A-1 Auto Transport | Cheap State To State Car Towing
If you find yourself in need of affordable state to state car towing services, there’s several steps you can take to help increase your chances of finding a cheap car shipper that still provides quality service. In this article, we’ll review some of the best methods for finding an affordable and reliable shipping option that gives you the most bang for your buck.
Learn What Services Are Available & What Works Best For You
If you’ve never had a car towed long distance before, you may be surprised to find that there’s quite a few options; from simple transport to door-to-door shipping, open versus enclosed towing, multiple vehicles as opposed to single car shipping, expedited transport, inoperable vehicle shipping, and even more specialty services beyond those.
As a general rule, most shipping is done on an open air carrier, meaning the car is not protected on all sides as it would be with an enclosed carrier. Open air car transport is generally done with several vehicles hauled at the same time on one carrier, most often between eight to 12 vehicles. Enclosed carriers on the other hand, tend to move only a couple cars at once, usually either two or four.
Compare Prices By Getting Multiple Estimates
Just like when you’re buying a car, you don’t want to necessarily go with the first option you find in your search for state to state car towing. Prices and quality of service can vary from one company to another and spending a few minutes exploring your options can save you both time and money if you know how to go about it.
As far as the cost is concerned, the best method of finding a cheap shipper is to contact a few companies that offer vehicle transport services and see what they provide as a cost estimate. While the prices should be more or less in the same neighborhood, they will be different from one company to another. Every auto transport company in the business should provide you with a free estimate based on some basic information about the shipment you need towed. If you encounter a company that requires some sort of payment or commitment before getting a price quote, move on to the next one. The industry wide standard is that estimates are free and it should take no more than a few minutes with each one of them. If you need an idea of how the process should go—and how easy and quick it should be—call us at the number below and we’ll be happy to help.
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Choosing A State To State Shipping: Finding The Right Fit
It’s easy enough to understand the difference between an expensive car shipper and an affordable one, there are sometimes reasons for the price difference. As mentioned above, there are different services and some of them do cost more than others. Enclosed auto transport and door-to-door service add to the overall cost and some companies may offers those as a default, rather than explaining that it’s not your only option.
Understanding the difference state to state transport services offered is key information to be armed with when you contact a prospective car shipper. It’s recommended that you call up any companies you’re considering and briefly chat with them about your options. This way, you’ll be able to get a feel for their customer service, as well as make sure they’re being forthright with you when it comes to your options and the prices that go along with them.
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.