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Raleigh: Body Shop

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by voidptr, Dec 10, 2013.

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  1. voidptr

    voidptr Member

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    Well, this sucks, but a deer clocked the driver's side of my Model S on the way home from work this evening, destroying the front quarter panel and leaving dents in both doors.

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    Anyone dealt with getting body work done on these around RTP?
     
  2. pgiralt

    pgiralt Supporting Member

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    Wow that sucks :-( What road was the deer on? I'd ask the Raleigh SC who they recommend. You'll want to work with someone who has repaired a Tesla before.
     
  3. ggbjr

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    Goodness. Sorry to see this. Let us know who they recommend, just in case. ;)
     
  4. Ajrdu

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    Sorry to see/hear this. PARAGON does lots of high end cars and can repair aluminum. I think a lot of dealers especially Porsche uses them.
     
  5. voidptr

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    Yep, called the SC first thing this morning and it turns out PARAGON is the Tesla certified shop in the area.

    Now crossing my fingers that Tesla's sorted out their repair parts department and there's no longer the absurd waits some people have reported for repairs.
     
  6. Eggplant

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    Ouch! Sorry to see this voidptr. Good luck, and I'm keen to follow your progress on this.
     
  7. doctrewho

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    Ack! That's a horrible thing to happen to anyone. Hope they get everything back to pristine quickly.
     
  8. jandkw

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    Sorry to see that, voidptr. Hope you can find the right body shop and please share with us your experience.
     
  9. nagerseth

    nagerseth Tesla Enthusiast/Owner

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    Dunno if anyone is still following this...

    As of Nov 1, 2018 there are no more Tesla Certified Shops in the Raleigh area. I just moved down from DC, and wouldn't you know it, the first time my wife borrows my Tesla, she gets rear-ended in a hit and run. Luckily, the car is still driveable, but now apparently, I gotta go all the way to Charlotte to get the car fixed.

    Supposedly, there's a place here HC Auto and Body that their guy JUST passed the Tesla Training, and they are waiting on certification as well. Hopefully they get it soon!
     
  10. CHGolferJim

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    Really? I had a deer collision last year and Caliber Collision (formerly Paragon) was certified at that time. I can’t say I was that impressed with them, so maybe Tesla reached the same conclusion. Did you call Tesla to confirm this info?
     
  11. nagerseth

    nagerseth Tesla Enthusiast/Owner

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    Yeah, they lost status as of Nov 1. Apparently they haven't been USAA certified for a while since their prices are higher than the market rate .
     
  12. CHGolferJim

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    I gave up dealing with them about my rock chips and their paint quality, so I went to TVPAuto for chips repair and a full body Xpel Ultimate PPF wrap. Feeling relatively bulletproof — hope it lasts.
     

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