Tesla repair is not the same as traditional auto repair. Because electric cars are relatively new and significantly different from gas cars, it is imperative that you bring your Tesla to a shop that knows what they are doing and cares about protecting your investment. If your Tesla is damaged in an accident, keep in mind the following.
Tesla certifies repair facilities.
Only a handful of auto body shops in New Jersey are certified and trained to repair Teslas. Compact Auto Body is the only Tesla certified repair shop in Matawan and Middletown.
If the shop is not certified, the parts are not there.
Shops that are not Tesla certified do not have direct access to Tesla vehicle parts, as Tesla only sells parts to certified facilities. If a non-certified shop claims they can replace parts of your vehicle, they are either purchasing the parts from a third party or saying they will replace the parts when they are instead attempting to repair them.
Tesla repair usually means replace.
Tesla repair almost always requires replacement parts. For example, a damaged Tesla frame cannot and should not be restored, as the frame is made of non-repairable aluminum.
Improper repair compromises the quality and safety of your car.
The problem with faulty Tesla repair is that it can be deceiving on the surface. Everything looks as good as new, but the parts themselves are still damaged. Even a minor accident going forward could put your safety at risk and require major repairs.
Your insurer is trying to save money, too.
You are not the only one with your wallet in mind. Insurers are also often looking for ways to save on the cost of Tesla repairs. To ensure the repairs are completed properly, take the following steps:
- Choose a Tesla certified repair shop like Compact Auto Body.
- Inform your insurer that you are bringing your vehicle to us.
- Let us communicate with the insurer on your behalf.
Trust Compact Auto Body to repair your Tesla with certified parts, experienced mechanics and honest pricing.