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Re: New Black Box Gizmo from Breakdown Services

Hmmm - I'm a 'fence-sitter' on this one. (ouch! )

My concern would be this; if the device & the service warn of a potential issue, is it then exempted from any subsequent breakdown if the owner doesn't act on their message?

In other words, if the system detects a battery drain, and the owner doesn't get a chance (perhaps due to work commitments) to get another battery fitted - then the car doesn't start (because of a failed battery), will the RAC attend? and will they charge for this visit?

I do agree that motorists can perform preventative maintenance, and some do need a kick in the pants to remind them that it's their car, and their responsibility to maintain it - but for me, it opens-up a grey area and potential for the RAC to turn an extra profit.

Hence why I'm in 2 minds...


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