DriverSide provides various information about automotive ownership designed to help users better understand the workings of their automobiles. DriverSide content and the application of that information to an individual's specific circumstances, whether supplied directly by DriverSide or any other user on the site, is not the same as mechanical advice and should not be construed or relied on as such. Although we use commercially reasonably efforts to make sure our information is accurate, we insist you have your vehicle inspected by a mechanic if you want professional assurance that the information presented here, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.
Before Using Our Online Mechanic Service...
DriverSide's website offers you several ways to identify a mechanic (or other mechanical services) including advertisements for mechanics, a searchable directory of mechanics, and third-party mechanic referral systems (collectively, "Mechanic Services"). The following terms and conditions apply to your use of the Mechanic Services.
- You are solely responsible for making a selection of a mechanic or other service.
- DriverSide does not receive any portion of any mechanic service fees charged by any mechanic or repair facility. Any fee arrangements and mechanic services are strictly between you and the mechanic you select.
- Your contact with, or use of a mechanic contacted via Mechanic Services, does not create an mechanic-client relationship between DriverSide and you.
- Mechanic Services and the individual mechanics represented by them, provide information to DriverSide which DriverSide does not verify, validate or confirm, except as expressly stated by DriverSide.
- DriverSide does not endorse any particular mechanic or mechanical service and cannot guarantee the quality, or reliability of any mechanic or diagnostic services provided by any of these Mechanical Services.
- If you use DriverSide Mechanic Services, you agree that: IN NO EVENT SHALL DRIVERSIDE BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE.
- THE MECHANIC SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND DRIVERSIDE MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE MECHANIC SERVICES.
- DriverSide may amend these terms at any time in its sole discretion by posting the amended terms and conditions on its website.
DriverSide is a Venue; Release
DriverSide acts as a venue for entertainment purposes to allow anyone to ask or answer just about any question, at anytime, from anywhere. EMERGENCY QUESTIONS AND CRISIS SITUATIONS should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. DriverSide is not the appropriate venue to deal with emergency or crisis situations. In addition, we are not involved in the actual conversation between Users and Experts. DriverSide does not edit, modify, filter, screen, or otherwise monitor the content of questions, answers, profiles, qualifications or comments or have any obligation to monitor the content. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the answers given, the truth or accuracy of the answers or the ability of Experts to answer questions. Because we are a venue, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release DriverSide (and our officers, directors, agents, parents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR"
No Assurances Given From and No Reliance on Term "Expert"
Throughout this Site, certain terms, including "Expert", "Specialist", "Consultant" or "Advisor" may be used to refer to someone who claims to have certain knowledge, background or experience that may be useful in responding to a question posed by a user. Use of such terms provides no assurance that the person answering your question has any expertise or qualifications to give such advice. You acknowledge that DriverSide has not and cannot independently verify their qualifications. If you do not like any answer for any reason, your sole remedy is to disregard the answer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, DriverSide reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove any content that it believes violates any of these Terms, including, without limitation, any objectionable or personally identifiable information.
Exclusion of Warranties
DRIVERSIDE MECHANIC SERVICES AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THIS SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. DRIVERSIDE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. DRIVERSIDE DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, FROM THIRD PARTIES OR A LINKED SITE WILL BE CORRECT, ACCURATE, TIMELY, RELIABLE OR OTHERWISE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL DRIVERSIDE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A USER'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, FROM THIRD PARTIES (SUCH AS EXPERTS OR OTHERS) OR A LINKED SITE, ORUSER'S RELIANCE ON ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED FROM A THIRD PARTY OR A LINKED SITE.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold DriverSide, any and all parent, subsidiary, or affiliate organizations, officers, agents and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party that are in any way due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Service. DriverSide shall provide you reasonable notice of such claim.
No Endorsement of Non-DriverSide Entity ; No Relationship with Users
DriverSide may offer to its users products and services provided by non-DriverSide entities. Placement of information, logos, links or names of such non-DriverSide entities on the DriverSide site does not constitute an endorsement or warranty of these entities, their products or services. Users take full responsibility for a decision to visit or patronize any such entity and hold DriverSide harmless from any liability arising from such actions. You further acknowledge that no relationship (such as partnership, agent, joint venturer, or employee) is created between you and DriverSide or between any user (including Users and Experts) and DriverSide by formation of this Agreement (or any of the Related Agreements) or by your participation on the site.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, FROM THIRD PARTIES OR OBTAINED FROM A LINKED SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ADVICE, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT. THE MATERIALS AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY DRIVERSIDE AND ITS PROVIDERS ARE NOT INTENDED TO AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. REGISTRATION OR ENROLLMENT FOR THE SERVICE AND ACCEPTANCE OF A NEW ACCOUNT DOES NOT CREATE A PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP AND ARE NOT THE SUBJECT OF PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY STANDARDS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.