Interior customisation: what’s best for my Tesla?

Even straight out of the factory, Teslas are high-quality vehicles that promise a great driving experience. But nothing can beat the feeling of driving a car that is as you want it exactly, and with Tesla modifications in London, you can align your vehicle with your vision and have the driving experience of your dreams.

When planning your customisation, the inside of your car is just as important as the outside – in fact, as the inside is the part of your car which you’ll be seeing the most, in some ways, it’s even more critical. But it’s not a project that you should rush into without significant thought about the best way to make your Tesla even better.

Carry on reading for some ideas on how Customise My Tesla can improve your car.

Interior wraps

With an internal wrap, a high-quality synthetic film (often vinyl) is wrapped around the inside of your car, leaving it with a clean and uniform finish. Often when customising the outside, you’ll get an external wrap applied; why not get the insides wrapped too for a harmonious aesthetic?

Internal wraps can be done quickly and can cover as much or as little of your car’s insides as you want. Customise My Tesla can simply wrap your steering wheel and dashboard for a minimalist approach. However, if your vision is different, then feel free to discuss other approaches, such as wrapping the door handles and the interior panelling.

Wraps come in a variety of finishes. As mentioned, you can go for a finish complementary to the outside of your car; however, more contrasting finishes are equally popular, with glossy finishes a particular favourite. And if you ever change your mind or want to sell your Tesla, we can remove the wrap with minimal fuss and no lasting damage.

Customised steering wheels

You’ll spend almost all your time in your Tesla holding your steering wheel. In some ways, it’s the most important thing on the inside of your car. Customise My Tesla specialises in custom steering wheel designs, meaning you can connect to your vehicle in your own very unique way.

If you’re planning on using your Tesla more for performance purposes (maybe on track days, for example), then a racing steering wheel might make sense. These are ergonomically designed for efficiency and speed and often contain lots of controls for you to toggle by hand while driving – this means fewer distractions and allows you to focus just on the drive.

For more conservative customisation, replace the original Tesla steering wheel with an aftermarket carbon fibre wheel. These have a great and unique look to them – glossy and firm and matching much of the rest of the trim of your car. Customise My Tesla can work with you to find the perfect model for you and even ensure that it comes in the trim of your choice, whether leather or something else entirely.

Sound systems

Your car is your second home, so why not enjoy the same quality of music in it that you would in your living room or home theatre? Automobile sound systems are increasingly sophisticated and can deliver crisp and loud music, and Customise My Tesla can work with you on finding one to integrate with your Tesla.

A good start on this front can be fitting advanced speakers into your doors. These are an excellent place to access the power connections necessary for an aftermarket sound system and can ensure that you and your passengers listen to your music as the artists intended. Soundproofing your doors can also have a significant positive impact on the listening experience.

You can also add a subwoofer to the sound system, something most Teslas do not have as a standard feature. Adding one can amplify the bass levels in your car – ideal for genres like hip-hop or trance, but an easy way to improve sound quality for almost any kind of music.

Trim colour changes

A trim colour change can be a highly cost-effective solution for a subtle but powerful interior aesthetic shift. Customise My Tesla can pick the right shade for you and deploy it across the interior of your entire car (both at the front and back) for a striking modification sure to turn heads.

Conclusion

If you’re looking to customise the inside of your Tesla, don’t settle for second-best. Get in touch with Customise My Tesla today. Based in London and with huge amounts of experience customising cars, we’ll make sure your Tesla is the car you’ve always dreamed of owning.

What are the benefits of Tesla paint protection?

Tesla paint protection film is a transparent thermoplastic film that is applied to any painted surfaces of a car. Paint protection is popular among owners of expensive cars who want to protect the bodywork and appearance of their vehicle. For many Tesla owners, paint protection is a must-have procedure that is easy to do and comes at a small price for the protection that it will give to the vehicle. If you are a Tesla owner and you are considering investing in Tesla paint protection, this article will guide you through the benefits and why it is the best option for you.

What are the benefits of Tesla paint protection?

Keep your car looking new

For many people, their car plays a big role in their appearance, so keeping it looking as good as new is worth paying money for. Picture yourself turning up to a fancy dinner or party in your Tesla. Do you really want it to look tired and damaged? Probably not. Having a shiny, new car will help you to step out of that driver’s seat with confidence whilst everyone stares at your well-kept vehicle.

