How We Can Make Auto Auction Auto Transport Worth Your While
Alliteration in the title aside, utilizing auto transportation services when buying vehicles from an auction can be a great way to snag good deals on out-of-state cars and get them hauled back to you easily and cost-effectively. In today’s world it’s easier than ever to find the right car at a great price, but sometimes it takes some serious looking. Auto auctions help take some of that stress off by providing a way to connect customers with the vehicles they’re looking for. Auto transportation companies routinely pass through major cities with auction houses in them, which means now it’s easier than ever to not only find the right vehicle for you but also to have it shipped back to you at a reasonable rate in a reasonable amount of time.
When shopping at an online auto auction, you need to make sure you know what the physical location of your vehicle is when you buy it. Some auction companies have auction warehouses in cities across the country – major companies like Mannheim and CoPart have dozens of them scattered among various major metro areas across the U.S. While this increases availability (and stock) for customers to bid on and buy, it also increases stress on the logistics front, particularly when trying to coordinate between an auction house that has deadlines for automobile retrieval and an auto transport driver that’s trying to get there in time to pick it up. Auto auctions are a lucrative part of the industry for carriers, as they can often find multiple vehicles going to destinations relatively close to one another, which decreases the strain they have when planning routes and ultimately makes your shipment cheaper.
Of course, there are drawbacks to buying from an auction and subsequently shipping your vehicle, particularly the fact that – despite what any pictures or video you may have of your vehicle – you’re buying the car on faith. You don’t know the condition of the vehicle you’re buying, and without physically being there for the pickup (and the pickup inspection) of your vehicle, how are you to know that the condition your vehicle arrived in is the condition it was picked up in? That’s not just an auto auction problem, but a buying a car online problem. Please be aware of that fact, and exercise caution when buying from auto auctions or through independent owners. If you’ve decided already to buy a vehicle, or have bought one and need it shipped, you can get up to ten free auto transport quotes by filling out our free online quote form. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services, or need some help filling out our free online form, give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417 and let our auto transport expert help you out.