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Advantage finance car - alternator failed within 6mts - are they responsible?

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I purchased a car on finance, the finance provider is Advantage at the end of August 2017 (still within 6 months as of today)


Just before Xmas the car developed a fault (burnt out alternator which resulted in total loss of power without warning)


The AA tested at the roadside and confirmed the alternator was faulty (it was drawing over 130 amps from the battery) and recovered the vehicle to my home address


I had an operation over XMAS and was unable to get the car fixed until 2 days before new years eve. I purchased the new alternator myself (through an ebay seller) and had a local mobile mechanic fit the part


In total I paid around £140 for the repair (the alternator was £100 which I have a receipt for, the mobile mechanic took cash and no receipt!)


My question is as the car went faulty within 6 months and the AA tested the part as faulty. Are Advantage Finance responsible for paying for the repair costs?


I just spoke to them and they said since its already been repaired and they didnt authroize the repair then they wont pay for it


appreciate some help

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nope sadly they would not be liable to refund you


however the retailer that sold you the car MIGHT have been under CRA

but as the alternator will be deemed a part that suffers wear'n'tear it would be difficult to nail them down sadly

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