Who Can Benefit from Standby Car Shipping
We’ve talked about standby car shipping a bit in this series before, but those posts focused more on what standby car shipping is and how it works. If you haven’t, we recommend reading this post about how it works and this post about what to expect in order to get a good picture of the services provided when you ship standby. That said, we’re going to focus a bit on who can benefit by shipping their vehicle via standby. As a quick refresher (for those of you that didn’t want to read a bunch about it), standby shipping is where you pay a lower price than the going rate – on purpose – with the idea that it will take longer to find a vehicle. It’s a budget option, but it can take weeks or months to find a carrier willing to ship the car at such a low price.
The auto shipping industry is expensive, and competitive, and it’s also growing. More and more, people are turning to auto transporters to get their car from one part of the country to another, which can actually save money and time, especially when the alternative is driving it yourself. So carriers typically have a plethora of options when they roll into a city or metro area, and usually anywhere within a hundred miles is going to be cost-effective for them to pick up. So with so many potential customers in an area, a carrier usually won’t ship a car going standby. This changes if they can’t find much else, or if they have one spot left to fill and they’re making plenty on the route already.
As you can see, it takes a while – would you take less to do a job when you had three other offers paying almost twice as much? It’s the same concept. So those of you out there who really don’t mind it’ll take a while are really the ones that can benefit the most from standby car shipping services. If you’re trying to move a car to your mother, say, who lives in Florida, but it’s not really necessary you get there right away and you’re strapped for cash, standby shipping may be a good option. Same if you’re just trying to clear some space in your junkyard, or if you’ve got some property with cars on it that you want to get rid of but it’s not like it needs to be done today. See where we’re going with this? Standby car shipping is best when you have the time to wait but don’t have the money to get it done right away.
If you need to know more about standby car shipping, or if you’re wondering if your situation may be a good one for standby shipping services, give us a call at 800-930-7417 and talk to one of our agents about it. They can give you good advice about it and help point you in the right direction for your car transport services. If you’re simply looking for a quote to ship a car, our agents can help you with that as well, and you can also fill out our free online quote form any time. Either way, you’d get multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top auto transporters, companies we clear for both dependability and reliability and who we make sure are fully licensed, bonded and insured.