TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
(NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT SHALL RESTRICT THE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER
1. These terms and conditions, together with the detail set out overleaf, are intended to contain all the terms of the agreement between us (the Company) and you (the Customer) relating to the repair, servicing or other work described overleaf (“the Work”) to the vehicle identified overleaf (“the Vehicle”) and/or the supply of goods, parts or other things to be supplied by the Company, whether or not in conjunction with the Work (“the Goods”). If you wish to rely on any amendment or addition, you should ensure it is confirmed by one of our duly authorised representatives.
2. If we agree any variation in the Work to be done or Goods to be supplied, this will be deemed to be an amendment to this Agreement rather than a new Agreement.
3. This Agreement is made in England, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts and shall be governed and construed in accordance with English law.
4. You warrant that you own the Vehicle or are duly authorised by the Owner to enter in to this Agreement for the Work to be done on it on these terms.
5. An estimate is our considered approximation of the likely cost of the Work and/or Goods, and is valid for 7 days from when we send it to you.
6. Any estimate is based on the published price for the Goods involved at the time of the estimate. If the manufacturer or other supplier of the Goods changes the published price after the date of the estimate, we will notify you of any consequent increase in the estimate. If the increase will be more than fifteen per cent (15%) of the total estimate, you may give notice within 7 days cancelling this Agreement. If we do not receive notice of cancellation within his period, the estimate will be amended as proposed.
7. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, if it appears during progress of the Work that the estimate will be exceeded by more than fifteen per cent (15%) of the total, we will notify you and will not continue with the Work unless you expressly authorise us to do so.
8. If you have left the Vehicle with us for an estimate but have not accepted the estimate, or have refused it but have failed to collect the Vehicle, within 7 days of the date of the estimate or (if later) the date of cancellation, we may charge you, at our published rates in force at that time, for the storage of the Vehicle from the end of that period.
9. All estimates are exclusive of any applicable Value Added Tax.
COMPLETION OF WORK AND PAYMENT
10. We will use our best efforts to do Work or supply Goods within any time estimate we have given you, but will not be liable to delays due to any cause outside our control.
11. We shall be entitled to sub-contract all or any part of the Work, but will be responsible for the quality of the sub-contractors’ work.
12. If for any reason we do not carry out the Work in full, we will charge you only for Goods actually supplied or fitted and a reasonable amount for any Work actually done.
13. We will notify you when the Work is complete and the Vehicle and/or the Goods are ready for collection and (unless you have a credit account with us, in which case you must comply with the terms agreed in relation to the operation of such account) you must pay for the Work and/or the Goods upon collection.
14. All payments must be made in cash or by a UK credit/debit card, unless we have agreed to accept a cheque, in which case the cheque must be drawn on a UK clearing bank and received not less than five banking days before you collect the Vehicle and/or Goods.
15. We are entitled to retain the Vehicle and/or Goods until you have paid for the Work and/or Goods in full.
16. If you fail to pay the full amount due and collect the Vehicle and/or Goods:
16.1 within 7 days of being notified that the Work is complete and/or that the Goods are ready for collection, we may charge you, at our published rates in force at that time, for the storage of the Vehicle from the end of that period;
16.2 Fair Collection Policy applies to storage of cars not collected within 7 days of work completion or lack of instructions/authority. Within 3 months of being notified that the Work is complete and/or that the Goods are ready for collection, we may (after giving you 7 days notice of our intention to do so if you have not paid the full amount due and collected the Vehicle and/or Goods before such notice expires) sell the Vehicle and/or Goods, deduct the amount owing to us (including statutory interest, storage charges and the costs of sale) and pay the balance to you.
17. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Goods will be deemed to have been delivered to you at our premises when you collect them.
18. We will retain all parts replaced during any Work done, except for any to be returned under warranty or service exchange arrangements, until the Vehicle is collected, and will be free to dispose of them as we see fit if you do not specifically ask for them when collecting the Vehicle.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP AND RISK
19. The Goods will continue to belong to us until you have pay for them in full. You will, however, be responsible for any loss or damage from when they are delivered to you, and should insure accordingly. A cheque will not be treated as payment until it has been cleared.
LOSS, DAMAGE AND LIABILITY
20. We will carry out the Work with reasonable care and skill, and warrant it will remain free of defects in workmanship for a period of 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever occurs sooner, from the date the Work is completed. However, this warranty will not apply if the Vehicle is involved in an accident or if and to the extent that a defect is caused or worsened by your (a) failing to inform us promptly of the defect and allowing us promptly to examine the Vehicle and endeavour to remedy the defect (b) misusing or neglecting the Vehicle or using or permitting it to be used for racing, rallying or similar sports (c) failing to comply with instructions from the manufacturer or from us concerning the treatment, maintenance and care of the Vehicle and/or Goods or to have it/them serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions (d) fitting the vehicle, or permitting it to be fitted, with parts or accessories which have not been approved by the manufacturer or (e) altering the Vehicle and/or Goods, or permitting it/them to be altered, in any manner which has not been approved by the manufacturer.
21. We will sell the Goods with the benefit of the manufacturer’s warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty is additional to your statutory rights, and is not affected by any change of ownership of the Goods. Remedial work under the manufacturer’s warranty may be carried out by any dealer in the EEA authorised directly or indirectly by the manufacturer, who may repair or replace any defective Goods or (if he considers repair or replacement uneconomic) refund an appropriate part of the price you paid for them.
22. If the Work includes painting then, if the metal to be painted is rusted, we will take all reasonable precautions to prevent rust penetrating the paint after completion of the Work but cannot guarantee that this will not happen or that the new paintwork will match existing paintwork exactly.
23. You must observe the instructions of use, cautionary notices and other technical notices and information we supply to you with the Goods.
24. Except where you are acting as a consumer, and except for fraud, or for the death or personal injury resulting from our own negligence, we limit our liability for any breach of the Agreement to the amount of have paid for the Work and/or Goods and expressly exclude all liability for loss of profit, goodwill or contracts and for any indirect, consequential or economic loss.
25. You should remove any items of value not related to the Vehicle as we will not accept any liability for loss or damage to these which is not caused by our own negligence.
26. Any notice given under this Agreement must be in writing and sent by post to the address of the person to whom it is addressed as set out overleaf, and shall be deemed to have been received in due course of post.