Are you looking for the best car transport companies? There are thousands of shipping companies here in the U.S. While most are assuredly reliable, some assuredly are not. In this helpful guide, we’ll explain more about what makes an auto shipper reliable and how you can avoid the less-than-reputable ones that are still hanging around.
Scamming still happens in the industry!
Since the dawn of time, there has always been people looking to exploit others. From leaders of tribes and countries, to businessmen and even family, the idea of scamming has existed as long as there’s been people.
In the transportation industry, scams are not near as common as they used to be. Thanks to the internet, scammers are, on the whole, essentially extinct.
With the rise of customer reviews, search engine optimization, and a wealth of information at our fingertips, it’s harder now to pull the wool over customers’ eyes. The best car transport companies today use a combination of quality pricing and services, as well as only working with top-rated carriers, in order to keep themselves at the top.
How to identify the best car transport companies
Being able to identify bad companies is a great skill to have. But sometimes it can be hard – and other times, what looks on the surface like a bad company actually isn’t. It can be difficult to find the right shipper for your needs. But we have a few helpful tips to make it easier.
For starters, you should always check the legitimacy of a company. This includes making sure they are fully licensed and bonded – or, if it’s a carrier you’re looking at, making sure they are fully licensed and insured.
Most companies today have a website. So you can actually check and see how professional it is. Now, it should be said that not everyone is a web developer, and not all brokers (or carriers) have the resources to maintain a quality website. But a cursory search for the company online will almost always yield a website for them and, often, reviews from other customers.
Reviews are a great way – probably the best way – of finding a quality shipper. Checking reviews, especially ones that are dated (most are), gives you a lot of information. You can compare the number of good vs bad reviews, which you should. But you can also use reviews to spot tendencies. Does the company have an issue with late pickup or delivery? Have multiple other customers had issues with pricing, bait and switching, or vehicles not moving on time?
These are all red flags, and there are a lot more out there. Basically, look at their negative reviews, how many there are, and how many say the same basic thing. No company can please every customer, but if there’s issues, they’ll be readily apparent.
Use American Auto Shipping for all your needs
American Auto Shipping has been in the business for almost 20 years. We are fully licensed and bonded and understand what it takes to move your vehicle. You can get a free quote to ship any vehicle, any time, via our online quote form.
Using our online form will net you an instant quote right away with no hassle and no obligation. Or, you can contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a representative. They can answer questions you may have, give you a quote over the phone, explain our services in more detail, and more.
So no matter what you need, trust American Auto Shipping to get it done. We’re one of the best car transport companies in the industry for a reason.