When you place your order for your Tesla vehicle, you’re given the option of choosing from a variety of configurations and customizations. However, sometimes life has a way of changing in an instant. Sometimes you have to reevaluate things, and perhaps some of the features on your Tesla vehicle are no longer as important to you as they once were. Fortunately, it’s possible to make changes to your Tesla order – but there are rules to follow when doing so. This article will provide everything you need to know about making changes to your Tesla order!
Have you placed an order for your Tesla but now feel like you want to change the details? Or maybe you’ve been sitting on the fence, unsure if you want to purchase and now find yourself changing your mind? This guide covers everything you need to know about making changes to your Tesla order, including how the process works, the fees associated with it, and what steps you need to take to ensure that your next Tesla is perfect!
Changing your delivery date
For those who have preordered a Tesla Model 3, you’re probably aware that it can take quite some time for your vehicle to be delivered. As of right now, customers who were given an expected delivery date in early 2018 haven’t yet received their vehicles and there are still plenty of people waiting on a delivery date as well. For those who may want to change their delivery date or location, now would be a good time since they are likely accepting orders at any given moment. Here’s what you need to know. The process: If you want to make changes to your Tesla order, first check out their website and see if there is any information regarding how to go about doing so. There is also a chat option on their website where representatives should be able to help you with whatever questions or concerns you might have. If neither of these options work out for you, simply call them up directly! Once you’ve reached someone over the phone, tell them exactly what changes/updates that you would like made (i.e., new delivery date/location) and they should be able to handle things from there. It will likely take a few weeks for everything to go through but once it does, your new estimated arrival will appear in your account just like normal!
Upgrading / downgrading your interior options
Whether you’re interested in upgrading your interior trim options or downgrading your packages, it’s possible. There are two steps you’ll need to complete: Change your order on your My Tesla page and call customer support. If you live near a store with a Design Studio, it may be faster and easier to visit them instead of calling customer service—you can speak directly with an expert about making changes. Here’s how: 1. Go to your MyTesla page 2. Scroll down and click View Vehicle & Place Order 3. Select Model S 4. Click Edit Options 5. Select Interior 6. Click Edit 7. Note that you won’t be able to upgrade or downgrade some features (e.g., upholstery, seats) unless they’re already included in your model year and option package (e.g., performance package). This is because certain items must be ordered as a set from Tesla’s suppliers—if one item isn’t ordered as part of a package deal, then none will be available for individual sale at any point during production for that vehicle/option combination!
Adding (or removing) Autopilot features
To add (or remove) Autopilot features, login to your Tesla account and go here. Any features you add are subject to credit approval. Also note that you can’t remove items that have been added in error—for example, if you accidentally added a Second Generation AutoPilot feature but don’t want it after all. So make sure you’re clear on your order before clicking Submit. Once approved, orders take about three weeks from initial payment date to be delivered. It’s best to schedule delivery of any new Model S or Model X as soon as possible after placing your order. This will ensure you get a car right away, rather than waiting months for one to come off the production line. If you’re planning on selling or trading in an older Tesla vehicle, keep in mind that any new car ordered today won’t be delivered until at least early 2017 (and probably later). The wait time will vary depending on what version of the car you buy and where you live, so we recommend placing an order for a vehicle as soon as possible once production begins again. That way there’s no gap between when your old vehicle is sold or traded-in and when your new one arrives.
Reducing your deposit amount
If you’ve already put down a $1,000 deposit on your Model 3 but now can’t afford to pay as much, don’t worry. Another option is they’ll work with you to come up with a new payment plan that works for you. Most people try their best to stick with their initial deposit amount; any less than $1,000 and we recommend adding friends or family members as co-signers on your account who can help offset future payments. This also helps Tesla verify that they are still in business with you when it comes time to delivery. It’s also possible to lower your reservation fee if needed, though these changes must be made within 30 days of placing an order. Keep in mind that all changes must be made within 14 days of reserving an inventory vehicle—after 14 days have passed, there is no way to make adjustments. Also note that lowering your deposit may change how long it takes before you receive your car; delivery priority is given based on when orders were placed rather than adjusted deposits. Be sure to check out our complete guide for details about ordering a Model 3!
The order-changing process may seem a bit daunting at first, but as you can see, it’s relatively straightforward. A majority of your changes will likely take place when your car is still in pre-production—Tesla will keep updating you with its progress on your car throughout that time. In regards to your options, once production begins (give or take), they should have a pretty solid idea of what they have in stock and therefore what they can offer you. There’s no need to email them every few months asking if anything has changed (they’ll contact you if it has). If something does pop up, give them a shout and let them know. Again, most changes are likely to happen before production begins. And again, do your research! This isn’t just about ordering a new Tesla; it’s about getting exactly what you want for an affordable price. As long as you’re clear from the start about everything you want and expect from your new vehicle (and why), there shouldn’t be any confusion down the line.