best tesla accessories

Roadster, Model X, Model S and now the Model 3. They're all special and naturally you want to look after yours, maybe even personalize it a little. Well you'll pleased to know there's a wide range of accessories for whichever Tesla you drive. And if you're not in the enviable position of owning a Tesla, perhaps there's a Tesla-owning friend you'd like to buy gift for?

Here's a look at the hottest, newest and best Tesla accessories on the market. To make it easy for you, we've divided this into three sections: exterior dress-up accessories, accessories for the interior, and accessories to help protect your Tesla.

Best Exterior Dress-up Accessories

Best Tesla Exterior Accessories

These are pieces that mount on the exterior surfaces where they're visible to passers-by, (or those you're passing!) They range from covers for brake calipers and door mirrors to spoilers and license plate frames. Some are functional, others purely decorative. Some come with the Tesla logo, others without because, well people can already see you're driving one of the coolest electric vehicles on the planet.

One point to watch regarding Tesla accessories is their permanence. If you're leasing you probably don't want to drill holes or risk damaging the paint, so check how these are fixed to the exterior surfaces.

Cobra-Tek Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler

Cobra-Tek Tesla Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler

Cobra-Tek Carbon Fiber Spoiler Quick Review:

Available for Model S sedans from 2012 to 2016, this is made from real carbon fiber and fits across the trunk lid. Its purpose is to alter airflow over the back of the car, increasing downforce and providing some additional stability at high speeds.

This particular spoiler features a twill weave design and a gloss black appearance. Naturally, it's lightweight (just 3 pounds,) so you shouldn't suffer any efficiency penalty, and it adds a distinctive, sporty touch to your sedan.

Cuztom Tuning Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers

Cuztom Tuning Carbon Fiber Tesla Mirror Covers

Cuztom Tuning Carbon Fiber Mirror Cover Quick Review:

Decorative rather than functional, these will give your Model S a more sporting appearance to match its performance. Sold as a pair for all variants of the 2012 – 2017 Model S, these just slide over the existing mirror covers. That means they can be used on leased vehicles without fear of causing any damage.

They're made from hand-laid carbon fiber with a visible weave pattern and gloss black appearance.

Evannex Brake Caliper Covers

Evannex Tesla Brake Caliper Covers

Evannex Brake Caliper Cover Quick Review:

Bright red caliper covers enhance the appearance of the alloy wheels and hint at the performance within. They also help dissipate heat and protect against brake dust. Note that these covers fit only non-Performance variants of Model S sedans built after December 2016.

These are manufactured from aircraft grade aluminum alloy and finished with a durable red powder coating. The manufacturer's logo is painted in silver.

KA Depot Powder Coated & Laser Etched License Plate Frame

KA Depot Tesla License Plate Frame

KA Depot License Plate Frame Quick Review:

Although required, license plates are never terribly attractive. A license plate frame tidies up the exterior appearance while letting you show your allegiance to a school, sports team or in this case, vehicle manufacturer.

Produced from long-lasting stainless steel and given a black powder coating, this frame features the Tesla logo laser-etched along the lower edge. It's held in place with two mounting screws, which come with distinctive Tesla logo caps.

Best Accessories for Tesla Interior

Best Tesla Interior Accessories

You probably spend a lot of time in your Tesla, and why wouldn't you when it has such stunning interior design? Inevitably though, you'll probably find areas where form has triumphed over function. Perhaps you need better cup holders, a place for sunglasses or a secure cubby for your phone. Fingerprints on the big screen is another bugbear for some owners while others yearn for a key fob that looks and feels better in their hand. Here's a selection of the best interior tesla accessories for addressing those needs.

Topfit Portable Silicone Center Container/Cup Holder

Topfit Portable Cub Holder

Topfit Portable Container/Cup Holder Quick Review:

Intended for Model S sedans lacking a center console, this one-piece black silicone molding grips two large cups or drinks cans. Other pockets will take phones, pens and car park tickets as needed. It fits snugly and makes a great way of tidying up your vehicle's interior.

Silicone FobPocket Fob Covers

Silicone FobPocket Tesla Fob Covers

Silicone FobPocket Fob Cover Quick Review:

Molded from silicone for a wonderfully soft feel, these slip over the standard fob. They stop the buttons from getting marked, which might otherwise be an issue when you come to change your car. As a bonus, they also add protection against water ingress.

