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Business Statement

Brian McCullough Autocrossing at Cantebury Park in the '59 Bugeye

We are constantly looking for higher quality products and pushing our suppliers for quality when needed. When necessary, we contact manufacturers directly and have been known to rebuild or fabricate parts when needed. Sometimes we find that the best units are more costly, and other times we have found the source or the service of a given item was worth an extra price. It helps to understand products and services on the market as we do.

 

Quality costs more, we refuse to do poor quality and quick fix work, but instead focus on reasonable repairs. This is not expensive; it means that we refuse to put a band-aid over a noted problem. We do not repair or replace items without owners permission, but reserve the right to refuse completion of a task deemed unsafe or unreasonable. Our goal is to provide ongoing quality workmanship to our clients for the task that has been assigned to us.

 

1977 MGB with 3.4 liter v6 engine transplant with Brian McCullough from BMC British Automobile in the background"The bitterness of inferior quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."

 

Components that fit and last- if we find something better, we will tell you!

 

Our parts reflect this as well. You can purchase an Excide battery, or purchase quality batteries such as Interstate that will cost more.

 

What's the difference? A battery is a battery right? Sure they both look the same, but one has a better internal structure, better plates and denser alloys. Most “brand-X” batteries that I replace are about six months to two years old. Most Interstate Batteries that we replace are five to seven years old and had a superior warrantee to start with. This is how we do business; do better work with better parts for longer service life and more pleasurable vehicle.

Conditions of Use

MG B v6 Conversion with the GM 3.4 liter Camaro 60 degree engine and transmissionThank You for choosing BMC British Automobile LLC for your British Automotive Specialty needs

BMC, the website and LLC provides our website to you subject to the following conditions. When you use our site, you are agreeing to accept these conditions.



SHIPPING DAMAGE OR LOSS

Parts damaged in shipping will be paid for or replaced by carrier.

WEB BASED PRICING

Although we make it a point to sell parts at set prices, on occation, the website pricing does not get updates as quick as prices move. On the seldom occation that we are restocking and prices have gone up too far for us to just allow the item to pass, we will inform you of a price difference so you can make the decision to purchase or remove from an order.

ACCOUNT

While we hold your account private and will not knowingly release your information, it is your responsibility to use a computer that is free of spyware, other potential users and possible security breaches due to innsufficent security on the systems you run. If your account billing information does not match your ship to address, we may refuse shipping and or accepting orders placed under any account.

PRIVACY

We Value your privacy and understand (from experience) how junk emails and other 'requests' can really be bothersome- or worse! We will not in any way knowingly release any information passed on to us unless we have your specific permission to do so.

WE HATE SPAM TOO!!!

A fantastic example of a British Automobile who displayed this vehicle at the British v8 Club eventCOPYRIGHT

What is on our website: logos, text images, audio clips, video clips, technical information and all data is hereby copyright of BMC British Automobile LLC or other companies, individuals or organizations and are protected by United States and International law.

PATENTS

Products on this website and portions of this website have been patented and copying is in layman's terms - "...a real No-No."

CONTACT INFORMATION

A copy of our contact information can be found on the main portion of our website including email, telephone and address.

TRADEMARKS



Yup, we got those too. Be Respectful of them and we promise not to send a stampede of Really Big Expensive Lawyers your way.



If your still reading this, your either a lawyer, accountant, rocket scientist or really -Really- Bored. Its great to know that I am not the only one to read these to the end!!

In light of reading through it all, Thank You for reviewing our policies!

Shipping & Returns

BMC British Automobile Ships all kinds of British sports and vintage car parts to the United States and beyondShipping:

We ship through United States Postal Service (USPS), UPS as well as DHL for the most affordable shipping rates for a company such as ours. We offer reasonable prices with a small packaging fee and insurance on every package delivered. In some cases there will be a fuel surcharge according to the 'fuel price of the day' and the cost of business according to the shipper of choice.

Shipping to- Canada, Alaska, hawaii and everywhere outside the greater 48 States:

Products shipped outside of the United States are usually most affordable when shipped via USPS. This can save you as much as 50% less in shipping costs although USPS can be a very slow shipping method.



BMC British Automobile Friendly Return policy.Returns:

To keep our initial prices low and to keep those who would rather copy and return components which unfairly hurts our partons and keeps us from being able to develop more products cost effectively, we require a 15% restocking fee on all components returned due to incorrect or other unneeded components. All returns must be approved by BMC previous to credit and must be accompanied by a copy of the original reciept.

Defective components will be replaced at no charge within the warrenteed time frame of each component.

