Tesla accessories

Once you have bought your Tesla, there are a number of accessories that may be prudent to buy, some of them surprising for such an expensive car. We list them here together with the reason why, alternatives if there are any and a handy link to where you can get them.

Dealing with flat tyres

Your Tesla will not come with a spare tyre, nor does it come with run flat tyres, so if you get a puncture and you are potentially stuck. Tesla offer a service where they will tow you up to 50 miles and possibly bring you a replacement wheel if you're near a service centre, but this has a couple of problems. Firstly, you may be over 50 miles from anywhere you know, and secondly, tyre places close overnight which is when you most want to get somewhere safe.

Charging cables

Your car will come with a UMC which is a charger you can plug into a 3 pin socket (and charge slowly), a blue industrial commando socket (and charge at between 10 and 20 mph depending on whether its 16A or 32A or if you buy the adaptor and plug into a red 3 phase commando, at 16A you'll get approx. 30 mph. But you may also need other cables.

Security

Keeping your car safe we recommend the following. For more details on why, see our section on

  • Tracker

    You can opt for an expensive professional installed tracker, but we'd recommend the GPS TRACKER MAGNETIC REWIRE SECURITY 104-PRO COVERT HIDDEN VEHICLE TRACKING SYSTEM TK104. Other than having a really long title, it's battery powered and only needs recharging every 3 to 4 weeks. We just popped a GIFGAF SIM in ours, set up it up to talk to our phone and send alerts, and dropped it into the car somewhere discrete (there are plenty of options). It's worked faultlessly and other as well as being a fall back option if your car was stolen and they disabled the built in Tesla system (and if you're a thief, you'll probably know how to) it shows you all your previous journeys and not just its current location, so if you lend your car to anyone or it's in for work, you can see how they've driven it.

  • Key pouch

    Leaving your keys out in the open, especially at home, makes you vulnerable to the so called "relay attack". This is where the signal is boosted allowing thiefs to steal your car. Just pop your key into Signal Blocking Pouch for Car Keys and you should be safe. We also pour our lose change in too keeping everything together.

  • Car cleaning

    We've done a fairly basic article on how to clean your car, and to help you get going, we've a list of products that you may need.