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Model 3 Windshield replacement $2300 and 2-3 days?

mountainsean

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Nov 10, 2019
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Colorado
I got a huge crack in my windshield, requiring replacement. Tesla referred me to a certified local body shop here in CO. I have full glass coverage through my insurance company, so they're going to cut me a check for it, but I was kind of shocked to see the estimate come in at $2300 and will require the car for 2-3 days. Is that normal/typical? I get that there's a lot more tech involved in modern windshields and especially Teslas, and therefore higher labor costs, higher parts costs, etc., but even so this seems like a lot so I just wanted to get a sense of the going rate.

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SageBrush

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May 7, 2015
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New Mexico
Tesla replaced my windshield via a mobile Ranger and charged my insurance company $930. I think it is the same price at a Tesla service center.
 

AZAV8R

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Aug 29, 2020
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Arizona
I got a huge crack in my windshield, requiring replacement. Tesla referred me to a certified local body shop here in CO. I have full glass coverage through my insurance company, so they're going to cut me a check for it, but I was kind of shocked to see the estimate come in at $2300 and will require the car for 2-3 days. Is that normal/typical? I get that there's a lot more tech involved in modern windshields and especially Teslas, and therefore higher labor costs, higher parts costs, etc., but even so this seems like a lot so I just wanted to get a sense of the going rate.

Thanks.
My shop did it in my garage in a couple of hours. These two guys really knew their s**t. They actually had stickers from all the Tesla glass they'd done stuck to the inside of one of the van doors, like badges of honor! And they were 1/2 the price your shop is charging you. Seems odd...
 

TX_M3P+

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Mar 6, 2020
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Austin, TX
I got a huge crack in my windshield, requiring replacement. Tesla referred me to a certified local body shop here in CO. I have full glass coverage through my insurance company, so they're going to cut me a check for it, but I was kind of shocked to see the estimate come in at $2300 and will require the car for 2-3 days. Is that normal/typical? I get that there's a lot more tech involved in modern windshields and especially Teslas, and therefore higher labor costs, higher parts costs, etc., but even so this seems like a lot so I just wanted to get a sense of the going rate.

Thanks.
Yeah that seems way to high and way to long. If you can't do it trough Tesla, I heard Safelite was a company that Tesla recommended and was also way lower in price.
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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Austin, TX
My 3 was had windshield replaced at Tesla service. They said it would take up to three days, but it took 1. Said it’s a scheduling issue getting the right people available as it’s a multi-person job.

no idea on cost, but sounds like body shop is taking advantage of the insurance company.
 
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mountainsean

Member
Nov 10, 2019
11
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Colorado
I think I'll go ahead and get a quote through Tesla. It's a much longer drive to get to the Tesla Service center, but if they can do it in a day while I wait, I'll may go that route.
 

alexgr

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It could be they want your car in the shop first and then wait 2 days for delivery from Tesla. Going to Tesla SC might be a much faster "endeavor".
 
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SageBrush

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May 7, 2015
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I think I'll go ahead and get a quote through Tesla. It's a much longer drive to get to the Tesla Service center, but if they can do it in a day while I wait, I'll may go that route.
See if the repair can be done by a Ranger.

It worked great in my case. You may want to read my thread for hints how to get it done this way.
 
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Huskyfan

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Nov 25, 2019
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Seattle
Had my windshield replaced at the Tesla SC in Renton Washington in early October. Dropped it off a 3 PM on a Tuesday afternoon, was ready Wednesday morning at 8 AM. Total cost was 1100 dollars. From my laymen’s eyes, looks well done. No extraneous noises, appears properly aligned, sealed etc.

My only gripes were dirty feet by technicians on my carpet, and residue on the roof glass from what appeared to be equivalent of clear shipping tape glue. Two strips, about four inches long, both sides. Removed with WD 40. Prolly used to hold windshield in place until glue or equivalent was complete. Five minutes of work to solve the issue.

Honestly i think they work 24 hours a day. The technician came and talked to me at 8 am (i had some warranty work done too). He made it sound like they are working late into the evening or early morning. I was impressed with the entire process, minus my two complaints.

only real gripe was USAA took three weeks to reimburse me. Usually they have that done in a day or two.
 
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The Kapper

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Oct 20, 2020
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Vancouver
Had mine replaced a week ago. Cracked by a rock from a dump truck on Wednesday afternoon, called insurance, glass shop and it was replaced on the Friday morning. My deductible was $200. Total price was $600 for the glass and $450 Canadian for the labor.
 
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