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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.


Copyright
The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Autotool Florida Inc. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Autotool Florida Inc. Copyright 2003, Autotool Florida Inc ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with Autotool Florida Inc or purchasing Autotool Florida Inc products. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download or print portions of the material from the different areas of the site solely for your own non-commercial use, or to place an order with Autotool Florida Inc or to purchase Autotool Florida Inc products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by Autotool Florida Inc. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.


Trademarks
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Autotool Florida Inc used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Autotool Florida Inc

Warranty Information

Autotool Florida Inc offers a one-year normal use parts warranty on every item we sell. Extended parts warranties are available for all products and may be obtained at time of sale.

Warranties must be registered at time of installation of the product by emailing Autotool Florida Inc (autotool@autotool.net) with the product, serial number and equipment address. This warranty will not apply to any equipment (1) which has not been operated or maintained according to specifications, (2) which has been abused, misused, altered or improperly maintained. Some brands offer their warranty separate from Autotool and the customer must go directly with the manufacturer.

Customer is responsible for warranty order shipping costs

Autotool  offers a one year LIMITED structural parts warranty on all AutoTool  tire changers. Autotool  warrants the equipment to the original purchaser against defects in material or workmanship under normal use for a period of one year from the date of purchase. This limited warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement of materials or parts found defective, at the discretion of AutoTool. This limited one year warranty DOES NOT apply to normal wear items or to items through which compressed air passes. Air Valves, cylinders, and other moving parts that are subjected to a direct contact with the flow of compressed air are covered by a limited 90 day warranty. Our air operated parts are designed to be �powered� by well lubricated and �moisture-free� compressed air. �Dirty air� with no lubrication will cause problems with any air powered piece of equipment. If we examine a part and feel that it is a manufacturer�s defect; we will make sure that part is covered under warranty for 180 days. Turntable and adapter clamping jaws are covered by a 90 day warranty. However, we will not warranty any part that has been abused, altered, or has been subjected to �dirty air�. We believe that your AutoTool equipment  will provide years of trouble free service, but you must provide periodic maintenance to ensure the longevity of your machine. We stock a complete parts inventory and employ several full time technical advisors that can �walk you through� most issues that may arise with your AutoTool tire changer. This limited one year warranty DOES NOT apply to normal wear items or moving parts like The mounting  head, Rollers and any other parts that are subjected to a direct contact with the moving parts. We will not warranty any part that has been abused, altered, or has been subjected to a bad operation by the operator.

Our limited warranty policy (one year parts only) does not include a labor warranty. Our products are sold at such a competitive price that Autotool cannot afford to send technicians into the field to repair the AutoTool Equipment. We assume that the buyer of our tire changer is mechanically inclined or has employees that are mechanically inclined.

Our tire changers are built with �plug and play� parts that make repairs very easy. This is the same philosophy that the Personal Computer Industry has used for many years. Most parts can be changed in a manner of minutes.

You can call to our phone number 305-825-9600 for service and parts information. The service and parts department is open from 9 am to 5 pm EST from Monday to Friday. The department is SOMETIMES open on Saturdays, subject to the availability of our service technicians.

 

There are certain parts that are considered �wear items� and are NOT included in the one year limited warranty. These parts include plastic jaw protectors, Metal mount/demount heads, plastic mount/demount, plastic head inserts, airline fittings, hoses, and clamping jaws. Parts that have been subjected to abuse or misuse will NOT be considered for warranty.

REPEAT: IF YOU ABUSE A PRODUCT (LIKE NOT USING THE PROPER LUBRICATION, PLUGGING THE 110 VOLT ELECTRICAL CORD INTO A 220 VOLT OUTLET, OR EXPECTING THE BEAD BREAKER TO CRUSH OLD RIMS), THEN YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID.

Our wheel service equipment products are built for many years of service, but just like your automobile, they need proper scheduled maintenance. If you believe that a tire changer or wheel balancer should perform flawlessly for an infinite period of time with NO preventative maintenance, then please do not buy our products. You are living in a fantasy world. If you do not keep your tire changer lubricated, your warranty will be VOID. Let us explain this so there will be NO CONFUSION as to what is meant by Proper Lubrication.

You all know the story about the blonde who runs her car engine dry of oil, throws a rod, and refills her car engine with new oil. She thinks that the service manager of the car dealership is also blonde. New oil in a blown engine will easily be detected because there will be no metal shavings present. (The above story is not meant to insult BLONDES-my wife is one-so I know how testy they can be)

Tire changers and car engines have a lot in common. We can easily determine if your machine has had proper lubrication, or if lubrication was added �after the fact�. If you do not keep all parts lubricated, then those parts will not move freely. �Frozen� parts put stress on other parts that were not designed to move in the first place. Something must give; because of the air pressure or electric motor torque.

