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post #3 of (permalink) Old 9th January 2007
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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.


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