As a Tesla owner, there are a few important things you should know about windshield repair and replacement for your vehicle:
Specialized Tesla Windshields: Tesla vehicles often have unique windshields designed specifically for their models. These windshields may have special features like acoustic or infrared sensors, rain sensors, or integrated cameras. It’s crucial to ensure that any replacement windshield meets Tesla’s specifications to maintain the functionality of these features.
Tesla Service Centers: Tesla recommends having windshield repairs and replacements performed by their authorized service centers or Tesla-approved body shops. These facilities are equipped with the necessary tools, knowledge, and genuine Tesla parts to ensure proper installation and compatibility with your vehicle’s systems.
Calibration Requirements: If your Tesla’s windshield has undergone replacement, it may require recalibration of the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and cameras. This calibration is necessary to ensure that features like Autopilot, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, and Emergency Braking function correctly. Tesla service centers have the expertise and equipment to perform these calibrations accurately.
Mobile Repair Services: Tesla offers mobile repair services for certain minor windshield damages. Through their Tesla Mobile Service, trained technicians can come to your location and perform repairs like chip filling or crack patching. However, complete windshield replacement usually requires the car to be brought to a service center.
Insurance Coverage: Windscreen repair and replacement may be covered by your insurance policy. Many insurance companies offer comprehensive coverage that includes glass repairs or replacements. Contact your insurance provider to understand the specifics of your coverage and any deductible that may apply.
Maintenance and Protection: Taking proactive measures to maintain and protect your windshield can help prevent damage. Regularly inspect your windshield for chips, cracks, or pits, and address them promptly to prevent further spreading. Additionally, park your Tesla in covered areas when possible and avoid following large trucks closely to minimize the risk of debris impact.
Remember, it’s essential to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual, contact Tesla’s customer support, or visit an authorized service center for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding windshield repair and replacement for your specific Tesla model.