Metroid wrote:EDIT: As far as what Mad says about voiding your warranty I'd talk to the dealership first and see if that's even the case. It's different from state to state and that's not the case here as far as Shannon knows. She's going to check when she gets to work though.
I don't know of a single dealership that will extend a warranty to damage repairs unless the dealership is the one who chooses company "X" to repair said damage or they do it themselves.
Couple of examples of what I mean:
I was in a front end collision (almost 20 years ago). Body shop fixed the damage and I got the car back. The day I got it back, I fried a bunch of wiring because the collision had loosened the voltage regulator. The dealership's warranty of course doesn't cover that, makes perfect sense that they wouldn't, it wasn't a flaw in the car, the accident caused the damage. But if the dealership had done the repairs or contracted for the repairs, then it would have been covered.
I also had to replace the hood and have a quarter-panel repaired. Had the paint on either faded in the next few years, the dealership's warranty wouldn't have covered that either, and makes sense again since they didn't paint those parts. The repair place's warranty would have had to, if they even had one to begin with.
So yes, if he wants to keep his dealership warranty intact (and with it being a brand spanking new car I'd assume he'd want to - it's the smart move) then the dealership needs to be involved in the repair process.