Get to Know Your Car Transport Company
There are three basic types of car shippers in the industry: brokers, carriers and quote providers. Each car transport company offers something a little different. Quote providers, for instance, get you quotes from different brokers.
Brokers are the ones that arrange shipment with the carriers, and carriers actually ship your car. This division is important as it makes wait times shorter and keeps prices lower for customers. However, knowing your car transport company, both the broker and the carrier, is important.
Some things to know about your car transport company
The first thing you always want to know is reliability. Any broker you get a quote from through our services is top-rated, but that’s often not enough for customers. You should always check a company’s reliability before you book with them.
Make sure to look at past customer reviews as well as longevity. A car transport company that has been around for years tends to know a thing or two about shipping cars. This is important because the auto transport industry has a lot of turnover because barrier to entry – at least, among brokers – is quite low.
Another thing to do when you’re trying to get to know a prospective car transport company is to actually talk to their agents. You can tell a lot simply by having a conversation with an agent. You’re going to be having multiple conversations with your agent over the course of your shipment, after all.
If you have a hard time communicating with a specific agent, it may be a good idea to switch to a different car transport company. At the very least you should talk with different shippers and find the right one for your needs and sensibilities.
Get a free quote to ship your car today
Now that you know a bit about each type of car transport company, fill out our free form and get your car shipping services started. It’s completely free to fill out and submit and gets you a free quote from American Auto Shipping right away.
We are a top-rated car transporter and we only work with the best carriers in the business. As a broker, we know what it takes to get a vehicle moved and quote your shipment accurately. We have access to thousands of top auto transport carriers on the road, too.
More importantly, we make sure they’re top-rated, fully licensed and insured. If you have questions or concerns, or need a quote, give us a call at 800-930-7417. You can speak to an agent, get a free quote, get questions answered, and more. Click here to learn more about finding a quality car transport company.