For a lot of services, it makes sense to pay top dollar to ensure that you get a premium product. However, for auto transport, it’s more important to find a reputable dealer that has a documented history of delivering vehicles safely and on time. Here are a few tips when searching for discount auto transport.
How To Get Discount Car Shipping Services
- Skip the Middleman - There are plenty of auto transport brokers out there who promise that they’ll find you the best deal on the market. Unfortunately, you’ll also have to give a cut to these brokers, which may wipe out any cost savings you would have achieved. Rather than connecting with a broker, ask friends or relatives if they have successfully shipped their car, truck, or motorcycle. If you’re like me, your friends and relatives are much more trustworthy than a stranger you found on the internet.
- Get Multiple Quotes - Another mistake that auto transport customers make when shopping for a discount is not getting multiple quotes. If you don’t have multiple quotes in your back pocket, the auto transport companies have the upper hand. Most car shipping companies I’ve worked with are willing to negotiate if they know you have another firm offer. Before you commit, make sure you’ve gotten a few quotes from competing companies—your wallet will thank you.
- Check Your Insurance - If you’re in the market to transport your vehicle, chances are that either brokers or car shipping companies will try to sell you on a complex insurance policy. If you are a risk-averse person, these policies can be tempting. However, it’s important to check your current auto insurance and home insurance policies first. If you have good insurance, auto transport may already be covered. To make sure you get the best deal on a discount auto transport purchase, make sure you are absolutely sure you need to splurge on insurance as well.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.