Our Rover Streetwise's head gasket has gone twice in 14,000 miles - should the garage contribute?

We have a Rover Streetwise that the head gasket went on last May. We took it to a garage for repairs at a cost of £500. Last week the head gasket went again after only around 14,000 miles. We took it back to the same garage and they have said that as it is out of warranty by three months all they can do it deduct a small amount from the labour costs. Is there anything we can do?

Asked on 9 September 2010 by lacey123

Answered by Lucy
This model is notorious for head gasket failure. It is very unlikely you have any valid claim against the garage unless you can show the work was defective.
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