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Cracked windshield!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Han Chen, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Han Chen

    Han Chen Member

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    I got a good size crack in my windshield. It's an interesting story but I'll get into that later. It will need to be replaced. Do I need to go to anywhere special to get this done? I'm assuming whoever I go to will need to order a windshield from Tesla.
     
  2. iKhalid

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    Save yourself time and energy and just go to Tesla. Any other glass shop will get it from Tesla. I hope you have a low deductible, otherwise prepare for $3k invoice :(.
     
  3. Han Chen

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    Well I'm going to try to get it repaired first I guess. The problem is the closest tesla service centre is in Vancouver. I'm in Calgary
     
  4. iKhalid

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    If it's bigger than a loonie then it's not repairable. Speedy glass should be able to buy it and install it in Calgary. I know speedy glass has the part number in the system, and they know it's a dealer part.
     
  5. In2oil

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    Oh no, the windshield is already cracked. Prior to commiting to a new windshield, perhaps you should try one of those fast chip repair shops in see in parking lots. I had one in my wife's new me and they did a pretty good job. I would recommend it, I am very pleased with the results.
     
  6. Han Chen

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    I'm definitely going to try to repair it first. It's a cheap fix. If it doesn't work then I'll have to replace it. I'll keep everyone updated.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Is there any possibility of your posting a photo of it, preferably with a coin or ruler for scale? I, for one, always am interested in those repairs, whether ultimately successful or futile.
     
  8. Bratwurst

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    Just had mine replaced at Toronto Tesla. The new cars with the cameras cost more. I was originally quoted $1600 plus tax. Was told non camera cars are $1200. When I picked it up it was $1530 all in. Service said the cost of the windshield has just dropped. Think the part alone was $860, rest was labor.

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    In response to your question, I believe any glass shop will have to get the windshield from Tesla. That was my expirence in Toronto.
     
  9. iKhalid

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    $1530 all in? I'm amazed! First the tire sensors and now this? I'm glad the parts cost less than an economy car's parts!
     

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