Hitting A Pothole In A Tesla Cost $2600


  1. Engineering Explained

    Engineering ExplainedIl y a 3 mois

    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: ts.la/jason66047

  2. bendadestroyer

    bendadestroyerIl y a mois

    Born and raised in Lincoln Nebraska. I know everything there is to know about potholes.

  3. chad jaeckel

    chad jaeckelIl y a 2 mois

    @Michael Rivera What no replies?

  4. Gary Crowell

    Gary CrowellIl y a 2 mois

    Harrison gets pretty chewed up after a few winters.

  5. Crypto Rainmaker

    Crypto RainmakerIl y a 2 mois

    You could have a machine shop re-weld the rim on both the inside and out. Otherwise, you could sell the rim pair on ebay or another platform stating the item is as-is with no warranty. I'm sure someone with the right skill set could repair it and re-sell!

  6. Jay Pase

    Jay PaseIl y a 2 mois

    I own the identical car as you so this video has made me seriously thinking about selling my 20" OEM rims. I already have a 19" set of Braelin BR10 alloys with winter performance rubber on them since I live in Ontario, Canada

  7. Anita SV

    Anita SVIl y a 43 minutes

    Wait you guys have a way to claim for pot holes? If we had it in Bangalore, we would be millionaires :)

  8. bsmack66

    bsmack66Il y a 2 heures

    If you had double action shocks your wheels should not have dropped into the pothole. I should have glided over it.

  9. Stan Williams

    Stan WilliamsIl y a 9 heures

    Give me big sidewall bouncy tyres in the real world anyday 👍

  10. Georg1979

    Georg1979Il y a 11 heures

    235 wide tire is skinny? Come to Europe, I'll show you some skinny tires like 155 wide. But I agree that the 82 mm sidewall is very low. 235/45 R18 would be a good substitute for that tire, with a sidewall of 107 mm. And the price of those tires are just ridiculous. Don't know about the USA and the Tesla dealer there. But I could walk down to my local tire shop (has nothing to do with Tesla) and buy that Michelin for almost half the price, here in Europe. And those performance wheels for 715 USD. Well they didn't really perform all that well for that kind of money. Not that a 150 USD wheel wouldn't have broken, but at least it would have been cheaper to replace. Smells like owning a Tesla is one big rip off.

  11. Joseph Farhat

    Joseph FarhatIl y a 12 heures

    That's why low profile tires suck. You may clame the state for the damage. I've been looking at Quality of Tesla an I'm finding alot of quality issues. But if you prefer to have Tesla your higher prices come as part of the deal . .

  12. Brian

    BrianIl y a jour

    My RAV4 has steel wheels and eats pot holes with no problems. Alloy wheels are garbage.

  13. xq39

    xq39Il y a jour

    It has low profile tires and also weighs about 5000 pounds so there's your answer as to why it can't handle simple road obstacles.

  14. Steven Plaskett

    Steven PlaskettIl y a jour

    Don't hit a pot hole at 140mph

  15. RicharXD

    RicharXDIl y a 2 jours

    You should’ve let the car drive itself.

  16. VicRattlehead86

    VicRattlehead86Il y a 2 jours

    Large rims with low-profile tyres are a classic recipe for disaster. An expensive one, for sure. It's a bad idea to sacrifice ride comfort and safety for a very small gain in handling reactions.

  17. Joe Caravello

    Joe CaravelloIl y a 2 jours

    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!

  18. therealtruth

    therealtruthIl y a 3 jours

    Why I like my truck and meaty sidewalls

  19. Niels van den Kieboom

    Niels van den KieboomIl y a 3 jours

    Didn't have insurance? Should cover this right?

  20. Kelz

    KelzIl y a 4 jours

    The county/state pays for it contact them they reimburse you take pictures of damage and location


    THREES VLOGSIl y a 4 jours

    Drive thru michigam in a tesla it would be a total loss

  22. Born To Drive!

    Born To Drive!Il y a 5 jours

    No Hazard Lights on while parked on the shoulder? Shouldn't you have them on by the state law or personal safety Jason?

  23. Andrew Popdžek

    Andrew PopdžekIl y a 5 jours

    its your fault. Only your. You should buy long range awd with 19th or basic 18. Non performance has enough power all the time

  24. Mikuláš Berka

    Mikuláš BerkaIl y a 5 jours

    Can you please use metric system like Engineer? :)

  25. troykatt05

    troykatt05Il y a 6 jours

    I would have bought a new set of 18" wheels and tires for that much.

  26. Sybo Man

    Sybo ManIl y a 6 jours

    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.

  27. Mr Spitos

    Mr SpitosIl y a 6 jours

    280 bucks for a aliingemnt ??? Thats heaps

  28. Rulux

    RuluxIl y a 6 jours

    Some potholes are insane

  29. Rulux

    RuluxIl y a 6 jours

    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

  30. HighHoe Kermit

    HighHoe KermitIl y a 6 jours

    $280 for wheel alignment??!! Just wow.

  31. Ryan Beymer

    Ryan BeymerIl y a 7 jours

    "We have nice roads in Idaho" = False

  32. J. Milb Agency

    J. Milb AgencyIl y a 8 jours

    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

  33. Matthew Dylla

    Matthew DyllaIl y a 8 jours

    Honestly I would defer to your judgement on almost anything but...why don't you get aftermarket wheels and tires?

  34. KinDzaDza123123

    KinDzaDza123123Il y a 8 jours

    10:00 - the only traffic except teslas is police?

