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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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