Terms and Conditions
Ideal Car Centre ltd customer purchase terms and conditions
Ideal Car Centre LTD (“Ideal Car Centre “,”we”, “us”or “our”) operates www.idealcarcentreltd.co.uk (the “Site”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 11008827 and have our registered office at 188 Wellington Road Bilston Wolverhampton WV14 6BD
1.2 You are the customer (“You” or “Your”) who places an order on the vehicle.
2 Your Order
2.1 Your purchase details are specified in Your order confirmed on the Site (“Your Order”) and will include the make, model, price, delivery time and delivery location for the car You are purchasing (the “Car”).
2.2 Your Order will specify Your personal details as the recipient of the Car.
2.3 A contract is formed between You and us comprising Your Order and these terms and conditions (“Terms”) when You complete an order on the vehicle and we accept Your Order (“Collectively, the Contract”) save in the event that You pay for Your Order using third-party finance introduced on the Site. If You enter into a third-party finance agreement to pay for Your Order, we will sell Your Car to the third-party finance provider — see section 5 below.
2.4 If we accept Your Order, we will send You an email confirmation of Your Order.
2.5 In the event of any conflict, inconsistency or ambiguity between Your Order and these Terms, Your Order will take precedence.
3 Your Car
3.1 Ideal Car Centre will deliver the Car as specified in Your Order to the address and at the time given in Your Order.
3.2 Prior to delivery, the Car will have undergone a 99+ point mechanical and specification inspection as part of our preparation of the Car for sale. The Car will also have an MOT.
3.3 You can choose to buy an extended warranty by contacting Ideal Car Centre by telephone on 01902 497 727. If Your Car still benefits from a manufacturer’s warranty and that warranty expires within 12 months after Delivery, you can buy an extended guarantee for up to 24 months directly by contacting our Ideal Car Centre Support team by telephone on 01902 497 727. In each case, if you buy an extended guarantee, your direct contractual relationship will be with Ideal Car Centre.
3.4 The mileage on the Car may vary by a minor amount to that stated on the Site as a result of, for example, transport to our refurbishment facility and delivery to You.
3.5 References to “Leather” on the Site may not be genuine or 100% leather but rather partial leather or an artificial substitute.
3.6 The images of the Car on our Site are for illustrative purposes only. Although we make every effort to display the Car accurately, we do not guarantee that the images of the Car on the Site exactly reflect the actual appearance of the Car. In addition, although we make every effort to describe the colour of the Car accurately, You may consider that the colour description of the Car differs from the actual appearance of the Car. We do not guarantee that the colour of the Car exactly reflects the description. I
3.7 We check Your Car for manufacturer recall notices at the point Your Car arrives in our reconditioning centre. To the extent any recall notices are identified at that time we will endeavour to resolve the recall issue with the manufacturer. After this point we do not make any further recall checks.
3.8 We do not give or make any representation, warranty or undertaking that Your Car will not be subject to a manufacturer’s recall notice at the point of sale or at anytime in the future.
4 Payment and Charges
4.1 We require a deposit in order to reserve the vehicle this can be a maximum amount of £250. This is required to take the vehicle of sale until your appointment date. If you decide to go ahead and purchase the vehicle this will be deducted from the vehicle price. If you decide to not proceed without visiting the showroom the amount in non refundable.
Customer aggress to the following statements:
I understand that the payment of £…… as a deposit for the above vehicle, is taken by the seller as part payment and I am entering into a contract to purchase the vehicle.
I understand that the vehicle will be reserved by the seller for a period of 7 Days after which the vehicle will become free for sale once more.
I acknowledge that this payment is not refundable in the event of withdrawing from the contract and failing to pay the balance
I also understand that I will be liable for any expense incurred by the seller in preparing the vehicle ready for delivery and any other loss incurred by my withdrawal from the contract.
4.2 You can only pay by those credit or debit cards listed on the Site on the date on which Your Order is placed.
4.3 You will receive an email confirmation of Your payment for the Car.
4.4 Where applicable and noted on Your Order, the purchase price includes all delivery fees and, in the case of a Car purchased using third-party finance, may include a deposit (“Deposit”) but does not include the Car’s tax or Car’s registration fees, to the extent applicable.