  35. Gypsy Collabo

    Gypsy CollaboIl y a 9 jours

    Bought a Raptor because the roads are so bad in IL. Surprised the state didn’t charge YOU for hitting the pothole.

  36. ZenBeeYT

    ZenBeeYTIl y a 10 jours

    $280 for alignment? What kind of alignment is that? In my country, It could cost me for around $8-10 on a very good service center. Plus you can have a free coffee while waiting. :)

  37. RubCuber

    RubCuberIl y a 11 jours

    It's not because of low profile tires, it's because of crappy low profile rims lol

  38. GhostOfAMachine

    GhostOfAMachineIl y a 11 jours

    I always disliked low profile tires for a reason that they make the ride rough on top of vulnurable to potholes. I rather keep the 14" wheels on my truck

  39. Zhi Han Lee

    Zhi Han LeeIl y a 11 jours

    We've come a long way from when the Corolla had 175/70/13 tyres (whose wheel rims also needed only 4 instead of 5 nuts)

  40. miguel silva

    miguel silvaIl y a 11 jours

    *laughs in 90s high profile tires and 1000kg cars*

  41. Mille Pun

    Mille PunIl y a 11 jours

    Nice chrome delete, is it vinyl?

  42. Macks Power

    Macks PowerIl y a 12 jours

    So no option for smaller wheels, what about steel? You could straighten it out.

  43. Cliff H

    Cliff HIl y a 12 jours

    better idea save money buy the smaller wheels and tires.... haha thinking the state will pay to fix the car lol dream world. lol

  44. Stephen Powdexter

    Stephen PowdexterIl y a 13 jours

    Negligence of Illinois: they should at least have posted a warning ⚠️ sign or road painting of some type.

  45. Carl Willows

    Carl WillowsIl y a 13 jours

    11:32 Worth a view and a like

  46. Glen Declerck

    Glen DeclerckIl y a 13 jours

    Clearly you haven’t hit the road in Belgium yet.😂

  47. Alierr Trillo

    Alierr TrilloIl y a 14 jours

    Have you considered stop being an ass wipe?

  48. Raghunandan Reddy C

    Raghunandan Reddy CIl y a 14 jours

    I really don't understand why people/ companies use such low profile tires.

  49. Tistou Blomberg

    Tistou BlombergIl y a 14 jours

    9:19 "I'm not sure where I'm going with this" You got my like!

  50. Kerig Pope

    Kerig PopeIl y a 14 jours

    I think the pothole is on our state flag. 😒

  51. Kerig Pope

    Kerig PopeIl y a 14 jours

    I LOLed when you said you called IDOT for compensation...and I'm sure they did too! Welcome to Illinois, land of the pothole! (they're our only landscape feature) 😁 I once saw the back end of a minivan sticking out of the road...it had fallen into a sewer sinkhole in downtown Chicago. Now THAT'S a proper midwest pothole! 😂😂😂

  52. Pak Yin Siu

    Pak Yin SiuIl y a 15 jours

    Well, you have "got $100,000 underneath the hood of" your S2000. Why do you care about the $2,600? lolll

  53. Andrew Valentin

    Andrew ValentinIl y a 16 jours

    2 hours of labor to change 2 tires

  54. Its—Me Anthony

    Its—Me AnthonyIl y a 16 jours

    Me: Ugh R.P.P “Rich People Problems”

  55. Justin Bailey

    Justin BaileyIl y a 17 jours

    the worst mistake you made was buying a tesla, lmfao

  56. Daniel Nichols

    Daniel NicholsIl y a 17 jours

    Nascar has been using 12 inch disc for decades; you don't need these giant wheels for performance. If you go to an amateur road course event ppl are running 16s 17s and 18s for the reasons EE just talked about (plus it's cheaper!) . Most cars have more than enough braking power than they will ever need. These low profile tires really don't look that good anyway. And clearly it does cost you in the end.

  57. Tofuu YAYA

    Tofuu YAYAIl y a 18 jours

    at that price you can get a 18 inch flow formed wheels and tire set and you'll be set, lighter wheels, tougher wheels, meatier tires, less unsprung weight.

  58. furtif massacre

    furtif massacreIl y a 18 jours

    I can't even afford a gallon of water

  59. Mohamed Abdinur

    Mohamed AbdinurIl y a 18 jours

    The rim looks like they used poor material with it's cracking and graining. I'm not a materials engineer but it would be nice if you got a materials expert to look at that rim ... they could be faulty with impurities; better to get Tesla to pay for it in that case.

  60. Edwin Au Yeung

    Edwin Au YeungIl y a 18 jours

    Hey have you considered not hitting a pot hole? lol

  61. Fanta

    FantaIl y a 18 jours

    Hey Jason....... oh nevermind

  62. Witgang Younotube

    Witgang YounotubeIl y a 24 jours

    280 $ for an alignment?!?!?! what a scam!! where i live the tire change came free with the 4 tires i bought and the wheel alignment costed me only 30$ , you could say it must be more complicated in other cars but certainly not 10 times more complicated.

  63. consolemaster

    consolemasterIl y a 24 jours

    Dam. Alignment on them is $280!!!! Geeze. I'm so concerned.

  64. sprafa71

    sprafa71Il y a 25 jours

    Now i know i cant get a tesla in my city. . . . or country, as my city has arround 4-6 potholes per km, my car is old and can handle it, my dream was to get a tesla but.... knowing this, ill have to change tires every few months

  65. VVV

    VVVIl y a 27 jours

    That's my 1 year salary