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Tesla Authorizes A Third Party To Repair its Cars

Tesla has authorized a third party called Unplugged Performance to do routine maintenance on its electric vehicles. This move may benefit Tesla owners the most.

Unplugged Performance fancies themselves as the "global leader in Tesla upgrades". They can do modifications on every Tesla model. For example, they can upgrade a Tesla’s performance, put some cool new rims on the car, and put some racing seats in the interior. The options for rims and brake calipers can give a Tesla a sleek appearance.

Unplugged Performance is excited about this opportunity

Unplugged Performance is excited that they can now do routine service on all aspects of Tesla vehicles. They expressed appreciation for their ongoing relationship for Tesla as well as the opportunity to be able to do the full scope of maintenance on Tesla’s cars.

How the cars will be dealt with going forward

Unplugged Performance announced that all Tesla vehicles that they receive will go into service mode as soon as they enter the shop.

“Our technicians have completed Tesla official training, we have received Tesla’s access to vehicle diagnostic equipment, proprietary Tesla repair tools, and direct placement parts access…”

Why this benefits Tesla owners

Tesla owners will benefit because they will not have to worry about modifications that will invalidate their warranty. It is never fun to find out that this new mod that you put on your car will affect your warranty from the manufacturer. Tesla owners will also benefit because they can get all their service and upgrades done at the same location.

What would be interesting to know

It would be nice to hear from Tesla as to what made them want to let Unplugged Performance do service on their cars. There are a lot of different companies out there that will modify a car, but it is a rarity to see a car mod company be given full discretion over servicing cars for a given manufacturer. Another important question is what exactly Tesla is getting from this deal. Tesla has had an 8 year long relationship with Unplugged Performance so it would be interesting to know why they made a deal now.

Tesla and other EV manufacturers are changing the game

Tesla has changed the game in lots of ways. However, Tesla is going to make a lot of people upset about this deal they’ve made with Unplugged Performance. Tesla does have their own service centers, but there are some body shops that will service a Tesla. Those body shops may lose the revenue they would otherwise get from Tesla owners.

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Daniel Cappo reports Tesla developments at Torque News. He has had a passion for cars ever since age five when his grandparents let him drive their old golf cart around their property in Upstate NY. He has attended numerous auto shows, and even got the chance to drive a Ferrari California on the track. Ever since Tesla opened up a dealership at his local mall, he's been an avid follower of their cars and technology. Dan has a B.S. in Public Communication from U Vermont. Follow Daniel on Twitter and LinkedIn for daily Tesla News.

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