4.5 You will be required to register and pay for vehicle tax at the point that You accept Delivery of the Car.
4.6 The purchase price includes VAT (where applicable) at the current rate chargeable in the
United Kingdom on the date of purchase.
4.7 From time to time we may offer products at sale or promotional prices. Any such offers will apply to selected products and will be subject to availability. Delivery charges, conditions and geographical exclusions may apply. Please refer to individual product pages for pricing. We may also offer delivery and services at a reduced rate as part of a promotion. This would be subject to availability and can be withdrawn at Ideal Car Centre LTD discretion. For example, a promotion offering ‘Free Next Day Delivery’ is only valid whilst we have the capacity to offer Next Day Delivery.
– 5.9.1 we will no longer sell Your Car to You. We will sell it to the finance provider who will supply it to You on the terms of the finance agreement. The finance provider will own it until You get title to it under the terms of the finance agreement;
– 5.9.2 Section 11 explains Your right of withdrawal;
– 5.9.3 notwithstanding that we are no longer selling You the Car we undertake to You that we shall remain bound to You by the following sections of these Terms and Conditions (save as expressly amended for third-party finance agreements): 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.
6.1 We offer home delivery to any UK postcode but reserve the right not to deliver to certain postcodes including in the Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, other remote parts of Scotland, the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland.
6.2 Physical delivery of Your Car will take place on the date and time set out in Your Order (“Delivery”).
6.3 Only You, as the person specified in Your Order, are eligible to take receipt of Your Car on Delivery.
6.4 Your Car will only be delivered to the location specified in Your Order.
6.5 Our vehicle transporters are circa 3.5m high, 9.7m long and 2.8m wide and we will require sufficient access to make Your Delivery. In situations where we cannot gain access, we may, in our discretion.
6.6 Upon Delivery of the Car, You must provide Your photographic UK driving licence to the Ideal Car Centre delivery specialist to verify Your identity against Your Order. We reserve the right not to deliver, or permit the collection of, the Car or any other product(s) if this identification is not provided when requested.
6.7 If You will not be present to accept the Delivery, You must contact Ideal Car Centre by telephone on 01902 497 727 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled delivery time to rearrange Your Delivery at no additional cost.
6.8 If You need to rearrange a Delivery less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled delivery time, You will incur a charge of £100.
6.9 Upon Delivery, You will be asked to confirm to the Ideal Car Centre delivery specialist
receipt of Your Car and that it conforms to Your Order. You will be asked to sign our pro-forma invoice and this will be confirmation that You have received and accepted the Car. The Car will be Your responsibility from the time that You sign our pro-forma invoice (or provide such other confirmation as we may require from time to time).
6.10 Where You pay for the Car, ownership of the Car will pass to You once: (i) we have received full payment of the purchase price (and any other amounts due) in cleared funds; (ii) we have accepted Your Part Exchange Car as partial payment of the purchase price (if applicable); and (iii) You have accepted Delivery by signing our pro-forma invoice (in accordance with section 6.9 above). Where You have entered into a third-party finance agreement You should be aware that ownership of the Car will remain with the finance provider and the finance agreement will set out when and if title to the Car will pass to You.
6.11 We will own the Car until each of the conditions set out in paragraph 6.10 have been satisfied, at which point we will notify the DVLA of the change in ownership. You should contact the DVLA if You do not receive Your V5 logbook within 7 days.
7 Driveaway Insurance
7.1 This is not a service we offer. It is down to You the customer to arrange insurance in order to drive Your vehicle
8 7-Day Return Policy
8.1 In addition to Your statutory cancellation rights where You are a cash customer (set out in section 9 below) or any right of withdrawal You are entitled to where you are a finance customer (set out in section 10 below), Ideal Car Centre provides You with a 7 day return policy from the date of Delivery of the Car for a period until 8pm 7 days later (“7-Day Return policy Period”).
