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If I finance through the Tesla website and accept a third-party offer, do they make the payment directly?


Sep 4, 2021
I apologize if this is a stupid question, but my SA hasn't been responding and I'm supposed to pick up the car on Friday so I'd like to know for sure.

I accepted the financing terms from the 3rd party bank (BMO) on the Tesla website, and I haven't seen/heard anything about it since. Do they just send that payment to Tesla, or am I supposed to get something from the bank myself?


Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
Riverside Co. CA
If you accepted the terms on the tesla website, that means tesla is arranging financing for you... at least in the US it does. Since tesla is arranging the financing, they get paid directly.

If you were financing outside of tesla, you would be arranging your own financing, so would need to arrange for it. Since tesla is arranging your financing, you shouldnt need to do anything else but accept / sign for it.

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