Tesla paint protection applies a scratch-resistant layer with a high-gloss shine to your vehicle so that it will look as good as the day you bought it for years to come.

High resale value

When it comes to resale, the condition of your car will play a large role in determining its value. Cars that are in good condition can be sold on for more, whereas cars with noticeable scratches or scuffs may not attract such a high price. Tesla’s are not cheap cars, so maintaining a good resale price is probably at the top of your list of priorities. Investing in paint protection will prevent your car from being scratched or scraped, which will minimise the risk of damage and maintain good value.

Easy cleaning

Paint protection film repels dust particles, which means that the exterior of your car will not attract a build-up of dust. This will make the cleaning of your Tesla a whole lot easier and will help to keep the car looking shiny all year round. Preventing dust from gathering on the car will also mean that you can go longer in between cleans as your car will take more time to start looking dirty.

It is recommended that you avoid using harsh cleaners when cleaning a paint protected vehicle, as these can strip away the film, leaving the paintwork exposed to damage. It is always a good idea to discuss the care of paint protected cars with a specialist once the film has been applied to the Tesla.

Paint protection is invisible

If you’re like any other Tesla owner, your car was an investment and you took a long time choosing which colour, model and specs to go for. The last thing that you want is to invest in protection that spoils the appearance of your car or ruins the experience of owning it. The best thing about Tesla paint protection is that it is completely invisible and is not noticeable once it has been placed on the vehicle.

Paint protection will actually enhance the look of your vehicle and maintain a nice, glossy finish. Investing in Tesla paint protection means that you don’t have to sacrifice appearance for protection, so it’s a win-win.

Sun protection

Dust is not the only source of damage that can threaten your Tesla. UV rays from the sun can penetrate your car’s paint, ageing it quickly and sometimes causing discolouration. Paint protection film repels UV rays, preventing them from hitting the paint and causing damage to the appearance of your vehicle.

Paint protection will also protect your car from rust caused by the environment and will make your car generally more durable in rougher weather conditions. Come rain or shine, you can rest knowing that your Tesla is ready to face any environmental forces.

Does Customise My Tesla offer Tesla paint protection?

Customise My Tesla is London’s first Tesla customisation shop that offers a range of services for Tesla owners. The Tesla Paint Protection offered promises to keep your car vibrant and protected from any damage.

Other services offered by the company include de-chroming, headlamp and window tinting, brake callipers colour change, and much more. Customise My Tesla cater to all models of the car and take pride in delivering the best of customisation. To learn more about the protective services that they could offer to you, why not get in touch and speak to an expert today?

Understanding car customisation and the law

As an extension of our body that obeys commands and responds to our reactions, the connection we make with our vehicles can be incredibly personal. While contemporary car designs are often well-engineered, sleek, and beautiful, they are still mass-produced, leading some drivers to seek ways to tailor them to their own specific taste. This work will often involve altering their appearance from their original specs, and in the following sections, we’ll explore where UK law stands on customisation and what you need to know before attempting any modifications.

Vehicle wrapping

If you have decided to have your car entirely re-wrapped, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) does not classify this as a permanent alteration. However, as the vehicle’s registered owner, if you should choose to make this modification, you now have a legal obligation to inform the DVLA that the vehicle in your care has had a change of colour.

This can be easily done by updating your car’s dedicated VC5 logbook and sending it to the DVLA in Swansea along with evidence of changing the colour of your car.

You should also consider letting your motor insurance provider know that you’ve selected to have your car wrapped. While this type of modification is unlikely to impact the price of your premiums, your insurer will need to be aware of the expense to replace or repair the wrap, in the unfortunate event that you’re involved in a traffic incident.

Window tinting

While once stylish window tints were a customisation renowned for being used by boy racers, they have become an increasingly sought-after option for today’s drivers. Elite hire vehicles and chauffeur driven services along with the company cars of high-profile executives can often be seen with tinted windows for the enhanced privacy levels they offer. Other drivers may simply select them for additional style or to reduce the number of UV rays entering the vehicle, keeping cars cooler and more comfortable and drivers less hampered by glare.

While no laws govern tints for the rear window and rear side windows of your car, the front side windows and your front windscreen are a different matter. However, the law regarding tints for these windows will depend on the age of your car.

To be road legal, cars first used from April 1, 1985 onwards are allowed to have tints added to their front windscreen that let 75 per cent of sunlight through. The front side windows must let at least 70 per cent of the light in.

