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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Av4nt, Dec 28, 2012.

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    so driving home from manchester a couple nights ago, I seem to find the biggest pot hole in the road without even seeing it!

    The result as shown......

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    go to put on my spare wheel, supplied by the dealer i bought it from (not audi) and the wheel bolt holes dont line up. Awesome
    call AA to be towed home so i can sort it there... NO we cant because your spare wheel size was wrong.... Err WTF!?
    Then they ask for a recovery fee of £351 to tow 40 miles despite having the highest level of cover with AA lmao?!

    So 1 Rs6 alloy and new tyre later, was an expensive night :( useless AA
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    You should be going back to the dealer complaining about the spare wheel not being fit for purpose. How long have you had the Car?
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    bought the car last april so its well out of the initial waranty and 6 months statutory unfortunately. I intend on asking the council for the money back or taking them to court if not, roads should be kexpt to a minimum standard at least! That was ridiculous
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    That must have been some hole! hope you took pictures of it.

    How on earth did your car pass its MOT with a spare that didn't fit?
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    exactly what I thought!! Mind you how does an RS3 pass an MOT with no spare at all!?
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    As far as i know its not part of an mot inspection
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    Spare is not checked as part of an mot
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    I thought the Spare was one of things that if you have one, it has to be roadworthy, but you don't have to have one?
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    Oh well mine was roadworthy but jut not the correct bolt holes for the axle! ill have to get another wheel for the spare ive dumped the other one!
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    That's pretty poor service from the AA. Should've thrown the spare away until you were hooked up ready to be towed home. I hope you're going to write an angry letter of complaint to them...

    Regarding potholes, as far as I know if the pothole has been reported previously and they council have failed to repair it, you are entitled to claim for damages caused to your vehicle, but if it hasn't already been reported their argument is that they didn't know about it so the damage was beyond their control. Hence it's worth writing to them to see what they say, but you need photographic evidence of said pothole etc.

    Also regarding spare wheels, it's not a legal requirement to have one. But if you do have one, it must be road-legal and usable. If it was a legal requirement to have one why would so many people ditch the spare in favour of a car of tyreweld?
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    That's a complete Cnut allround. I would be preparing a well chosen worded letter to send to the AA customer service team.

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    Thinking on the recovery cost ...it would have been cheaper to join RAC on the spot & get it recovered by them.
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    If your a member and with recovery included, why £351?

    I got my car towed to Wolverhampton free from my front door by asking nicely when AA man turned up.

    I'd ask for all my subscription money refunded.
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    Edit: My bad read it completely wrong :)

    Yes I agree if its an audi dealership then you stand a better chance of this being refunded given spare wasnt upto spec.
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    hughjass Is there somefin in my teef?

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    A friend of mine with a skyline went down a hole being worked on by the council and covered in a steel sheet.

    No bollards, cones.
    The steel sheet moved and the car got a bent alloy.

    He took loads of pics of pot hole and wheel damage got a report off the police who turned up (AA in ths case) put it thru insurance and got payed out for a brand new alloy.

    Would that be an option?
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    Current AA t&cs say that membership does not provide for any additional charges resulting from your failure to carry a legal and serviceable spare wheel or tyre, except where this is not provided as manufacturers’ standard equipment.
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