A.C.Cars (Sussex) Ltd Complaints handling policy

1. Purpose and Scope

Whilst we aim to achieve a high level of service this policy is designed to provide guidance on the way in which A.C. Cars (Sussex) Ltd and its associated companies receive and manage complaints. We want to help you, our customer, to resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

This policy covers:
 

Our standards

How to complain

How to contact us

What to do if you remain dissatisfied


2. What is a complaint?

A complaint is an expression of dissatisfaction whether justified or not. Sometimes a problem can be resolved quickly, simply by speaking to a member of our staff or a manager in the relevant department. However, if the member of staff considering the matter believes that a more substantive review will be required in order to respond to the issues raised, your complaint will be considered under the formal complaint procedure.

3. Our Standards
 

We treat all complaints seriously, whatever format they are received in

You will be treated with courtesy at all times

We will deal with your complaint promptly. An acknowledgement of your complaint will be sent to you within 5 working days

We will keep you updated and let you know when we expect to be able to reply in full

Complaints received are logged and analysed for business improvement


4. How to complain

Complaints can be made and received in a variety of ways; by phone, e-mail or letter, but where possible complaints should be made in writing, so that the details of the complaint are clear and complete.

5. What information is required when making a complaint?

Please provide the following:
 

Your name, and contact details

Vehicle registration, make and model, if applicable

Nature of the complaint

Dates and times, where known

Copies of any supporting documentation, if available


6. How to contact us?

A.C.Cars (Sussex) Ltd

Wych Cross

Forest Row

East Sussex

RH18 5JL

Tel: 01342824488

Sales E-mail: sales@ac-cars.com

Service E-mail: service@ac-cars.com


7. What to do if you remain dissatisfied?

We aim to resolve complaints at the earliest possible opportunity. If your complaint relates to the sale of a financial product and you feel that it has not been resolved to your expectations, you have the right to refer your case to Financial Ombudsman Service.

To contact the FOS, please call: 0300 123 9123 or visit https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/

Or alternatively, you can write to the FOS via:

Financial Ombudsman Service
Exchange Tower, London
E14 9SR
Email: complaint.info@financial-ombudsman.org.uk

8. Data Protection

All complaints received are treated with confidentiality and in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

9. Quality Controls

Complaints are analysed quarterly by the Compliance Department for the identification of systemic or recurring problems including the time taken to resolve. This helps us to take a closer look at how we can improve our service delivery. Where problems are identified, consideration will be given to the action needed to address these problems.

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