How Can I Make My Auto Transport Cheaper? (Part Two)
Auto transport services are expensive, there’s no denying that, and it can be difficult to make your auto transportation cheaper if you don’t know what you’re doing. In Part One we spoke about moving your pickup and/or delivery locations to major metro areas, or near major interstates, which is solid advice – it’s probably the easiest way to save some money on shipping a car without having to wait a long time. Speaking of waiting a long time, another good way to make your auto transport cheaper is via standby auto transport services, which are great if you have the time…which most people don’t.
If you’re unsure as to what standby auto shipping is, it means that you basically pay a rate that’s lower than the average on your route in hopes that the prices either change drastically or some car transport carrier will be willing to take it for cheap on the chance that they really want or need to fill their truck with one last load before heading across the country or whatever – deadhead is worse than taking a load for cheap. But there’s some serious drawbacks to standby shipping that may not be outweighed by the cheaper price: for starters, it can take months – literally – before your shipment is picked up. Not only that, but few auto transport brokerages actually offer standby auto transportation services – it’s a dying part of the industry and something that few people are actually interested in.
Auto transport is a finicky industry, and coordinating your shipment with the schedules of auto transport carriers can be a pain. That’s why brokers get paid so much: it’s their job, and someone has to facilitate the communication between you and the driver, which is why we always recommend booking with brokers and not carriers. There are more ways to save money when shipping a car, but really it’s an industry that gets you what you pay for, and the cheaper you go, the cheaper your services are going to be in terms of the services themselves. Cheaper prices yield longer pickup times, longer transit times, and lower insurance, but sometimes it’s really all that you can do. If you’re interested in getting some quotes to ship a vehicle, or even just talk to someone to get some questions answered, fill out our free form or give us a call – you can get free quotes e-mailed to you from professional auto transport companies, and our friendly staff members can help answer your questions and get you your free quotes.