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Hi, I am new to this
Can anybody help me regarding the standard garage
forecourt 3 month warranty?
I have just purchased a 53 plate laguna diesel wiyh 80k on the clock, I have had it only 1 week to find the rear axle bushes have split, will the warranty cover this?
It would be handy to have some advice before I take on the garage.
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Hi Dave56.

Each garage could have a different 3month warranty you would need to read the details in the warranty document, I would presume that anything that was an MOT failure item would be covered. But that is my opinion. Give the Dealer who you purchased the car from a call see what they say.

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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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I agree with Paul,take the polite approach to start with and see where it gets you.If the dealer is any good,then they should sort this out for free as I would expect something like faulty axle mountings to be picked up on a pre-delivery inspection.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.

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You bought a car from a garage and the car has a fault ( which must have already existed). They should have picked this up when they gave the car the once over as part of the sale.Even if the warranty doesn't cover this if the garage is any good they will sort it for you FOC.
Don't complain, just politely tell them how disappointed you are etc etc and hopefully they will see you right.

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