Submitted by SD_m on Fri, 2018-06-22 22:04
My new Model 3 car got rear ended in highway during a traffic jam, 3rd day after getting the new car! Minor bumper damage is found with 3-4 little dents. local Tesla service center provided certified body shop information, went there today, was recommended to replace bumper, covered by insurance. Left car there for repair, but now have second thought. To replace bumper, they will need to paint the bumper and likely surrounding area as well with red coat to match the car color, can the color and quality of the painting be good enough so it looks exactly the same? I doubt, even if it will look the same now, how about in 2-3 years? I have seen other manufacturing painted cars bumper color changed in 7-8 years, which is quite annoying. I'm debating whether or not I should take the car back without repair and live with little dents? If the repainting work is not done extremely well, that would make things worse I'm afraid, in particular this is a new and beautiful car! Any suggestions are appreciated!