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Terms & Conditions

These are Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd (APD) Terms and Conditions of sale to which all online purchases are subject. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time, without notice. Any changes will take effect when posted on this website. By using this website you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

The Contract

1.1 Acceptance of your order and the completion of the contract between us (Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd) and you, (the customer), will take place when the goods have been paid for by you and despatched by us. Any email, order confirmation or other electronic acknowledgement by us of receipt of an order does not constitute legal acceptance by Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd of your order.
1.2 In the event that there are any errors regarding price or description, we reserve the right to notify you as soon as possible and give you the options to proceed with this revised order at the correct price/description, or to cancel the order. In these circumstances, upon cancellation, your credit/debit card will be refunded in full.
1.3 Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd is registered in England and Wales and our registered office is at 69/71 Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3BE. Our company number is 2614439.
1.4 By placing an order you warrant that you are legally capable of entering into a binding contract, you are at least 18 years of age if you are purchasing any age restricted items and that the information you provide to us in the process of placing an order for Goods and Services is accurate, complete and not misleading.

Price Information

2.1 The prices shown are only applicable to purchases made via the APD website. We are under no obligation to honour any in-store price or promotion that differs from those online. Similarly, APD branch locations are under no obligation to honour any online price or promotion that differs from the in-store price.
2.2 Special Offers and promotions advertised in the press or other media may be excluded unless specifically advertised as available online.
2.3 All offers are subject to availability and while stocks last.
2.4 All prices are shown in £ sterling and include V.A.T. where appropriate.
2.5 The prices may be altered at any time without notification to take into account any increase in our costs (including but not limited to the cost of materials, labour, transport or other overheads, any tax, duty or variation in exchange rates)
2.6 In cases of small orders we will be entitled to make a minimum order charge or to add a surcharge for delivery, details of which shall be provided to you at the time of order acknowledgement.
2.7 No allowance will be credited for Goods collected from our premises by you rather than delivered by us.
2.8 If an administrative error has resulted in an incorrect price being displayed, we reserve the right to correct that price and notify you accordingly. In these circumstances, it will be deemed that a contract has not been entered into and you will not be bound to continue with your purchase. You will be asked to email us to confirm that you wish to proceed at the correct price, however, should you choose not to do so, your monies will be refunded to your credit/debit card in full. The repayment of such monies paid to us will be the extent of our liability to you in the event of pricing errors.
2.9 Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd VAT number is 600 8141 88.


2.10 Unless otherwise stated quotations are valid only for 30 days from their date of publication and are subject to clauses 2.5 & 13.1 (price changes / force majeure)

Goods and Services

3.1 All brochures, specifications, drawings, catalogues, particulars, shapes, descriptions and illustrations, application guides, price lists and other advertising matter are only intended to present a general idea of the Goods and Services described in them.
3.2 We reserve the right to offer our customer a substitute if the goods or services is not available, however we accept that should this not be acceptable to the customer then they shall be entitled to either cancel the order before despatch or return the goods within the agreed time limit after receipt for a full refund including associated postage costs.
3.3 Technical specifications are approximations unless specifically stated otherwise.

Consumer Rights

This clause only applies if you are a consumer and purchasing goods via mail order or our website.

4.1 You may cancel a Contract at any time within 14 working days, beginning on the day after you receive the goods. In this case you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the goods in accordance with our returns policy. The right of cancellation does not apply to any personalised goods or those made to your specification.
4.2 Should you wish to exercise your right to cancel an order within this time period then please follow the process on the following link. Returns & Refunds.
4.3 This clause does not affect your statutory rights.


5.1 We accept payment by most major credit or debit cards registered at UK addresses.
5.2 Please ensure that the expiry date of your credit/debit card is after the anticipated despatch date of your order. Payment will be debited from your account just before the despatch of your goods, and if your payment card has expired, we will be unable to take payment and fulfil your order.
5.3 We accept payment through PayPal express for those customers who are registered and have confirmed accounts with PayPal. Should your account details not be confirmed with PayPal or you pay though an e-cheque using PayPal there may be a delay in processing your order while funds clear with your provider or we may reject the order.
5.4 We reserve the right to charge a surcharge for credit card transactions.

