Are you driving your Tesla and need to turn it off? Don’t worry – turning off a Tesla couldn’t be easier! Whether you’re packing for the night or just want to take a break, this guide will show you how to power down your electric vehicle in no time. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have your car safely shut off and ready to go whenever you’re ready. So, let’s get started!
Things to know
Park the car
The first step in turning off your Tesla is to park the car and put it into ‘Park’ mode. This will ensure that all of its functions are disabled so no power will be drawn from the battery. Once you’re done packing, make sure the car is secure and won’t move until you turn it on again.
Engage the Parking Brake
Next, engage the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling away when powered down. If your Tesla has a traditional handbrake, pull it up firmly before proceeding. Otherwise, press and hold the brake pedal for several seconds until you hear a chime indicating that the parking brake is engaged.
Way to turn off Tesla
- With touchscreen.
- With Keyfob
How to turn off Tesla using a Touchscreen
The simplest way to turn off your Tesla is from its touchscreen. To do so follow these steps
- Put your car in the park.
- Touch Controls on the touchscreen.
- You’ll see a menu, tap on Safety and Security
- Lastly, touch Power off to turn off your Tesla.
How to turn off Tesla using Keyfob
Note: In order to turn off Tesla with Keyfob and mobile phone, you’ll need a mobile and Tesla key card to be authenticated
- Exit your Tesla with Keyfob and Phone
- Your Vehicle will power off automatically
How to Power Cycle a Tesla
If all else fails, you can power cycle your Tesla by holding down the power button for 10 seconds or more. This will reboot the car’s computer and shut down all systems safely. After doing so, be sure to wait at least 30 seconds before turning the car back on again.
As a general rule of thumb, always make sure to stop your car completely and engage the parking brake before powering off your Tesla. This will help prevent any unexpected movements that could occur if you happen to forget about it being powered off! Also, be sure to check with local laws regarding leaving unattended vehicles in public areas. Some states prohibit doing so and may incur fines or other penalties if found in violation.