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Two Great Last-Minute Gift Ideas For Tesla Owners Heading Into 2023

Looking for a fantastic gift idea for the Tesla owner in your life? Here are two holiday gift ideas they will be thrilled to have.

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The holidays are passing by quickly, and last-minute gift ideas are always welcome. If you have a Tesla owner in your life, we have two gift ideas for them. These are gifts you can give right away, even if they are not able to be delivered on time for the big morning.

Both of our gift ideas are centered around the fact that no Tesla has ever shipped with a spare tire or any other flat tire plan. In Elon’s world, there are no flats, and it never even snows! In our world, we have had three flats in one day on two different media test vehicles. Planning for a flat tire is just common sense.

Tesla Gift Idea #1 - Modern Spare
Although Tesla won’t sell you a spare tire, not to worry. Modern Spare fills the need. Modern Spare has spare tires to fit any Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model S, or Model X. We phoned the company’s customer service line and asked about availability. Kate from Modern Spare picked up quickly, and she told us that spares for the Model 3 and Model Y are in stock and can ship within one day of your order! The spare for the S and X models are available to ship in January.

Modern Spare has both single spare tires for sale, and they also have kits that include a nifty storage bag and the tools that one needs in order to change a tire on a Tesla. You can choose either. To ensure you get the right spare tire, just check the back of the Tesla owned by your special someone, and you will see the model and trim name.

The budget for a Modern Spare tire package for a Tesla Model 3 is $350 to $500, depending on what options you select. You can reach Modern Spare at their website or by calling 801-896-3395.

Tire repair kit image courtesy of RESQ and AmazonTesla Gift Idea #2 - Tire Mobility (Repair) Kit
Some drivers prefer to have a repair kit with them because it takes up less space in the cargo area. Tesla once sold tire repair kits directly to owners, but they gave up on that when they could not keep track of inventory. Funny how a company with such amazing technology can’t keep parts in stock.

Never fear, Amazon knows how to keep tire repair kits on hand. One we have purchased and used successfully is the AirMan ResQ Pro+ Tire Repair Kit. It retails for around $60 and includes both a pump and a sealant kit to plug the puncture. It has a 4.5-star rating on Amazon and over 400 reviews. That kit is in stock for delivery on the 24th if you act today. The Slime 50122 Flat Tire Puncture Emergency Kit retails for just $40 and has over 2,000 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars. It is also in stock for immediate delivery.

Both of these kits are roughly the size of a handbag. They are safe to store in your trunk or cargo area, and they plug into a 12V outlet. If you are wondering, yes, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y do have 12V power outlets.

Happy holidays to you and your favorite Tesla owner!

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Spare tire image courtesy of Modern Spare. Tire repair kit image courtesy of RESQ and Amazon.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

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