Tesla Roadster Checklist



The Tesla Roadster is a high-performance electric sports car known for its spacious interior and powerful electric engine. It represents the pinnacle of luxury and performance in the electric vehicle market. This Tesla Roadster checklist will guide you through your buying experience.


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(A) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Pre-Pickup Items

1. Check all paperwork for the correct name and address for all buyers.
2. Confirm the actual vehicle’s VIN matches all of your paperwork.
3. Verify that the vehicle’s body color, interior, options, and wheels match what you configured.
4. Bring proof of down payment having been made if sent before, and the final payment, if required.
5. Bring a printed insurance card if possible, if not, bring a digital copy.
6. Call the pickup location to confirm the vehicle is on-site (no delay in shipping).
7. Check for any outstanding recalls [Here].

(B) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Exterior Inspection

1. Inspect body exterior paint for defects.
2. Inspect under the car for signs of damage or scratches from test drives or transport.
3. Check along all body panels for gaps or misalignment, especially the trunk gap, door gap, and general fender gaps.
4. Inspect all glass. It should look clear with no damage. If the vehicle is equipped with double-pane glass, check for distortion at different levels.
5. Check for proper windshield trim installation.
6. Check for discoloration/rainbow hue of surrounding trim.
7. Test all doors to ensure they open and close easily.
8. Confirm the charge port can be opened from the outside with the vehicle unlocked.
9. Check edges of the spoiler for any signs of separation from the body.
10. Check all exterior lights and cameras for condensation.
11. Inspect all-weather seals around door gaps and windows for damage and fitment.
12. Confirm the correct number of key cards/keys come with the vehicle.
13. Test unlocking and locking of the vehicle using the key cards/keys.
14. Check the tires for any signs of wear or damage.
15. Check tire pressure to make sure it’s within the recommended PSI.
16. Check the underbody for any signs of rust or damage.

(C) Tesla Roadster Checklist: In The Driver’s Seat

1. Verify the vehicle is charged at 80%+ (if required for travel to home destination).
2. Check for any error lights on the gauge cluster.
3. Confirm proper VIN and Spec.
4. Check each window operation for speed and any noises.
5. Make sure heat and air conditioning work at full power. Be sure to move air vents all around and follow the airflow to confirm proper function.
6. Make sure heated seats are working.
7. Test the sound system to ensure all speakers are working, including the amplifier if equipped.
8. Adjust the vehicle’s steering wheel and mirror adjustments. Confirm that both are working and have full movement.
9. Test the vehicle’s horn.
10. Check windshield for distorted view. Try this from the driver’s and passenger’s seat.
11. Test the windshield wipers.
12. Test the turn signals.
13. Check sun-visor operation.
14. Check the rearview mirror for clarity.
15. Confirm the key cards/keys start the vehicle.
16. Confirm that you can open and close the front compartment and trunk.
17. Test the brakes for any signs of wear and proper function.

(D) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Interior Inspection

1. Inspect interior upholstery and all surfaces for damage or issues with build.
2. Check the windshield and windows for cracks, chips, or distortion.
3. Check all seat belts for proper operation and condition.
4. Check seats for noises and all directions of adjustment.

(E) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Connectivity Inspection

1. Confirm iPod connection is properly functioning.
2. Confirm cigarette lighter functionality.

(F) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Lighting Inspection

1. Check front lights.
2. Check dome light.
3. Check driver & passenger door puddle lights.
4. Check all door lights.
5. Check headlights (low & high beam).
6. Check front and rear turn signal lights.
7. Check brake lights.

(G) Tesla Roadster Checklist: Inspect Charging Ability

1. Check that the charge port door opens and latches correctly.
2. Check the charge port indicator light, if equipped.
3. Test the charger on-site.

(H) Tesla Roadster Checklist: App Setup And Final Items

1. Verify any additional items that were specified as being included with the purchase.
– mobile charger
– floor mats
– adapters


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