Auto Shipping FAQ: Why Does My Vehicle Info Matter?
Though you’d think the answer to this question would be common sense, you’d be surprised to know just how many people don’t want to give up their vehicle information when looking for quotes to ship a vehicle or when their vehicle is picked up. It’s kind of flabbergasting, really – unless you’re absolutely clueless about what type of vehicle you’re shipping, why does it even matter? Aside from the year of it, random people can deduce the make and model of whatever kind of automobile you’re tooling down the road in mainly because it’s right there on the car – it kind of has to be. So when it comes to transporting that same vehicle, what stops people from giving that information to a shipper? More to the point, what makes people so mad when we ask them for their vehicle’s information?
Your vehicle information, from a quote perspective, is vitally important to your actual price and can also affect carrier availability. Let’s put it this way: a MINI Cooper and a Ford F-350 Super Duty are not the same vehicle, right? One’s a tiny car and the other is used primarily for overcompensation purposes. When comparing the two, it’s pretty easy to see what’s bigger, what’s going to fit on a tight car transport truck and which ones are going to cost a lot of money. At least, if you’re somewhat familiar with the industry you’d know that. But if you have not the first idea what to do when transporting a vehicle, why would you think it’s okay to just blatantly withhold information from the people who’s job it is to help you? Does your car have something to hide? Do you have something to hide?
The likely answer is no, it doesn’t, because cars are inanimate objects and do not have the capacity for lawbreaking. But the owners, on the other hand, would have no reason to not divulge the year, make and model of the vehicle they’re shipping. It’s plain and simple – if you’re shipping a car, you need to have the year, make and model on hand whenever you get quotes, because it’s the only way that prospective auto transport companies can actually price your shipment right and make sure they aren’t giving you a bunch of crap based on information you failed to give. If you want quotes, give us a call or fill out our free form. If you have questions, read one of our numerous FAQ pages or this blog series. There’s a reason we write them.