What to Look for In an Auto Transport Company
In any and every industry there are companies that you likely will want to do business with and there are companies that you want to shy away from. It’s no secret that the company that alienates its customers will likely go under sooner than a company that cater to them, but the auto transport industry works a little bit differently than most, namely when it comes to the services, the timeframe, and the feeling of getting what you pay for. When you’re shipping a vehicle, you want to find a company that will help you get your vehicle shipped without hassle, or at least without too many problems, and who you choose comes down to how you choose them, and some customers are better at finding the right company than others.
When you’re looking for an auto transport company you never, ever, ever want to book with the very first company that you find. It’s tempting – you hear a good price, you get some sweet-talking rep on the phone, and before you know it you’ve booked your order, are $200 poorer and now you’re stuck with that company. You just jumped in without any research or due diligence, and while this works well for some people (let’s face it, we all know someone who just “rolls with it”) the vast majority of us want some peace of mind before dropping hundreds of dollars to ship our cars. You want to get quotes from as many different shippers as possible before you even think about comparing their services. You don’t know what’s good and what’s bad, and any company can give you a quote to move your car. The trick is finding the right one.
You want to compare the prices and services of different companies against one another in order to find the right price and the right services for your specific needs. Prices will most definitely vary from company to company, so you’re looking for quotes that aren’t too low or too high – use the Goldilocks method, it tends to work the best. Set yourself a budget but keep it loose; the auto transport industry is all about money, and the more money you can spend the better your shipment will likely be. This is why you want to find a company that offers services you’re looking for: some companies only ship running vehicles, while others won’t ship motorcycles. What they ship and how they can help you varies from company to company, which is another reason why you want to get multiple quotes.
Basically, though, you’re looking for reliability and dependability in an auto transport company. You want them to have been in business for more than a few months, you want them to have lots of positive reviews from both other customers and carriers that they’ve worked with. You want to find a company that takes a deposit and lets you pay cash on delivery, as that’s going to get your vehicle moved the fastest. But more than anything, you want a company that is honest, and that will tell you what’s going on without sugarcoating things or making it seem like one thing is happening when it’s not. Don’t let anyone pull the wool over your eyes; auto transport is expensive and time-consuming, but once you find that company who knows what it’s doing with representatives who know how to get vehicles shipped and how to save their customers money it’s all going to be worth it.
If you’re interested in how much it’s going to cost you to ship your vehicle, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form. It’s completely free and nets you multiple free quotes from some of the best auto transport companies in the industry. We clear all our advertisers for reliability and dependability, which means we ensure that all the shippers you get quotes from are fully licensed, bonded and insured and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and other online transportation review websites. For more information about our website, our services, how we work or just to get some help in getting your free quotes or some direction in your auto transportation services, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents any time.