By signing on the Customer Signature line below, you, the undersigned customer ("you" or "Customer"), agree and acknowledge all of the following:
Customer authorizes D&S Automotive to perform any and all of the repair work to Customer's vehicle listed above ("Vehicle"), including all repair orders, supplemental repairs, and utilizing all necessary labor, parts and materials, and Customer authorizes D&S Automotive to operate the Vehicle for testing, moving, or pickup/delivery purposes.
That during the process of repairing the Vehicle, that it is normal for the battery to be disconnected which may result in loss of radio station or other memory presets, and that in certain situations Customer is responsible to have the Vehicle's collision avoidance system recalibrated at the dealership from which Customer purchased the Vehicle.
In order to better serve you and expedite the repair to your vehicle, your vehicle may be transported to one of our other certified collision center locations. D&S Automotive will determine the method of transport based off the severity of the damage. The following methods may be used: Flatbed, wheel lift tow truck, or licensed and insured porters of D&S Automotive. Customer authorizes D&S to transport the Customer’s vehicle listed above by the above methods for repair, and upon completion, transported back to the facility the vehicle was brought in at for you to pick up.
If the repair work to the Vehicle is covered under any applicable insurance policy then, except for the deductible amount listed above, the above-referenced insurance company ("Insurance Company") shall be responsible for all payments to D&S Automotive; otherwise, Customer is fully responsible for the payments of any and all of D&S Automotive's fees, charges, expenses and invoices prior to Customer picking up the Vehicle ("Self-Pay"). If hidden damages are discovered, then D&S Automotive must immediately stop work, notify the Insurance Company, and, if approved, await receipt of supplemental paperwork from the Insurance Company before any repair work can resume or supplemental work can commence. However, if this is a Self-Pay then then D&S Automotive must immediately stop work, notify Customer and await Customer approval before any repair work can resume or supplemental work can commence. D&S Automotive is not responsible for the availability of parts, for any delays in the performance of the repair work, for any loss or damage to the Vehicle or articles left in the Vehicle.
In the event that D&S Automotive cannot repair the Vehicle, there will be a charge for any labor performed in regard to disassembling and estimating the damage.
All charges for repairs MUST be paid to D&S Automotive when the Vehicle is ready for pickup/delivery. As such, D&S Automotive accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit cards, insurance checks, cashier checks, money orders, and cash.
Customer expressly acknowledges that any estimate of repair charges is not a guarantee; actual charges may vary from estimates.
Customer expressly acknowledge a mechanics lien on the Vehicle to secure the amount of the repairs to the vehicle, and agrees to pay reasonable attorney fees and court costs in the event legal action is necessary.
Customer appoints D&S Automotive as Customer's attorney-in-fact on Customer's behalf and all of Customer's checks, drafts, or bills of exchange, and to endorse all such checks, drafts, or bills of exchange for deposit to D&S Automotive accounts, as credit or payment for repairs to the Vehicle.