What I Discovered After Reading the Owner's Manual

  • Published on May 8, 2019
  • After reading the owner's manual from beginning to end I was surprised to learn some new things about the car!
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Comments • 445

  • it's all good
    it's all good Day ago

    I was interested till 6:00 when I saw he had CNN in that Tesla. slowly backs out of video, eases mouse to youtube logo and selects another video.

  • James Duncan
    James Duncan Day ago

    Is this guy a lawyer?

  • Jason Carmichael
    Jason Carmichael 4 days ago +1

    Best line ever out of my Honda owners manual, possibly the best line ever for any owners manual.
    "If the parking brake cannot be released automatically, release it manually."
    Thanks, Honda, who would have thought.

    • Roland Dawson
      Roland Dawson 3 days ago

      Only a genius would consider this as an immediate option.

  • nonnarbl
    nonnarbl 8 days ago

    Thank you very much for the video! Given that you live in a warm climate, what has been your experience with how much the air conditioner affects the range? Do you happen to know the percentage that it affects the range? I live where summers are regularly 100+ degrees, so this is something I'm curious about. Thanks.

  • barebare
    barebare 9 days ago

    Happier than ever not to have read the owners manual:p

  • Ecospider5
    Ecospider5 10 days ago +8

    Crap. The bodies I had in the trunk were way heavier than that.

  • Travis Bauman
    Travis Bauman 10 days ago

    Question for you. What is Tesla policy if i summon the car to come pick me up and it hits something. Does Tesla pay for damages or Insurance?
    Thank You

  • Samuel Taylor
    Samuel Taylor 11 days ago +1

    What’s the difference between dog and on for the keep climate in feature?

    • Oğuzhan Yılmazer
      Oğuzhan Yılmazer 9 days ago

      It say on the screen that the car is modulating the air for the dogs and that they are safe so people dont think the dogs are in danger

  • Serpentar9000
    Serpentar9000 11 days ago

    Me *checking manual* :"so,how do i get enough money to buy Tesla?"
    Manual :"Work harder,you lazy ass ;P"
    Me : "damn ;("

  • Alexander a
    Alexander a 11 days ago

    0:02 you

  • Édouard Murdoch
    Édouard Murdoch 12 days ago

    10:17 Actually, all electric cars do have a 12V battery, and it can die. If it doees, you cannot start the car. If your hybrid or electric car jdoesn't start, check the 12V battery

  • justo222
    justo222 12 days ago

    great video. lots of great info, thanks! got a question on the easy entry mode. you showed that multiple profiles can be set up. let's say you park the car at night and the car stays in the "easy entry" settings for your profile. the next day, your wife approaches the car. does the tesla recognize from her phone/keycard/fob that it's her and not you and resets the entry position to her profile and when she starts the car it automatically adjusts to her settings or does she have to enter the menu to "tell" the car to use her profile?

  • Eduardo Rais
    Eduardo Rais 13 days ago

    do you write your name on your shirts, pants, etc., just in case you forget?

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym 15 days ago +4

    girlfriend: "I have a new car, I need to read the manual" - is occupied 7 days without riding her car...
    really happened... Now she nows everything about that car and directs mechanics on how to repair her car. Additionally, she can do exact error messages for the mechanics they'll find in their mechanics-manual.

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym 15 days ago

    remember that video of a woman at the gas station trying to fill a Tesla?

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym 15 days ago

    now do that with model s und 3 and X

  • Simona Blanch
    Simona Blanch 17 days ago

    Yikes thanks for this video

  • Xa Santh
    Xa Santh 18 days ago +3

    most pages arent't even your language ;) so feel free to read the few pages for your language in the Toyota manual too

  • tylershomevideos
    tylershomevideos 18 days ago +3

    Side mirror heat...try it out when driving in the rain : )

  • Richard Grähs
    Richard Grähs 19 days ago

    Bad editing mixing the volume level so much.

  • Matthew Boyd
    Matthew Boyd 19 days ago +2

    The charging cable getting stuck something very important to know.
    Someone complained on Twitter about how difficult it was to get into their Tesla and said that the steering wheel should adjust as well as the seat so you can get an easier, Elon responded directly by saying something like, yeah you're right will be included in the next update.
    Dang, Elon is awesome.
    The same thing happened with century mode.

  • David M
    David M 21 day ago +3

    A lot of this stuff is standard on other cars, even non-luxury brands.

