Holes can be cheaper if you have an electric car

Holes can be cheaper if you have an electric car

This article It was first published in broom.

Holes are never fun. Very few cars are now equipped with spare wheels. Therefore, the solution for many is to seek roadside assistance.

Many have included exactly that in their car insurance. But whatever costs may come next, you have to cover yourself. It can quickly add up to a large sum of money, warns Arne Wohl, communications director at Gjensidige.

Replace all four tires

-You would think that with today's cars and new technology, punctures would also become easier over the years. But it didn't work out that way. On the contrary, says Bean.

Arne Wohl is Communications Director at Gjensidige

He adds:

– In addition to getting a new tire, today there are more expensive challenges. On older cars it was sometimes necessary to purchase a new tire. Today, it is often necessary to change both the front and rear tires, with both tires being the same type and having wear on both sides. The biggest surprise comes if you have a four-wheel drive car. All four tires will often have to be replaced in the event of a puncture, if the tire cannot be repaired. In addition, many new cars are delivered with large rims and wide tires. Then it gets really expensive.

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When this happens, many people have a big problem

Repair kits like these have replaced the spare wheel on many cars.  Don't know how to use it?  So you are not alone.

Repair kits like these have replaced the spare wheel on many cars. Don't know how to use it? So you are not alone.

Half the cost

However, Bean has good news for many who own an electric car:

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– These typically have a powertrain with a motor in the front and a motor in the rear axle. This means that it is often necessary to change two tires, front or rear. He says it will be expensive anyway, but you'll get away with half the cost anyway.

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If the damaged tire is old or has been worn very little, in some cases a single tire change may be sufficient.

Faul points out that it is important to read the instruction book and contact the distributor or whoever sells tires to inquire about what to do about your car model.

Found the car like this: Now all tires need to be changed

If you puncture a four-wheel drive car, you risk having to change all four tires.  In electric cars, it can take two.

If you puncture a four-wheel drive car, you risk having to change all four tires. In electric cars, it can take two.

Prices rose dramatically

Like many other things, the price of tires has also risen significantly, and it is not unusual for a complete set of tires for a completely normal family car to cost around NOK 20,000.

Bean adds that there are schemes that allow you to get new tires after puncturing them, which is an option linked to car insurance.

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