How to Avoid High Car Shipping Payments
No matter what it is, people want the best deal on things that they buy. From everyday things like groceries and expendables to things such as car transportation services, the idea in today’s society is that cheaper is better. But oftentimes – and as many people will tell you – cheaper is often not better, at least not in terms of quality. Cheaper is only better for the wallet, which generally means that cheaper services, no matter what they are, tend to be less-than-stellar. The car shipping industry is much the same way – a price that is too low may end up taking weeks to get a vehicle shipped, or may not get it shipped at all. At the same time, though, car transport prices may seem too high for some – which is understandable. Here are a few tips to avoid high car shipping payments.
The most important thing you can do is to get multiple quotes from different shipping companies. Each company has their own method of pricing freight, and some are better at it than others. To avoid high car shipping payments, get multiple quotes and compare them against each other. You will likely end up with a good-sized range of prices that can span hundreds of dollars, so finding the right one is important. We recommend using the “Goldilocks” method – you want to find one that’s not too low, but also not too high, and a good range is important.
Not only that, but you should also focus on who is giving out your quotes. Take some time to review different shipping companies and find ones that are known for having good pricing methods and services. Avoiding high car shipping payments means doing some homework and making sure that you’re not getting gouged. Talking to representatives from the companies that send you your quotes is an important aspect as well, and one we highly recommend doing. You can ask questions about the various routes that carriers might be taking and why the shipment will cost what it does; make sure to discuss your price as well, and you can even discuss how you’ve found other prices – lower prices – from different shippers. Doing this sort of forces those companies to discuss their pricing methods with you, which can only help in the long run.
To get started, make sure to fill out our free online quote request form. We cannot say how those companies price their shipments, only that they are fully licensed, bonded, insured, five-start rated shipping companies. This is an important part of what we do, because you know that at the very least all the companies sending you quotes are top-of-the-line companies. Once you get your quotes, which will start showing up minutes after submitting our quote form, you can compare those companies against one another to find the right shipper at the right price for your needs. If you have questions about our services, the quotes you’ll get, or have some questions about how to avoid high car shipping payments, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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