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1. THE CONTRACT BETWEEN US
We must receive payment of the whole of the price for the goods before your order can be accepted. Once payment has been received by us we will confirm that your order has been accepted. Our acceptance of your order brings into existence a legally binding contract between us. We have two telephone lines and e-mail, specifically for your use. If they are busy we apologise, but it simply means that someone, as well as yourself, requires parts or technical advice.
2. PAYMENT TERMS
Almost any parts that you require are available on a Mail Order basis and we accept any sort of payment – provided it is money – except Diner’s Club and American Express. PayPal payments incur an additional charge of 4.8% of the total invoice value and are not refundable. Please note that if you are outside the UK, payment must be made by direct transfer to our bank account or by PayPal. All incoming payment charges must be paid by the customer.
3. DELIVERY CHARGES
Delivery charges vary according to their destination and cannot be refunded. You will be informed of your particular charge to cover packaging, insurance and transportation to your country of residence when placing your order and it will be stated on your invoice. Please be aware that you are responsible for any local Customs/Import duties, taxes, surcharges or brokerage fees which may be applicable once the parcel arrives at its destination.
Any parts ordered on a mail order basis will be despatched within 24 hours of receipt of order and clearance of payment.
All consignments are insured and should arrive safely within the allotted delivery time. If when you unpack your goods, damage is apparent or goods appear to be missing, you must inform us immediately by telephone or e-mail and confirm in writing within seven days. No claims for loss or damage will be accepted for compensation unless we are informed within 48 hours of the goods arriving and the claim made in the above manner.
5. ONLINE SELLING CANCELLATION RIGHTS
1. Under the Distance Selling Regulations you have the legal right to cancel your order within seven days of receipt of your goods (with the exception of any made to order items). You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty. However, you will need to notify us in writing i.e. letter or email, if you wish to cancel your contract.
2. You cannot cancel your contract if the goods you have ordered have been custom-made to your individual specifications.
3. If you have received the goods before you cancel your contract then [unless, under clause 13.2, for which you do not have a right to cancel] you must send the goods back to our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the goods for delivery you must not unpack the goods when they are received by you and you must send the goods back to us at our contact address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible.
4. You have a statutory duty to take reasonable care of the goods while they are in your possession.
5. Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum debited to us from your credit card will be re-credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order.
6. You will be re-credited for the costs incurred in returning faulty or unsatisfactory goods.
6. POWER OUTPUTS
Where outputs are quoted for our engines or our kits, they have been obtained on a closed cell Dyno and run with one of our own exhaust systems. Other exhaust manifolds and systems are available for use, but we cannot guarantee the power outputs when used with anything other than our own products. When we deliver a new engine it will be delivered run-in and with a Dyno sheet showing the torque and power figures obtained. Note that when you install a tested, certified engine in a car, the linkages have their effect; when you consider the tyres, wheel bearings, gearbox, air temperature – to name but a few – the power output will decrease by 15 – 28% on the road. This decrease is normal and without rebuilding large parts of your existing power train cannot be prevented.
7. BUILDING YOUR OWN ENGINE
When building your own engines from our kits you will need a donor engine of good quality. It would be true to say that mileage does not have a very great bearing on the engine providing that it is in good condition and that it has been looked after. We would always recommend that you strip the engine completely, washing and cleaning every bit before you begin assembly. Apart from the kits, we also supply all the gaskets that you will require as well as assembly pastes and lubricants, particularly useful with cams where high pressure is experienced immediately the assembly is complete. We cannot stress too highly that absolute cleanliness is essential to a good job.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
a. SBD Motorsport Limited trading SB Developments (‘SBD’) referred to in this Agreement in the first person plural (‘we us our’).
b. The Customer referred to in this Agreement in the second person (‘you your’).
a. Any agreement varying these terms and conditions must be in writing and signed by a director of SBD.
b. English law shall govern this contract.
c. Where the context admits words importing one gender shall include the other gender and words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
a. When SBD agree to provide goods or services pursuant to your specification:
(1) It is your responsibility to supply a full and proper specification and SBD cannot accept any responsibility for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any delay, omission, error or ambiguity in any specification supplied by you.
(2) Unless otherwise confirmed in writing SBD do not agree to check any specification supplied or to be supplied by you nor do SBD warrant or represent that any goods supplied or services rendered in accordance with your specification shall be fit for its purpose or of merchantable quality.
