Electric cars Tesla — very expensive pleasure. For example, for the right to own the base version of the Tesla purchaser in the US will have to pay out of pocket at least $ 35,000 (more than 2.2 million rubles on the current exchange rate). However, to buy and once to pick up the car – not easy. They fly like hot cakes, as in one of the previous news. Buyers of these cars are praised for their efficiency. Supposedly the average cost of their maintenance is significantly cheaper compared to conventional cars. No need to pay for gasoline and change the oil. Charging is cheaper. But what if the car needs repair? Expensive if, for example, to change a tire?
Many believe that in the US all the roads are good, and bad. Never mind this stupid stereotype imposed on Hollywood films. Roads in America are no better, and in some parts of the country even worse than ours. Especially in the suburbs. Even on intercity roads are full of holes and cracks. Besides, problems add .
Hero news, blogger Jason Fenske, not lucky enough to get into one of the pits on the road the Tesla Model 3. A story about how much did it cost this unfortunate train he shared on his YouTube channel.
Jason was unlucky. He not only shot two of the tires, but also seriously damaged two wheels. Repair it can't be, so they had to buy.
So, the cost of one new tyre was 340 dollars. One original disk cost 715 dollars. As the owner of Tesla punctured two wheels and damaged two discs, he had to pay double the amount. Additional $ 280 I had to pay for the test all four wheels and necessary mounting. Together with all taxes paid Jason 2668 dollars (about 170 000 rubles).2 wheel CARL. What happens if you get into an accident?
It is almost 8 percent of the value of the entire car, at least the basic version of the Tesla Model 3.
The Problem, says the blogger, is not only in bad roads. A large role is also played by low-profile tires and large wheel size. If you are using low profile tires increases the likelihood of damage to the wheel when hitting a hole or other road defect.
Cheaper versions of the machine are more practical wheels of a smaller size. But Jason was Model 3 Performance version, which are only installed 20-inch wheels. In the service center Tesla blogger found out that the disks of such sizes are not always available. I do not know, apparently at the behest of the gods, but fortunately for blogger wheels of the right size finally showed up. However, in total, from the moment you call a tow truck and to replace the wheels Jason had to spend 7 hours.
Jason said that he was very lucky that he had an accident just 45 kilometers from the nearest service center. After all, according to Tesla warranty, free towing of the vehicle may be carried out only within a radius of 80 kilometers from the nearest service center. Otherwise Jason would have had to pay for this service a few extra hundred dollars. The blogger says that it is a very big problem for the owners of Tesla. Because of the official service centers of the company are clearly not enough. For example, the nearest to his house is 560 kilometers.
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