When you decide to ship a car, you’re not going to find just anybody to ship it, right? You’re going to shop around for different companies who specialize in shipping cars and you’re going to give them a call. At the very least, you’re going to want to get some quotes.
Everyone wants to save money when it comes to having a vehicle transported. It’s not the cheapest industry. Some shipments can cost thousands of dollars!
This is why it’s important to understand how a vehicle is shipped and, more importantly, what you can do to save money when you ship a car.
How to ship a car cheap: get quotes
Really, the best way to find lower prices is to simply start shopping around. You love your car. We know you do. And you want to make sure that only professional car transporters are handling your vehicle. But you also want to make sure you’re getting the best price to move it, right?
You can spend hours upon hours of research and getting quotes and comparing prices. And frankly it’s not a bad idea to do so. Ultimately, you want to gather a few different quotes and compare prices and services.
Doing this will allow you to get a good range of quotes and find the one that works for you. There are perils to going with the lowest price – and also the highest price. When it comes to quotes to ship a car, you want to use the Goldilocks method as best you can.
The Goldilocks method of finding quality quotes
As you likely know, the Goldilocks method is to go with something that’s right in the middle. Neither too high, or too low (when talking about prices).
Auto transportation services are all about finding the right price. Prices can change quickly in this industry, as it’s based very much on supply and demand as well as routes. Popular routes can be cheaper, but also more expensive, depending on just how much demand there is.
More importantly, though, is the fact that if your quote is too low, no carrier is going to pick it up! Look at it this way: if there’s 50 cars going from your pickup to your delivery location, and you’re $100 less than the rest, you’ll be chosen last for pickup. Would you take $100 less to do a job if someone else is offering to pay you that extra $100? No.
On less popular routes cheaper can actually be better. If there’s no other cars but yours on a route, carriers in the area are going to see your shipment and want to pick it up because they don’t have any other options. However, less popular routes can also be more expensive if there’s no carriers in the area.
See? It can be tricky to get prices correct, which is why shopping for quotes is important.
Find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you
If you’re interested in a quality quote to ship a car, get one through us! You can get an instant quote right away via our online quote form, or you can contact us any time at 800-930-7417. If you call, one of our experts can give you a quote to ship your vehicle that is guaranteed for seven days to not go up or down.
Not all companies offer this – many times, if prices change, they’ll just adjust your price and tell you to pay more. We don’t do that. If a price changes, we’ll eat the difference to make sure your vehicle moves on time.
So take a minute to fill out our quote form or give us a call. At the very least, you can get a quote, get your questions answered, and see whether or not you want to ship with us. We’re betting you will though. You can also read more about how to make your transportation cheaper.