Portable Finger Wireless Mouse

Portable Finger Wireless Mouse

Wireless Finger Mouse Quick Review:

The big screen looks stunning and is always a talking point. Inevitably though, it gets covered in fingerprints, which don't look so good. You can avoid this problem with a wireless mouse. Plug the receiver into the USB port and a pointer arrow pops up on the display. With this trackball mouse you can then scroll easily to where you want to be, making selections without messing up the screen. (An AAA battery is included.) It also makes for a great way to allow passengers in the front and rear seats control of things like multimedia or climate control.

Accessories for Protecting Your Tesla

Best Accessories to Protect Tesla

Every Tesla is a high-end vehicle so it makes sense to give it the protection it deserves. Custom molded mats protect the carpets from rain, snow and mud as well as the spills that happen if you eat or drink in the car. Sunshades reduce the impact of heat and damaging UV rays on the interior surfaces.

Covers are another useful accessory, although they differ depending on whether for indoor or outdoor use. An outdoor cover protects paintwork from the elements. Indoor covers are lighter and less durable. Their job is to keep dust off the car and prevent any scratches as people push past it in your garage.
Here's a look at some of the best accessories for guarding against damage to your Tesla.

Weathertech Model-S Floor Liners

Tesla Weathertech Floor Liners

Weathertech Floor Liner Quick Review:

Don't call them mats! These are rubber molded liners tailored to the exact proportions of your Model S. Made by Weathertech, the leading name in automotive carpet protection, they come as a set for both front and back seats. They're made from a special high-density material that's washable and firm yet conformable for easy installation and removal.

On the upper side a network of precisely molded drainage channels takes water away to a reservoir area while simultaneously preventing any 'slosh' during enthusiastic cornering. On the reverse side a texture on the rubber surface grips the carpet so it doesn't move while you're driving.

ToughPRO Model S Trunk Liner

ToughPro Trunk Liner

ToughPro Trunk Liner Quick Review:

A floor mat for the trunk, this protects the carpet in the cargo area. The ToughPRO liner has an attractive hexagonal pattern about 1/8” deep. This traps water or anything else that might spill, like water softener salt or plant fertilizer. It also provides a comfortable place for your dog to sit without transferring mud from paws to car!

Small nibs or spikes on the rear grip the carpet and stop the liner from moving. A cutout allows the cover to be lifted for access to the lower cargo compartment. Available in black, gray and a light-burgundy, it's easily washed, hosed or brushed clean.

Some buyers have commented on a faint rubber odor from the liner when new. To avoid this, just leave it in the garage for a day or two before installing.

HeatShield Custom-Fit Sunshade

HeatShield Tesla Sunshade

HeatShield Custom Tesla Sunshade Quick Review:

Parking your Tesla in the sun causes two problems. First, it gets hot inside. That means the a/c has to work harder to cool the interior, which draws energy from the battery. Second, some UV rays can pass through the glass and over time will damage fabrics and plastics. If your car will be parked for any length of time, a sunshade is a great way to reduce sunlight's impact.

HeatShield produces sunshades for the Model S, X and 3. Made from reflective foil on foam with a black backing, they are laser-cut to the precise shape needed which ensures a good fit. Soft edges avoid any scratching of the interior surfaces. If you have the glass roof you can even get a sunshade for that! Shades come in gold and silver and roll up for easy storage. Side and rear window shades are also available.

Some buyers have commented on a faint rubber odor from the liner when new. To avoid this, just leave it in the garage for a day or two before installing.

Tesla Model S Select-Fleece Car Cover

Tesla Fleece Car Cover

HeatShield Custom Tesla Sunshade Quick Review:

Parking your Tesla in the sun causes two problems. First, it gets hot inside. That means the a/c has to work harder to cool the interior, which draws energy from the battery. Second, some UV rays can pass through the glass and over time will damage fabrics and plastics. If your car will be parked for any length of time, a sunshade is a great way to reduce sunlight's impact.

HeatShield produces sunshades for the Model S, X and 3. Made from reflective foil on foam with a black backing, they are laser-cut to the precise shape needed which ensures a good fit. Soft edges avoid any scratching of the interior surfaces. If you have the glass roof you can even get a sunshade for that! Shades come in gold and silver and roll up for easy storage. Side and rear window shades are also available.

Some buyers have commented on a faint rubber odor from the liner when new. To avoid this, just leave it in the garage for a day or two before installing.

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