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T and Cs

1. These terms and conditions form the entire agreement between the Dealer
and the Customer. Any other terms or conditions are excluded to the
maximum extent permitted by law. This does not affect a consumer's
statutory rights. For further information about your statutory rights contact
your local authority Trading Standards Department or a Citizens' Advice
2. It is an express term of this agreement, that, prior to entering into the
agreement, the Customer has examined the Goods to be purchased, and is
satisfied that they are of satisfactory quality, and reasonably fit for the
purpose for which they are required. The Customer is reminded that the
condition of satisfactory quality implied by legislation does not operate in
relation to such defects which such an examination ought to reveal. If the
Goods are sold subject to defects and have been notified by us to the
Customer before the signing of the contract, the condition of satisfactory
quality referred to above does not operate in relation to those defects.
3. The Customer accordingly confirms that it has satisfied itself as to the
suitability of the Goods for its requirements and has not relied upon Riverside
Car Sales skill or knowledge regarding the Goods or their fitness for any
particular purpose or use.
4. All our used cars are presented with the paperwork available for inspection
provided at point of sale. If the car is not presented with paperwork at point
of sale, then the vehicle does not come with additional paperwork such as
service history, handbooks, or other documents.
5. On collection of the vehicle, you are signing to confirm you are satisfied
with the vehicles condition.
6. Riverside Car Sales shall not be considered liable in respect of any defect
arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence, or abnormal
working conditions (including track use).
7. The Dealer will retain ownership of the goods until they have been paid for.
Responsibility for looking after the goods becomes the customer's
responsibility on delivery or payment, whichever is the sooner.
8. It is the customer's responsibility to return the vehicle to the Dealer for
repair or in relation to the exercising of any statutory right.
9. Refund
Where agreed any refund will be executed in the same way that payment
was made originally by you and will be made within 14 days upon receipt of
the vehicle, a satisfactory inspection and upon return of all the keys and
10. General
11. The engine oil level, coolant level and tyre pressures should be checked
on a weekly basis and certainly before any long journeys are undertaken. If
the journey is likely to take several hours, then we would suggest regular
breaks to give both yourself and the vehicle time to rest.
12. This is a used motor vehicle, which will inevitably show signs of general
deterioration commensurate with previous use. It is your responsibility to
check the vehicle, prior to purchase, to ensure that it is suitable for your
needs, and meets your expectations. We cannot reasonably consider
ourselves responsible for any issues that were, or ought to have been noticed
during a pre-purchase inspection.
13. It is essential that you pay careful attention to the gauges and warning
lights on the vehicle. Any drop in oil pressure or increase in oil or water
temperature means that you should stop the vehicle immediately. Significant
damage can be caused in a very short period. We cannot be held responsible
for any damage that may occur that could reasonably have been avoided.
14. Diesel Particulate Filters
15. If you are buying a diesel car and plan to use it mainly for short journeys-
this can result in incomplete regeneration of the Diesel Particulate Filter
16. Diesel Particulate filters do just that, they catch bits of soot in the
17. As with any filter they must be cleaned regularly to maintain
performance. For a DPF this process is called 'regeneration' - the collected
soot is burnt off at high temperature to leave only a tiny ash residue.
18. Regeneration takes place automatically on motorway-type runs when the
exhaust temperature is high.
19. If the regeneration is unsuccessful the vehicle may use extra fuel, and the
fuel injected will not burn and will drain into the sump. Oil quality will
deteriorate as a result of this and the level will rise. It is important that you
check that the oil level does not increase above the maximum level on the
dipstick as diesel engines can run on excess engine oil - often to the point of
20. If you ignore the warning light and keep driving in a relatively slow,
stop/start pattern, soot loading will continue to build up until around 75%
when you can expect to see other dashboard warning lights come on too. At
this point driving at speed alone will not be enough and you will have to take
the car to a main dealer for regeneration.
21. Timing Belts