For cars first used prior to April 1, 1985, the law states that both their front windscreens and their front side windows must let at least 70 per cent of light in when they are tinted.

The legislation for window tints has been specifically designed to make sure a vehicle’s driver never has their vision impaired by their windows being modified with tints. The law was originally instated because cases were reported where car windows that were heavily tinted had contributed to traffic accidents.

Illegal tints can lead to penalties for not just vehicle owners, but installers and sellers who may face legal action for fitting heavily tinted windscreens and side windows. Vehicle owners caught on the road using illegally tinted windows could be served with a court summons, a penalty notice or face a prohibition notice that insists their car cannot be driven on UK roads until its windows are altered to the required transparency.

Tinting headlamps

While there are no UK laws that ban headlamp or rear light tints, there are some rules in place that restrict these types of modification on cars. For the most part, the key point to remember is that lights must keep their correct colour, for example, headlamps should be white, and taillights must remain red. Any tint that is added should dim the brightness of your light by no more than 50 per cent and you should allow the majority of the light to shine through.

Experts in Tesla modifications

Whether you drive a Model S or a Model X, if you’re seeking to style up your car with Tesla modifications in London, you can count on our talented team. At Customise My Tesla we take pride in offering our clients the option to add value to their investment with a select range of services that includes paint protection, de-chroming, exterior styling, interior customisation, and window tinting, among others. Get in touch today to discover all the options available to make your Tesla unique to you and receive a free quote for any work required.

What your car says about you!

There are lots of stereotypes attached to certain makes and models of vehicle, as well as abundant jokes and digs at ‘white van men’!

If you’ve already invested in a groundbreaking Tesla, it shows that you fall into the category of a discerning driver. Someone who has luxury, technology and sustainability high on their lifestyle priorities.

We don’t need to tell you how brilliantly your car drives, but the vehicle’s aesthetics – outer appearance in particular – is important too. This is why you may be considering Tesla customisation.

So, let’s dig down deeper into the reasons to commission Tesla modifications in London and what your car says about you.

Why exterior details matter

The way a car looks can be a status symbol – showing off wealth and prestige – and this is a widely accepted idea. It’s also common to think of some car brands and models as for older drivers, families, young learners or even ‘boy racers’ for instance.

The truth is, we don’t just judge and evaluate people based on the type of car they own. After all, we live in a society that puts a high price on physical appearance!

For example, having a dirty vehicle with rusty scratches and old dents signals someone who is not only uncaring but also irresponsible. The damage is going to get worse if it’s not dealt with.

A rather flashy OOT car implies someone who ‘talks the talk’ but who cares about appearances too much! Pulling up in a large four-wheel drive known for fuel inefficiencies – in a city setting – can also give the impression that the owner is all style and no substance.

When you see a flawless electric car, the implication of this is that the owner is someone who cares about their environmental footprint. They are also displaying great attention to detail and taking the time, and trouble needed to keep their vehicle well maintained and truly roadworthy.

Passengers are going to feel safer with you, and when parking up for a meeting, you will build trust before you even open your car doors!

The science behind first impressions

This sort of instant appraisal is not simply the modern obsession with ‘looks’. Humans are hard-wired to get essential information from visual input – which is why first impressions do count!

Within a tenth of a second, our brain can formulate opinions and hypothesis based on what we see. One glance, and we assess another person’s gender, race, level of affluence and even attitude based on body language, for example.

(source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/talking-apes/201708/the-psychology-first-impressions)

It’s that ‘friend or foe’ instinct that has evolved into instant judgement. It now extends to how we evaluate someone’s home and vehicle.

The subtle issues with finishes

Of course, appearances don’t just matter to other people; they matter to you!

A car’s styling and finish is an important part of its engineering and prestige. This means even the slightest thing that jars on your car’s exterior can detract from how much you – and others – admire it.

For example, this could be the chrome finish on your Tesla. Perhaps it looked great in the showroom, but over time it’s started to niggle and look slightly tacky to you. Or, you have become aware that your brake callipers stand out too much – or not enough – and you wish you could customise their colour.

What may seem like a small detail to others starts to detract from your pride in your Tesla!

Having that expertly corrected could lift your bodywork, giving your whole car the ‘right’ look and feel.

Get in touch to discuss Tesla customisation that gets your car ‘saying’ all the right things.