  • Mark Henderson
    Mark Henderson 21 day ago

    Great video, but your audio levels from you speaking to the music was too drastic.

  • Ahmed Al-Bayati
    Ahmed Al-Bayati 22 days ago

    This guy must be real fun at a party

  • Hesham El Garawany
    Hesham El Garawany 24 days ago +1

    Awesome videos.... thanks for the efforts .. and for listing the weight in KGs
    Also for the tips on the climate control - I am in Canada and it gets colder sometimes!!
    Had my m3 few days ago ... still learning everyday- your videos are great!!

  • Carmen Ayala
    Carmen Ayala 24 days ago

    Carmen San Diego

  • Neil Weiner
    Neil Weiner 24 days ago

    Great job, great info going forward!

  • Saurav Kumar
    Saurav Kumar 25 days ago

    Hey, how did you get your tesla charger to be white? Thanks!

  • Ryan M
    Ryan M 25 days ago

    I wish I made enough money to buy this car :(
    I'm gonna settle for a 2017-2018 used Civic SI for 20-22k though.

    • Erick Mendiola
      Erick Mendiola 24 days ago

      Buy a Tesla Model 3 is the most electric car and the best rating of safety of 5.0 🌟

  • Zachary Blanchard
    Zachary Blanchard 26 days ago

    We got a physical owners manual in our M3

  • narflar
    narflar 27 days ago +1

    This was great, even the guys at the Tesla Dealer didn't tell me about Easy Entry.

  • Craig Bennett II
    Craig Bennett II 27 days ago

    Watching the part talking about the emergency release for the front trunk. All cars by law (I think since the 80s) have to have some emergency way to open the trunk from the inside. It doesn't have to be in the trunk itself I think.

  • Unicornul Sarvy
    Unicornul Sarvy 27 days ago +13

    like for displayng the kilograms in metric,so we know how many pounds means in kg,i m in eurpe

  • jian Weid
    jian Weid 27 days ago

    Awesome buddy

  • Denise
    Denise 28 days ago

    Did he just say if something hit the front trunk in a certain way it open accidentally. What genius designed this. If this is actually real, I smell lawsuit. Very big lawsuit. Hopefully I just misunderstood.

  • Ben Jones
    Ben Jones 28 days ago

    video starts at 1:34

  • MaxSantos
    MaxSantos 28 days ago

    But ins't the paper manual from the Toyota multiple languages?

  • Patty Bailey
    Patty Bailey 29 days ago

    Ummmm.... after having the car for 9 months, I didn't realize there was an Easy Entry setting. LOL!
    Now my hubby can get in the car easily after I've driven it. Thanks!!

  • Laur Joost
    Laur Joost Month ago

    Soo... Almost all of the things are what any modern car will do. It's easier to turn off the climate system with a physical button, I'm quite sure easy entry is used by other cars with electrically adjustable seats. Given that the manual should also be referencable for all and sundry issues, I feel like maybe Tesla has skimped on writing that manual...

  • Adam Kee
    Adam Kee Month ago

    It's not just cars. Same thing happens to computer parts... Almost everyone will throw them out right after unboxing their new toys...

  • nlo114
    nlo114 Month ago

    5:40 - Me, my wife, easy entry...

  • Jashan Khurana
    Jashan Khurana Month ago

    Is he having an "OM" sign behind ?

  • Ronnald Hillard
    Ronnald Hillard Month ago +1

    Informative for those are researching info on the car

  • myth5hk
    myth5hk Month ago +1

    Awesome video. Well spoken and to the point with perfect speed. Subscribed.
    Planning to pick up my model 3 this week :)

  • James Oldman
    James Oldman Month ago

    Haven't bought one but I do have the manual. I guess I am one of those nerds that always read the manual of any vehicle I own and since the internet has come along I do download before taking delivery. Lot of useful info.

  • Elijah DodoBird
    Elijah DodoBird Month ago

    14:21 I had to relisten cause it sounded like he said sluts.

  • aadd74
    aadd74 Month ago +11

    I don't think we need the blaring music every transition.

  • aMind New
    aMind New Month ago

    Yep after shopping a gentle tap on the brakes on the freeway at oh... lets say 90mph and BlamO your Hood is hitting the guy behind you... thx ELON gr8 design, who's storing their kidz in the TRUNK???

  • Ge Gwen
    Ge Gwen Month ago +2

    Jesus how cheap is that boot (trunk) liner ?, poke your finger through the hole area.
    Seen better quality on a base Nissan Micra.

