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Body shop help!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fasteddie7, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

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    Hello all, I need some help! I got a whack on my bumper in a parking lot. Called my insurance and they have me a body shop to get an estimate and get it repaired. The closest Tesla certified shop is about an hour or so away. Service king I believe. What do I do? Do I go with who insurance suggests or do I tell them I gave to go with the service king. I'm in Uniontown Pennsylvania. Any thoughts from experience with body work? Must have a sensor out as park assist is disabled.
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Active Member

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    Go with the Tesla shop. It's unlikely that a non-Tesla approved shop will be able to get parts. it's hard enough for the approved shops to get parts!
     
  3. DC Autocraft

    DC Autocraft Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Insurance companies can recommend shops, but you have the right to choose what shop you want to do the work.

    Non-Tesla Approved Body Shops are only restricted from getting structural and mechanical parts.

    Don't worry, you'll be back to 100% soon!
     
  4. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

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    Turns out an approved shop is on my insurance list so it's ok! Sucks because I take such good care of it. Park assist is out even though it doesn't look like it came near a sensor. image-20171006_194445.jpg
     
  5. bktiger86

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    Ouch...did somebody hit you?
     
  6. fasteddie7

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    In a parking lot. :( so sad. Knocked parking assist out. Autopilot still works.
     
  7. bktiger86

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    Damn...hopefully it was not a hit and run. Keep us updated on how much and the time frame to fix something like this.
     
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