How American Auto Shipping Really Works
Normally Sunday posts are reserved for our “Household Moving Tips” segment, but today I thought it might be a good idea to discuss a little bit about how we, as a company, operate. We are an advertising website – what that means is that we work with auto transport companies to get you quotes to ship your vehicle. Usually this is done via our online quote request form, a free tool that is available to you to get multiple quotes to ship a vehicle e-mailed to you for absolutely zero cost to you. This is a huge benefit to you as a customer because it gets you in immediate contact with multiple auto transport companies, and what’s more is that it gives you a basis of comparison. You can look at the different prices that you’re given and you can construct your own idea of just how much it should actually cost.
We work with a network of top-rated professional auto transport brokerages who receive your information and prepare a quote for you, then e-mail it to you. Likely they will call you as a courtesy, to follow-up on the quote and also to get a better idea of your shipment and how best they can help you. Filling out the quote form and submitting it gives these shippers all the information they need to get you an accurate and reliable auto transport quote, so if you’re interested be sure to take advantage of that. Those companies all pay us a monthly fee for all the jobs that we generate for them; in other words, we’re a part of their overhead costs and are no different from the electric bill that they have to pay every month, or the rent check for the office they’re leasing. This makes all the quotes free for you, and what’s more, it doesn’t affect your price in any way; most of what goes into your price will be dependent on where you are shipping from and to, the year, make and model of your vehicle, and when you’re shipping – and you can give those shippers that information as well as some basic contact info on our quote form. It’s that easy.
We go through a process where we clear all our shippers for reliability ahead of time. Since our reputation is our business, we have to make sure that we only work with the best auto transporters in the business, and that means we scour review websites, BBB complaints, and we do rigorous background checks including checking on license numbers and operating authorities to ensure that the companies you speak to aren’t fly-by-night scammers only looking to make a quick buck. Most of our advertisers have been around for at least five years, and as anyone in the industry will tell you longevity goes a long way to being a successful auto transport company. Reputation means a lot in this business; if your word is good and your business is credible, it goes a long way to easing the minds of customers. That’s why we’re so diligent in who we let advertise with us.
If you have questions about our website, the information we present on it, or questions about our practices or our advertisers you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. We don’t have phone menus, you don’t have to push any buttons or dial any extensions; if you dial our number your call will be answered by a real, living human being, one who has years of experience in the industry and who knows just about everything there is to know about it. We’re a tight-knit group; our employees have over 25 years combined experience in the industry, and come from all different parts of the industry (and there are a few: sales, dispatch, etc), so you know that when you call you’re getting real information about the way things work.