Auto Transport FAQ: How Can I Trust My Shipper?
In the auto transport industry, trust is paramount. After all, you’re basically giving complete control of your automobile to some random company you found on the internet or in the Yellow Pages and saying “hey, I’m going to pay you a lot of money to move this vehicle hundreds if not thousands of miles for me even though I have no idea if you are legitimate and trustworthy.”
Of course, no one is going to go for that – would you? Trust is something that must be earned, and when it comes to picking a car transport company there’s a few things that you can do to ensure that you can trust that company, starting with getting an idea of how trustworthy they actually are.
The best way to get started on finding a trustworthy car transport company is to get some quotes and compare those companies prices and services. You don’t want to book your shipment with the first company that you find because you literally have no basis for comparison.
You want to find the right company for you. Finding the right shipper is important, but you have to start somewhere, so make sure to get some different quotes from different transporters before you do anything.
But once you have your quotes is when it’s time to get serious. We highly recommend reading customer reviews of those different companies to understand more about how those companies operate and the services that they provide as well as how trustworthy they are. This is the biggest component to finding a trustworthy shipping company.
Take a look at reviews that talk about how they conversed with the customer and how they handled any problems that arose. Was the company helpful and respectful and professional? Did they give the customer a hard time and not explain things? Were they rude or friendly over the phone? You want to build a rapport and a sense of trust with your representative, and the best way to do that is to talk to them.
We highly recommend posing questions to prospective car transport representatives as well. You should focus on asking questions related to the shipment of your vehicle and, more importantly, how their specific companies handle the shipment of a vehicle and the minutiae that goes into it. Ask them about their prices and policies and wait times.
Talk to their representatives and get a sense of how they handle customers on a day-to-day basis. Ultimately, try to build a rapport with your representative, as that’s going to be the best way to determine the trustworthiness of an auto transport company.
If you’re looking for a company to ship your vehicle, take a moment to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. You’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. We price our quotes to move when you need your vehicle moved. You can also get a quote over the phone! Just give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent. They can give you a quote, answer questions, and help you book your shipment.