Car Transport Tips: Focus on Service, Not Price
A lot of customers today, be they searching for a new TV or a new computer or a car transport company to transport their vehicle, are obsessed with price. It’s a driving factor in today’s United States and one of the biggest economic sectors in the service industry, which car transport companies happen to fall into. People are more worried now about price than about quality, and in some sectors this may not necessarily be the worst frame of mind; after all, cheap cereal is as good as name-brand, but people still buy the bags for their kids because money is tight.
But the car transport industry doesn’t work that way – service is just as important as the price you pay, and while many people are in that lowest-price-is-the-best-price mentality it’s something that can actively work against you when you’re looking to ship a vehicle. The main reason is because car transport carriers have to charge what they charge based on a number of factors that can change almost on a daily basis. The largest factor is easily fuel – with regular gasoline prices about the same as for diesel, auto transport carriers have a hard time keeping their trucks fueled and on the road.
Because of their overhead costs, car shippers have to charge what they charge, but brokers often don’t get the memo if prices change unless they are actively searching the myriad numbers of routes (which a good broker does anyway, but we digress). If a broker doesn’t price a shipment correctly and the price is too low, the vehicle won’t ship because no carrier will take it at that price. This is why it’s important to gather multiple quotes to ship a vehicle as well – by getting multiple quotes before you book you can easily compare prices and services to avoid booking with the lowest man on the totem pole, as it were.
Another reason you should focus on service and not price is the fact that with a low price often comes bad service. Companies that lowball prices typically aren’t going to be high on the list of most reputable car transport companies, and that’s something you need to keep in mind. By keeping your focus on the services those companies provide instead of the prices that they say they can ship your vehicle at, you will find a company that focuses more on getting your vehicle shipped in a timely, professional and secure manner, as opposed to someone who just wants to take your money (albeit at a lower price) and run.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle with top-flight car transport companies you really should take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from companies that we clear for dependability and reliability and who we also ensure are fully licensed, bonded and insured. You’ll get multiple quotes so you can compare and contrast those companies and their prices and services, as we discussed in the paragraphs above, and make a decision that’s in your best interests. If you have questions about our services, take a minute and give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live, friendly agents.