Auto Transport Tips: Research, Research, Research
Since we started our “Auto Transport Tips” blog series, we’ve posted over 130 posts in it, giving a whole lot of different tips for customers to try to make their car shipping experience as positive as can be. We’ve run the gamut – from moving pickup or delivery locations to try to save money, to why you should never leave valuable items in your vehicle when you transport it, to trying to help you understand why companies price shipments the way they do and how to make your shipment more competitive. We’re all about helping our customers get the best experience they can get, which is also why we highly recommend that you always – always – do your homework before you book a shipment or have your vehicle picked up.
But when we say research, you’re probably thinking, what exactly do we mean? The answer is pretty simple, really – we mean get multiple quotes from different shippers and look at ratings and reviews to find a company that is reputable an reliable and that you can trust. See, trust is one of the most important things that you can have when it comes to shipping a vehicle – if you can’t trust your auto transportation company, how can you trust that they’re going to take care of your vehicle when you ship with them?
This is why doing your research and learning more about how the industry works – and, more importantly, the companies you are trying to book your shipment with – is so important. Finding a company that you know is reputable and reliable will save you a lot of hassle in the long run, and why we highly recommend that you take the time. There’s a few good websites out there that can help, notably TransportReviews.com – it’s the industry-leading customer-based review website for car shipping companies. Each review is legit – there’s a rigorous vetting process for posting reviews, and companies can lose their listing on Transport Reviews for faking reviews. You can also look at the Better Business Bureau, which can help a lot, but companies have to pay to be a part of the BBB so not everyone does. Transport Reviews is free, and if your company isn’t on there you can help get them on there. On the whole Transport Reviews is where you should always start your research.
But before you do that, you have to get some quotes from different companies so you know who you should be researching, and that’s where we come in. When you fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from some of the best car transport companies in the industry, companies that we clear for dependability and reliability ahead of time, so your own research is really for your own peace of mind. We know what it takes to ship a car and we know how important it is to work with a dependable car transporter, so your quotes come from companies that are fully licensed, bonded and insured as well. If you have questions about how to ship a car, the industry, or just need some help getting free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live agents.