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2013 Tesla Model S: Car Wash Fun

April 17, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

If you take a Tesla Model S to an automatic car wash, leave a little extra time for the staff to freak out.

Since you have to be sitting in the Tesla's seat for it to move forward, someone really has to ride in it. After a bit of conversation, where they tried to decide who would be the rider, I volunteered to be the one sitting in the car.

I enjoyed watching as the jets of water rainbowed down onto the windshield. It's a good idea to set the suspension setting to high, too, to avoid any damage to the tires or wheels.

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 2,210 miles

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By speeder31
on 04/17/13
8:21 AM PST

Not that I'm claiming to know all the ins and outs of adjustable suspension, but how is setting it to "high" going to protect the wheels and tires? Don't they normally stay in contact with the ground?

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