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Will my 94" width garage be ok?

X-Man

Member
Mar 10, 2016
38
25
Oakland, CA
Hi,
New to the forum. Looked through a few threads and couldn't find any discussion. I want to push order, but...

I know the width of the X is 89.4" which is super wide. My garage is 94", but then opens up (115") after the initial lip. Am I asking for trouble by parking it in the garage even with the side mirrors closed? I know physically it would fit, but worried about the high risk of scratching the sides!

Would the summons/self park work in this tight of a space?

Another opinion...does anyone park their car in the street? I may be moving to SF in a few months :(

I wish I had the $ to just buy a new house with a bigger garage!

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

K-MTG

Sunshade Captain of TMC
Oct 24, 2015
4,815
3,505
Irvine, CA
Hi,
New to the forum. Looked through a few threads and couldn't find any discussion. I want to push order, but...

I know the width of the X is 89.4" which is super wide. My garage is 94", but then opens up (115") after the initial lip. Am I asking for trouble by parking it in the garage even with the side mirrors closed? I know physically it would fit, but worried about the high risk of scratching the sides!

Would the summons/self park work in this tight of a space?

Another opinion...does anyone park their car in the street? I may be moving to SF in a few months :(

I wish I had the $ to just buy a new house with a bigger garage!

Thanks for your thoughts!

I have two garage doors for the same garage and both are about the same width as yours. Since the X is 81.5 inches with the mirrors folded, I am sure it won't be a problem.
 

Gas Guzzler

Member
Feb 10, 2016
62
47
San Francisco, CA
I have two garage doors for the same garage and both are about the same width as yours. Since the X is 81.5 inches with the mirrors folded, I am sure it won't be a problem.

Is there an option to keep the mirrors closed while driving? My garage is a bit tight also at 95" and I was considering having a contractor shaving off some of the sides of my garage so that it's a more comfortable fit traversing through the opening.
 

K-MTG

Sunshade Captain of TMC
Oct 24, 2015
4,815
3,505
Irvine, CA
Is there an option to keep the mirrors closed while driving? My garage is a bit tight also at 95" and I was considering having a contractor shaving off some of the sides of my garage so that it's a more comfortable fit traversing through the opening.

I am pretty sure you can. If not, you can also summon which keeps the mirrors folded.
 

Roamer

Member
Aug 16, 2013
280
137
Mesa, Arizona, United States
Is there an option to keep the mirrors closed while driving? My garage is a bit tight also at 95" and I was considering having a contractor shaving off some of the sides of my garage so that it's a more comfortable fit traversing through the opening.

You can press the center button on the mirror control panel and they will fold and stay folded.
 

Gas Guzzler

Member
Feb 10, 2016
62
47
San Francisco, CA
You can press the center button on the mirror control panel and they will fold and stay folded.

Awesome! Otherwise, I'd have to help my wife back the car out every time she leaves the house. Summon may or may not work for us. Our driveway is sloped and I'm told by the DS that summon has some issues with inclines. Fingers crossed.
 

ryanjm

Tesla Podcast Host
Oct 10, 2009
632
539
San Francisco, CA
I wouldn't recommend street parking a nice car anywhere in SF. You'll get all sorts of scrapes, scratches, or worse. And people don't leave notes. They just hit and run. The size of the Model X would make finding a spot tricky too, in most neighborhoods.

Enjoy your upcoming Model X!
 

Darryl

ModelXTracker.com Co-Adm
Jul 27, 2015
609
340
Palm Beach FL
With regard to the summons feature with tight garage width. It will work but you will have to go into the options and set it to allow the car to go into narrow spaces. Summons probably won't with the default settings. I have a four door garage, three of which are 96 inches and one is 104. The one wider spot was designed for my wife. She had an issue judging width of spaces We have had to have several mirrors replaced but don't tell her I told you.
 

yobigd20

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2012
5,929
538
Skaneateles, NY
Hi,
Another opinion...does anyone park their car in the street? I may be moving to SF in a few months :(

I thought in SF if you leave your Tesla outside on the street that folks will just key it or spray paint it and vandalize it in various manners. they hate tech folks out there.
 

gregor

New Member
Nov 8, 2017
4
1
Switzerland
Hi,
New to the forum. Looked through a few threads and couldn't find any discussion. I want to push order, but...

I know the width of the X is 89.4" which is super wide. My garage is 94", but then opens up (115") after the initial lip. Am I asking for trouble by parking it in the garage even with the side mirrors closed? I know physically it would fit, but worried about the high risk of scratching the sides!

Would the summons/self park work in this tight of a space?

Another opinion...does anyone park their car in the street? I may be moving to SF in a few months :(

I wish I had the $ to just buy a new house with a bigger garage!

Thanks for your thoughts!
Unless someone has already suggested it, and if you are still thinking of getting a Tesla: do a "garage test", and, yes, "summon" should work.
Indeed, size / width is a crucial factor, at least in Europe, and a "garage test" showed that a model X would have been too large (see
, and I ordered a Model S). Besides, even on motorways (Autobahn), construction site lanes on the left often do not allow cars that are wider than 2 meters. So both S and X have to stay on the right lane, together with trucks and lorries.
 
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Nerdy_Engineer

Brett - The Nerdy Engineer
Sep 22, 2016
208
239
Colorado
Here's a video I did a while ago about parking a Model X in the garage. I recommend backing into your garage, because there's a good chance that the falcon wing doors will be beyond the garage door tracks that way. Otherwise you have to be careful opening the falcon wing doors if the garage door isn't open (I don't trust the car to "see" the garage door rails by themselves).

I think you'll be fine. The proximity sensors also create a heat map around the car that you can use to gauge your distance on each side of the car.

Don't forget to check the length too!

 
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Nerdy_Engineer

Brett - The Nerdy Engineer
Sep 22, 2016
208
239
Colorado
Oops, I didn't realize this was a dead thread from over a year ago.

Here's a video I did a while ago about parking a Model X in the garage. I recommend backing into your garage, because there's a good chance that the falcon wing doors will be beyond the garage door tracks that way. Otherwise you have to be careful opening the falcon wing doors if the garage door isn't open (I don't trust the car to "see" the garage door rails by themselves).

I think you'll be fine. The proximity sensors also create a heat map around the car that you can use to gauge your distance on each side of the car.

Don't forget to check the length too!

 

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