Warranty Terms & Conditions

Sandown Coachworks guarantee repairs to the vehicle for the owner of the vehicle whilst that person retains ownership for up to 3 years.

 

The guarantee is a formulation and application guarantee: that the finish will not degrade due to the paint, primer, filler or lacquer being improperly mixed or applied by Sandown Coachworks.This 3 year warranty does not include parts, new parts and panel warranty is as per the stated manufacturer terms. 

 

 In the event of a claim, the Customer must produce a copy of the Sandown Coachworks invoice and warranty document supplied on completion of the original repair. It is a condition precedent to the customer being able to claim on the guarantee that such paperwork is produced to Sandown Coachworks. Statutory rights are not affected.

 

 It is incumbent on the Customer to keep the invoice, warranty document and receipt as proof of work carried out. No guarantee claim shall be considered by Sandown Coachworks without the appropriate paperwork. In the event that the Customer meets the cost of Repair(s) for a third party, it is the responsibility of the third party to retain a copy of the invoice which must be produced in the event of a claim. If the cost of your repair was covered by an insurance company or accident management company it is your responsibility to obtain a copy of the invoice from them. We often cannot provide you with this due to data protection legislation.

 

For all complaints, warranty claims and rectification to be accepted the customer must bring the vehicle to Sandown Coachworks to run through any issues in person, photos will not be accepted. In the event of a successful claim it is the customers responsibility to drop of the vehicle to Sandown Coachworks for a check in inspection and confirm extent of warranty work to be carried out as agreed prior to booking. It is also the customers responsibility to collect the vehicle after the warranty work has been completed, inspect and sign a satisfaction note. 

 

 No guarantee of any sort is offered against damage or deterioration to the finish in the following ways:

  1. By any corrosion or rust (whether or not it was evident before the repair was carried out). All localised rust repairs are NOT covered by our warranty. The only exception to this is if the whole panel was changed / replaced, then the new panel will be covered by the manufacturers guarantee for their agreed warranty period.
  2. Failure of the surface to which the repair or paint is applied (i.e. as the result of a previous aftermarket repair);
  3.  Further accident or impact (including but not limited to stone chipping);
  4.  Inappropriate aftercare, contrary to instructions supplied by request upon completion of the Repair(s) , including but not limited to washing the vehicle within three days of completion of work, the use of corrosive cleaning agents (used by many hand car wash facilities) , i.e. acidic alloy wheel cleansers, truck wash etc.
  5. Corrosion due to bird droppings or any corrosive material / substance that has made contact with the paintwork.
  6. Additional work carried out to the repair area by another accident repair centre, bodyshop etc.

 

Alloy Wheel repairs are covered by a six month guarantee unless otherwise stated and are subject to the above exceptions.

 

Any refund or liability shall be limited to the maximum of the value indicated for the repair on the Invoice subject to an independent engineer confirming it is not a commercially acceptable repair / paint finish.

 

The warranty / guarantee is NOT transferable.

 

Claims made under the Sandown Coachworks guarantee shall be referred to the bodyshop manager that oversaw the Repair(s),who has the right to repeat performance: to carry out the service, repair or rectification again. In the unlikely it this is not possible for Sandown Coachworks to do this, the right to a price reduction (which may be the full amount of the price for the unsatisfactory repair area, not necessarily the full invoice value) will be considered by Sandown Coachworks.

 

 Sandown Coachworks will NOT cover any costs incurred by inspection, rectification or repairs from other garages, bodyshops, main dealers or accident repair centres unless agreed before any such repair, inspection or rectification has taken place and agreed exact costs in writing by a company director of Sandown Coachworks (Hersham) Ltd. Before this could be agreed by a company director, the customer must have first bought the vehicle back to Sandown Coachworks to inspect then given Sandown Coachworks the opportunity to rectify or repair.

 

 If Sandown Coachworks for any reason cannot carry out the service again and are unable to reach an agreement for a price reduction, the claim should then be referred to a director of Sandown Coachworks.

 

Any such claim will then be considered by the Director of Sandown Coachworks, as above, upon the provision of appropriate paperwork (including copy invoice(s) and/or proof of payment (i.e. copy bank statement or evidence of payment by cheque), photographs, engineers report, V5 (proof of ownership) and all correspondence with Sandown Coachworks regarding the complaint).

 

The Repair(s) will be subject to an inspection by an alternative independent engineer / specialist before a resolution is agreed, if the complaint is upheld. Any refund or liability shall be limited to the maximum of the value indicated for the Service(s)/ Repairs on the Invoice.

 

If the claim remains unresolved, the Customer may refer their complaint to the VBRA for their consideration under the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015, at www.vbra.co.uk.

Sandown Coachworks (Hersham) Limited will not be obliged to participate in the ADR process if:

  1. the claim has been settled; or
  2. the claim does not fall within the rules of the VBRA procedure; or
  3. the Customer has not submitted the complaint within six months of receiving a final decision from Sandown Coachworks (Hersham) Limited regarding the dispute; or
  4. the claim is vexatious or frivolous.

 

 

Contact Us

Sandown Coachworks 

Unit E, Rodd Estate, 

Fairwater Drive, 

Off Govett Avenue, 

Shepperton 

TW17 8AB

 

T: 01932 240 471

E: info@sandowncoachworks.co.uk

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

FROM THE 1st AUGUST 2018 FOR 5 WEEKS THE GOVETT AVENUE TURNING ON GREEN LANE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO ESSENTIAL GAS WORKS. PLEASE ACCESS GOVETT AVENUE VIA THE STATION APPROACH TURNING ON GREEN LANE AND TAKE THE 1st RIGHT INTO GOVETT AVENUE AND FOLLOW DOWN TO FAIRWATER DRIVE TO SANDOWN COACHWORKS. 

 

ESTIMATES - No Appointment Necessary

 

ALL BOOKINGS, CARS ON SITE , SERVICES AND WORK CARRIED OUT, ARE DONE SO IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS

Opening Hours

Monday           8am - 6pm 

Tuesday          8am - 6pm

Wednesday    8am - 6pm

Thursday        8am - 6pm

Friday             8am - 5pm

Saturday        8am - 1pm

Sunday          CLOSED

News

March 2018 - Gains manufacturer approvals for Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat & Jeep 

Dec 2017- Another British Standards audit complete and passed with flying colours 

Sept 2017 - Achieves 98% customer satisfaction

May 2017 - Finalist in UK Bodyshop Awards 

March 2017 - See us on BBC One show 

Dec 2016 - Sandown Coachworks awarded Nissan Approved Bodyshop

Nov 2016 - Glasurit Paint System installed

 

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