About 3 months ago I noticed when I came out of SuperStore the back right of our car was unusually dirty when the rest of it was clean. So I assumed someone hit the car, I wiped the dirt clear and spotted two scratches in the bumper. I checked the cars sentry footage and didn’t see anything recent, but I knew Desiree had a dentist appointment earlier in the day so I checked the morning footage and spotted the culprit. A white pick-up truck trying to reverse into the spot next to our car backed into the car .
He pulled back out and parked on the opposite side of the car to assess the damage and of course left no information. It was only cosmetic so we weren’t in a rush to get it fixed, ICBC tracked down the the driver and he admitted fault. We waited about a month to get it fixed as we knew it wouldn’t be a quick in/out job given it’s Tesla.
He wanted to pay cash to avoid going through ICBC and was astonished at the 2k price tag to fix the car. Of course we said no and went through ICBC. We booked an appt and were told we’d be without the car for two weeks. About two weeks later we got a call from the shop letting us know there was damage to the car behind the bumper and because the piece that was damaged was aluminum and not steel and it couldn’t jut be fixed, they had to order in new parts. So the original estimate of 2 weeks is now 4 weeks and the quote of 2k was now 11k.
At the four week mark we were given a new estimate of 7.5 weeks.. So far we’ve been without our car for 5.5 weeks, spent about 500 in gas which is probably annoying more then the fact that I’m back to driving an ICE.