Being a part of the exclusive Tesla family means having access to great accessories as well. Because certain parts of your new Tesla could always be tweaked, improved or augmented with the right accessory – or like your phone, could use a little extra protection.
Whether it’s for upgrades, just for practicality, or great gift ideas, here are five of the most sought-after accessories for your Model 3.
Our Top Pick: Anker 4-Port Hub + Samsung T5 500GB SSD to save your recordings from Tesla Sentry Mode
Since we mentioned Sentry Mode as the source of a small annoyance, it has made our top pick with accessories available. Sentry Mode keeps your car safe, and is the reason why Tesla cars are hard to steal and vandalize. However, to make them work you need a flash drive in the USB port.
Since Sentry Mode recordings take up a lot of space with the footage, consider investing in a USB hub with an SSD (solid state ddrive), which stores data using flash memory. The one from Samsung also comes in a variety of colors to match your interiors and comes with a 3-year warranty and speeds of up to 540 mbs.
The Anker 4 port has transfer speed capabilities of up to 5 GPS! It's versatile and portable with no screws or seams in the exterior.
- High transfer and speeds.
- The SSD comes with a 3-year warranty.
- Both have a seamless exterior.
- Not all ports will work at the same time.
Why We Like It
While you can use other USB hubs, we recommend these two as they’ve been proven to work well with Tesla’s sentry mode and are easily stow-able in the center console. They’re also black – which means if your interior’s black they’ll blend in nicely. Finally, SSDs are shock resistant, which means that being jostled around in the car from everyday use will not deteriorate their performance at all.
2. TapTes Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger
The software has been updated to work flawlessly with your Model 2. Wireless phone chargers are all the rage now for its convenience and clutter-free setup. All it requires is a connection to the Tesla ports and you're good to go.
There are dual USB ports, which allows you to charge two phones simultaneously. The Qi enabled device works well with any other devices with the Qi such as iPhone models 8 and later.
Your Tesla will provide you with a smooth ride, but your phone may be the one that takes the shifts and bumps in the road. To counter this, the TapTes charger uses anti-slip material that keeps it in place during the drive.
- A curved lip at the bottom keeps your phone in place.
- It allows more room for phones of a bigger size.
- It's easy to install.
- Has dual USB ports for simultaneous charging.
- A maximum power output of 10 watts.
- Doesn't work with 2019 standard range.
3. Model 3 Center Screen Protector
Protect your navigation screen the same way you would protect your mobile device with this lazer cut reinforced glass screen cover. Not only does it keep your fingerprints from muddying up the screen, it also keeps the dust off. Just wipe the surface on occasion with a microfiber cloth.
With a hardness of 9, but still relatively thin, the Tesla Model 3 center screen protector will not hinder your ability to swipe and tap. It almost feels as if the screen is smoother to the touch!
The surface is anti-shock, anti-scratch, and anti-oil and fingerprints for a perpetual glossy surface. It's not only easy to install but easy to remove as well.
- The laser cut screen protector is a precise fit.
- The screen is anti-dirt, oil, fingerprints and more.
- Has a hardness of 9.
- Easy to install and remove.
Why We Like It
Aside from the amazing protective properties, not only is it easy to install this glass shield, you can also remove it at any time.
4. BMZX Charging Cable Organizer for Tesla Motors
If you bought yourself a home charger, you should know leaving the cable on the floor could be a dangerous thing. A simple solution to cleaning up the inside of your garage is this cable organizer.
Not only does it organize all the clutter, it keeps your Tesla charger safe from damage as well. Just insert the device and coil the cables and hand them up on the hook. It works just as well with other cords you have laying around as well.
The cable organizer is made with heavy duty ABS plastic that is durable and easy to clean. It will hold your cables and avoid them being stamped on or tangled up.
- It organizes your cables and keeps them protected.
- Made from hard ABS plastic.
- Easy to use and install.
- Keeps everything neat and tidy.
- It might not hold the charging cable well or your charger could get stuck inside.
Why We Like It
Not many manufactures think about accessories for outside the car. This really solves the issue of stray cables.
5. Model 3 All Weather Waterproof Floor Mats
This is a custom design with the perfect fit. It seals the floor from edge-to-edge for full coverage. These drop-in floor mats are easy to use and easy to clean. The environmental material protects your interior from spills, dirt, mud, debris, etc.
Everything is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and odorless.
The perfect fit gives the finished look a very elegant look. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, the manufacturer offers 100% satisfaction guarantee, a 24-month quality guarantee, 12-month replacement and 90-day refund. That's quite a lot of guarantees for this Amazon's Choice product!
- Not cut from a single piece of material. All set in molds.
- Protected by multiple guarantees.
- Easy to clean and install.
- The material is environmentally-friendly.
- Some consumers claim the build may not be as robust.
Why We Like It
We know a lot of floor mats have an artificial smell when first used and can stink up your whole car, but these are completely odorless!
Other Gift Ideas / Gift Guide for Tesla Owners
All the above are great gift ideas, but let's take a look at what others could quality but just missed our top 5 list. These are smaller accessories that have functional purposes but are also decorative.
- Aluminum Pedals
These are very common on Amazon. The pedals are larger, giving you more accuracy when stepping and it also looks very sleek if you ask us. The mounting base and ridges on the surface are made from friction-resistant rubber that is anti-slip as well. Your foot won't be sliding off the surface on a rainy day.
For something whose best friend is the sole of your shoe, it's important to be made of a tough material that is corrosion-proof and wear-proof.
- Handle Wraps
Purely for aesthetics, handle wraps unify the color of the chrome handles and the rest of your car. It gives a more synchronized and coordinated look to your car.
What's awesome is you don't have to make it the same color, you can mix and match and choose black handles for your silver car for a tough of individuality. They are also quite affordable and speaking from experience, anything customized will be a hit at the Christmas party.
- Seat Covers
While it's a shame to cover up your beautiful leather seats in your Model 3, sometimes you have no choice, especially if you have a messy kid or a pet that often travels in your car. That way, when it comes the day to upgrade or your kids grow up, simply remove the covers to reveal a still pristine interior!
- Console Liners
We're not too ashamed to say we'd love this as a housewarming gift, Christmas gift, or if you're feeling generous any day of the week, this is a great gift!
We often have out cold drinks sitting in the console on a hot summer's day, and we all know how that results in sweat beads. A console liner can keep everything clean and tidy!
- Sun Shield
Depending on where you live, the sun can really turn then inside of your car into an oven. Before you can get in you need to open the doors and let the heat out. A way to side-step this problem is with a sun shield.
They attach to your windshield and roll up and can be held in place with a Velcro strap. It could protect your seats from sun damage and your backside from getting scorched.
If you are looking for the next best gift for a Tesla driver, these are our top suggestions. There are tons of other options but speaking from experience, practical gifts or ones that are customized are the ones that garner the most success. We don't know about you, but we would love to be on the receiving end of a lot of these gifts!