Home WORLD Hitting A Pothole In A Tesla Model 3 Cost $2600

Hitting A Pothole In A Tesla Model 3 Cost $2600

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.

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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./Engineering Explained

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.

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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?