Neither BCA nor the vendors inspect the vehicles for previous damage that has been repaired. Some vendors do not have any information on any previous damage to vehicles that has been repaired. If the buyer ascertains that a vehicle has had previous damage that has been repaired, BCA and the vendor are not be deemed to have wilfully misled the buyer. The buyer accepts that BCA and the vendor do not know whether any of the vehicles in the sale have incurred previous damage that has been repaired irrespective of the cost of the repairs to the damage.
For any vehicle that is less than 36 months old (for which the age of vehicle is calculated from the date of first registration up to the date of the auction) and has a kilometrage below 80,000 kilometres, the buyer accepts unknown and/or “previous damage that has been repaired” with a repair value totalling €2,000 net or 10% of the vehicle net sale price.
For any vehicle that is more than 36 months old (for which the age of vehicle is calculated from the date of first registration up to the date of the auction) and has a kilometrage exceeding 80,000 kilometres, the buyer agrees not to make claims for previous damage and/or claims for repairs carried out on previous damage.
The buyer accepts that paint and body works may have been carried out to several parts of the vehicle. Excessive cosmetic wear should be expected in relation to the repair. Such repairs have been carried out in accordance with local trade standard, which is deemed to be normal and acceptable in the country from which the vehicles originate or in which they originate.
If photographs show that there are objects in the vehicle, the interior of the vehicle is not checked for possible damage caused by such objects, and the purchaser accepts that such damage may occur and is not included in the vehicle description and classification.
The vehicles show normal signs of use. Please bear in mind that you may have to incur minor costs for making minor modifications and carrying out smart repair to vehicles. Normal signs of use are not recognised or taken into account. The cosmetic condition of vehicles is described by the number of parts with excessive signs of wear on exterior parts or the interior. Excessive signs of wear with conventional repair costs are, for example: Scratches (paint), dents (repair + paint), cracks in plastic parts, major stone chips on the windscreen, major scratches on aluminium rims, burn holes in the seat fabric, major scratches on decorative inlays, interiors, etc.
Vehicle external trim and outboard details are checked using a standard viewing angle at 2 metres, at 90 and 45 degrees - and not a bodyline check.
Classification 1: 0 - 2 parts
Classification 2: 3 - 4 parts
Classification 3: 5 – 6 parts
Classification 4: 7 parts or more
Classification 5: Excessive damage to several parts and/or collision damage to 1 to 2 parts affecting structural components
Classification 0: See status report
Classification - / minus: No classification, damaged cars, no rights to make claims
These rules for cosmetic classification apply only to vehicles that are sold online over the Internet. In the case of a physical purchase in the auction hall, the buyer is not entitled to make any claims relating to cosmetic classification.
Windscreens/Glass: There is no guarantee that there is any information regarding damaged/cracked windscreens. Accordingly, the buyer is not entitled to make any claims regarding such parts.
Rims: Buyers do not have the right to make claims for minor scratches to rims.
Mechanical: Right to make claims for unknown defects to the engine, transmission or differential.
Technology/other mechanics: Depending on the type of error as well as the age and kilometrage (determined on a case-by-case basis).
Electronics: Depending on the type of error as well as the age and kilometrage (determined on a case-by-case basis).
Wear and service parts including tyres: There is basically no right to make a claim (buyer risk).
Settings/Adjustments (e.g. axis): No right to make a claim (buyer risk).
The equipment described in the auction catalogue is non-binding. There may be deviations in individual cases.
Online bidders are required to examine all vehicle photos before bidding. Bidders present in the auction room are required to inspect the exterior and interior of vehicles before bidding.
Buyers are not entitled to make any claims on any deviations that are obvious either from the pictures of the vehicles or from the inspection of the vehicles in the auction hall.
Buyers are not entitled to make any claims on deviations that are not so significant that they have any major bearing on the valuation of the vehicle.
There is no guarantee that the vehicles may contain, or may be delivered with, loose objects and small parts.
Accessories and miscellaneous
BCA shall endeavour to provide the service/warranty booklet, extra keys and COC/EEC certificate of conformity. There is no guarantee that this will be possible in all cases.
Age and kilometrage
Prior to making bids, bidders are required to check the chassis numbers of vehicles for year of manufacture, month of manufacturer and model year. The kilometrage may differ by +/- 2000 kilometres from the kilometrage stated in the auction catalogue. The date on which the vehicle was first registered may differ by +/- 1 month.