Auto Transport Tips: The Right Shipper for You
Finding the right type of auto transporter to ship your vehicle is important. Whether you’re shipping a new BMW, an older Mercury or a classic Studebaker, you need to know what type of carrier is going to take the most care of your car. Open transport is generally fine for the people that are moving their daily drivers – i.e., the cars that they drive to and from work every single day. The reason why is generally because cars that are newer and driven daily are almost always depreciating in value. Value is important when it comes to picking which shipper is the one for you. Open shippers are best for vehicles that don’t have a lot of value at the time of shipping, or else they’re relatively low in value (i.e. a 2012 Honda Accord Hybrid is a pricey car, but it’s value isn’t nearly that of a 1970 Boss Mustang).
But for those cars that need a little extra protection there’s enclosed transportation services. More expensive than open transport and more difficult to find, enclosed transportation is often sought out but then turned down once the drawbacks are realized. This is mostly done by customers looking to ship their daily driver, not a classic car. Classic, antique, rare and valuable car owners should definitely inquire into enclosed transportation services, as those are going to be the most likely candidates to give your vehicles the protection they need during transport. These are the two main types of carriers in the industry today, but knowing which one to choose is always important and as such you should always do your homework and talk to your representatives or prospective shipping companies to find out just what options are available to you and how you can get the best shipping experience for your specific needs.
You can get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies simply by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form. You will get ten different quotes from companies that we pre-screen for reliability for you. We make sure all our affiliate companies are licensed, bonded and insured, and we make sure that they are all in good standing with their customers and the government. You can also call our toll-free number at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live representatives if you are interested in getting some of your questions answered before you even start the quote gathering process, which is completely fine too. Just remember to be polite to our representatives as well as the reps you will talk to when you book your order with your transportation company.
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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