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Is this fair wear and tear?

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Evilwater Mon 12-Nov-12 14:45:47

Well what a morning!
All was going well till around 12.
I took my Brand NEW car (now 7 months) to be looked at as the fan was coming on when it didn't need to be. It turns out there is a stone IN the air con compresser, which is located at the FRONT of the car.

It's going to cost £800 to fixshock. Apparently it's not covered by the warranty. However I think they are wrong, in fact I've not driven it for the past month as I've been busy with my new born. I've only done 5000 miles too.

Should I go and yell at them???

SpottyTeacakes Mon 12-Nov-12 14:48:53

Ouch! It's not a manufacturing fault though is it? I don't think you would get anywhere with them but would definitely be cheaper at a local garage

Evilwater Mon 12-Nov-12 14:57:33

Looking at the paperwork I've found, it says it exuldes all fair wear and tear.

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 15:00:23

It's just one of these things I'm afraid. Do not pay dealership prices though, go elsewhere.

Or will that invalidate your warranty? To be fair I think they aren't worth the paper they're written on.

SpottyTeacakes Mon 12-Nov-12 15:02:43

I would definitely see if you can find a cheaper garage the dealers charge ridiculous money just for labour. I feel your pain though, a month ago someone drove into us and wrote off our car (disputing liability) then Saturday a suicidal deer ran into our new car causing hundreds of pounds of damage. Cars are nothing but trouble! Congratulations on your newborn smile

Evilwater Mon 12-Nov-12 15:07:04

Can I dispute this is not FAIR wear?

ENormaSnob Mon 12-Nov-12 15:10:02

What car is it?

SpottyTeacakes Mon 12-Nov-12 15:12:14

I wouldn't have thought so surely it's just one of those annoying things like a stone flicking up and cracking the windscreen. Pita but what can you do?

NewNames Mon 12-Nov-12 15:28:15

It's not wear and tear, it's an accident but I wouldn't think the garage should pick up the bill for it. £800 is ridiculous though. Shop around!

Evilwater Mon 12-Nov-12 15:32:21

It's a skoda. I got it from a main dealer.

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 15:44:30

Yeah it's like gettin a puncture of a stone chipping your windscreen. Sucks but you just gotta deal with it!

Follyfoot Mon 12-Nov-12 15:48:56

What a pain. Definitely shop around, your warranty wont be invalidated because you use another garage (as long as the parts are genuine or of suitable quality).

WelshMaenad Mon 12-Nov-12 15:48:57

It's taken me a minute to realise that you're signing your name at the end if every post, rather than repeatedly calling the dealership evil.

It's not a warranty issue. Sorry.

socharlotte Mon 12-Nov-12 16:04:47

Does it really matter that the fan comes on when it doesn't need to?

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 16:14:23


I thought op was just calling everything evil too!!

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