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Tesla cars now know when a part needs replacing and pre-orders them automatically

Truly, what a time to be alive.

Tesla service request screen in car
Image: Twitter / @ryanrossuk

If you needed another reason to go out and buy a Tesla, here’s one: Tesla cars can now self-diagnose themselves and pre-order their own parts if needed, according to Electrek.

This feature first came to light when several Tesla owners found a message blinking on the car’s onboard screen, saying that “an unexpected condition has been detected” and that a “replacement part has been pre-shipped to your preferred Tesla Service Center.” From here, users are instructed to launch their Tesla Mobile App or Tesla account to book a service a visit at their nearest Tesla service center.

Tesla confirmed this in a tweet:

“Our cars can keep tabs on certain components to let you know if they need replacing and order parts ahead of your next service visit,” the company notes.

For the most part, I can’t imagine many Tesla owners knowing how to diagnose issues with their electric vehicle

I mean, these are expensive cars with a bunch of sensors and electrical components. Not to mention, a massive battery. So having a computer diagnosing a problem and pre-ordering parts sounds extremely convenient.

On top of this, Elon Musk confirmed another feature coming to Telsa vehicles: Automatic software updates. Meaning, the car will download the latest software update when it becomes available. To enable this, the setting can be found under ControlsSoftware > Software Update Preference > Advanced.

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