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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...
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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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