One of the most important things you can do when shipping a car is choosing the right car shipping company. But how do you do that? How does one choose the right car shipping company?

The auto transport industry has hundreds of different shippers and thousands of different trucks on the road. As a result, finding the best one, or the right one, can seem almost impossible. But it’s not! Any company you find with a Google search is going to be reputable and reliable. Nowadays, auto shippers looking to take your money and not provide a service are a thing of the past. But there are always things you can look at – Transport Reviews, car shipping prices, services they provide, and much more.

In this article, we’re going to discuss in more detail how to choose a car shipping company. But more importantly, we’re going to discuss finding the right shipping company for your needs.

Look at Their Auto Transport Services

When you first start searching for an auto transport company, naturally you need to do some looking around. Online searches are really the best way to find them, as most auto shippers advertise online more than anywhere else.

Once you find a few, it’s important to look at the services that they provide. If you’re in need of enclosed transport, but a prospective transport company only offers open shipping, you don’t want to book with them. But it’s a lot more than that. Most transport companies offer the same basic services – open transport, enclosed shipping, flatbed haulers. It’s less the types of transport available and more so what kind of services they offer.

Do they offer same-day pickup? What about priority shipping services? If they don’t have different levels of service, you may want to skip them, as they may not be able to handle your shipment the way you need them to.

You want to find a transport company that offers the services you’re looking for. If that doesn’t happen with the first one you find, keep looking! There are plenty out there. And, don’t forget, we offer many different services for our customers. So be sure to check us out during your research!

Look at their Transport Reviews

One of the best ways to find a car shipping company is to look at their online reviews. Whether it’s Google, Yelp, Transport Reviews, BBB, Consumer Affairs, it doesn’t matter – the more review sites the company is on, the better!

You want to find auto shippers that have quality reviews from numerous different customers. But it’s more than that; you want to find a company that has real reviews. Fake reviews are common in almost every industry. Whether they’re from vindictive customers, paid actors, or just a review farm paying people to post reviews for different businesses, you need to be aware of fake reviews. It can be hard; but it’s important.

Fake reviews are often responded to quickly by companies, and they’re often pointed out immediately. But you should keep an eye out for companies that respond to reviews – or don’t. Those that do tend to have better customer service overall because they’re actively talking to customers. It’s easy to become another number when you ship a car; find a company that treats people like people.

You should, of course, look at the content of the reviews as well. Companies that have mostly good reviews are best, of course – that’s pretty obvious. Shy away from companies that have gotten a lot of bad reviews recently. And, of course, make sure to check us out as well!

Always Get a Car Shipping Quote

If you’re interested in the services of a transportation company, get a quote! If their services are what you’re looking for and their reviews are good, the next step is seeing their prices.

Most auto shippers will have similar prices, because many of the factors are the same. What you’re shipping, how far it’s going, where it’s coming from and to – those don’t change no matter who you talk to. But different shippers have different prices nonetheless. Mostly this is because they price things just a bit differently than everyone else. Most want to go as low as possible while still being able to move the vehicle. But too low a price won’t move it at all, so be careful!

When getting prices, you should compare them against one another. You want to avoid any prices that are much lower or much higher than the median you get. This is also why it’s important to get multiple quotes.

Finding the right shipping company is all about your comfort level. If you’re happy with the services they offer, the reviews they have, and the prices they give, book it! Who you choose is up to you. Just know that there are plenty of resources out there to help you choose wisely.

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