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Any recommendations for body shops in LA area (valley)?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by GasKilla, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    IMG_0751.JPG A 16 year old driver decided to cause a wreck on the freeway and did this damage to my MS. Looking for recommendations on a Tesla approved body shop in the LA area, I live in the valley but I'm willing to drive to a highly recommended shop.
     
  2. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    Does anyone know if you can work aluminum like steel? Like can they repair the liftgate or because it is damaged will I need a new one?
     
  3. jerjozwik

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    you can take it to DC autocraft in burbank. they did some work on my car. would not say the experience was exceptional, i think they are over capacity on tesla repairs...

    as far as the liftgate, they will be replacing it and not repairing it.
     
  4. zackmilo

    zackmilo No chrome for me!

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    Go to Avio Coach Craft in West LA. My car is there now because of this: Accident and Repairs and ask for Michael. Tell him Zack sent you. Great business. They also have a location in Van Nuys but this one is really really good.
     
  5. ForeverFree

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    When I needed to install a Torklift hitch to my Model S (for a bike rack), the Van Nuys Service Center recommended Avio Coach Craft, about a mile away on Sepulveda.

    They did a professional job, and I got an excellent vibe from the lead guy, Mitch.

    When I recently got a minor scrape on my bumper, Mitch looked at it and then offered me options: full bumper repaint, spot repaint (both fairly priced), or spot touch-up (at a friendly zero price).

    By all appearances, this approach has brought him lots of Tesla business.

    Check him out and mention my name, Rob Levin (the little guy with the Midnight Silver Model S).
     
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  6. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy Ludicrous + you say, well I got Ludicrous -

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    Another vote for Avios coachcraft...
     
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  7. zackmilo

    zackmilo No chrome for me!

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    Trust me, go to avio coach craft in west la or van guys. I like the west la one. It is full of teslas, rolls royce, ferraris
     
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  8. DC Autocraft

    DC Autocraft Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Where did you end up going? :)

    Hope everything is going smoothly!
     
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  9. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    No where yet, I'm visiting insurance purgatory until investigations are complete. I'm not at fault but there seems to be a lack of responsibility (and insurance) from the responsible party. So once that's cleared up I can move forward. Now if I have to use my own insurance, and you can provide a Tesla loaner for the length of my repair, that'd move your shop to the top of my list ;)
     
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  10. demundus

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    You're quite far from me, but Chris Amato's in Oceanside, CA was fantastic. I had a rear quarter panel replaced by them and they did great work (you will need one for sure :p )
     
  11. wowo70

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    I don't recommend, Avio Coachcraft in van nuys despite the good reviews. It may have been an isolated incident but I'm not impressed. Had my rear bumper replaced and repainted there. Final inspection I noticed particles and dirt underneath the paint around the bumper sensors causing the paint to have minor cracks. Paint was also noticeably chipped when reinstalled back to the rear quarter. They told me "then what do you want me to do about it" they reluctantly buffed the area and called it done. Still doesn't look good to this day.
     

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