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Valet

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by chronopc, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I'm going to use a valet to park my car for the first time this week. I'm curious what experience other people have had with valet service. Are people confused with how the Model 3 operates?
     
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  2. kbecks13

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    Depends on where you're located, in SoCal they've already seen plenty of them and know to ask for the key card when you get out :)
     
  3. pandam3

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    - activate Valet mode via the app as you exit the car... I forgot if you need to set it up first as a dirver profile
    - I’ve got a case for the card so it is not easily mixed up... got a set on Amazon... it is nice and leather and has a detacheable key ring for house keys
    - give the valet a big enough tip to keep the car up front to minimize any damages the valet can inflict... last time I did that the Valet charged me up to 80% SOC at the hotel I stayed at for free. (Well not exactly free since the tip was big enough to cover the cost of supercharging the battery at a tesla supercharger)
     
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    not living in Cali, you spend ten minutes explaining it, they laugh like you are an idiot for thinking they don't know how to use a car and then they proceed to open the door with the emergency handle. I try to avoid it at all costs.
     
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  5. chronopc

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    It's going to be in San Francisco so hopefully the restaurant I'm going to has seen its share of Model 3.
     
  6. Trevor B

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    Leave it at home, take Lyft :)
     
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  7. chronopc

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    I checked the estimate and it would be $48 each way. Lol

    I could take Bart and then Lyft but I rather not risk getting mugged.
     
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    The main point is you don’t have to deal with the city’s traffic and drivers, also “drink and NOT drive”
     
  9. devilmountain

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    I refuse to take BART anymore, it is filthy and disgusting. From Walnut Creek area I usually take Uber or Lyft and it is worth all the money. There is no damage to my vehicle and I can have a few drinks. I think last time I paid about 52 each way.
     
  10. chronopc

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    I'll think about taking Uber or Lyft. I'm kind of interested to see how the Valet experience is so I might take my car this time.
     
  11. chronopc

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    I ended up driving and using the Valet. I didn't have to say a word, seems like the Valet knew how to operate the car.
     
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  12. Brenkj

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    I'm resurrecting this thread because I'll be valet parking with my new Model 3 for the first time tomorrow night. So is the key card basically for valet Parking (and a backup for the phone)? What is "Valet Mode"? Thanks.
     
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