I've been shocked to note the hourly rate for my Model S repairs is $175/hr here in Texas. I knew repairs would be expensive on a premium level vehicle and I recognize it is a specialized vehicle that the corner shop mechanic cannot repair but this is 2x the rate of the average mechanic. Will people purchasing a sub $40,000 vehicle tolerate paying twice the normal rate for repairs? Will competition shops appear? It just seems like a point of contention as warranties start to expire in the coming years and the sticker shock of double repair rates kicks in.