Tesla is known for manufacturing some of the most advanced, sophisticated vehicles on the road today. If you are a proud owner of a Tesla vehicle, it is important to choose a body shop that is certified by Tesla. In this post, we will discuss why choosing a Tesla approved body shop is crucial for your vehicle’s safety and performance

Protect Your Factory Warranty

Your Tesla vehicle comes with a factory warranty that covers certain repairs and replacements. If you choose to get your Tesla repaired at a non-certified auto body shop, it can potentially void your factory warranty. This is because non-certified shops may not have the required expertise, knowledge, or equipment to complete the repairs as per Tesla’s guidelines. On the other hand, a Tesla approved body shop is required to follow specific procedures and guidelines to ensure that your warranty remains intact. This means that if you run into any factory warranty issues down the road, you can rest assured that your repair will not void your warranty.

Training Matters

Tesla vehicles are designed with advanced technology and intricate systems that require specialized knowledge and training to repair. At a Tesla approved body shop, all the technicians are trained and certified by Tesla to repair your vehicle. This ensures that your Tesla is in the hands of skilled and knowledgeable technicians who know the exact procedures and techniques to get your car back to its pre-accident condition.

Information Matters

As a Tesla approved body shop, we have access to all of Tesla’s most up-to-date repair procedures. We also have a direct connection to technicians and engineers at Tesla who can give us guidance and information whenever we need it. This allows us to stay current with the latest Tesla technologies and ensure that your vehicle is repaired to the highest standards.

Volume Matters

At a Tesla approved body shop, we work on these vehicles day-in and day-out. Because of the large volume of Tesla’s we work on, we can ensure that our staff is the most experienced in all areas of repairing your vehicle. We understand the nuances of your vehicle’s design and can provide the best possible repair solutions. Additionally, our paint shop is very experienced with Tesla’s colors, ensuring an amazing color match on panels that have been repaired or replaced.

Tooling and Equipment Matters

Tesla vehicles require specific tools and equipment to be repaired properly and safely. As a Tesla approved body shop, we have the right tools and equipment to get the job done right. We are constantly updating our tooling to meet the advancing needs of your vehicle.

Parts Matter

Tesla only sells certain parts to their approved body shops. As an approved body shop, we have access to all parts that may be needed during the repair. This allows us to make the decision to repair or replace parts based on what is best for your vehicle. Non-approved shops sometimes are forced to make decisions based on not being able to purchase the parts needed. Because of this, they will sometimes repair a part that should really be replaced. This can lead to safety and quality issues over the course of time. Old Dominion only uses new, direct from the factory parts to repair your Tesla. Other, non-approved shops are not held to this standard and may use reconditioned or aftermarket parts during your repair.

In conclusion, choosing a Tesla approved body shop is important to ensure that your vehicle is repaired to the highest standards. Old Dominion Collision is proud to be a part of the Tesla approved body shop network and we have invested hundreds of hours in training our technicians and staff to ensure that your Tesla is in the best possible hands. If you have been in an accident and need to have your Tesla repaired, contact us today.