Car delivery services have made the transportation of vehicles from one location to another quite convenient. Whether you are moving a car within the state you reside in or across the country, you need to work with a reliable company. Fortunately, there are a number of companies that offer such delivery services, with a majority of them getting reviews online or recommendations through word of mouth. However, getting the best company to deliver your car can be expensive, resulting in the need to find ways to enjoy great service but still not go over budget. Here are some unexpected ways you can save when seeking great delivery services for your car.
Use comparison websites for the best rates
Finding the best rates may require you to visit various sites that offer car delivery services and go through their costs so as to get the best deal. Fortunately, the rise of comparison websites has made the search for rates much easier for those looking to save on transportation costs. These sites are a “one stop solution” and only need basic information about your car to be able to give information on approximate costs for delivery from one point to another. Even so, it is important to check the authenticity of the comparison site before using it to make a decision on the best car transportation service for you.
Deal directly with the transport company
Typically, individuals looking for services that will ensure their car is delivered safely turn to brokers to facilitate the move on their behalf. Most times, their services are ideal and are often top notch depending on the broker and the company they recommend. However, if you are looking to cut down your transport costs, it is advisable to engage the transport company directly. At most, you will eliminate the commission that was to be charged by the broker and also engage with the people that actually transport your vehicle to its destination.
Transport multiple cars
Majority of transport companies aim to fill up their trucks so that they can begin delivery and go back for more cars. Therefore, transporting two or more cars helps them achieve their goal faster while saving you money in the long run. In most cases, shipping more than one vehicle costs less per vehicle and also reduces the amount of money paid to brokers. Apart from saving costs, transporting multiple cars also saves time for the company as they have fewer destinations to cover for delivery.
Confirm that the delivery service offers insurance
Car delivery services are expected to have insurance by law even though it may not be used when transporting your vehicle. It is advisable for car owners to confirm the availability of a valid policy taken up by the company as a way of guaranteeing that they will cover all costs in case damage occurs in transit. Ensuring that the company delivering your car to its destination is insured may not be viable but the costs it covers when there is damage or loss of the vehicle saves you a lot of money in the long run.
Be on the lookout for discounted rates
Repeat business is the backbone of any car transport company if they are to maintain a steady flow of customers. It is for this reason that many offer incentives to new and existing customers to ensure that they book their services or remain loyal. These incentives are usually in form of discounts on services that they offer for the benefit of their customers. When looking to save on delivery services, lookout for special rates both by the carrier company or brokers so that you get top notch services without having to dig deeper into the pocket.
Consider working with smaller companies
The number of companies that offer delivery services for vehicles is on the increase with many fighting for customers in an industry that already has stiff competition. To stand out, they often invest in offering exemplary service that rival established ones but at an affordable rate. Before booking with established companies consider working with smaller companies as a way of building them up while saving money as well.
Generally, information on car delivery services is much easier to find online as many companies seek to reach customers on the platform. It is even possible to interact with transport companies through their website and book services without having to meet them face to face. If you need more information on transportation of different types of vehicles, talk to us here!
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.