Professional Restoration Advice

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Professional Restoration Advice

Postby bpr81a » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:19 pm

We would recommend the following before parting with yor Minor and/or money:
  1. We recommend taking out legal Expenses Insurance to provide advice in the event of a dispute of contract with the restorer. Legal Expense Insurance will also pay legal fees in the event of he case going to court.
  2. Specify exactly what work you want doing and discuss with the restorer.
  3. Ask to see examples of the firm's work and facilities, also talk to other members who have had work completed by the firm.
  4. Obtain a copy of the firm's guarantee regarding parts and workmanship.
  5. Always obtain a written, detailed estimate of work to be done, parts and labour,including or excluding VAT. Parts should be as detailed as to whether new o secondhand, original BL parts or pattern copies, complete items or repair sections.
  6. Always obtain detailed receipts for money and cheques paid to the firm.
  7. Check that receipts are correctly dated, and have the firm's name, address, company number adn VAT number (where appropriate) and also your name, address and car registration.
  8. Ensure the restorer knows where to contact you in case there is a 'snag' during restoration. (Remember, obtain an estmate for any extra work.)
  9. Visit the car during restoration, and when completed inspect the car before you take delivery and /or part with money.
  10. Should you have any complaints and a phone call does not produce a response, inform the company in writing and send by recorded delvery.
  11. Obtain a statement of any rectification work
  12. Always retain originals of estimates and receipts, only send photocopies, and retain a copy of all communications.
  13. Check the extent of the company's insurance cover, which should include Motot trade Insurance for driving your vehicle and garage and vehicle cove in the event of a total loss.

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