Tesla Guide - Pickup Checklist

What should you consider when picking up your Tesla Model 3?

Your Tesla Model 3 has been ordered and the anticipation is growing. It is best to prepare for delivery a few days in advance. Clarify the last things like insurance, license plate reservation and order and also order some accessories from us, which we will send you in good time so that the collection is a complete success. Don't forget to order a charging card (Shell ReCharge, EnBW, Maingau or similar) if there is no supercharger nearby.

On the day of delivery, make sure again at Tesla that the car is actually there. It has happened in the past that the car was not ready for delivery as agreed. Then it's time to pack all the papers (registration, confirmation of payment), number plate, driver's license, vehicle papers and your matching Tesla accessories from Shop4Tesla and off you go.

Since the vehicle has been on a long journey, it can sometimes happen that it is damaged in transit or that accessories are forgotten will. Therefore, it makes sense to check your Tesla Model 3 briefly but intensively before taking it over. Damage to the paintwork or missing accessories can no longer be complained about so easily later on. So that you don't forget the most important points, we'll provide you with a checklist, which you can also here. On another page you will find the most important settings after collection.

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  • Matches the vehicle identification number (VIN). the papers, the vehicle and the app match?
  • Are the registration certificates part 1 and 2 and the CoC papers? CoC stands for "Certificate of Conformity". The German CoC usually says “EC Certificate of Conformity”. This document ensures that the car meets EU standards, i.e. has EU type approval.
  • Do the license plates (front and rear) match the papers?
  • Does the color of your Tesla match the color ordered (inside and outside)?
  • Are there 2 key cards and do they work?
  • if necessary. check whether the performance upgrade is installed
  • Green sticker is present and glued


  • Tesla Mobile Connector incl. Schuko and CCE adapter (blue) in carrying case?
  • Charging cable for public charging station (type 2 charging cable) available?
  • Manual and instructions stored (in the glove compartment)?
  • Ordered Accessories (winter tires, rims, AERO caps, etc.) included?
  • Warning triangle and first-aid kit included?

Exterior view

  • Check the paintwork completely for scratches, dents and blisters or paint runs
  • Check frunk gaps (front hood)
  • Open frunk, paint and plastic parts and see if there is a frunk mat
  • Check frunk for moisture , also under the mat
  • Check the doors individually, check the function of the handles and check for damage
  • Check the rubber seals on the doors and trunk for proper seating
  • Check the paint on the hidden areas of the doors
  • Check the trunk for moisture, including under the cover
  • Open and close the trunk and pay attention to the seat of the trunk lid, it may hit you
  • Check rim size and type
  • Check rims for damage - also under the AERO Cover
  • Check tire size and type with order
  • < li style="font-weight: 400;">Check wheel arches for damage
  • Try headlights, check for damage and check for condensation (wet)
  • Light test (brake light, turn signal, etc.)
  • Chargeport opens, closes, is flush and has CCS chargeport
  • < li style="font-weight: 400;">Glass roof & Check windows for damage
  • Check exterior mirrors for damage/paint defects
  • On the performance model: the carbon spoiler is properly glued
  • Technology

    • Check display for function, image errors/pixel errors
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    • SOS button available (above next to hazard warning lights, only in older models)
    • Test functions via smartphone (lock/unlock, preheat)
    • Exterior mirrors can be adjusted, folded in and out
    • Seats and steering wheel can be adjusted electrically
    • Test loading function, if possible


    • Check chrome strips for scratches and gaps
    • Check seats for damage and defective seams
    • Check seat heating for function ( possibly. also on the rear seats with premium equipment)
    • Fold the seats down and fold them back while clicking on the Pay attention to noises
    • Check trunk for damage
    • Window up and down and listen for noise
    • Turn the heating up to full and check if air comes out of all outlets, including the rear
    • Check all interior lights for functionality (trunk, glove box, center console and frunk)
    • Check phone cable
    • all Check 4 USB ports (2 front, 2 rear)
    • 12V connection working? It is best to take something with you to test
    • Test the reversing camera
    • All speakers work and are available (15 pieces for premium equipment)
    • Check internet connection
    • Check center console and steering wheel for damage/scratches
    • Check door panel for damage and correct equipment
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    • Check steering wheel buttons for function
    • glove box leaves s I open
    • all doors can be opened öOpen and the front doors can be opened with the manual unlocking device (bottom button)
    • for premium interior: all floor mats are present and undamaged
    • Sit on each one Seat! This gives you a view from every perspective and you may see more than just the driver's perspective