Please Note: Always inspect the product upon delivery to avoid any return hassels in the future.If you find a problem with a product sold through BMC, email us with the issue and further return instructions. Refunds will not be issued for Damaged, Incomplete, Special Order or Installed products. Wiring and electrical products are non-returnable. Returns sent due to our error will be replaced with the same products along with reasonable shipping charges. We do not reimburse for packaging and third party shipping services.

Payment Method

MG B Chrome Front EndHourly charge: Being all of the projects we work with have unique considerations, a simple book rate is usually not available. All Restorations, Modifications and Repair work provided is done according to what our clientele ask of us. If something comes up that we feel may be unsafe, we will bring it to the attention of the owner but do not work ahead of work requested without verbal consent. Labour and Consulting prices are divided by three categories:

--Minor work and General Repair:
That defined by BMC as projects that take up to 99.95 hours of shop billable time. Usually these are repairs, rebuilding or modification projects and are billed the full shop hourly rate to the tenth of an hour. Price per hour as of April 1st 2014 is $110 per hour * with a 5% shop supply fee will be added to every hour of work performed.

--Major projects also known as “Fleet Service ”:
That defined by BMC as Major projects or restorations that a Minimum of 100.0 hours of in-house shop billable time are billed at an adjusted per hourly charge. Usually these are minor restorations or major alteration. Due to the nature of the large projects, customers may receive a lower hourly rate set by BMC. This is due to the difference of large projects vs. the difference and turn around time that small projects require. No small project is allowed this discount. This must be agreed upon by BMC before receiving this "Major project" discount and will be received as a credit only when the hours have reached minimum. The same owner may receive this rate on other vehicles owned by the same person and will apply for two years after “fleet pricing” has been achieved .
Price per hour: Inquire in person.

--Restoration Services :That defined by BMC as Complete Restorations that a minimum of 300.0 hours of in-house shop billable time are billed at the lowest hourly rate. This is considered midrange Restoration to Total and Complete Restoration. Due to the nature of a Restoration, customers may receive this hourly rate set by BMC. This is due to the difference of large projects vs. scope and turn around time that small projects require. No small project is allowed this discount. This must be agreed upon by BMC before receiving the “Restoration” discount and same rules apply as that of “Fleet”. After a restoration is complete, the same owner has the right to receive “Fleet” pricing for all vehicles he/she owns for the next two years. Price per hour: Inquire in person.

*Labour Rate subject to change without website notice.

Down Payment on items: Online items not stocked and all Special orders require a 50% down payment.

Red MG at the BMC British Automobile Open HouseDown Payment, small projects: All projects left for repair will have a payment up front. This will be discussed by the scope of the project before commencement.

Down Payment on large projects: 25% down payment on all large projects is required. This money is used to purchase products and continue services between payments. Since scope of all projects change, this is an estimated amount put down at the beginning that may not reflect the end cost. 

Payment Schedule: Invoices are sent every one to two weeks. Sometimes less on smaller projects or projects waiting. To continue to keep all projects moving smoothly and not have another project be moved 'in front of' a current project, payment must be received within 5 business days of billing.

Payment In Full: Required before the vehicle is released. 

Interest on Payments: Interest charged on all partial or whole unpaid invoices for vehicles or projects left for more than 15 days.

Pick up and Delivery: We understand that you may be unavailable at times and with Classic car Repair and Restoration, many coming in from hundreds and even thousands of miles away, storage may be required before, during or after the process. BMC offers storage at a monthly charge when this is discussed well before the completion of the project. All Vehicles, Projects or items with a remaining balance left for more then 10 days will be subject to a non-Negotiable $20.00 Per Day storage fee.

We are Great at Restoring, Repairing and Modifying and do our Very Best to be Very Caring of all vehicles in our charge but for Space and Liability reasons, cannot be held responsible for any damage to a vehicle held on the property. We keep Shop coverage on projects for testing and test driving but due to the value of Collector cars, you must retain proper and appropriate insurance on the car for the value of the car and project. The value placed on the car in insurance is what the car is valued at. If insurance is not left on the vehicle or project, this leaves it to chance. By request, we can insure the value at cost through Restoration insurance that you will be required to pay up front. In short- We are not liable for damages. Please insure your Baby accordingly.

Completed products will be held onto until final payment clears. If a vehicle cannot be picked up as planned an agreement can usually be reached but must be agreed upon by all parties before the end of the ten day period.



We accept the following payment methods:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express Credit or Debit cards.
  • Paypal online
  • Cashiers Check
  • Personal Check

Parts are shipped or vehicles released when money is confirmed and cleared the account with Paypal or personal check- no exceptions. Please note that checks should be paid 10 days in advance.

 

If you have questions or concerns, Please feel free to call and speak to me. Our policies are there for Everyones protection and to keep our shop moving steadily and happily serving you.

Thank You,

-Brian Mc Cullough,  owner, BMC British Automobile, LLC