Has your Tesla been damaged? Make sure you choose the right specialist to repair it

Finding damage to your Tesla is something no owner wants to face, but it’s a reality of owning any vehicle. No matter how well you keep your car, accidents can happen. That means it’s important to know you have a specialist available to carry out your Tesla body repairs both quickly and affordably. For that, you need the specialists at Customise My Tesla.

Finding your Tesla damaged

You no doubt love your Tesla and treat it well, but there are times when you’re simply not in control of what happens to lead to it being damaged. It may, for example, be damaged by a passing motorist while parked on the side of the road. You may be involved in a minor traffic collision. Something may accidentally bump or scrape your vehicle from a passer-by.

It’s a sad truth that accidents happen; it’s just part of the risk we take owning and driving our vehicles. The good thing, however, is that you can get your Tesla’s bodywork repaired surprisingly easily. All you need to do is ask a specialist.

Who should you trust?

If your Tesla has been damaged, you should seek the services of a team that are experienced in all things relating to Tesla body repairs. That means putting in a call to Customise My Tesla, London’s Tesla specialists.

The thing about bodywork damage is that it never occurs at a convenient time. That means you’ll want your Tesla back in your possession as soon as possible; nobody wants to say goodbye to their pride and joy for weeks on end. But of course, you don’t want the speed of the work to negatively impact the quality of the job that’s done.

That’s why working with Customise My Tesla makes so much sense. We’re a team of Tesla specialists, who only work with Teslas, so whatever model Tesla you have you can be satisfied that we know our way around it. That experience means we’re able to offer excellent lead times on even the most involved body repairs. We don’t only offer Tesla body repairs, we also offer body customisation, which means we’re well versed in removing and replacing Tesla body panels as quickly as possible.

Depending on the severity of the damage, we may even be able to repair it while you wait.

What kind of body repairs do we offer?

Customise My Tesla offers a comprehensive range of Tesla body repairs. This can be anything from the tiniest scuff in your paintwork, to full body panel replacement after a large accident.

We’ll assess your vehicle and the area of damage to decide with you the best way forward. If it’s possible, we may be able to simply make smaller marks and imperfections disappear using a mixture of our polishing and paint correction techniques. If, however, the whole panel needs to be replaced, we can supply said panel and make sure it’s painted exactly to match the colour of your vehicle. No matter the size of the repair, your Tesla will leave our workshop looking spotless.

Damage to your Tesla? Call us today

If you find your Tesla is damaged, or you’re involved in an accident, don’t wait to get the problem addressed. When you work with Customise My Tesla, we’ll make the process of getting your Tesla repaired as easy and stress-free as possible.

Whether it’s a tiny mark and imperfection or a large amount of damage resulting from a crash, we can offer you complete customer satisfaction and return your Tesla to looking as good as it did from the factory. Call Customise My Tesla for a quote today.

What are the advantages of tinting your Tesla’s windows?

Investing in a Tesla is an exciting experience for many drivers, but it’s not uncommon for owners to want a little personalisation of their new possession. Customising your new Tesla doesn’t have to be tricky though, with many modifications easily accomplished by experts. From de-chroming to adding protective paint, there are lots of options to make your new ride more suited to your taste.

Window tinting is one of the potential changes you can make to your Tesla. From the practical to the aesthetic, join us now as we explore why Tesla drivers are opting to upgrade their windows with this stylish addition.

Practical protection for you and your passengers

Tinting the windows of your Tesla can offer an enhanced driving environment for you behind the wheel as well as others on board. Windscreens and rear and side windows with a tint can better protect you from the sun’s glare than the standard glass fitted in cars, while also keeping the temperature inside your Tesla cooler.

The practical benefit for you as a driver is improved visibility of the road. And both you and your passengers will enjoy an improved experience with upgraded comfort levels inside.

When you’re taking a long road trip, you can enjoy certain health benefits from tinting your windows. When we are exposed for long periods of time to the sun’s powerful UV rays, certain harmful effects have been well-documented. Having the windows of your car tinted can reduce exposure for everyone inside, mitigating a host of issues that range from premature ageing of the skin to actual skin cancer.

Energy-saving with window tinting

There are savings to be made in energy use and the associated costs of battery charging. You will find that as a driver of a Tesla, the interior of your car is far cooler with tinted windows. This means that your onboard air conditioning systems will not need to work so hard to maintain lower temperatures. This can save on battery life, meaning you won’t have to stop for a charge quite so often on the way to your intended destination.

