4 maybe 5, and little to no room for dogs.
  41. ChrgdTeCHick

    Does your Model y 7 seater fold flat?

    While mine don't fold completely flat, they are flatter than the pics posted
  42. ChrgdTeCHick

    Will my bicycle and family fit?

    Not possible. And I agree with the poster above, I had an Odyssey too and it wouldn't really be possible there to seat 6-7 with a MTb, unless you had a smaller frame and put it in the back trunk of it. I have both road and MTB's, on the XS/S 27" size. I attached a picture of my XS carbon bike...
  43. ChrgdTeCHick

    Question for people who have ceramic tint

    I dont have a temperature to give you but I can tell you that I've had both my tesla's ceramic tinted and anytime I got a loaner, even if I drove it for a very short while, I felt like I was cooking in that thing! It is a huge difference in just feeling alone. And it wasn't in my head. I didn't...
  44. ChrgdTeCHick

    best products to keep black plastic trim looking great?

    Curious on the responses here, is this regarding the plastic parts that turn white-sh after some time like the OP mentioned or the trim that is now black (chrome deleted) on the new ones? I hope those don't turn white like the other black plastic pieces!
  45. ChrgdTeCHick

    Front driver floor mat

    I'm curious how you lost just one.... Poster above has a point and good advice. You would always buy a full set from someone who replaced theirs and it may be similar price and have spares in case.
  46. ChrgdTeCHick

    Will a baby car seat ruin my seats?

    As someone who went through many car seats with 3 kids (just not the one you have) I say don't chance it and get a cover. I used the one on the link below and they were great. Thick cushion to absorb the dents made by car seats. To this day, many years later, they appear new. I still use them as...
  47. ChrgdTeCHick

    Tesla only vehicle

    I live in Florida and my first tesla (Model S) was our only vehicle for years (family of 5). Any service I had on it came with a loaner Tesla. I never had an issue with it being our only vehicle, in fact, it has been the best experience out of any car I've ever owned.
  48. ChrgdTeCHick

    Buying $150 Key fob for wife, worth it?

    They are actually different. Different tech used between the two. Different frequencies and encryptions, I believe ones Bluetooth and ones not? I don't know the specs I just know they differ. Or at least the old and new ones do. I work in IT so I understand your operation error comment. "Did...
  49. ChrgdTeCHick

    Buying $150 Key fob for wife, worth it?

    That's so odd. I never ever had a problem with the fob on my S, and I had it for 4 years. I'd carry it in a backpack, pocket, purse, anywhere and it always worked. I back in most of the time too. Wonder if the different tech they use on the Y fob is a factor.

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