How To Ship Your Anziel
One of the first truly indigenous cars in New Zealand, the Anziel Nova made by Anziel Manufacturing Co New Zealand in 1967 is a true classic. When moving such a car long distance, one must be careful when choosing an auto transport company. The quality of the auto shipping process will be directly dependent on the choice of automobile shipping company. To find a company that will offer true value for money, here are a few steps to follow;
The first step when searching for a reliable company is to look for suggestions. There are many sources of suggestions. A random search online will reveal numerous suggestions. Asking around at work or among friends might also be a useful source of suggestions. However, this initial search very often returns many companies.Many might think this unnecessary, but it is important to have more than just one option when searching.
With the many companies from the first stage, the next step, then is to narrow down the list. Look for companies that operate locally or have offices in the locality. One can easily access information from their representatives. Face to face sit downs are more effective when gathering information than having to call them or send them an email. Further, dealing with a company that has local offices makes it easier to file complaints, especially when dealing with overseas shipment.
With the list narrowed down to about three or so, the third step involves the difficult stuff. Gauge these companies based on such factors as the price, reputation and customer service. Ask them for quotations and price lists and make comparisons. Any company not confident enough to give quotations when sought should be regarded with contempt. However, remember that cheap is not always the best. Go for a company that offers value for money and not necessarily the lowest priced services.
Another factor to consider, especially for interstate shipping is the fact that quotations do not always remain the same. They vary depending on the season, the area and the type of car. When asking for the quotes, make sure to confirm just how long the price list is good for. Obviously the most suitable company would be the one with steady rates.
It is at this point that a review of the reputations of the company is necessary. Make sure the company chosen can be trusted with your prized possession for the days it takes to ship. There are many options available when looking up reputations. For instance, online review forums might be helpful, especially from such trusted websites like the better business bureau. Another source of useful information could be from friends or acquaintances.
Chances are that someone has used the services of that company before. Asking them to gauge the level of service they received might be a good idea. Another clever tip is to look at the list of customers served by the company. Trusted companies will no doubt have major dealerships or high profile past clients. One can also visit their offices or warehouses to get a feel of how they operate.
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.