  • Shawn Z
    Shawn Z Month ago

    Yes. I really believe customer should read the manual or if you did something wrong, the maker have every right to blame you :( Therefore thank you so much for this video and save us tons of time :)

  • Ethan10v
    Ethan10v Month ago

    Thanks for reading the manual and provided these features. I didn’t know about Easy Entry and quick way to turn off AC. I am using these features daily now.

  • Michael Butterfield

    Thanks! Learned something.

  • Nick D
    Nick D Month ago +3

    Wow you read a book nice

  • craZe Shadow ツ
    craZe Shadow ツ Month ago

    Legend says that he is still discovering after he read owners manual the owners manual lol

    Not a typo btw from thumbnail

  • Sapphire Spire
    Sapphire Spire Month ago +1

    Does the Model 3 use LED lights? I have no idea how the widespread use of LED lights in homes and businesses has reduce demand on the power grid but I'm sure it's a thing.

  • smileplease
    smileplease Month ago

    Thanks man.. really appreciated

  • Vicki Thress
    Vicki Thress Month ago

    So will the frunk lift up while driving if what you have in it pushes against the release? Also, this may be a dumb question, but can you operate a Tesla without a smart phone using the key cards only?

    • Frugal Tesla Guy
      Frugal Tesla Guy  Month ago

      From what I understand it has been tested and the frunk won't open. You could theoretically get by with just the key cards and or key fob.

  • Robert Burnham
    Robert Burnham Month ago

    Wow. Those are exactly the things I have been wondering about. Thanks so much for this video.

  • George Nan
    George Nan Month ago

    Thanks for video. It's Great

  • J Gallis
    J Gallis Month ago +1

    Great video SMH it's funny some of these things I didn't know about

  • George Travers
    George Travers Month ago

    The "frunk" on my 64 Corvair needs no special technique. ;-)))

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z 13 days ago

      George Travers ok

  • Roland Ascarrunz
    Roland Ascarrunz Month ago

    Thank you so much for reading the owner’s manual.
    I learned quite a few things. I specially likes the easy entry settings on the driver’s profile. Up to now I had been using the drop window to go from easy entry to my driving setting and viceversa by touching each one as needed.
    Now it’s, put in Park or touch the break as needed.
    Thank you again.

  • Karl E
    Karl E Month ago

    What happens if you only have your phone as a key, you unlock it and start driving but your phone dies when driving?

  • Elijah Rodgers
    Elijah Rodgers Month ago

    How tall are you?

  • imaginetMedia
    imaginetMedia Month ago

    Tesla 3, page 53.
    "Note: When you operate the wipers, the headlights automatically turn on (if they were not on already)." WTF? the headlights come on when yo turn on the wipers?

  • solarstacks
    solarstacks Month ago

    in the frunk there are 2 little flip up levers to hand grocery bags. Very handy.

  • Zoom Zoom Jason
    Zoom Zoom Jason Month ago

    Ur ugly too

  • Iloveyoutube
    Iloveyoutube Month ago

    Excellent, very helpful! Thank you. I just bought a new model 3 but I can’t find anywhere to enable lane assist or summon. Any help is appreciated!

    • Moritz Ritter
      Moritz Ritter Month ago

      I think it gets unlocked after a certain distance driven, or you didn't buy the autopilot option.

  • Omen
    Omen Month ago

    what was the song when the glovebox light wouldn't turn off?

  • NPC# 8675309
    NPC# 8675309 Month ago

    What sucks about the user manual on the Model 3 is that it sometimes takes a really long time to load.

  • William Dixon
    William Dixon Month ago +1

    I'm looking at the model 3 and thinking, I drive a 2011 Avalon and the model S would replace it nicely, but 96 for a car before tax?? The Model 3 the one under performance the one we picked out is 59600, I would love to know what others think, We're not rich, we only paid 110 thousand for the house 20 years ago. Perhaps keep my Avalon, with 58 thousand miles on it as of May 2019

    • William Dixon
      William Dixon 29 days ago +1

      @Austin Michael For a 3600 pound car it gets pretty good but not as good as it use to. About 24 city, 29 hwy, Amazing car my Avalon

    • William Dixon
      William Dixon Month ago +1

      @Austin Michael Thanks, we a gas refinery goes down we always think of "all electric". I probably would NOT sell my Avalon because it's just now broke in and the most I could get is 15 thousand. I suspect I would get 15 pretty fast though. I don't need tax credits because we pay no taxes. Odd situation on the taxes but LEGAL. lol
      thanks, My wife needs to drive one then go from there. Right? I'm not going to be a slave to this oil companies. We heat by natural gas and it's unbelievable cheap but that's because of fracking. So I'm not totally electric.

