Skip to main content

Tesla boosts in-house services with collision repairs

Tesla is now offering a much wider range of collision repairs for its electric vehicles.

The move to offer more repairs at Tesla Service Centers will come as a relief to owners of its electric cars who have long complained about the sometimes slow work of third-party firms.

It’s taken a while, though, as Tesla boss Elon Musk first announced the plan three years ago.

In a message to customers seen by CNBC, the company said it is now able to sort out everything from dents and scratches to more complex issues such as suspension and axle damage.

Tesla currently has 140 service centers throughout North America, and has plans to open nearly 50 more by July this year.

As CNBC notes in its report, the new service should provide a revenue boost for Tesla as its global sales steadily grow and more of its vehicles lose their limited-time warranty protection.

The automaker’s message to its customers said its in-house service can fix “minor dents, scuffs, scratches and more now at your local Tesla Service Center as an alternative option to a body shop. Our optimized repair flow enables a fast and seamless experience when you need it most.”

It added: “Collision repair services may include: Suspension and axle damage, front and rear bumpers, hoods, liftgates, and side mirror caps, along with doors, wheels, and all glass repairs.”

To schedule an appointment, customers need to select Collision & Glass Repair from the Service menu in the Tesla app. The customer can then track the work via step-by-step app notifications.

News of the bolstered in-house repair service came at the same time as Tesla unveiled an updated version of the Model S and Model X with lots of new features aimed at enticing new buyers, including a spaceship-like steering wheel and a second-row touchscreen infotainment screen.

Editors' Recommendations

Trevor Mogg
Contributing Editor
Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan)…
Here’s how EVs charge as they drive on a stretch of Michigan road
Tech of the Week Electreon

Charging remains one of the biggest hurdles for mass EV adoption. Public charging infrastructure still isn’t extensive enough to merit driver confidence, and even the fastest chargers still require lengthy stops compared to refueling a gasoline car. But the State of Michigan and Israeli startup Electreon hope to prove that EVs can charge as they drive.

As detailed in a recent CleanTechnica explainer, the Michigan Department of Transportation is demonstrating in-road wireless charging hardware from Electreon on a quarter-mile stretch of 14th Street in Detroit. It’s being billed as the first such roadway in the U.S.

Read more
2025 Mercedes-Benz G580: range, price, release date, and more
Range of Mercedes-Benz G580 vehicles

Rumors about a full-size electric G-Class have been circulating for some time, but it's official now. The G-Wagon is going electric, in the form of the new fully electric "Mercedes-Benz G580 with EQ Technology." Yep, the name is a mouthful -- taking the name from the concept version of this car, the Concept EQG, might have been a better move. Bu, regardless, the vehicle is sure to appeal to those who want a G-Wagon while getting all the benefits of an EV.

Curious about the G580 with EQ Technology? Here's everything you need to know.
Design
The G580 retains many of the design aspects of the G-Class you already know and love, and while the concept iteration had some modern touches, like light bars on the exterior of the car, the real-world version looks pretty similar to the non-electric G-Wagon, though that's not to say there aren't any design changes whatsoever.

Read more
Don’t get stranded: The best portable tire inflators in 2024
The DeWalt 20V Max portable tire inflator at a construction site.

There’s nothing worse than getting stranded on the side of the road because of a bad tire. That’s why it pays to drive around with a portable tire inflator hanging out somewhere in your car or truck. These devices aren’t very big, and you probably won’t even use it that much. That being said, when your tire-pressure sensor lights kicks on, you’ll be happy you have it.

Here are five of the best portable tire inflators you can toss in your trunk for 2024.

Read more