Hitting A Pothole In A Tesla Cost $2600

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • On my Tesla Model 3 road trip, hitting a pothole cost $2600 & 7 hours.What's A Tesla Road Trip Like? https://youtu.be/uC95WACQhCYSubscribe for new videos every Wednesday! - https://goo.gl/VZstk7Recommended Books & Car Products - http://amzn.to/2BrekJmEE Shirts! - http://bit.ly/2BHsiuoThe 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?Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program.Don't forget to check out my other pages below!Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringex...Official Website: http://www.howdoesacarwork.comTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/engineeringe...Car Throttle: https://www.carthrottle.com/user/engi...Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/engineeri...EE Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsrY...NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!


  • 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! If you want to experience expensive potholes - Tesla Referral Program: https://ts.la/jason66047

  • Did you know that you can replace your own tire for 300$ for a tesla

  • moi01887  4 days ago

    If you don't care about cost but just want to experience potholes, come to Massachusetts. We've got years of practice creating them... both quantity and quality here are second to none. ;^)

  • Adam  12 days ago

    Hitting a pothole: -$2600Making a video about hitting a pothole: +$2600 Strategy to pay your car bills: priceless

  • TrickierPanic0  9 hours ago

    Alex 4G Eclipse depends on the ads, not so much views

  • Smokey 420  20 hours ago

    newton raymond over 800k now lmfao

  • Unknown Joe  8 days ago

    I think we need to see this pothole.... hear it’s side of the story 🤔

  • Blox117  6 hours ago

    that sumbitch tried to run me over!

  • Phillip Stewart  3 days ago

    There are good potholes on both sides.

  • KontrolCZ  9 days ago

    I will say it like this : In some countries they drive on the left, in my country (Czech republic) we drive on what's left... sad but true

  • DehnusNorder  yesterday

    You guys do make the best VW's though :). Skoda VAG is best VAG :).

  • KontrolCZ  5 days ago

    @Martin Pavlata Tak německo je zase opak, to je na tom zase daleko lépe :) S tím Ruskem souhlasím, je pravda že jsem nebyl úplně mimo větší města

  • Huesan  2 days ago

    You could have bought two Mac pro monitor stands

  • Mark Lawrence  10 days ago

    This just in, low profile tires are useless in the real world.

  • Linton  3 days ago

    They're good for racing though

  • Got memes?  3 days ago

    I drive on the same low profile wheels and tires for 3 years. never had problems with it and we do have bad roads here. I never even curbed them. You just have to be careful, I constantly look out for potholes, I know every pothole on the route to work

  • The Unknown  12 days ago

    So that's the reason why you sold your S2000.....to pay bills for the Tesla.

  • Rexford L  7 days ago

    @Closeoutracer I dont think you're going to find many Tesla rims in a junkyard.

  • Rexford L  7 days ago

    @ChaohChen Option? I'd say make it the standard.. with a DCT as an option.

  • City Wok  yesterday

    Wouldnt it be nice if cars could auto-report damaged roads to the state?Elon, do your magic

  • 73Excursion  9 days ago

    Illinois is so broke they would have to raise taxes again to pay for your wheels.

  • narlycharley  3 days ago

    Northern Illinois here... Gotta love our corrupt state.

  • Ahemmm... Europe

  • Neil Quisenberry  8 days ago

    “Tesla isn’t to blame here”. They built a car that can’t stand up to potholes while the other cars could. I think Tesla has to share some of the blame.

  • Magic Jack  22 hours ago

    Elon Musk stans are the worst, he is their God and Tesla can do no wrong. They cheer his name as their junk cars autopilot them into bridge abutments.

  • eric bennik  yesterday

    @James O Not true happened to me in a brand new Ford Telstar in 1984