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Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:08 pm

I did a search, but couldn't find anything helpful.

Does this forum offer a list of recommended dealerships/techs for servicing the Leaf?

Other forums I've belonged to have some sort of "guru" list, showing techs that are highly rated.

I know it's a complex question, but in my 33k miles, since my car hasn't had any issues, I've only been to two dealerships here in Fort Worth, and then only for recall/TSB issues, or tire rotations. I haven't had a complex discussion with a Service Adviser or tech, so I have no way of knowing if they're knowledgeable or not.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:31 pm

There is nothing special in Leaf.
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:05 am

Given the low volume of Leaf’s in the US, most dealers only have 1 trained Leaf tech.
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm

It might not be a bad idea to turn this topic into what you seek: a place to list GOOD certified Leaf techs, and good dealerships to have a Leaf serviced. It would have to be updated a lot, as dealerships change hands a lot.

Lia Nissan in Schenectady seems good. I don't have a name for their tech(s) though.
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:38 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm
It might not be a bad idea to turn this topic into what you seek: a place to list GOOD certified Leaf techs, and good dealerships to have a Leaf serviced. It would have to be updated a lot, as dealerships change hands a lot.
Good idea, but maybe several such lists should be established under the "Local/Regional Discussions" page. However good a Florida LEAF tech might be, I'm unlikely to take my Oregon LEAF to them.

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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:01 pm

Levenkay wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:38 am
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:18 pm
It might not be a bad idea to turn this topic into what you seek: a place to list GOOD certified Leaf techs, and good dealerships to have a Leaf serviced. It would have to be updated a lot, as dealerships change hands a lot.
Good idea, but maybe several such lists should be established under the "Local/Regional Discussions" page. However good a Florida LEAF tech might be, I'm unlikely to take my Oregon LEAF to them.
As long as we list locale, it's just a matter of checking it for someone near you. We could always sort the list by state.
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:42 am

If you were going to do that, it would be better off in something like a wiki rather than a discussion thread.
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:08 pm

jlv wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:42 am
If you were going to do that, it would be better off in something like a wiki rather than a discussion thread.
Yup. Do we have Wikis here?
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:29 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Yup. Do we have Wikis here?
Yes, but much of the content is old since it required a separate login from the forums (even though it's operated by the same owner).
http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/wiki/nissan-leaf/
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Re: Finding a GOOD certified EV/Leaf tech

Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:09 pm

jlv wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:29 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Yup. Do we have Wikis here?
Yes, but much of the content is old since it required a separate login from the forums (even though it's operated by the same owner).
http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/wiki/nissan-leaf/

I meant at this site.
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