4. Guarantees and Warranties
a. In accordance with normal practice and custom SBD give no warranties or guarantees in respect of any goods supplied and/or fitted and used in racing, rallying or similar leading edge applications.
b. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with our and other manufacturers’ recommendations as to the care of all goods supplied and to comply with our and other manufacturers’ recommendations as to the care of all goods supplied and to comply with such recommendations. Lubricants in particular are of vital importance and good quality motor oil, not synthetic oil, must be used to run-in engines. We accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by your failure to take proper care nor do we accept any liability for any loss or damage caused following any works carried out by you or others fitting, modifying, servicing or repairing goods supplied by us.
c. Most of goods we supply are for use in racing applications and you must not assume, unless advised in writing to the contrary, that such goods will be suitable for non-racing conditions even if fitted to road vehicles.
d. Subject to 4(a) above we will not be liable for any consequential loss or damage caused by defects in any goods supplied by us and, in the absence of personal injury or loss of life, our liability shall be limited at our election to repair or replacement of any defective goods or the return of the price.
a. We strongly recommend that all engines built by us are tested to our satisfaction on a closed cell Dyno, running with the correct exhaust system as supplied by us. Such testing permits us to establish that the engine has achieved its specified output and endures you maximum safety.
b. If you do not wish us to conduct such testing you must confirm this in writing. You must recognise that no engine will reproduce the performance achieved on a dynamometer following installation. Subsequent testing on a Rolling Road is subject to an infinite number of variables which will affect the measured performance of all engines supplied and testing by us we cannot and do not give any other warranty as to performance.
c. Whilst we warrant the specific test performance of all engines supplied and tested by us we cannot and do not give any warranty as to performance.
d. If you require the modification of any specification suggested by us you must indemnify us against any loss or damage sustained as a consequence of such modification.
6. Racing Governing Body Regulations
It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that any components purchased from SBD are authorised to be used in their particular racing discipline as refunds will not be given should this prove to not be the case after payment has been made.
a. You must inspect the goods supplied by us as soon as reasonably possible after delivery and you must in any event within 14 days of delivery give to us notice in writing of any claim to reject.
b. In absence of any defect where we accept the return of goods correctly supplied we will impose a minimum of 20% handling charge.
c. In the absence of any defect we cannot in any event accept the return of any goods, which have been specially ordered.
Any quotations given by us are subject to:-
b. Price variations due to medications in design, specification, extended delivery or currency fluctuations;
c. Any modifications required by you;
d. Where a quotation includes a charge for insurance, carriage or freight or bank transfer charges such quotation is based on rates applicable at the date of quotation. We reserve the right to increase the total charge payable in the event of any variation in these rates at the date of delivery.
Any estimate given to you as to the time of delivery does not constitute any guarantee, warranty or representation that a delivery will take place in accordance with such estimate. We do not and cannot enter into any agreement in which time is of the essence.
10. Delivery, Ownership and Risk
a. No goods may leave our premises without full payment having been made.
b. Ownership of all goods supplied by us shall remain with us until payment in full. Until payment in full we reserve the right to re-sell any goods and you authorise us to enter you premises in order to recover any goods in your possession belonging to us.
c. The risk in any goods supplied by us passes to you on delivery and you must ensure that you have adequate insurance for that purpose and that where the risk in any goods belonging to us has passed to you, you ensure that all such goods are protected, identified and separated from your or any other person’s possessions until such owner ship passes to you.
d. Delivery is deemed to have taken place:-
(1) Where any carrier has been appointed by us upon delivery to your premises in accordance with your instructions;
(2) Where any carrier has been appointed by you upon delivery to your carrier.
e. Any claim you may have in respect of goods lost or damages whilst in the possession or control of a carrier appointed by us must be notified to us within 3 days of receipt or, in the event of total loss within 3 days of the anticipated date or receipt as notified to you.
f. Our liability in the event of any loss or damage to goods in the hands of a carrier appointed by us shall be limited to the proceeds of any claim upon our insurers. We shall not be required to supply substitute goods other than in the normal course of business and upon payment by you for any goods so substituted.
11. Vehicles Left With Us
a. It is your responsibility to ensure that the contents of any vehicles left with us are either removed or adequately covered by your insurers.
b. We will notify you when any work to your vehicle has been completed. If you do not pay for such works and remove your vehicle promptly we may impose and charge of £7.50 per day plus VAT as a storage fee which will continue to accrue due for so long as your vehicle remains on our premise.