Defending your Tesla from harmful rays

Along with advantages for passengers, tints that filter out the sun’s rays can also preserve the interior of your vehicle’s condition. This is because the upholstery and plastics commonly included in cars can be impacted by prolonged sunlight exposure. The UV radiation contained in rays can work to break down cloth’s polymer bonds, causing them to bleach and leading to loss of colour. Similarly, over time, it can also break chemical bonds in plastic and can dry it out, causing cracking.

The ultimate in style and privacy

Finally, two other benefits of tinting windows include adding an exclusive and stylish look to your new Tesla and enjoying extra privacy. While laws here in the UK state you can only tint front and rear windows to a certain extent for road safety and driver identification, side windows can feature a deeper tint, affording you and your passengers the ability to enjoy a low profile.

Specialists in tailoring Teslas

Whether you drive a Model X or a Model S, if you’re looking to style up your car’s windows around London with a tint, you can rely on our team at Customise My Tesla. We pride ourselves on offering additional value to your impressive investment and ensuring your ride has the look you desire. Contact us today to explore all the customisations available and receive a free quote for your car.

What are your options for customising your Tesla’s interior?

If you’re looking for Tesla modifications in London, you’ll find a lot of services are geared to the outside of your car. But while Tesla customisation to the outside of the vehicle can make a huge difference, you shouldn’t forget the interior.

The interior is, after all, where you spend most of your time with the vehicle. So why not truly make it your own?

Our Tesla interior customisation services

At Customise My Tesla, we’re experienced in all manner of London Tesla modifications and customisation requests, both internal as well as external. We can help you to make a unique design statement with your Tesla’s interior and offer a range of options.

Dashboard wrap

A wrap isn’t just for the outside of your car, far from it – you can wrap the dashboard of your Tesla as well. The great thing about wrapping is that because the design process is so simple and cheap now, you have basically unlimited options for the type of design that you would like. Whether you want to go with simple solid colours or something more outlandish, you can do it.

The wrap can be printed for you and applied by our dedicated Tesla modification team to exacting standards. Poor quality wraps stand out a mile, with badly lined up edges and both crinkles and air bubbles everywhere you look. You won’t have to worry about that when you have a custom Tesla interior wrap supplied and fitted by the team at Customise My Tesla.

Steering wheel

When it comes to things that you have a hands-on relationship with in your Tesla, the steering wheel is top of the list. It’s the thing you touch most often and it’s the thing that you look at most often too. If the standard Tesla steering wheel is not to your taste, we can help you to make it something much more visually impressive with a range of options.

For some inspiration, you could maybe think about colour coding your wheel with your exterior paintwork. Or, you could consider getting a wheel with faux-wood or even carbon fibre inserts for a splash of different visual appeal. Whatever your design preferences are, there’s a steering wheel to suit you, and changing it is simple and straight-forward.

Interior trim colours

The interior trim of your tesla is what offsets the primary colour of your upholstery. This means it can have a huge impact on the way your Tesla looks. If you don’t like the interior trim of your car, or you’re just looking to explore with something a little different, we have a range of options for you to choose from – all with easy, effortless fitting.

If, for example, you love the look of carbon fibre we can offer a range of weaves and styles. Similarly, we can also help you colour-code the interior trim to complement your Tesla’s exterior. You may also like to explore some other more unusual designs, such as wood or even stone effect to make your Tesla’s interior an individual design statement.

Trusting London’s Tesla experts

At Customise My Tesla, you’ll find the best quality Tesla modifications in London available at any price. Our team are dedicated to dealing with Teslas and nothing else, which means we’ve honed the customisation process down to a fine art. What that means for you is a much-reduced lead time, so you won’t be without your car for half as long.

Whether you have a Tesla Model S, a Tesla Model Y, or a Tesla Model 3 we can help you make your Tesla interior truly unique. Contact Customise My Tesla for a quote today.

Thinking of customising your Tesla brake calipers at home?

Details matter, especially on a high-end car like a Tesla. Yet the cars look so good when leaving the showroom that modifying the styling – as you might on other motors – feels a bit like drawing a grin on the Mona Lisa to make her look happier.

That’s why we see many Tesla owners looking for that unique tweak or standout accent that will really make their pride and joy stand out from the crowd.