8.2 During the 7-Day Money Back Guarantee Period, You may request a cancellation of Your Order and the Car’s return to Ideal Car Centre , provided that You have not damaged the Car or driven the Car more than 250 miles during the 7-Day Period. If You have, it will be entirely at Ideal Car Centre discretion whether to allow the 7-Day return policy or not and Ideal Car Centre may reject Your Car return. If You have paid for the Car by entering into a third-party finance agreement You will also need to tell the finance provider that You wish to withdraw from Your finance agreement.
8.3 Where You have paid for the Car Yourself and not entered into a finance agreement and You wish to exercise the 7-Day return policy, Ideal Car Centre will return to You the purchase price of the Car as specified in the Order. However if the Car has been driven more than 250 miles or sustained damage and Ideal Car Centre permit return of the Car, Ideal Car Centre will deduct from the purchase price, the following:
– 8.3.1 £1.50 for every mile recorded in addition to the Car’s mileage on Your Order plus 250 miles; and
– 8.3.2 the reasonable cost of repair to fix any damage caused to the Car during the 7-Day Return Period.
8.4 Where You have paid for the Car by entering into a finance agreement and You wish to exercise the 7-Day Return policy, then instead of issuing You with a refund, Ideal Car Centre LTD will return to the finance provider the amount which is payable by You to the finance provider under the Finance agreement when You exercise Your right to withdraw from that agreement (see section 10 below) provided that You comply with Your obligations set out in these Terms and Your Car is returned to Ideal Car Centre LTD. On returning Your Car to Ideal Car Centre You will be required to pay to Ideal Car Centre LTD the sums set out in sections 8.3.1 and 8.3.2 above.
8.5 In order to be eligible for the 7-Day return policy, You must book a collection of Your Car, which shall take place at the Delivery location, within 14 days of requesting a return from Ideal Car Centre (the “Collection Period”). You acknowledge and agree that neither You nor any related person will drive the Car after the 7th day following delivery, if You activate the 7-Day Money Back Guarantee. You must have the V5 logbook for the Car that You wish to return in Your possession at the point of collection. If You do not book the collection within the Collection Period, then You will not be eligible to benefit from the 7-Day Return policy.
8.6 If You will not be present at Your address for collection, You must contact Ideal Car Centre by telephone on 01902 497727 at least 24 hours prior to collection to rearrange Your time at no additional cost.
8.7 If You need to rearrange collection less than 24 hours prior to any scheduled collection time, You will incur a charge of £250. Collection must take place within the Collection Period for You to remain eligible for the 7-Day Return policy.
8.8 When requesting collection there will be cost. £2per mile from branch to delivery address.
9 Your Cancellation Rights: where You have paid for the Car
9.1 You can cancel Your Order with us at any point before the Car is delivered by contacting Ideal Care Centre by email at email@example.com or 01902 497727.
9.3 After Delivery of the Car, under the Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 You have the right to cancel Your Contract within 14 days after Delivery without giving any reason.
9.4 If You cancel Your Contract within the 7 day cancellation period, we will refund all payments received for the Car (Not including any amount You paid for Delivery). However, we are permitted by law to reduce Your refund to reflect any reduction in the value of the Car, for example, costs associated with mileage You have incurred on the Car and the costs to repair any damage that may have occurred during the period in which You were responsible for the Car.
9.5 You have a legal obligation to handle and take reasonable care of the Car while it is in Your possession. If You fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against You for compensation. If the value of the Car is diminished as a result of Your use, we may recover such diminished value from You either directly or by reducing the value of any refund due by that amount.
9.6 To cancel Your Contract under this section 9, You must inform us of Your decision to cancel by 5pm on the 14th day after Delivery of Your Car was accepted by You. This must be done by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
9.7 You will need to provide us with Your name, postal address, and where available, Your
telephone number and email address.
9.8 Your cancellation will be effective from the point at which we collect the Car.
9.9 We will aim to contact you as soon as possible of receiving Your cancellation request, including to arrange collection of Your Car. If You have not heard from us within this time, please contact Ideal Car Centre on 01902 497 727 or email@example.com . You will be charged £250 for the collection of Your Car.
9.10 If You will not be present at the address for collection, You must contact Ideal Car Centre on 01902 497 727 at least 24 hours prior to collection to rearrange Your time at no additional cost.
