If you want to transport your car, but you have never done this before, you probably have some questions and fear. Being new to auto transport isn’t easy, and you are probably wondering how it all works, whether your vehicle will be delivered safely, how can you trust a car shipping company, what should you do if something happens to the car, etc. To get the answers to these questions mentioned above, you are reading about car shipping online and hearing different stories about the friends or colleagues who moved.
Horror stories about car shipping
You have probably heard or read some horror stories about car shipping. Working with the companies which are unreliable can make your life miserable, but there are always two sides of the same coin. We do not deny the fact that there are unprofessional car shipping companies, but you should always take the information with a pinch of salt.
Working with the broker
Another thing you have probably encountered is that you should avoid broker companies at all cost. But is this necessarily true? While dealing with the carrier directly is always a preferable option, the reality is slightly different. It would take you a while to find a car shipping company which is going to pick up your vehicle when you desire, and at a low-cost broker can offer you. While this is not impossible, having a middleman isn’t such a bad idea. They will do all that work for you and find the best carrier possible.
Another thing you should know about carriers is that they, in most cases consist of just a few people – one or two drivers and dispatchers. They rely on broker companies to find them, clients, as well. As you can see working with the broker isn’t bad at all. Actually, it is beneficial for everyone!
Misconception about pricing
More often than not, people expect to get a flawless car shipping service for the lowest amount of money they accept to pay. However, car shipping is just everything else in life – the more you pay, the more you get. Also, the more you pay you will have fewer things to worry about. This doesn’t mean that you should accept the highest price possible. But how could you know what is the best price?
What you should do to avoid an awful (but inexpensive) car shipping experience and overpaying for the service is call multiple car shipping companies and ask for free price estimates. You may get different estimates, but you will be able to find the average price of the move, which is the most realistic price. Of course, you can go higher or lower depending on your needs, but don’t choose the highest or the lowest price, thinking it would be the best car shipping experience.
It takes time
When you schedule a date with a car shipping company, they will give you a pickup window. That is because they need to check with their drivers when they can come and pick up your car. But, you are not the only person who is shipping a vehicle with the particular auto transportation company so you cannot expect your vehicle to arrive that quickly. Car shipping companies need to pick up several more cars and then drop them off one by one.
If you have any other questions about car shipping, call USA Auto Transport. In case you need to ship your vehicle, give us a call and schedule your date!