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To be honest, I would doubt if an aftermarket warranty would cover a wear & tear item.
The stance would be that they can split at any time - i.e. pot-hole/speed-bump damage (much in the same way that a puncture can occur), and as such are only covered against material defect. This would be impossible to argue on a 3-year old car with 80,000 on the clock.
I would approach the garage and mention this unforeseen repair (they may out of goodwill) discount the job (or even do it for free).
I would adopt a 'softly-softly' approach with them - as there is no entitlement for them to do anything.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater