Tesla Model 3 Engine Oil Finder

The Tesla Model 3 is the third vehicle of the purely electric car brand after the two larger Model S and Model X.

With the Model 3 presented in 2016, Tesla finally expanded its vehicle range with a comparatively small and therefore inexpensive model that can be used to appeal to a broader target customer group. Thanks to the Model 3, entry into electromobility is now possible with the "T" on the hood. But Tesla wouldn't be Tesla if the Model 3 weren't still in the upper middle class.

The Tesla Model 3 is the world's best-selling electric car because it knows how to convince in many purchase criteria. With the powerful drive, low power consumption and long range. In the 2021 model year, the successful concept was further improved.

The entry-level model heaves its 1.6 ton weight from zero to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and reaches 225 km/h. That should be enough in an electric car. If you use the maximum speed more often, you will see the charging station more often. The Model 3 with two electric motors, the large battery and all-wheel drive runs with its 498 hp and 575 Nm torque at 233 km/h and sprints to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.

With 513 hp and 660 Nm, the Model 3 Performance, which is also twin-engined, can reach speeds of up to 261 km/h. The 100 km/h is reached in 3.3 seconds. Nobody comes after that. Not a Polestar 2 with 205 km/h, not the VW ID.4 with a maximum of 180 km/h and not the 400 hp Jaguar I-Pace, which is intercepted by the limiter at 200 km/h.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Tesla Model 3's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Tesla Model 3 engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Tesla Model 3? Whether you are topping up your Tesla Model 3 oil or doing a full change of your Tesla Model 3's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Tesla Model 3 models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Tesla Model 3.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.