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    Places to repair a flat tire in Northern Virginia

    Could you please recommend places in Northern Virginia where I can get a flat tire on Model S fixed?
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    Please Recommend car washes in Northern Virginia

    Thanks bhzmark. Is Flagship car wash a brushless car wash? I am asking because I believe Teslas can only be washed in brushless/touchless car washes, right?
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    Please Recommend car washes in Northern Virginia

    I have been going to the Champions car wash in Tysons Corner for my Model S. But seems they are closed now. Can anyone please recommend any other car wash places in Northen Virginia? Thank you!
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    Car wash in Northern Virginia

    I have been going to the Champions car wash in Tysons Corner for my Model S. Can anyone please recommend any other car wash that they have used in Northen Virginia and liked it.
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    Recommendation on a place in Northern Virginia for putting a new tire

    So are you saying that if I dont see the 'Suspension' option in my 'Controls', then I dont have air suspension. If I dont have air suspension, do I need to do anything to have the person change the tire or they just put the jack and get it done? @MrKool you mentioned NTB as a reputable place...
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    Recommendation on a place in Northern Virginia for putting a new tire

    I bought a replacement tire for my Model S 70D. Had someone come over to install it but it looked he didnt know what he was doing. He asked me to put the car in jack mode but when I looked in 'Controls', I dont see an option for 'Suspension'. Need your help on below 2 questions: 1. Can anyone...
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    Question on a new tire from Costco for my Model S 70 D

    I have a 2016 Tesla Model S 70D. I have a nail in one of the tires and have been asked to get a new tire. The tire spec is 245/45R19 98W A/S GOODYEAR EAGLE TOURING. Its expensive at the Tesla store and so was thinking of getting a new one from Costco. The one at Costco is the same spec but is...
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    Recommendations on wax for shining the car

    I get the car washed outside but would like to start waxing the car on my own. Could you please recommend a wax that I should use for my Model S? How frequently should I wax? Any other spray/liquid that I should use for shining the car?
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    Fixing a nail in the tire at Costco

    How can I find out if I have Air suspension or Fixed suspension?
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    Fixing a nail in the tire at Costco

    My Model S was showing less air in one tire. So I went to Costco and they filled it up. The guy told me that I have a nail in one of the tires. Costco said they will plug and patch it for $11. My question is: 1. Is it OK to get it fixed in Costco i.e. would they have experience with Teslas...
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    Where to get safety inspection done in Northern Virginia?

    Hello - can you please recommend a place where I can get my safety inspection done in northern Virginia? Thank you
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    What tax form to fill out to get the credit of $7,500

    Can someone please advise on what tax form to fill out to get the tax credit of $7,500 for 2016. What information do I need to provide in that tax form?
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    Travelling overseas for 3 weeks

    I am going to be travelling overseas for 3 weeks. My Tesla will be parked in my garage. I called Tesla Service Center and the rep told me I should plug in the charger and let it charge all the time. Wanted to confirm with you all if thats what I should be doing?
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    How do I keep the car on?

    Thank you. Do I have to leave the key in the car OR can i take it with me?
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    How do I keep the car on?

    When I get out of the Model S with my wife and kid still being inside it and even if I leave the key in the car, the car still turns off. So even the sound system and heater are turned off. Is there a way to leave the car on when I am not in the car?
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    Do you keep Creep on or off?

    Can you please let me know if you keep Creep ON or OFF? What does the Creep feature actually do? Sorry...but I dont understand the importance of having it or not having it.
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    V8.0 question - what does the speed in the circle indicate?

    So what does TACC at 50 MPH in this scenario imply? Based on what I read for TACC, do I need to activate cruise control so TACC takes effect?
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    V8.0 question - what does the speed in the circle indicate?

    For some reason, I am not able to see the image. Can you please copy/paste the image
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    V8.0 question - what does the speed in the circle indicate?

    In 8.0, I see 3 diff speeds as compared to 2 before. The speed with the circle is a new thing which was introduced in 8.0. What does the speed in the circle indicate?
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    How do you clean Tesla's WeatherTech mats?

    How do you clean Tesla's WeatherTech mats? Do you remove them and clean?
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    Brake noise problems

    Everytime I brake at low speeds there is a "dah-dah" sound that comes. It even comes when I remove my foot off the brake pedal. I showed it to the Technician and they applied some lubricant to the brake pads last week. But the problem still very much persists. Has anyone seen this behaviour in...
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    Hand wax by car-wash company...worth it?

    I get my Model S washed at Champions in Tysons Corner (Virginia); its a hand-wash company. The last time I was there the guy suggested that I should get a hand wax done which would cost $75. Do you think its worth getting it done? Also, would it be safe enough...dont want somebody ruining the car.
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    Washington DC Area PPF / Detailers ?

    sfz11 who did you go for? I am in the Washington area as well.
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    Xpel after 2 months of delivery on Pearl White

    Can I just get Opticoat done (for the shine and gloss) without the Xpel?
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    Xpel after 2 months of delivery on Pearl White

    I picked up my Pearl White 2 months back. I am thinking of getting Xpel on it. Usually, I have read on these forums that people get it right after delivery. My questions are as below: 1. Does it make sense to get it done after 2 months now? 2. Does Xpel give a new glow/shine to the car? 3. I...
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    Summon feature acting up

    I started to try out the Summon feature yesterday in a parking lot. I turned it on via my phone app and then held the reverse button on the app. However, it would move 5 feet and then stop with a message saying the app is having trouble connecting with the car. This happened 3-4 times. Has...
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    How many here actually use the Summon feature on an "almost" daily basis?

