Submitted by jstrach3 on November 29, 2012
As I'm helping my son with his Volvo because his radiator reservoir is leaking, and while I was driving my younger son to school this morning with the heater on, it got me thinking again... what fluids (if any) are in the Model S? Is there power steering fluid? Brake fluid? The batteries are liquid cooled correct, is that something that the car owner must maintain/watch? Probably there is at least windshield washer fluid, yes?
Is the car heater fully electric? Tesla tweeted a picture of a Model S in Canada with the windshield defrosted; does the car / can the car maintain internal temperature even if parked?
Finally, does Tesla provide any smart phone apps that allow owners to interact with their car remotely? I've seen some discussion around phone apps letting owners know / monitor car charging; anything official from Tesla Motors provided to owners?