What is the Cheapest Way to Ship Golf Carts?
Moving a golf cart from point A to point B requires planning and prior research unless of course, it is across a golf course. Because golf carts are not street legal, you will need a carrier able to handle this type of vehicle properly.
If you have a proper trailer or tow-hitch, and you don't intend to transport the golf cart far, then you may be fully capable of taking care of this mission yourself. However, if you are looking to transport it long distances, or you are selling/buying such a vehicle, then you will need to enlist the help of a professional.
Determine the Financial Repercussions.
Of course if you find that the transport of a golf cart costs equal to or more than the value of your golf cart, it would not be cost-beneficial to ship the cart at all, when you could easily just purchase a new one at your final destination. However, if you have personal customizations or you consider your golf cart irreplaceable, then it will be in your best interest to pay the money to a professional in order to have a seamless shipping procedure.
Compare and Contrast Quotes.
First, begin your research online. You will find hundreds of auto transport companies available to ship golf carts, but very few who actually specialize in their transport. Use the Better Business Bureau and online review websites as a baseline to narrow down your search. Once you have picked a handful of candidates, request quotes, references, and any other information you need. Use your best judgment and pick a reputable company who seems to be knowledgeable enough about the process as to make you feel comfortable entrusting your golf cart into their possession.
Finalize the Semantics.
Once you have decided upon a transport company, it is time to work out the details. In order to save money, it is best to have an extremely flexible schedule, as most companies will give you at minimum, a 2-3 day timeframe for pick-up. Of course, the majority of the carrier vehicles will also have additional stops along the route, so if you are flexible with drop-off, all the better to save you money. Most companies will suggest an open carrier as the budget friendly option, but on the off chance, you want to spring for a closed carrier, that is of course left to your discretion (and budget of course). If you have chosen an auto transport company wisely, the next step is to be patient and eagerly await the arrival of your golf cart.
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.
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