Auto Transport Tips for Dealerships
Dealerships are in the automobile business, and if you own or manage an auto dealership you understand this as well as we do. Automobile dealerships, be they new or used, top of the line or bottom of the barrel, typically work with other dealerships in the area, usually to get inventory moved from one place to another. Many dealerships rely on auto transportation services to get their cars to the lot; whether those cars are coming straight from the manufacturer, or coming from another dealership, auto transport is something that many dealerships are well versed in today. With so many dealerships in need of auto transportation services, it’s not altogether that surprising that some auto transportation companies would do what they can to help out.
This usually manifests, for dealership managers anyway, in dealer auto transport discounts. See, auto transportation companies really, really like repeat business – a lot of their biggest repeat customers are actually dealerships, since dealers are always moving cars from one place to another. This usually means better job security for the auto transport company, which is needed since the industry today is so competitive and can be difficult to sustain long-term shipping operations without a leg up on the competition. Offering discounts and incentives to companies that will need multiple shipments done in the future is something that most auto transporters do, so you’d be wise to take advantage of it.
Like most normal people, you’ll likely have to wait to have a vehicle picked up even though you own, operate or manage a dealership. This is because no matter what you do, trucks can only go so far for so long and they can’t be everywhere at once, which usually means someone is going to end up waiting for pickup or for delivery. You may get discounts for shipping a vehicle, but don’t expect an auto transport company to bend over completely backwards to cater to your every whim, because more often than not demands on the shippers are unreasonable, or the customer is a real pain in the rear. Be polite and courteous no matter who you are or what you’re doing – you’ll have a better experience and come away with better memories than if you went into it looking to be the top dog that no one likes.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle (or two, or three) make sure to fill out our free online quote form. When you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies, most all of which offer discounts for dealerships. We clear all our shippers for dependability, which means we make sure they’re all fully licensed, bonded and insured, and we make sure that they all provide discounts for various reasons – the more to help customers such as yourself, and also to increase our standing and theirs to boot. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions, help you get your free quotes and give solid, friendly advice on all things auto transport.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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