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I bought a car in November 2019 but didn't receive a three-month warranty paperwork from the used car dealer. The engine was making a ticking noise but the dealer just said it was the turbo. Since then...
My car is only 18 months old, but it has recently started to suffer from water ingress in the passenger and driver footwells. I took it back to the dealer to have the work done under warranty, but I've...
Can dealers get away with quoting 90 days major mechanical warranty only?
I have a 2016 Audi A3 sportback S-line. Very pleased with it, but it's now due its first service. Do I need to go through Audi? I have an excellent local garage who will inevitably undercut the prices...
I recently purchased a 2008 Lexus LS600h from a Lexus dealer with a 12 month warranty. Being a non mechanical person thought it would be worth a comprehensive check throughout while the vehicle is still...
I bought a Ford C-Max from Fords of Winsford (not a Ford dealership) in May 2016 and have subsequently had it serviced at Burns Garage (Ford) in my home town. According to the Service Book, the car was...
I had my 2013 Vauxhall Corsa serviced and MoT done at a garage. The next day the oil light came on and a weird noise from the engine happened. The MoT garage plugged it into laptop and said it was electrical,...
Can I use an independent garage to service my car and maintain the manufacturer's warranty?
I have a 2015 Renault Clio with approx 18 months warranty remaining. I've had persistent trouble with the tyre sensors malfunctioning and have had three new tyres already. The dealer says it's a fault...
I bought a ten year old Ford Ranger from a dealer seven months ago, with a three month warranty. The timing belt went last week and the dealer's own mechanic fitted a new one just before we bought it....
 

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