We don’t blame you for wanting a Tesla. Led by charismatic founder Elon Musk, the company has built a loyal fan base for its attractive, high-tech electric vehicles.
But while it may be tempting to get behind the wheel as fast as possible, you should still consider the extra cost of auto insurance in advance.
Teslas are still subject to the standard factors that affect auto insurance rates, like the model you choose, your location and your driving history.
But insuring a Tesla has a few unique considerations.
Not all mechanics are capable of doing repairs on a Tesla, so these cars can cost more to repair than gas-powered vehicles.
Teslas also famously have self-driving capabilities that could nullify your insurance if you use them.
On top of all these considerations, Tesla is the only car manufacturer that also sells car insurance. You’ll need to decide between the manufacturer’s insurance and other private insurance companies.
If you already own a Tesla and want to compare multiple car insurance quotes right now, just enter your postal code and click “Get Started.” Shopping around is key to finding the best car insurance rates for Tesla.
Keep reading to learn more about Tesla vehicle insurance.