I have just lifted the lid of the can of worms labelled " warranties " ! Specifically I was trying to establish whether RAC Gold would cover ABC and SBC pump failure on an R230 500SL. The policy document clearly refers to "pumps" being covered in both the braking and suspension sections. Unless I have misunderstoood Jay at Mercland however he is saying these will be excluded under "wear and tear" clause as they come to the end of their life. Does anyone have a view on this ? Normally it is wear and tear over time that causes eventual component failure so do warranty companies really avoid all claims on this basis ?