Auto Transport Tips: Understand the Fine Print
Understanding the fine print in any industry, for anything you buy (be it a product or a service), is an important part of being a smart and informed consumer. Whether you’re buying a car, a candy bar, or some type of service that someone else does for you (housekeeping, auto transport, you know), you have to know what you’re getting yourself into, what the stipulations are, and what they don’t want you to catch – that’s sort of why they call it “fine print,” as in “we’re going to make this really small and hope you don’t notice it.” Fine print has, by and large, been replaced by legalese in most industries – why make print super small when you can just make it confusing? Cutting through all that is important, so take a class if you need to.
But there’s a lot more to it than just understanding what’s being told to you. Anyone can spin a piece of legalese or fine print to make something sound enticing, when in reality you just get hosed on the deal. And the same is true for the auto transportation industry. Are we saying every company in the industry is looking to screw you over? Of course not. But some of them can do some shady things, particularly when it comes to money. You should always read your auto transporters’ cancellation policy, as that typically covers when you can cancel your order and how long it takes them to refund your money. Some companies withhold their customers’ refunds for upwards of thirty days, and as you’re no doubt aware that can be a problem if you’re shipping on a budget.