3 Tips for Getting Discount Auto Transport

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3 Tips for Getting Discount Auto Transport
3 Tips for Getting Discount Auto Transport

 

No matter what you’re buying, whether a service or a product, getting a discount is never a bad thing. Getting a price break is even more helpful when you’re dealing with anything that comes with a high price, which is something that is often the case with shipping a vehicle. It may be on the more affordable side if you need auto transport to a location that’s a few hundred miles away, but it can easily run over $1,000 if you’re shipping to another state or across the country. In either scenario, it’s still a good thing to be able to knock a few bucks of the total price tag, which is something we’ll explain how to do in this article. 

Research Companies Before Contacting Them

It’s not hard to do a quick online search and come up with several different choices for companies that will ship a car, truck, or motorcycle for you. If this is your first time hiring an auto transporter, you may find that are far more companies offering these types of services that you even imagined, which makes it all the more important that you do some follow up research about a shipper before contacting them for a price quote

There are a few key things you should look for when researching a car shipper. The first thing you’ll want to do when you search online is to include the specific city where you need shipping services. An ideal fit is a company that has a physical office location in the city you’re shipping to and, even better if they also have an office in the city or area which you’re shipping from. This makes communication much easier throughout the process and also allows you the opportunity to visit them in person and talk to someone face to face about pricing, options, and any other questions you may have. 

Another important thing to consider is the quality of their website. Every auto transport company has some sort of online presence and their website can tell you a lot about the scope of their operation, as well as the level of professionalism they bring to the table. If you find a simple one page website that does little more than list the services they provide, that’s an indication that they have not made much of an investment in how they present themselves to prospective customers. An established company that consistently provides quality service should have a website that thoroughly explains all of the options you have to choose from and demonstrates a level of professionalism that reflects the services they provide. 

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Ask About Discounts

Not every auto transport company has discounts available, but there are several that do. However, you may not be aware of them if you don’t poke around their website long enough to find them, or if you don’t ask. By seeking out the companies that do offer them, you can easily eliminate those that don’t if you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck. If you’re in doubt about whether a company has discounts available, you can always call them and ask what sort of specials they have. For an example of what types of discounts are available, you can view ours by clicking here

Compare Prices

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices to the companies that do have discounts, it’s time to contact them to see what sort of pricing structure they offer. Bear in mind that just because a company has specials that you qualify for, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be the most affordable, which is why doing a price comparison is important. As a general rule, it’s best to contact at least three to five shippers to get an estimate before deciding which one to pick. This process is best done over the phone so you can also see how helpful they are at answering your questions and determine their ability to handle your specific request. The cheapest option isn’t always the best since some shippers will offer services that others cannot. If you follow the steps above, you’ll be able to determine which auto transporter is the best fit for you at the most affordable price. 


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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. 

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
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I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
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There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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