Why is Repairing a Dent on a Tesla so Expensive?

Published On: February 13, 2019


Repairing Teslas can get quite expensive because of the materials they’re made of. Here at Bumper Buddies, we always want to make sure our customers feel valued and satisfied with their experience. That’s why we offer high-quality repairs at a reasonable price tag, including Tesla repairs.  

Auto Body Repair for Most Cars

Most cars are made of a combination of steel and plastic. Typically the bumpers are made of plastic, and the rest of the car is made of steel. Both steel and plastic are durable and easy to work with, so any auto body technician can repair them and make it look decent. At Bumper Buddies, however, we don’t settle for decent. We’ll make sure to fix your car’s dent and make it look brand new. To learn more about our mobile repair process, check out our blogs on the Types of Dent Removal, Bumper Crack Repairs, or Paintless Dent Removal.


Auto Body Repair for Teslas

Before we work on your Tesla, we’ll have to double check with you which model you have to determine what base material we will be working on. For example, the fenders and quarter panels on the Model 3 are made of steel, while the rest of the body of a Model 3 and other Tesla Models are primarily aluminum. While aluminum is durable, makes the car lighter, and is immune to rust, aluminum is also thin and can tear if the technician is uninformed.

Here at Bumper Buddies, we will send one of our Aluminum Certified technicians to repair your Tesla. Having an Aluminum Certified technician work on your Tesla is very important, as it shows that the tech has taken classes and has the experience to handle the aluminum without causing further damage. If a technician does not have an aluminum certification, they may not know to avoid specific procedures, and use tools that are specified for working on aluminum material. A chemical reaction between the aluminum and steel shavings from tools used for steel may occur and damage or tear the area a technician is working on, so it is critical your technician has a certification for repairs on Aluminum.


Repairing dents in Teslas can be tricky since they have aluminum bodies comparative to a regular steel body. Inexperienced technicians won’t be comfortable working with a more pliable material and, when pulling out large dents, may leave behind smaller dents or create a wave effect in the repaired area because the aluminum has been stretched out. However, with Bumper Buddies, you can rest assured that our technicians will flawlessly repair your Tesla and make sure those problems do not occur.

Whether you need an auto body repair for a Toyota, Ford, or Tesla, Bumper Buddies is here for you! Our mobile body shop is ready to come to you wherever you are! Whether that may be in Manhattan Beach or Riverside, our mobile bumper repair is on standby for your call. Get started on your free estimate by giving us a call at (888) 711-5074.

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