Auto Transport Tips: Spotting Bad Auto Shipping Reviews
On of the most important skills that you can have when it comes to trying to find a reputable and reliable auto transportation company to ship your vehicle is the ability to spot bad auto shipping reviews. Reviews are a dime a dozen today, and we’ve talked about auto transport reviews before on our website and in our daily blogs., but most of the time we focus on looking at the good side of reviews – but there’s also a dark side to auto shipping reviews, one that you may not be wanting to look too much into. But it’s important that you do, because spotting bad auto shipping reviews is one of the best ways to avoid booking with a bad auto transportation company in the first place.
Five-star reviews are always highly coveted by car shippers – really, by any business that provides a service to customers. But five-star reviews in the car transport industry can be misleading if you aren’t looking too hard, because some companies try to buy good reviews from customers via rebates and other incentives. This practice is slowly waning, but was really big a few years ago and caused quite a number of small companies that didn’t offer the best services or perform the most admirably to shoot up the rankings thanks to the rebates customers were getting. Transport Reviews helped put a damper on it by requiring all compensated reviews to state they were compensated – and once that happened, rebates died pretty quick.
So when you’re on the search for auto shipping reviews, keep an eye out for compensated reviews, at least if you’re searching on Transport Reviews. Other things to keep an eye out for are companies that don’t have a lot of reviews and a majority of them aren’t very good. Also keep an eye on recurring trends within reviews – you should be reading multiple reviews for each prospective company, so keep an eye out for keywords like “late delivery” or “difficult to get a hold of,” things like that. Recurring things like that will give you a good idea of what to expect when shipping a vehicle, and it’s always good to know where a company stands in terms of dependability and reliability, and knowing how to spot bad auto shipping reviews will only help you in the long run.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle and are looking for information on how to get started, you’re definitely on the right website. You can peruse our blogs and articles to learn more about shipping a vehicle, and if you are on the prowl for quotes you can take a minute and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It really only takes a minute or two, asks for only basic information including pickup and delivery locations, what kind of vehicle you’re shipping, and basic contact information. Once you submit that information you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car transporters in the industry, companies that we clear for dependability ahead of time and who we make sure are not only licensed, bonded and insured, but also top-rated as well. If you have questions, concerns, or would rather speak to a live person, you can contact us over the phone any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.