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Cheapest Way to Ship Classic Cars

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. What is the Cheapest Way to Ship Classic Cars?
  2. Word of Mouth Referral
  3. Remember Who is the Boss
  4. Set Strict Priorities
Cheapest Way to Ship Classic Cars

What is the Cheapest Way to Ship Classic Cars?

There are many people who treat their vehicles as part of the family, but only those who own a classic car really understand the concept of having a vehicle that they consider a child. If the time comes when you must relocate this prized possession, or even worse, sell it to a long-distance buyer, you will be tasked with the ultimate dilemma.

Who CAN you trust with your classic car? The answer is not simple or straightforward, but it is important. Take note of the following tips, and you can be looking at the most affordable option for shipping your classic car in no time at all.

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Word of Mouth Referral

Many people who collect classic cars tend to intermingle with like-minded individuals. These particular individuals have very likely dealt with a similar predicament in the past. If they are able to give you a referral for a reputable auto transport company, then by all means, take it and run. A personal recommendation is worth so much more than any review on the internet. If you don't have that point of reference, then the Better Business Bureau is an excellent resource. Unfortunately, the auto transport industry is absolutely riddled with unsavory characters, so it is in your best interest to do adequate research before signing a contract.

Remember Who is the Boss

Many companies will try to pressure you into a particular transport package or method, but the bottom line is that you own the vehicle, and you are in charge. Do not compromise your needs or requirements no matter what the discount may be. If you own a classic car, you have an eye for quality and the auto transport company that wants your business will expect nothing less. If a company refuses to offer you a closed carrier for your mint condition classic vehicle, then move on to the next.

Set Strict Priorities.

If cost is your only factor, then feel free to go with anyone licensed and bonded to transport cars, but if you have higher standards, then make a list of requirements before you choose a company. Open carriers are always a more affordable option, and most likely, will fit most people's needs. However, if you have a serious sentimental value attached to your vehicle, and a replacement paint job covered by insurance would not be sufficient, then you may require a closed container. As long as you accept that this requirement will raise your bottom line, you will easily be able to find a trustworthy auto transport company that can safely and easily handle the shipment of your classic car.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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