Finding the Right Car Shipping Company
One of the most important things that you can do when you ship a car happens before your vehicle is even scheduled for pickup. We are, of course, talking about finding the right car shipping company for your needs, and while it’s not always easy to find a company that can get done what you need done, it’s worth the time and effort you put into the search, but if it’s your first foray into the world of auto transport you’re going to have a lot of questions and misconceptions about how things work, which is why we’re going to try our hardest to at least dispel a bit of what you may or may not know about shipping a vehicle. In this post, we’re going to focus on tips and tricks for finding the right car shipping company, starting with how to break down and compare multiple quotes from different companies.
Getting multiple quotes to ship a vehicle from different car transporters is key to finding the right company for your needs. Having a variety of different quotes gives you the ability to compare and contrast prices as well as services. This is big, because each company is built just a little bit differently; every one of them uses similar pricing methods and offers similar services, but there are nuances between them that can make or break a shipment. Usually when you get multiple quotes you’ll end up with a range of different prices, and it’s important that you try to find one that’s close to the median price. Too low a price and your vehicle won’t get picked up because no carrier will take it; too high, and you risk getting shafted and overpaying by potentially hundreds of dollars.
Services also play a major role. Most car shipping companies give quotes for door to door transportation services on an open auto carrier – this is the cheapest, fastest and most cost-effective method of shipping a vehicle for most people, but it’s not the only service that transport companies offer. This is why it’s important to actually compare them and read about what they do, and we highly recommend speaking to representatives of those different companies and get a feel for who you will be working with should you book your order with that company. Find a company you’re comfortable with and one that provides services you need, even if it’s just the basics, at a price you can afford.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle or want to compare different companies and their prices and services, you should take a moment or two and fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute, and once you fill it out and submit it you’ll receive multiple free quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for dependability and reliability ahead of time, including making sure each one is licensed, bonded and insured. This gives you more time to compare prices and available services, the most important parts of your shipment, without having to worry about whether or not the company you’re looking at is top-rated. If you have questions about our services, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to connect with one of our agents any time.