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Here at Bumgarner Oil, we know that choosing an oil company to supply your home or business can be a daunting task. Obviously, every company is going to claim good things, but how do you determine who can actually back them up? To help make the selection process easier, in this article, our team will go over three key things to look for when choosing an oil company.

ask a potential oil company is whether they require contracts

  • Positive Reviews- When researching any service provider, one of the first things you should do is look for reviews, and this is no different for oil companies. Before you make your decision, do a quick search of the company’s name to find verified customer reviews. Read about other people’s experience with the company to get a sense of their level of service and professionalism.
  • Contracts or No Contracts?- Another thing to ask a potential oil company is whether they require contracts. Having a contract with a company can be both good and bad—it’s good because it frees you from having to worry about the same decision for a while, but it can be bad if the company decides to raise its prices while you’re still committed to them. Here at Bumgarner Oil, we do not require you to sign a contract in order to receive our services.
  • Fee Policies- Before choosing an oil company, you should also ask about what types of fees they charge. Some fees are a routine and understandable part of doing business, while others are there just to make money. For example, a delivery fee is fairly standard, as delivering oil does cost money—some companies waive this fee, but don’t be surprised if it’s there. Another common fee is for tank maintenance—if you’re otherwise happy with the company, don’t let this fee break the deal, but if you’re shopping around, try to find one that keeps this fee to a minimum. One type of fee you should be wary of is a convenience fee, which doesn’t have to be for a specific purpose. If a company charges this type of fee, at least make sure that it’s minimal.

If you have further questions about choosing an oil company, you can reach out to our team at Bumgarner Oil.