Despite all of its technology and safety systems, even a Tesla can suffer auto glass damage. And when a chip or crack shows up in the windshield of your car, you should know what to expect during the repair or replacement process.


Whether the windshield of your Tesla is currently damaged, or you’re a Tesla owner who’s simply looking to be well-informed about potential maintenance expenses, this blog is for you. Continue reading to learn what you should know about windshield repair and replacement for your Tesla.


Teslas Can Only Use OEM Replacement Glass

When an auto glass repair technician tells you that the chip or crack in your Tesla’s windshield cannot be repaired, you must purchase an OEM replacement windshield from Tesla. Using any other type of aftermarket glass will void your vehicle’s warranty.


If that doesn’t phase you, perhaps this will: You won’t even be able to find aftermarket glass for your car because only Tesla manufactures the type of glass they install in their vehicles.  


Tesla Windshield Replacements Are Pricey

Your Tesla has tons of embedded safety and driver assistance technology in its windshield, and all that tech comes at a high cost. Depending on the model of Tesla you own, you can expect to pay up to $800 for a replacement windshield, and you’ll pay more for installation costs as well.


All told, most Tesla owners pay more than $1,000 for a windshield replacement between the cost of the glass itself and labor charges. It’s also important to note that all Teslas require ADAS recalibration after a windshield replacement, which adds an additional charge to the service bill. 


Tesla Windshield Repairs Can Be Complicated

In most cases, minor chips and cracks in your Tesla’s windshield can be repaired for a relatively small fee. But, because your vehicle features so much embedded technology in its windshield, the location of the glass damage plays a huge role in determining whether the chip or crack can be repaired.


If you’re dealing with minor damage near to or over top of a sensor, you likely won’t be able to have your windshield repaired. Why not? Because the resin used to fill the chip or crack may interfere with your vehicle’s safety and driver assistance systems’ sensors.


If those sensors cannot do their job properly because there’s resin interfering, some of your Tesla’s advanced features may not work the way they should.


Get High-Quality Auto Glass Service for Your Tesla

Ready to schedule auto glass repair or replacement for your Tesla? Get in touch with our team at Only 1 Auto Glass to get a free estimate! Our team has over 200 years of combined experience in the auto glass industry and we offer warranties on all of our work. We have several auto glass repair shops throughout the Twin Cities and extended operating hours to make auto glass service as convenient as possible.


To learn more about our services or get a quote, call us today at 651-789-1111 or request a free estimate online, and we’ll reach out with additional information.