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Found a new use for summon today

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by BrettS, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. BrettS

    BrettS Member

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    I have a tire with a slow leak and I wanted to examine the tire for any damage. I was able to use summon several times to move the car forward a few inches so I could examine the parts of the tire that weren’t visible initially.

    Unfortunately I didn’t find any obvious damage, so now I’ll have to figure out my next step.
     
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  2. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Have you tried soapy water in a spray bottle?
     
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  3. BBryson

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    I use summon to move my car out then back into the garage in order to get my trash can out on trash day.
     
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  4. BrettS

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    I had tried that, but it just occurred to me that I tried it while the tire was low. I topped it off this morning and tried again and I was finally able to find a nail in the tread. I got it out and the tire is patched and hopefully it will be good for a while. The nail was at the very edge of the tread and probably in a questionable area for patching, but I believe these are the original tires with 32,000 miles on them and I’m not sure they have too much life left in them anyway. Hopefully the patch will hold until I need to replace the tires.
     
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  5. BrainCandy

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    Hmmm, you just gave me another good idea. This might be handy when applying tire dressing so you can move the car a few inches forward to reach that pesky bit at the bottom of the tire for even coverage.
     
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  6. timvracer

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    I use summon to kill bugs that are in the garage or driveway... just drive over em and smash em. It's also useful and fun for popping the bubbles in shipping bubble wrap!

    :) Ok, maybe not.
     
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    In between laughing about the bug smashing post and the tire black application using summons, i reread that you put 32000 miles on your tires?? that's pretty dang impressive.
     
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  8. Darmie

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    I love the bubble pop idea. To stay on budget, I did not purchase the enhanced autopilot. Will I be missing out on summons?
     
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  9. Missile Toad

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    Tesla! Worlds largest flyswatter!
     
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  10. Snowstorm

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    I used it today to move my model S on a street parking spot that is 2 hour max. Moved it back one car length to "Renew" the time limit.
     
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  11. Nick B

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    That's smart thinking!!
     
  12. Xenoilphobe

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    Also for cleaning the wheels around the brake caliber area
     
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  13. timvracer

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    Hmm.. what caliber brakes do you have? .38? .22?
     
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    #14 Xenoilphobe, Aug 12, 2017
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  15. Uncle Paul

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    Clever stuff!!
     
  16. jkennebeck

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    You're lucky. Here in Richmond you have to move a minimum distance of 500 feet from the original space or... .TICKET!
     
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  17. W0QR

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    I was told I should learn how to park my S in between the lines of a parallel parking spot. I was 15 feet or so away and agreed with the guy. Do I have to go on? Down to the inch.
     
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  18. LoL Rick

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    @Btrflyl8e uses it when washing the car to enable cleaning of parts of the wheels that aren't visible on the first pass.
     
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  19. IFought4U

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    My summon won't enter my garage because there is a very slight grade to climb. Doesn't appear to be any greater than that shown on the Tesla Demo video. So, what good is it if you don't have a straight and flat driveway?
     
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    Sometimes when I'm feeling really lazy or my feet hurt, I have it meet me partway in the parking lot at work (I always park at the T at the end of the aisle I walk down toward my car so it's a straight shot back to me)
     
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