Most college students are on a tight budget, especially with the cost of tuition and the additional expenses of attending college. This can include having to purchase textbooks, to pay for housing, and to deal the various living expenses that they will encounter.
In addition, some students may also have the need for auto transport services if they're attending a school that's far from their hometown. And since auto transport can be expensive enough as it is, many students may feel as if they can't afford it. But there's good news - most auto transport companies do offer special student discounts that can significantly reduce the final price. Here's some more information:
Why Auto Transport Companies Offer Them
Auto transport companies know that students do not have as much disposable income as other demographics. As a result, they offer student discounts because they'd rather make some money instead of nothing. Furthermore, it also helps to build consumer loyalty at a young age. If a student has a good experience with an auto transport company, he or she is much more likely to use them in the future, such as upon graduating or in between school grade years.
Plus, believe it or not, not all auto transport companies are unconscionable, heartless profiteers. Some do demonstrate empathy, and offering student discounts is simply the right thing to do. Of course, the students will have to follow the same terms as all of the other customers, with the difference being in the discount that they will be provided with.
Shop Around Early
Not all auto transport companies offer student discounts yet. In the past, they could actually be quite hard to come by, but that is changing now, with more and more now offering them. However, if you do not see the option displayed on their website or offered over the phone, you need to ask them directly if they offer it. After all, how would a company know that you're a student if you don't tell them? Even if they don't outwardly advertise student discounts, many auto transport companies will provide one if you're a student.
You will need to show some proof in most cases, such as through a student ID or a school letter that shows that you're enrolled. One way to increase your chances of obtaining a student discount is to specify that you want your vehicle picked up or delivered from nearby or within the campus.
Be sure to always check that the auto transport company is legitimate before choosing them. You can visit the Better Business Bureau's website at www.bbb.org to read customer reviews and to see if they provide what they advertise.
At A-1 Auto Transport, we have been working with students to fulfill their auto transport needs for years. Call us today for a free no obligation quote. Just be sure to mention that you're a student. Our customer service representatives will be happy to help!
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.