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Going to the gym.

DougR25

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May 7, 2018
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Palmdale, California
I know it's silly but, is anyone else a little apprehensive about driving their Model 3 to the gym? I'm a little nervous about hopping into the car after a workout. How will those fancy leather seats hold up to sweaty workout clothes?
 
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ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
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The seat material is little different from typical quality car seats offered by most manufacturers. Don’t worry about it. Modern seat materials are extremely durable and are sealed against stains and dirt. Even the white seats Tesla offers in the S/X (and soon the 3) are almost impossible to stain. People have poured red wine and ketchup on them and it just wipes off without leaving a trace. Don’t worry about your gym clothes.
 
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derekmw

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Oct 3, 2016
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These type of posts kind of reminds me of going to grandma's house (not meant to offend poster at all). I say just take simple precautions but don't get overly concerned about it or you'll end up not enjoying the car...

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seattlite2004

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Apr 12, 2016
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Puget Sound
I know it's silly but, is anyone else a little apprehensive about driving their Model 3 to the gym? I'm a little nervous about hopping into the car after a workout. How will those fancy leather seats hold up to sweaty workout clothes?
They aint leather...they are some sort of plastic/vinyl material. Some say "vegan"...but what is that exactly? I'm thinking some crude oil was used to create those seats.
 

TT97

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Aug 6, 2017
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Los Angeles
I use these :)

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But seriously, according to the Owner's Manual, the seats are polyurethane. The seats are very durable and can easily be cleaned with water and mild soap. In essence, the seats are the same material as the covers of Pro-V1 golf balls so avoid hitting your wedge thin and you will be ok.
 

DougR25

Member
May 7, 2018
9
9
Palmdale, California
These type of posts kind of reminds me of going to grandma's house (not meant to offend poster at all). I say just take simple precautions but don't get overly concerned about it or you'll end up not enjoying the car...

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Funny. No offense at all. The reason for the post was because, since I configured on 3/28, I've been watching videos and reading articles about performance and features and things like that, but, nobody is really talking about the day to day driving. During my commute I have a lot of time to think and that's something that popped into my head. How will the seats hold up? What are the alternatives to Tesla's double sided tape license plate mount? I guess I'll have all my questions answered on Sunday when I pick up the car.
 

S'toon

Knows where his towel is
Apr 23, 2015
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Have you heard about towels? They work well when put between the human body and the car seat :p
Do you know where your towel is?

These type of posts kind of reminds me of going to grandma's house (not meant to offend poster at all). I say just take simple precautions but don't get overly concerned about it or you'll end up not enjoying the car...

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Oh, my grandmother did that.
 

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