Auto Transport Tips: Never Lie About Your Shipment
There’s a lot that can go wrong when you ship a car. Does it always happen? No. In fact, the most common complaint most customers have is the fact that some aspect of the shipment is taking too long – too long to find a carrier, to long for them to show up, too long for them to move it. Most of the time, the things that customers complain about are things that no one really has any control over, which can be frustrating, yes, but it’s something you just gotta deal with. It’s like when you’re searching for prices and want to find the cheapest price but you’re shipping something that’s not going to be cheap to move. You know what a lot of people do in that situation?
They lie. And it’s so frustrating when they do. They lie about what they’re shipping, they lie about how big it is, how much it’s been modified, all of these factors that definitely impact your price – and also your services, which we’ll get to in a moment. These types of customers can turn a Ford F-250 4×4 into a Mini Cooper with the power of words and anonymity, but it’s not something to be proud of or something you should strive to do when you ship a car, the main reason being the fact that every quote you get is going to be completely worthless. Auto transportation is an expensive experience, yes, but one that is almost always worth the money you end up shelling out. If it wasn’t worth it, thousands of people wouldn’t ship their vehicles every day
Auto transport is worth it because how else are you going to get your car from New York to Los Angeles, drive it? In all seriousness, auto transportation is a valuable asset to a number of different businesses, industries and customers out there and a lynchpin for many a used car dealership. Auto transportation companies price their shipments on what you’re shipping, where you’re shipping from and to and the time of year, as well as other factors such as how much fuel is and how popular a given route is. Lying about where you’re shipping from or to or the size of the vehicle you are shipping is not in your best interest and certainly not in the best interest of your auto transport company.
If you lie about the size or weight of your vehicle your carrier might dispatch the wrong type of truck to pick your vehicle up…or, not, if it’s not the right type of shipper. For instance, some pickup trucks are so large they literally can’t fit on a standard ten-car carrier, so can you imagine what happens if you get the wrong sized transport truck to pick it up? Yeah, it won’t be able to be loaded. This is a huge waste of time for you and an even bigger waste of time and money for a car transporter, and they’ll likely want to take your money because of your lies. ALWAYS tell the truth when explaining what type of vehicle you are shipping, no matter how big or small or beat up. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t have an engine or if it’s missing doors or seats, just as long as it’s the same year, make, model and in the same condition as you say it is when you get your quote.
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