With low-profile tires and larger rims now the norm, a car’s brakes have emerged from the shadows to spotlight a design feature that will stand out from the crowd. The colour of calipers finishes those sleek wheels off just perfectly.

What colour calipers work best on a Tesla?

Red calipers add a racy feature and come as an upgrade option when buying a Tesla from new. That effect can be achieved at less than half the cost by customising your calipers after delivery. The brakes performance pack offered by Tesla has typically cost a few thousand pounds all-in.

If red is a bit routine for you, consider a bright green, yellow, orange or even blue. It was probably Porsche who first added red calipers to their cars. Back in the day, red meant sport calipers and yellow indicated carbon-ceramic ones. Since then, red calipers have become quite commonplace on sporty wheels. But they still look great let’s admit it.

Can I paint my own Tesa calipers?

Yes. But we wouldn’t advise it.

You may be tempted to think that all you need to achieve the same style accent is a tin of spray paint.

But it’s a bit more complicated than that, there are good reasons why DIY paint jobs on brake calipers are not such a good idea unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

Any old paint simply won’t do

Brakes get hot. Very hot. Calipers are routinely exposed to temperatures above 200 degrees celsius.

Paint for calipers will need to be in the specialist powder coating form or a liquid paint specially formulated for the job.

You could get vinyl caliper covers instead of painting them. But this tends to look like a cheaper effort than a proper paint job. And if you really must, choose your covering material wisely – some of the caliper covering options on the market don’t inspire confidence.

You will need tools

You could try and paint the calipers with the wheels on. But this is one fiddly job which takes an age, and it could all go wrong with the slightest slip of a brush.

Overspray onto the discs and beyond, and spend the rest of the day sponging and scraping the misplaced paint off.

To properly paint brake calipers, the wheels will have to be removed. And you’ll need a torque wrench, sockets, a breaker bar and a jack adaptor at least to do so. You’ll likely need a decent hydraulic jack too if you’re whipping the wheels off to work on them.

You will need to disassemble the calipers

You will also need to take the calipers apart to get a thorough and uniform paint coverage all round.

There are many rubber seals and covers on Tesla calipers to begin and most have the headache of additional electronic parking brake components. Taking the calipers to bits is one thing, putting them back together and back on the wheels is another.

Consider your warranty-voiding mindset

It’s a bit of a grey area as to whether painting your Tesla brake calipers voids any warranty conditions.

It tends to come down to your own approach to Tesla warranties. The onus is likely to actually be on Tesla themselves to demonstrate the paint job was the cause of any accident or damage.

But doing a bad job at home is a sure-fire way to increase the risk of a potentially pricey void of the warranty. Why take the risk? Get a professional like us to do it for you.

We can skilfully paint the calipers to a colour of your choice without any of the hassle on your Tesla Model 3, a href=”https://www.customisemytesla.co.uk/tesla-model-s/brake-callipers-painting/”>Model S or a href=”https://www.customisemytesla.co.uk/tesla-model-x/brake-callipers-painting/”>Model X.

What types of Tesla paint protection are there and are they worth it?

When you’re buying a shiny new car, it’s very common for your dealer to offer paint protection as an optional extra. There are two types of Tesla paint protection available, both of which preserve your car’s paintwork by acting as an extra layer of protection.

Getting paint protection is a way of essentially shielding your paint from damage that’s easily caused by everyday events like bird droppings or tree sap falling on your car, stones chipping the paint as you’re driving, and the weather causing the paint to fade over time. These are all common sources of damage to cars that go untreated. The treatment will not, however, protect your car from heavier damage like dents and scuffs.

So here’s the question: is it worth spending the extra to protect your paint?

Types of Tesla paint protection

Paint protection comes in two forms: a physical film that is applied over your existing paintwork or a liquid spray that is added and hardens as it sets.

With so many customers keen to keep their new cars looking as new as possible for as long as possible, either is a good solution. Treatments can cost anything from a few hundred pounds, which will give a small car a basic coating, to up to four figures to give larger and luxury models greater protection.

Is paint protection worth it?

If you’re looking for an effective, low-maintenance option for keeping the exterior of your car in tip-top condition, the extra layer of protection means there’s no need to worry about small damages and your car will be easier to clean.

Where will you be parking?

