Dear fellow Tesla owners,
I painfully scratched my newly lease Model S. :cryingAs you can see in the pic above). The damage is mainly on the left quarter panel and some on the rear door and a little on the side of the bumper and a little on the left wheel. The car is registered in NJ and have Progressive insurance. I have the following questions that need your opinion on:
1. do you know of any reliable body shop that does a good job in fixing aluminum bodies like the Tesla cars that's not certified by Tesla? In or near New York area is preferred. I already know of a Tesla certified shop so just want to get a comparison in the repairing cost.
2. With my progressive insurance, I seem to qualify for their platinum rewards which gives me a "small accident forgiveness". Do you think a scratch like this on a Tesla car would qualify for a "small accident"?
3. My main concern is if I was to claim it with Progressive, they will increase my insurance by a lot and also affect my husbands record since he's also an insured on the car. I wonder if paying out of pocket would make more sense here.
Thanks a lot for your help and opinion….