    • Austin Michael
      Austin Michael Month ago +1

      I mean it doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. Also look at your home electric rates and if they are low you would save even more money going electric. Also if you don't need AWD they make a rear wheel long range model but that is getting phased out for the foreseeable future as of 3 days ago. It will be back but who knows when. Also don't forget your state tax credits and rebates if any are offered.

  • F Superbravedude
    F Superbravedude Month ago

    Boi, your the only person who would read the entire owners Manuel

  • 420BudNuggets
    420BudNuggets Month ago

    He looks like doug demirro with glasses on 😂

  • Ma liberté financière

    I was hoping that you found out that this car can actually fly... I am desapointed

    • Cees Timmerman
      Cees Timmerman Month ago

      Most cars can fly at least once if you drive them fast enough.

  • Ignotas Asadauskas
    Ignotas Asadauskas Month ago

    jesus fucking christ... nerd..

  • Michael Casino
    Michael Casino Month ago

    Nice! Thank you so much!

  • Michael Casino
    Michael Casino Month ago

    My windshield fogs alot for some reason

  • TRY to HELP you
    TRY to HELP you Month ago

    great overview!

  • BritGuyAbroad
    BritGuyAbroad Month ago +1

    Great video, thanks for the tips.

  • JOn JammyJims
    JOn JammyJims 2 months ago

    Anybody else thinking he looks like an older dug dermiro? 😂 (Have no clue if that's how you spell his last name I'm a terrible fan)

  • Ken Copen
    Ken Copen 2 months ago

    Easy Entry YESSSSSSSS!!!! Was one of my biggest complaints

  • Rede Alexander
    Rede Alexander 2 months ago +2

    Lol in the bonus section you said you learned it "down the road"

  • Alexis Vézina
    Alexis Vézina 2 months ago

    RTFM, Always

  • ViralGrenade
    ViralGrenade 2 months ago

    Don't own a tesla... probably never will..

  • Jorge Chavez
    Jorge Chavez 2 months ago +4

    Owner's manual? Please! Who reads those?!
    Proceeds to read it*

  • Tobi Bb
    Tobi Bb 2 months ago

    i read the owners manual when im locked out of the house by my grandpa

  • Jamandsheep 123
    Jamandsheep 123 2 months ago

    Did anyone notice at 5:42 on the right it says weed

  • Eric Verlaet
    Eric Verlaet 2 months ago +3

    Hello I'm probably the only one guy who reads the the manual of my model S...
    I learn a lot of information.
    Have a nice day

  • Boris T.
    Boris T. 2 months ago

    Tesla is more in Old mature men than young men cars really!!

  • Gary Hillis
    Gary Hillis 2 months ago

    What not separate settings for Easy Entry and Easy Egress? Disappointing.

  • Liviu Nicolau
    Liviu Nicolau 2 months ago +1

    "I just don't use the side rear view mirrors"

  • MollyTheLag
    MollyTheLag 2 months ago

    very well done video, nice job

  • Area 51 Raid Team leader

    Easy entry is sick!

  • Tristan Wibberley
    Tristan Wibberley 2 months ago

    Why is this guy acting as if these weird constraints are okay when you spend more than $1000 on a car?

  • PlainTurbo 298
    PlainTurbo 298 2 months ago +1

    Kidnapper: I think I’ll put the kid in the front trunk because people might think that’s just the engine.
    Kid: Oooo what’s this button

    Kid: ESCAPES

  • Ted Hu
    Ted Hu 2 months ago

    Press the navigate text box and drag your finger down onto map surface without letting go. It will auto route to home or work depending on when and where you are

  • Angelou Davis
    Angelou Davis 2 months ago

    is it just me or is he like an older doug demero lol

  • Max Ant
    Max Ant 2 months ago +2

    The climate on/Updates off feature is a brilliant piece of Tesla engineering.

  • Max Ant
    Max Ant 2 months ago

    Most modern cars shut down power when you remove the key from the ignition. You need the key. And the ignition switch.

  • Parth Dinubhai
    Parth Dinubhai 2 months ago

    The front trunk cannot open itself because of the US vehicle laws