    How many here actually use the Summon feature on an "almost" daily basis not just to show people how cool the feature it. For the people that use it on an almost daily basis, have you felt anytime that the car might hit the garage or something else while coming out?
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    5 Aftermarket MUSTs for new S

    Thank you cman8 (I have a Pearl White too). How do you shine them? Is there anyone else who can confirm that the Tesla all-weather mats worth the price of $250?
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    5 Aftermarket MUSTs for new S

    Are the Tesla all-weather mats worth the price; they are sold at $245.00. I would like to purchase them but wanted to get your perspective if you feel its worth it.
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    Car Air Freshners

    What kind of car air freshners (not type of scents but type of products) do you use for your Model S? Want something that is long lasting and justifies the beauty of this car :-)
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    Would like to turn on AutoPilot and experience it

    I have not yet tried the AutoPilot but would like to do so. Do you have simplified instructions on how I can turn it on and operate it? I read the manual but it was too confusing and the DS did not do a good job in explaining it.
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    Question on Quick Connection Phone Dock

    I have an iPhone 6 and am interested in buying the Quick Connection Phone Dock. My car already came with the Center Console. My question is it easy to install the Quick Connection Phone Dock by yourself? I can use this accessory for charging and avoid wires being displayed, correct?
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    Model S Floor Mats sold by Tesla

    Thanks Vrrooom. I looked on their website but they dont have mats for Tesla. Which ones did you buy for the Tesla?
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    Model S Floor Mats sold by Tesla

    How good are Model S Floor Mats sold by Tesla? They are sold at $245. I was thinking if its worth spending that much OR just buying the regular floor mats from Walmart or Costco (probably sold for $25).
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    Bollywood radio stations

    kort677 - yes, I think thats exactly what I did. How do I switch back to tune in from slacker?
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    Bollywood radio stations

    When I was given a walkthrough during pick-up of my Model S, in the Music section under 'Internet', I saw a lot of Bollywood radio stations. However, for some reason they have all disappeared now. I infact see a complete different selection of radio stations. Have I clicked something that...
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    Touch up Pearl white paint

    Never mind...please ignore. I called the Service Center and they said they have it in stock. So I will just pick it from the Service Center.
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    Touch up Pearl white paint

    Unfortunately, my garage handle door made 2 minor scratches on the back of the car. Do you know if I can purchase a can of touch-up Pearl White paint from the store OR do I need to order online? If I order it online, can I ask them to deliver to the store and avoid paying shipping fees since...
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    What do you do if you have a flat tire?

    When I picked up my 70D last week, I was told by the DS that there is no spare tire that comes with the car. y question is if I have a flat tire then what should I do? Should I just call the 1-800 #? Will they come and fix the flat tire? How long does it normally take them to arrive?
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    Hand Wash that you can recommend in Northern Virginia

    Thanks Vrrooom. Any other car washes that you can recommend that are better than Champion?
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    Hand Wash that you can recommend in Northern Virginia

    Are there any hand car washes that you can recommend for the Model S in Northern Virginia. I was recommended Champion Car Wash by DS in Tysons Corner but would like to see if there are any others that people have used and liked.
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    Question on charging at a charger that is not a Super Charger

    Thank you. How do I find out what kind of charger the facility has? I am looking at the charger in Tysons Corner (in Virginia) and it says '3 Tesla Connectors, up to 80A'. Not sure what kind of charger it would fall under based on what you said.
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    Question on charging at a charger that is not a Super Charger

    Roughly, how much time does it take to charge to 80% at a charger that is not a 'Super Charger'? Also, is it safe to leave my car in the Super Charger while it is charging and go inside the mall and come back after an hour or so?
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    Power folding mirrors newbie question

    Jerjozwik - I have 90% folding mirrors too meaning they fold away 90% of the time. Were you able to get this issue resolved?
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    Who do you normally contact for issues with the Model S after delivery?

    I called and emailed my DS yesterday. But no response. 1. If you have some issues that you want them to look at, do you call the DS or someone else? 2. Can you just drive to the Service station and ask them to take a look OR do you need to take an appointment? Its been frustrating getting...
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    Issues with the trunk

    I picked up my 70D on Saturday. But am having some trunk issues. I close it gently and it appears that its closed. But on the dashboard it still shows open. I have to then open it again and close it with a loud bang. Is that how its supposed to work? Please advise.
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    Do the side mirrors fold in when you walk away from the car with the fob?

    I picked up my 70D Pearl White (refreshed) on Saturday afternoon. I have a question for the group. Do the side mirrors automatically fold in when you walk away from the car with the fob in your pocket?
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    Anyone received their refreshed Model S?

    fballatore - what location do you live at? My order confirmed on 04/12 but no notification from my DS on the delivery date yet.

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