Bolts that have �worked loose� need to be tightened. This is also a part of preventative maintenance. If bolts are allowed to remain loose, they can alter the angle of moving parts and parts breakage may also occur. Our technicians have not �seen or heard it all�, but they are very familiar with what can happen to equipment if not properly maintained.

We will honor warranties that result from manufacturing defects. Warranties do not apply to items that have been abused or misused. Many times, the lack of proper lubrication or a loose nut/bolt combination are the reason for tire changer parts to break or malfunction. It is the customer�s responsibility to perform maintenance required by the manufacturer.

Electric motors for AutoTool tire changers carry a 6 month warranty. A low amp service will shorten the life of any electric motor. All 110 volt tire changers should be �plugged into� at least a 20 amp service. All 220 volt tire changers should be �plugged into� at least a 30 amp Single Phase service. Do not use extension cords with either a tire changer or wheel balancer. The use of extension cords or improper electrical installation will occur in damage of the contacts of the switch that controls the motor, lower voltage than the requested by the equipment will increase dramatically the current(Amps) circulating by the switch or motor, damaging any of them.

Our limited warranty policy (one year parts) requires the alleged defective part to be returned to Autotool (freight ppd.) BEFORE the replacement part can be sent. This means the customer is responsible to pay the freight back to Autotool . AutoTool may waive the necessity for the �broken� part to be returned, if the customer sends (via Email) digital photos. If the �broken� part is an integral part of the machine, and the loss of this part will not allow the machine to work properly during the evaluation period, AutoTool  waive the �normal� return policy in certain situations so there is minimal down time for the operator. If there is a question as to the whether the part is covered by our limited warranty, AutoTool can charge the customer�s credit card for the replacement part (when the part is shipped) and then credit the amount of the part (not the freight) if the returned �broken� part is covered under warranty.

AutoTool  has been in business for over 12 years, and has a service department with an excellent reputation. The old adage that compares the attitude of the customer to the type of service received rings true for AutoTool.

We sell quality products with very few warranty issues. When there is a warranty issue, (or an out of warranty issue) we want to get the customer back in business as quickly as possible. A good attitude from Autotool service technician coupled with a positive attitude from the customer will produce a satisfactory outcome for both parties.

Please have your owner�s manual with you when you call. If you have lost your manual, the best way to describe a part is with a digital photo. A digital photo leaves NO ROOM to the imagination. If our service technicians have your digital photos in front of them, then the process of replacing parts is much easier. Please help us to help you. Good information with pictures helps to speed the process.

Returned goods must be authorized to be returned (in writing) by AutoTool and must be prepaid to a designated location. All returns are subject to a 15% handling/restocking charge. Returned goods must be in like-new condition complete with warranty and original shipping papers.

If you have any questions about our products or warranties, please ask your sales representative.


Returns and Refunds

Our policy is very generous. If within 30 days of purchase you decide you don't like the product, you can return it to us and we'll pay you your full purchase price back, minus shipping & handling . All returned equipment is subject to a 20% re-stocking fee. All returns must first be given an authorization number. No returns will be accepted without an authorization number. Credits will be issued only after we have received product and inspected it. You will also be charged for shipping costs for any orders that are canceled after item has already shipped, but not yet received by you. In such a case, you will also be responsible for a restocking fee. Orders that are canceled but have not yet shipped will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.

All returns must:

  1. Be in original packaging
  2. Have original manufacturer's paperwork including owner's manual.
  3. Product must not be damaged in any way.
  4. There must be no missing parts from product.
Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and personal and company checks. Any orders purchased with a personal or company check will be held until funds are cleared. All prices are in US dollars. Sorry, no C.O.D.s.


Limitation of Liability
Autotool Florida Inc shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if Autotool Florida Inc has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation of exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Any questions regarding operation of equipment should be directed to Autotool Florida Inc immediately. Autotool Florida Inc is not responsible for damages due to improper installation, operation, negligence, or faulty equipment. By purchasing a product from us, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. Autotool Florida Inc reserves the right to decline any order at any time for any reason.


Typographical Errors
In the event that a Autotool Florida Inc product is mistakenly listed at an incorrect price, Autotool Florida Inc reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product listed at the incorrect price. Autotool Florida Inc reserves the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is cancelled, Autotool Florida Inc shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.


Term; Termination
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be terminated by Autotool Florida Inc without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.


Notice
Autotool Florida Inc may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to Autotool Florida Inc.


Miscellaneous
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of Autotool Florida Inc products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of Autotool Florida Inc products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Autotool Florida Inc's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Autotool Florida Inc may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.


Use of Site
Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Autotool Florida Inc or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.


Participation Disclaimer
Autotool Florida Inc does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, Autotool Florida Inc is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, Autotool Florida Inc reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Autotool Florida Inc in its sole discretion.


Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Autotool Florida Inc, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.


Third-Party Links
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Autotool Florida Inc may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Autotool Florida Inc, Autotool Florida Inc has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Autotool Florida Inc. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, Autotool Florida Incseeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).


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