Validation Checks

6.1 All credit and charge card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorise payment to us, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
6.2 In addition, in the interests of preventing fraudulent use of credit, debit and charge cards, APD may validate the names, addresses and other information supplied during the order process against commercially available records (e.g Electoral Roll data, Credit Reference Services). A third party may also be instructed to complete these checks. By ordering from the website you consent to such checks being made. We may need to contact you by letter, telephone or email to verify details before we are able to process and dispatch your order or we may be unable to accept your order. Any information given may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency which may keep a record of the information. All information provided will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. These measures are taken as extra protection for you, to ensure your online shopping experience with us is as safe and secure as possible.


7.1 The majority of card issuers cover all the charges that may result from unauthorised use of your credit card or debit cards, but some may limit your liability to £50. If you believe your credit or debit card has been subject to unauthorised use you should contact your card issuer without delay.

Delivery of Goods

8.1 The goods are delivered to you when we make them available to you at a delivery point agreed by us.
8.2 Any delivery time given by us shall be an estimate only. We will use all reasonable endeavours to avoid late deliveries however there may be factors beyond our control that can hold up a delivery. You will have the right to cancel without any liability to us if delivery is more than 30 days late. This clause 6.2 set out your only remedy for such delay.
8.3 All delivery charges quoted on the website refer to delivery to mainland UK addresses.
8.4 For delivery to non mainland UK addresses and certain remote locations e.g. Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands there may be an additional delivery charge and slightly longer delivery lead time. We will endeavour to quote postage costs to non mainland UK locations at the point of checkout but  we reserve the right to inform our customer should the postage charged and paid for at point of checkout be materially different to the actual cost of  postage. We shall inform the customer before despatch of goods and give the customer the right to cancel for a full refund or pay the difference in postage that shall be due.
8.5 For deliveries to non UK addresses we advise that you contact us for a postage quotation before attempting to order the goods on-line. Please send any queries of this nature to please include item(s) required, delivery address and method of delivery required.
8.6 Your order will be delivered either by Royal Mail, Royal Mail Recorded Delivery or by courier. A signature is required for all Royal Mail Recorded Delivery and courier deliveries.
8.7 If your order contains more than one product the individual products may, on occasions, be sent on multiple dispatches at no extra charge.
8.8 We will not be liable for any non delivery of goods (even if caused by our negligence) unless written notice is given to us within 10 days of the date when the goods would in the ordinary course of events have been received.
8.9 Our liability for non delivery of goods will be limited to, at our discretion, replacing the Goods within a reasonable time or a refund of the purchase price paid.
8.10 Any claim for goods that have been delivered damaged or do no materially comply with their description will need to be notified by you to us and (where appropriate to the carrier) within 7 days of their delivery. Provided that you return such goods to us in accordance with our REFUNDS POLICY we will at our sole discretion replace such goods, issue you with a credit note of the price of such Goods or refund the price paid for such goods.

Delivery Times

9.1 You can choose from our Standard Delivery Service or Flexible Delivery Options.
9.2 Standard delivery of stocked items is normally within 5 working days. Delivery times are calculated in working days - i.e. Monday to Friday inclusive (working days do not include weekends or National Bank Holidays). In case of Bank Holidays please allow an extra 2 working days. Please be aware that delivery from Royal Mail first class postage service can take up to 7 days. This is under the terms of Royal mail and is out of our control.
9.3 Some items are delivered directly to you from the manufacturer and may incur a longer delivery lead-time. This is clearly shown on the product detail page.
9.4 Your order will be delivered either by Royal Mail, Royal Mail Recorded Delivery or by courier. A signature is required for all Royal Mail Recorded Delivery and courier deliveries. Goods delivered by courier should arrive between 9am and 5pm, however our couriers may attempt delivery outside these hours, up to 9pm Monday to Friday. All courier deliveries must be signed for. If you are out when the courier arrives the courier will leave a card with the contact number for you to call to arrange a suitable time for redelivery or for you to collect the goods from the local depot.
9.5 Deliveries to non-Mainland UK or remote locations may take longer.
9.6 Please note that if your order is made up of a combination of items, deliveries may, on occasion be made separately.
9.7 Risk in the goods will pass to you on delivery.
9.8 We reserve the right to alter or amend delivery times in exceptional circumstances.

