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Defining Car Transport Terms and Conditions
A term you’ve likely heard before is the term “car shipping terms and conditions.” Of course, you can replace the term “car shipping” with just about anything auto transport-related, but the point is that terms and conditions are a part of every single vehicle shipment done today. Heck, it’s a part of interacting with just about any business today. Terms and conditions set the terms by which you use that company’s services and the conditions under which you use them. They’re usually fairly straightforward and a lot of them are similar. Most have provisions regarding liability, as well as their responsibility or obligation to you, a consumer. But car shipping terms and conditions do differ from your standard EULA, so keep reading.
Are car shipping terms and conditions important?
Are they important? Is oxygen important? Sarcasm aside, yes, your car shipping terms and conditions are vitally important. In fact, they’re so important that many companies now have their representatives read them to you when you book your shipment. They have to be read and understood because there are provisions in there that will affect your shipment. As we mentioned, they will cover who is liable for what. Notably, when you book with a broker they will explain explicitly that they don’t actually ship the vehicle. This in and of itself is important, but it also has implications for who is liable for what.
Your broker won’t be liable for damage – that’s the carrier. Your car shipping agent can help you file a claim in case of damage, but don’t blame the broker for the carrier’s mistake. The terms and conditions also outline what is expected of you, the customer. You need to make sure you make your payments on time and that you represent your vehicle accurately. You need to listen to them being read and you should also read them yourself. Make sure to ask any questions that may come to mind, no matter how frivolous they may seem. You never know what you’ll find out by asking questions. Also, you can contact one of our agents any time if you have more general questions about your car shipping terms and conditions.
Can I get quotes to ship a car?
If you’re interested in free quotes to ship a vehicle, just fill out our free quote form. To start, it’s free and easy. And, if you fill it out you’ll get quotes emailed to you from some of the best shippers we know. We make sure they’re the best – it’s part of what we do to help you. This is because getting free quotes from different shippers allows you to find the right price for your shipment. You can gather a wealth of information and pick the brains of top shipping agents if you contact those companies via phone. This way, you have the most up-to-date information about your shipment from the people who know how to ship it. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call at 800-384-1253 to speak to one of our agents.