Hitting A Pothole In A Tesla Cost Here Is What Living with 2 days ago   12:25

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On my Tesla Model 3 road trip, hitting a pothole cost $2600 & 7 hours.
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The Tesla Model 3 Performance is an exceptional performing vehicle, it's fast, fun, and full of new tech. I took my Model 3 for a 2,000 mile road trip, and on that journey, all was going well. That is, until we hit a pothole. If you can believe it, a single pothole cost over $2,600 to fix, and required 7 hours of time from start to finish, leaving the Tesla service center.

While Tesla isn't to blame here, low profile tires are becoming the new trend, and they're not any good in my book. They're expensive, heavy, and cause ride quality to suffer, all for what some feel is improved aesthetics, and perhaps some slightly more responsive steering. But the Model 3 Performance only offers one wheel size, so tires with less than 2 inches between the wheel and the road are the only option. Do any of you have low profile tires? How has your experience been?

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Engineering Explained
Thanks for watching everyone! Lots of pothole fans, this is great! I try not to have a negative vibe in my videos, but I think some frustration probably shined through in my tone on this one. Hope everyone is having a wonderful, pothole-free day!
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Joe Caravello
I got very sick of all the potholes, I lose at least 3 tires a year to potholes in NY. Recently traded in for a SUV just for this reason, was tired of playing frogger with the dozens of potholes in the summer yet alone death trap in winter... Thanks sharing same concern!
Why I like my truck and meaty sidewalls
Niels van den Kieboom
Didn't have insurance? Should cover this right?
The county/state pays for it contact them they reimburse you take pictures of damage and location
Drive thru michigam in a tesla it would be a total loss
Born To Drive!
No Hazard Lights on while parked on the shoulder? Shouldn't you have them on by the state law or personal safety Jason?
Andrew Popdžek
its your fault. Only your. You should buy long range awd with 19th or basic 18. Non performance has enough power all the time
Mikuláš Berka
Can you please use metric system like Engineer? :)
I would have bought a new set of 18" wheels and tires for that much.
Sybo Man
I wish you would have taken a picture of that pothole, just curious. And I agree, 20" wheels with thin tires should absolutley NOT be the only option.
Mr Spitos
280 bucks for a aliingemnt ??? Thats heaps
Some potholes are insane
My Cobalt takes through San Bernardino and laughs at your Tesla tanking 50 in a row 😂 sometimes cheap crap is better than rich crap California, especially San Bernardino has terrible roads
HighHoe Kermit
$280 for wheel alignment??!! Just wow.
Ryan Beymer
"We have nice roads in Idaho" = False
J. Milb Agency
I hit a pot hole tonight , one a knew about and avoid on a daily basis only this time someone distracted me and I hit it. I can not see any visible damage to my wheels on the passenger side however it was one heck of a jolt through the cabin and I am not yet sure if damage occurred... is it worth bringing in if I cant see any damage to the wheels? The tires did not lose any PSI  and there is no sidewall bubbling.. I know your not an expert however after your experience you probably know more than I do.. Also, as an insurance agent, this would be covered as a collision claim , so hopefully you got some money back from that avenue minus your deductible
Matthew Dylla
Honestly I would defer to your judgement on almost anything but...why don't you get aftermarket wheels and tires?
10:00 - the only traffic except teslas is police?
Gypsy Collabo
Bought a Raptor because the roads are so bad in IL. Surprised the state didn’t charge YOU for hitting the pothole.
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