WEEE Regulations

This clause only applies to household users of electrical items. If you are a Business Customer you will need to find a local collector or waste company to dispose of your waste.

10.1 Where you are buying replacement electrical and electronic equipment (“Replacement EEE”) as a consumer we have certain obligations under the WEEE Regulations to take back WEEE without charge. You can return WEEE to us in accordance with the provisions below where you are buying Replacement  EEE as a consumer.
10.2 Where you are purchasing Goods online you must return your old items to us at APD, Unit 6 Oaktree business Centre, Spitfire Way, South Marston Trading Estate, Swindon SN3 4TX. All returns must be at your cost and be within 28 days of purchase of the replacement EEE.
10.3 Where Goods are purchased from one of our stores, you must return your old item to the same store at your cost. All returns are to be made within 28 days or purchase of the replacement EEE.


11.1 All products are supplied and guaranteed by the manufacturer in accordance with manufacturers' specifications. Any item which is proved and admitted by the manufacturer to be defective during the relevant warranty period due to material or structural defect will be replaced free of charge or credited in full at our discretion. Under no circumstances will we accept liability for consequential loss or damage or pay for any repairs or alterations without prior authorisation.
11.2 In the event of a guarantee claim, you must notify us in writing and complete a warranty form detailing the fault and vehicle details. Download and fill in Warranty Form here and email to
11.3 Following receipt of the warranty form, we will contact you regarding return of the goods to us for inspection by the manufacturer. The manufacturer's report will be final, and we shall have no further liability to you.
11.4 You will allow reasonable opportunity for claims to be investigated by us or the manufacturer prior to any replacement, refund or credit being issued and, where required, you will provide additional information and or goods for inspection if requested by us or the manufacturer.
11.5 We will have no liability to you in respect of any defect arising from wear and tear, willful damage, negligence, tampering of goods, abnormal working conditions, incorrect fitting, ordering of goods or failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions.
11.6 Any warranty that is provided shall not be transferred or assigned to any other party.
11.7 The warranty starts from the date of delivery. If we replace the goods within the warranty period, the warranty does not start again, and you will only benefit from the remaining warranty period.
11.8 Under no circumstances will we accept liability to you in respect of costs incurred such as, but not limited to, loss of earnings, travel expenses, recovery costs and damages.

Exchange unit Surcharges

12.1 Where exchange units are purchased, you will be invoiced with a sum referred to as “old unit surcharge” which is in respect of the old unit that you may return to us. If the old unit is returned within 14 days from delivery date a credit note will be issued by us in respect of the “surcharge” and a refund given if required.

Force Majeure

13.1 Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any Agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, Political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man made eventuality outside our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. Any party affected by such event shall forthwith inform the other party of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms and conditions of any agreement contained herein.

Law and Jurisdiction

14.1 The laws of England and Wales govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website and using our services/buying our products you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the Company to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of the Company  

Complaints and Queries

15.1 If you are not happy with any aspect of our online service, discover a fault with our website, or if you have any queries or comments relating to an order placed online, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.
15.2 Your access to the APD website may occasionally be restricted to allow for the introduction of new products or features, site development, maintenance or repairs. We will attempt to restore the service as soon as we reasonably can.



Other Terms and Conditions of using this Website

Privacy Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized employees within the company on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. Parliament has created specific offences for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible


We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as such, any information concerning the Client and their respective Client Records may be passed to third parties. However, Client records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Clients have the right to request sight of, and copies of any and all Client Records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. Clients are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue Client’s with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Company will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.




Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this web site is provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Company:

• excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or the Company’s literature; and
• excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Company of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.
This Company does not however exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by law. None of your statutory rights as a consumer are affected.

Links to this website

You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Company will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information


Unless otherwise stated, the services featured on this website are only available within the United Kingdom, or in relation to postings from the United Kingdom. All advertising is intended solely for the United Kingdom market. You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the Company. The Company does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify this Company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.


Like most interactive web sites this Company’s website [or ISP] uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Notification of Changes

The Company reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our privacy policy, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. If there are any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, notification by e-mail or postal mail will be made to those affected by this change. Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on our web site 30 days prior to these changes taking place. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the Client and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected. © Automotive Parts Distribution Ltd 2015 All Rights Reserved

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