How to Reset Tesla Screen, Reboot and Restart Your Tesla

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April 22, 2021
By Nuno Cristovao

We may all be familiar with the need to reset our PCs or phones. They may freeze or just not operate properly sometimes.

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Since Tesla is heavily software based, the same need may arise. The Tesla manual lists 3 different ways of reseting or rebooting your car.

Reset Your Display

Most issues that you encounter with your Tesla can be fixed with a simple reboot. It works the same whether you have a Model 3, Model Y, Model S or Model X.

This will fix issues such as music not playing, the display being frozen and countless others. It's simple and quick to do and can even be done while driving, so it should be your first attempt of fixing any issues.

This reboot will only restart the infotainment center, it will not restart any components that are critical while driving. The one thing to keep in mind is that the display will turn off and need a few minutes to restart, so during that time you will not be able to see your speed, hear turn signals or other things that depend on the screen or sound system of the car.

To restart your display, hold down on both scroll wheels on the steering wheel until the display goes turns off.

The unit will restart and you'll soon see the Tesla T logo appear, followed by the screens coming back on.

The restart process should take no longer than 2-3 minutes.

Full Restart of Tesla Systems

For this type of reboot you'll need to be parked as it will restart various vehicle systems.

Use touchscreen and go to Controls > Safety & Security then tap the Power Off button.

The vehicle will start to reboot various systems. You'll want to wait for at least 2 minutes without interacting with the vehicle. Do not open door, touch the brake pedal or touch the screen. Doing so may prevent all systems from restarting.

After 2 minutes, press the brake or open the door to wake the vehicle.

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Tesla Insurance launches in Arizona and Ohio; now offered in five states

January 20, 2022
By Nuno Cristovao

If you've had a Tesla for a few years then you probably remember what it was like getting an insurance quote for the vehicle.

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Experiences vary, but it was not uncommon to come across insurers who would not insure a Tesla or who asked for an extremely high premium.

In fact, the problem was so big that Tesla decided to do something about it. They released their own car insurance division.

Tesla launched Tesla Insurance in 2019. Unfortunately, it was only offered in California at the time. Car insurance laws vary by state so Tesla needs to be approved in each state they want to do business in.

Tesla only expanded beyond California in the second half of 2021. In October Tesla expanded to Texas and last month Tesla added on Illinois.

Tesla is now expanding even further. As of today, Tesla is now offering car insurance in Arizona and Ohio as well.

In a tweet last year, Elon talked about the slow regulatory process for offering car insurance and mentioned that Tesla was looking to offer insurance in New York as well.

The regulatory process for approval to offer insurance is extremely slow & complex, varying considerably by state. Tesla is hoping to offer real-time (based on actual driving history) insurance in Texas next month. Probably next year before we get approval in New York.

-Elon Musk

Tesla determines your car insurance rate using their Safety Score algorithm, which is similar to Progressive's Snapshot rewards. Once you approve Tesla to collect driving data, they'll monitor your vehicle for harsh stops, fast turning, and following too closely.

Your insurance rate will then be based on your driving habits and your chances of getting into an accident.

Some drivers report having much lower rates with Tesla Insurance, while others report that their rate was lower with their current insurance company.

If Tesla offers insurance in your state, you may want to consider getting a quote directly on their site to see if you can lower your premium.

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