9.11 If You need to rearrange collection less than 24 hours prior to any scheduled collection time, You will incur a further charge of £100.
9.12 Upon cancellation, the Car must:
– 9.12.1 be free of all financial charges other than the one created by this Contract;
– 9.12.2 be in the same condition You received it except for reasonable wear and tear or any mechanical problem that becomes evident after Delivery that was not caused by You;
– 9.12.3 be without damage or having been in an accident (otherwise we will be entitled to recover from You any loss in value of the Car as set out in sections 9.3 and 9.4 above); and
– 9.12.4 not have incurred more than 250 miles from the date of Delivery otherwise we will charge You an excess mileage charge of £1.00 per mile for each mile above the 250 mile limit.
If You exercise Your legal right to cancel, You must promptly return the Car’s V5 logbook to us and we will issue the refund as soon as possible once we receive the V5 logbook but in any event within 14 days of us receiving the V5 logbook.
9.13 We will issue Your refund, in accordance with section 8 above or this section 9, using the payment method which You used to pay for the Car save that any refunds for Part Exchange Cars (defined in section 12.7 below) will be undertaken via bank transfer. In the event that Your payment is refunded but we subsequently discover a defect sustained during Your period of ownership we reserve the right to debit a compensatory amount from Your credit or debit card.
Please note that this section 9 is not intended to be a full description of all Your legal rights. Full details of Your rights can be obtained, in the UK, from Your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Your Local Authority’s Trading Standards Office.
10 Car Returns
10.1 If You exercise Your rights under the 7-Day Return Policy under section 8 or Your right of cancellation under section 9, or if You exercise Your withdrawal.
12 Part Exchange
12.1 If You wish to provide us with a car in full or partial consideration for the value of Your Car (“Part Exchange Car”) You must be the registered owner of the car and must elect to undertake the part exchange on the Site.
12.2 You must provide us with any information regarding the Part Exchange Car which we may reasonably request.
12.2.1 You the customer agree to the appraisal supplied by Ideal Car Centre Sales and Valuations team. This information has been documented and pre agreed in principle with You the customer that the information provided, is accurate to the best of your knowledge. We reserve the right to withdraw this valuation at any time or re-evaluate Your Part Exchange Car upon visual inspection. This inspection will be conducted by an Ideal Car Centre LTD valuations specialist delivery team.
12.3 If we agree to consider Your Part Exchange Car, we require that You make the Part Exchange Car available for our inspection on the Delivery of Your Car. We are not obliged to provide a part exchange option when selling the Car to You and our decision to examine and value a Part Exchange Car, including the valuation we give, is solely at our discretion.
12.4 For the avoidance of doubt we are entitled to amend any valuation for, or reject, a Part Exchange Car for any reason, including but not limited to circumstances where a Part Exchange car:
-12.4.1 has changed condition since we provided the Part Exchange Car valuation or the condition of the Part Exchange Car does not match the description given by You; or
– 12.4.2 has a discrepancy in the recorded mileage or the legal registration or chassis number; or
– 12.4.3 has been in a major accident or is categorised as insurance category C or D, or has been subject to a total loss claim; or
– 12.4.4 any other issue is identified by an HPI check or equivalent car history check on the Part Exchange Car; or
– 12.4.5 is not Your property to dispose of or You do not have the right to sell it; or
– 12.4.6 is missing or has an incomplete V5 registration document or such documentation is not in Your name; or
– 12.4.7 still has a finance marker on it at the point of collection; or
– 12.4.8 is an imported vehicle (e.g. left-hand drive) or was not first registered in the UK; or
– 12.4.9 has been used for taxi, private hire, chauffeur or rental purposes, driving tuition or as a police vehicle or used by a local authority; or
– 12.4.10 does not have a valid MOT or is due for a service in the next 100 miles; or
– 12.4.11 has any mechanical or electrical fault (including or not limited to problems with steering, transmission, clutch, gearbox, suspension or breaks).
