Check List IconWhen you’re searching for a company to ship your vehicle, finding out which car shipping companies are good and which ones aren’t can be a pretty daunting undertaking. There are literally thousands of car shipping companies in the United States alone, and each one has its own little nuances and differences that makes it different from the rest of the auto transporters out there. Some car shipping companies are better than others, and some car shipping companies aren’t actually companies at all, but rather scam artists trying to steal your money while giving honest car shippers in the industry a bad name.

That’s the real problem with this particular industry: it isn’t well-regulated, so for a long time fake car shipping companies kept popping up and trying to steal customers’ money. Most people have heard stories about people booking their shipment with some random “car shipping” company that no one has ever heard of, just to get completely robbed and taken advantage of. That’s a major part of why we do what we do. At American Auto Shipping, we want to help you make your next car or truck transportation experience the best it can be, and we know how important it is to find a reliable car shipping company.

One of the best things that you can do when searching for a car transport company is to find and read different reviews left by real customers of those companies. There are several auto transport review websites out there dedicated to helping customers, with the largest review website being Transport Reviews, and they are so large that we can safely say that any car transport company worth its weight in salt is on Transport Reviews, so just about every legitimate company will be on there. Don’t just go with the car shipping company that has four or five good reviews, though – the best shipping companies are going to have at least a page or two of customer reviews, and some will have even more. It’s important to find a car shipping company with a good ratio of good reviews to bad reviews – if a car transport company has a lot of good reviews and a couple bad reviews, you can probably tell that they are a legitimate car transport company who has had their share of unsatisfied customers. Unfortunately, you can’t please everyone, and every business, no matter what industry it’s in, will inevitably have a customer they cannot please.

When searching for reviews you will likely find companies that have one too many bad reviews, or only a spattering of good reviews amidst a sea of bad ones. Even companies that only have one or two good reviews should be avoided, as most of the time small companies will advertise their status on Transport Reviews to compete with the bigger shippers. Small companies that don’t focus on their ratings are almost always companies you’ll want to avoid, and a really good measure of a company is to see how long they’ve been in business. More than most industries, in the car shipping industry longevity is key, and some companies are decades old, with memberships on Transport Reviews and other websites dating to right around its founding.

It’s always best to choose a car shipping company that you feel comfortable with, but it’s also important to do your homework prior to choosing a car shipping company. The best way to find multiple car transport companies is to fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple car shipping quotes from ten different legitimate car transport companies through your email absolutely free. From there you can look them up on Transport Reviews, but we already ensure that our advertisers are five-star rated members as well as A-rated members of the Better Business Bureau. For more information or for help getting your free car shipping quotes you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions, shell out free advice and information and help you get your free quotes today.