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Good body shop in Ottawa

Sgutz

Member
Mar 28, 2015
155
35
Ottawa,ON,Canada
Had a bad day yesterday when someone bumpered me in a parking lot. Small dent in the lift gate and some bumper damage.

Can someone recommend a body shop in Ottawa? I don't want to drive all the way to Montreal and Tesla doesn't want to pick up my car and drop it back off
 

Steph_S

CAN #312 VIN P06173
Nov 16, 2012
140
6
Ottawa, Canada
I would go to highland auto body. Ask for David.

Also, chamberland auto, in rockland, fixed a dent once in a front bumper caused by a raccoon (not a tesla). They did a flawless job.
 

Doug_G

Lead Moderator
Apr 2, 2010
17,881
3,351
Ottawa, Canada
Does highland work on aluminum bodies? You want someone with appropriate expertise. Tesla Montreal didn't have a recommendation?

Is Tesla really not wanting to pick it up, or do they just want to charge you $600?
 

Steph_S

CAN #312 VIN P06173
Nov 16, 2012
140
6
Ottawa, Canada
Without seeing the damage - the bumpers are made out of plastic and should be as easy to fix as any regular car. As for the dammage in the aluminium liftgate- it's hard to know if it's just a paint job or anything more.

Doug makes a good point - best to ask about experience with aluminium. I can only vouch for bumper/plastic work.
 

Sgutz

Member
Mar 28, 2015
155
35
Ottawa,ON,Canada
All good points. Doug, no Montreal didn't have a recommended shop in Ottawa, though you never know if it's because they get kickbacks from the body shop or not. I attached a picture here. The dent is actually pretty small and I think they can hammer it out without significant body work.
 

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iKhalid

Member
Feb 18, 2014
775
92
Ottawa, ON
Sorry to read about your accident. Glad it's minor and no one is hurt. As Steph said, anyone can do bumpers. As for any Aluminum damage, check Bytek VW bodyshop on St. Laurent Blvd. They do all the work for their Jag dealership, and I know many of them are made of Aluminum. They do great work for reasonable prices. I fixed the rear bumper of my previous VW, and a friend of mine fixed a side damage that he paid for it and their quote and work both were superb.
 

gmetrail

Member
Jun 18, 2015
33
9
Ottawa, ON, Canada
I attached a picture here. The dent is actually pretty small and I think they can hammer it out without significant body work.

I also have a bump on my rear bumper, and while the car was at the Montreal service, they looked at repairing it. Feedback is that my bumper could not be repaired in a way that remains visible, and the cost of a new bumper was quoted to me at $1100. I am considering this for my next service, and hopefully I can apply the $1000 credit I have ;-)

Gérard
 

decibel

Member
Feb 4, 2015
87
94
ottawa, on
Revisiting this issue, i have a small dent in the aluminum door panel from someone opening their door into my car.

Any recommendations for an Ottawa b body shop that could fix the dent?
 

Aussie Bob

Member
Sep 1, 2014
345
87
Ottawa, Ontario canada
Has anyone found a suitable Tesla repair shop in Ottawa? I may need a new front bumper after an incident at the golf course today. Car was parked over a concrete parking block and when I reversed the block caught the front bumper and damaged it on both sides.

I have heard there is a good repair shop in Montreal. Does anyone know the name of the shop. My CCA account could cover much of the tow to Montreal.

Or should I just try to have it fixed at the Montreal Tesla Service Centre.
 

Aussie Bob

Member
Sep 1, 2014
345
87
Ottawa, Ontario canada
Unfortunately there are no approved Tesla body shops in Ottawa. The only Tesla approved shop close to Ottawa is in Montreal - Auto Bugatti, 733 Avenue Avocado, Dorval, H9P1G4 (514-636-8750).

When I spoke to Tesla reps looking for a repair shop, I was advised that there may be a second approved body shop in the near future. However I do not have its name.
 

Aussie Bob

Member
Sep 1, 2014
345
87
Ottawa, Ontario canada
Unfortunately there are no approved Tesla body shops in Ottawa. The only Tesla approved shop close to Ottawa is in Montreal - Auto Bugatti, 733 Avenue Avocado, Dorval, H9P1G4 (514-636-8750).

When I spoke to Tesla reps looking for a repair shop, I was advised that there may be a second approved body shop in the near future. However I do not have its name.


Auto Bugatti did a fantastic job in repairing the bumper damage of our Model S. You cannot tell that work has been done. It appears to be a very modern facility catering to damage repairs for high end cars.

I took train from Ottawa to Dorval to pick up car and Auto Bugatti picked me up at the station. This avoided need to drive down to Dorval in one car with two drivers.
 

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