I was hit by a blow to the finances yesterday. My car is less than a year old but there were some niggly little bits that needed sorting out:
- The petrol cap kept sticking, so a new spring was replaced under warranty: no charge.
- The air-con light kept coming on intermittently: my fault apparently. The mechanic helpfully left the instruction booklet open on the passenger seat at the page explaining how to work the climate control system. No charge, but a little bit patronising, do you think?
- The kicker: the heated windscreen was only clearing on the passenger side. Apparently there is a tiny crack caused by a flying pebble that has damaged the wires inside the glass. So it can't be repaired, only replaced. And since it's damage, not wear and tear it's not covered by the warranty. It is covered by my insurance, but there's a £75 excess to pay. Sigh.