Submitted by yashuk6 on Thu, 2020-01-23 13:35
I've 2017 Model S which has around 21K miles and is in new condition. I've parked car correctly(center of 2 lines) in a parking lot. A weirdo guy hit front bumper bottom(driver side) while he's reverse parking. There is crack at bottom of bumper and scratches (driver side). It also has Ceramic coat & PPF. I got estimates from the body shop and all are around $4000.
Fortunately the guy accepts his mistake and police came in and filed report. At this point still waiting for the report to file a claim with his insurance. I've never experienced this situation. I believe it's obviously his fault and his insurance has to cover for it. Also he's willing to pay cash for repairs instead of insurance in picture. Now my question is
1. Will there be lot of impact on resale value? (Upside is getting new bumper. Will retain report and proof of receipts)
2. Is there a way to not get into carfax report?
Any suggestions please for best way to handle this issue?
Thanks in advance!