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Tesla Model 3 2017-2022 Owner's Manual: Before Driving

The following best practices can help ensure that you have the best ownership experience possible in harsh cold weather conditions.

Before Driving

Warm the cabin and Battery ahead of departure for maximum range and performance. There are several ways to precondition your vehicle:

Note: Tesla recommends activating the climate settings at least 30-45 minutes before departu. Preconditioning times depend on outside temperature and other factors.

When snow and ice accumulate on your vehicle, moving parts, such as the door handles, windows, mirrors, and wipers can freeze in place.

Door Handles



If ice buildup is expected when parking, turn off Auto-Fold Mirrors by navigating to Controls > Mirrors > Auto-Fold > ON. Ice can prevent exterior side mirrors from folding or unfolding.

Note: If equipped with heated side mirrors, they automatically heat as needed during preconditioning or if the rear defroster is activated.


If snow or ice buildup is expected when parking, navigate to Controls > Service > Wiper Service Mode > ON. This raises your wipers so they are against the windshield and they can defrost while the windshield defrosts

Winter Tires and Tire Chains

Cold Weather Best Practices

While Driving
Cold weather can increase energy consumption because more power is required for driving, cabin and Battery heating. Follow these suggestions to reduce energy consumption: Using the seat heater ...

Other materials:

Battery Recharging [Mzr 2.3 Disi Turbo]
Using GR8-1291: (See GR8-1291 INSTANT TRAINING MODULE (VIDEO) .) WARNING: Keep all flames away from the battery, otherwise evaporated gas from the battery fluid may catch fire and cause serious injury. 1. Remove the battery filler caps and check the water level. If necessary, add ...

Operating Autosteer
Before you can operate Autosteer, you must enable it by touching Controls > Autopilot > Autosteer (Beta). To indicate that Autosteer is available (but not actively steering Model 3), the touchscreen displays a gray Autosteer icon. To initiate Autosteer, move the gear lever fully down ...

Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Inspection [Mzr 2.0, Mzr 2.5]
Airflow Inspection 1. Disconnect the section (A) of the ventilation hose shown in the figure. 2. Start the engine and verify that vacuum is applied to the end of the disconnected ventilation hose while the engine is idling. NOTE: Because it is difficult to directly inspect the PC ...

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