Process Takeaways

Important Takeaways

Remember, a car shipping involves lots of variables that will affect price, service, and
your overall experience. If you’ve ever tried to put a price tag on peace of mind, you
already know it’s impossible. While the auto transport price is important, it’d definitely
not the only factor.

Also consider “INTANGIBLES”

    1. Availability, expertise,
      confidence and reputation.
    1. Using an auto shipping company
      with exceptionally high ratings.
    1. Making the best choice and
      getting serious value for your
      hard-earned dollars.
    1. The satisfaction of having your
      vehicle delivered safely and in a
      timely fashion anywhere across
      the nation.
    1. Experienced customer service
      representatives and overall
      flexibility can make all the
    1. You and your family’s safety –
      driving a car cross-country can be
  1. Deposit and payment options and
    terms (debit card, credit card).

What to do before choosing a car shipping company?

  • Familiarize yourself with how auto transport works by doing your research.
  • Make a list of everything you can think of, and ask lots of questions.
  • Figure out your schedule and auto shipping needs.
  • Consider your car shipping options.
  • Decide whether you’d rather get auto transport quotes directly from carriers or brokers.
  • Figure out your budget and determine a shipping price you can live with.
  • Contact your insurance company to see if they’ll cover your vehicle during transit.
  • Use the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website to vet the companies you’re considering.
  • Check other websites for transport reviews and tips on how to streamline the car shipping process.
  • Get more than one estimate and make sure you get a price guarantee.
  • Read each contract carefully so you’re not surprised by a hidden fee from a shady vehicle shipping broker.
  • Remember, if you’re moving from and to high-traffic areas like Daytona Beach, San Francisco or Boston, Massachusetts, you’ll have more options than you will from rural areas in states like Louisiana, South Carolina, Vermont or Maine.
  • Don’t take chances, ask for referrals from a friend or two, and use Facebook and other social media platforms as well as Google searches to find a reputable car shipping company. Or use our vehicle transport calculator and get car shipping quotes from some of the most reputable auto transport companies.
  • Ask providers if the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing transport disruptions on their platform.