The Legal Bit.

Definitions: The “hirer” is the person whose name & address appears at the top of the hire contract of which these terms and conditions form a part. The hirer must be at least 17 years old. The hirer accepts full legal liability for all the equipment listed on the hire contract(s) irrespective of whether the equipment is for the hirer’s personal use, or that of another member of his/her party, booking under the same contract booking number.

“Equipment” includes roof racks, fittings, cycle carriers, roof boxes & any other item(s) hired by the Hirer from Save and Drive. The hire period is the date from which the equipment is collected/received by the hirer from Save and Drive or its agents, until the date that the hirer is due to return the equipment. Both these dates are clearly stated on the hire contract.

Liability: The hirer accepts full personal liability for the equipment from the time the hirer receives it from a member of the Save and Drive's staff or agents, until it is returned to the Save and Drive at the end of the hire period.
Save and Drive reserves the right to charge the hirer the full replacement cost of such equipment in the event that it becomes damaged, lost or stolen during the period of hire, or until it has been returned to the Save and Drive.
The replacement costs are as follows: –
Roof Boxes:- 470 Litre Roof Box £250.00, 580 Litre Roof Box £400, 690 Litre Roof Box £500.00
Roof Racks:- Thule Roof Bars £185
Lost Keys Chargeable at £5 per key. Broken Key in Box/Rack £40
Thule ProRide Bike Carrier £85 per carrier
Tow Ball Mounted Bike Racks up to £400

The hirer shall not remove any labels from and interfere with the equipment, their working mechanisms or any part of them and shall take reasonable care of the equipment whilst on hire. The hirer will take adequate and proper measurers to protect the equipment from theft, damage and or risks such as adverse weather. Save and Drive accepts that in the case of fair, wear and tear to the equipment then the hirer will not be charged for the replacement cost. 

Identification: Save and Drive reserves the right to ask for a satisfactory form of identification, e.g. passport, driving licence. Save and Drive reserves the right not to hand over any equipment if the Hirer cannot properly identify himself/herself. In these circumstances no refund will be given.

Insurance: Save and Drive does not offer an insurance policy. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure the hire items have the correct level of own insurance.

Collecting Equipment: The hirer will sign a receipt for the equipment on collection. By signing, the hirer  acknowledges that they have inspected the equipment & confirms that it is the equipment ordered & that it is in satisfactory working order and condition.

Fitting & Removal OF Hire Equipment: Save and Drive will fit all equipment in accordance with current product guidelines. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that these items are correctly fitted to the appropriate vehicle & remain properly fitted during the period of hire. Where members of Save and Drive's staff assist the hirer with fitting such equipment to a vehicle, this will be entirely at the hirer’s risk and Save and Drive accepts no liability for any damage caused either to the vehicle or third parties as a result of fitting such equipment. Fitting of the hired items is free at our Silksworth store only. 

Use Of Equipment: After fitting of the hired equipment at our Sunderland store full verbal instructions will be given on how to use the hired equipment.

Returning Equipment Late: The hire charges are for the period the items are away from Save & Drive.  Please consider that late returns have consequences for both Save and Drive and future hirers. Please avoid making an assumption that an extension is guaranteed and contact us as soon as you realise that there is likely to be an issue. Where the hirer does not return the equipment at the end of the agreed hire period,  Save and Drive reserves the right to charge the hirer £10 per day and if the items are not returned within 8 days the hirer will be invoiced for the full retail value together with any legal fees or associated recovery costs. All hire equipment must be returned by close of business on the day of the return. It is the hirer's responsibility to return on the correct day at the correct time.

Product Alternatives: We reserve the right to change the equipment to one of equal size and value without notice.  It is possible that the equipment which you have pre-booked may have been lost or damaged by the previous hirer. In this event, Save and Drive will use every endeavour to provide the hirer with equipment of at least the same quality & value as that ordered by the hirer. Should the hirer not wish to take the alternative equipment offered, he/she will be entitled to a full refund in respect of the missing equipment. However, Save and Drive accepts no further liability.

Cancelation & Amendments: Save and Drive will allow the Hirer to change the details free of charge after you have completed your booking, this is subject to the equipment still being available. If the hire is cancelled by the hirer within3  days of the departure date they will be subject to a £10 cancellation fee.

Save and Drive reserves the right to refuse to hire equipment to any client with whom it does not wish to enter into a contractual relationship. Save and Drive reserves the right to cancel a contract at any time & without notice, whereupon it will refund to the hirer any monies paid. Following such a refund, no further liability will exist between the hirer & Save and Drive

Save as provided in these conditions & to the extent that the exclusion or restriction of liability may be prohibited by statute, Save and Drive will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused, directly or indirectly by the equipment or its use. Your statutory rights are not affected.

Save and Drive LTD 17 Blind Lane, Silksworth, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 1AT

Tel: 0191-5210387