12.5 When handing over a Part Exchange Car to us You must provide:
– 12.5.1 all sets of keys to the Part Exchange Car;
– 12.5.2 the V5 registration documentation and, where available, any associated documentation (such as service books, service history, MOT certificates etc) for the Part Exchange Car without which we will not accept the Part Exchange Car; and
– 12.5.3 any extras that we will need such as the locking wheel nut for the alloy wheels and any security codes associated with the Part Exchange Car.
12.6 You permit Ideal Car Centre to transfer from You to Ideal Car Centre the “registered keeper” title in the V5 documentation for the Part Exchange Car.
12.7 Ideal Car Centre does not store any Part Exchange Cars. If You exercise Your rights under the 7-Day Money Back Guarantee under section 8 or Your right of cancellation under section 9, or if You exercise Your withdrawal or cancellation rights under section 10, Ideal Car Centre is not able to return the Part Exchange Car and will instead refund to You the monetary value of the Part Exchange Car (less any appropriate deductions that Ideal Car Centre are permitted to make in accordance with sections 8 and 9).
12.8 You the customer accept to be held liable for any misinformation provided and also accept that if the Part Exchange Car is not as described, Ideal Car Centre have the right to withdraw from the agreement on You purchasing our vehicle and the fee of £500.00 being held as recompense for the costs incurred
13 Our Liability
13.1 Nothing in these Terms will restrict our liability for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability that cannot be restricted by law, nor will anything in these Terms restrict Your statutory rights. For further information about Your statutory rights, contact Your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau.
13.2 We exclude all implied representations, guarantee, conditions and terms (whether implied by statute, common law or otherwise) to the fullest extent permitted by law.
13.3 We will not have any liability to You however arising (whether in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence), for misrepresentation or for breach of any duty (including strict liability) or otherwise) for: (a) any loss of profits or revenue; (b) loss of business; (c) loss of goodwill; (d) loss of or damage to data; or (e) any special, indirect or consequential loss.
13.4 Other than as set out in section 13.1 above, our maximum aggregate liability to You under or in connection with Your Order, these Terms and the Contract however arising (whether in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence), misrepresentation or for breach of any duty (including strict liability) or otherwise) will be limited to an amount equal to the retail price of the Car and any additional products purchased as part of Your Order.
13.5 You will reimburse us for all costs, expenses, liabilities and losses that we incur as a result of: (i) Your use of the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purposes; and (ii) any third-party claims arising out of or in connection with Your use of the Site or purchase of a Car from the Site.
14 Events Outside Our Control
14.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under Your Order, these Terms or the Contract that is caused by any event or circumstance which is beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to fire, flood and other acts of God, strikes, riot, accident, disruption to energy supplies, civil commotion, acts of terrorism or war, breakdown of equipment, inclement weather, availability of the internet or software, acts and omissions of third parties, and road traffic problems (an “Event Outside Our Control”).
14.2 If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under Your Order, these Terms or the Contract, including but not limited to Delivery: (a) we will contact You as soon as reasonably possible to notify You; and (b) our obligations under Your Order, these Terms and the Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects Delivery of the Car, we will arrange a new delivery date with You after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
15 Personal Data
16.1 If You have a complaint about Ideal Car Centre, You can contact us as follows:
– 16.1.1 by writing us a letter: Ideal Car Centre 188 Wellington Road Wolverhampton Bilston WV14 6BD
– 16.1.2 by calling us on 01902 497727; or
– 16.1.3 by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will aim to get back to You within 48 hours.
17 General Terms
17.1 If any of these Terms are held by any court of competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, this will not affect the validity of the remaining Terms which will continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
17.2 We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, but this will not affect Your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
17.3 Your Order, these Terms and the Contract constitute the entire agreement and understanding between You and us relating to the subject matter of the same and supersede any prior agreement or understanding between You and us relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You acknowledge that You have not entered into these Terms in reliance on, and shall have no remedies in respect of, any representation or warranty that is not expressly set out in these Terms (other than in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation).
17.4 These Terms and the Contract will be governed by English law. This means that any
matter or dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms and the Contract (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be governed by English law. You may bring legal proceedings in the English courts. If You live in Scotland, You may bring legal proceedings in either the Scottish or the English courts. If You live in Northern Ireland, You may bring legal proceedings in either the Northern Irish or the English courts.