Repairing a Tesla is expensive. Not as much as Porsche, but more than most premium brands on the market on average if we are to believe the figures compiled by SRA, the Automobile Safety & Repair Association.
Teslas generally have an excellent price-performance ratio. But once past the time of purchase, can these models be very expensive in the event of accidents and necessary repairs? This is suggested by data compiled by SRA (Automobile Safety & Repair), an association which has just published its annual ranking of repair costs by brand during collision claims.
Unsurprisingly, the ranking shows that the premium brands are the ones that charge the most for this type of repair: above all, don’t expect to save money if you have to repair your Porsche following an accident. While a Volkswagen, a Citroën or a Dacia cost a little less than the brand average set at 100% (with respectively 97.5, 95.2 or 80.6% of the average repair price), a Porsche costs average 231.9% of the average repair price. And the second most expensive brand at this level would be none other than Tesla with a cost set at 161.1% of the market average. It is thus ahead of Mercedes (129.5%) and BMW (115.8%).
Beware of shocks
In short, you will have to pay attention to shocks to avoid significantly reducing your budget at the wheel of your Tesla. Also note that according to the same source, a big Tesla Model X would be downright more expensive on average to repair than a Porsche Cayenne! Conversely, the Dacia, Suzuki and other Toyotas cost the least in repairs.