To decide if it’s worth the investment, consider where your car will spend most of its time. When you’re not driving it, does it stay safely in a garage, or is it parked on the street, an uncovered driveway, or anywhere exposed to overhead cables, overhanging trees, or roosting birds? If it’s in a garage, you may not need it. If, however, any of the other conditions apply – either at home or where your work – it’s worth the extra expense to protect your paint.

How many miles will you be doing?

The other factor worth considering is how many miles you do. If you’re going to be covering a lot of miles, your car is more likely to suffer stone chips and other bits of damage.

Regular maintenance can eliminate the need for paint protection

If you’re planning on spending a fair amount of time (or money) on cleaning and polishing your car regularly to remove dirt and blemishes, there’s less need for additional protection. This may work out cheaper for you, however, that will depend on whether you’ll be completing the maintenance yourself or paying for it to be professionally detailed. It will also depend on how regularly you’ll be doing it, with the obvious qualifier being that the less frequently it’s done, the less effective this method is at protecting your car.

Ultimately, the decision comes down to whether or not you expect your car to be exposed to damaging elements, and whether or not you have the time or patience to complete maintenance yourself.

Other factors to consider

If you do decide to go with paint protection, make sure it’s mentioned in your paperwork – when you come to sell the car on, you can use it as an extra edge to get more money for it.

If you have an older Tesla that you’re looking to get paint protection for, you may need to have any small blemishes removed before it can have the paint treatment. While this adds an extra cost, it’s well worth it to ensure the effectiveness of the treatment.

Looking for specialists to protect your Tesla’s paint job? Get in touch today and one of the Customise My Tesla technicians will be happy to talk you through the process.

Choosing the right specialist to customise your Tesla

If you’re interested in investing in Tesla modifications in London it’s essential that you choose a team of specialists to do it. Many businesses offer general car modification services, but comparatively few specialise in Tesla – this is an important consideration if you want your car to end up looking its best. So, what do you need to consider when choosing who to trust?

Are they Tesla-specific?

General car modifiers do great work, but if you really want complete peace of mind you should choose a team who only work with Tesla products. Teslas are relatively new to the market, which means many companies haven’t had a chance to become familiar with their quirks and the special techniques required to work on them and to modify them. A Tesla specialist, on the other hand, will only have worked with Teslas which means they have learned those key skills much faster, ultimately allowing them to provide better service.

Something else to consider is that Tesla-specific modifiers will have a broader range of products to choose from. General car modifiers must have products to suit all manner of vehicles – a Tesla-specific modification shop, on the other hand, can curate the products they offer specifically to benefit Tesla owners. This makes choosing how you want to modify your Tesla that much faster.

What services do they offer?

It’s important you choose a specialist that offers a broad range of services, to allow you the option to mix and match services – this means you can have multiple things to your Tesla done in one visit, rather than coming back and forth. So, for example, you could have a colour-matched body kit installed and then have dedicated Tesla paint protection all done in the one visit. This makes it much easier and simpler for you to manage and arrange the modifications you want to do to your Tesla, and it’s all done by one team.

Even if you only want a simple service, or you want one specific thing done to your Tesla, choosing a team who offers a diverse range of Tesla modification services can benefit you in the future. If you choose to modify your Tesla further, you know who to go to.

Is there a fast turnaround time?

Your Tesla has been designed to be effortless to use on a daily basis, so of course, every hour you’re without it is going to be an inconvenience. That’s why you should choose a team that can offer you Tesla customisation without the excessive waiting times. This, again, is where choosing the services of a team that is highly experienced in working with Teslas comes into its own, because they will be able to minimise both time and labour costs, as they are already intimately familiar with working an all Tesla models.

Is there somewhere that offers all of this?

Yes! If you want to save yourself the time and the effort of filtering every option one by one, you should just take your Tesla to Customise My Tesla. We offer experienced and accessible Tesla modification services to London Tesla owners, and those from further afield. We cultivate long term customers due to our excellent customer service, and our no-nonsense approach to Tesla customisation.

We’re Tesla specialists, which means whether you have an old Roadster, a Model S, a Model 3 or even a Model Y we can help you customise it to your preferences. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for simple Tesla paint protection to keep your paintwork safe from the elements, or you’re looking for a comprehensive modification program designed to make your Tesla uniquely yours, we can help.

When you’re looking for a rapid turnaround time from a team of Tesla enthusiasts and specialists, contact Customise My Tesla.