How To Ship Your Chevron
Not many people own them all over the world, but the Chevron is one of the most reliable car brands in the market today. An investment in such a car is a huge one, and regardless of the state of the car, one will definitely want to protect it.
When moving that Chevron long distance, only a reliable car shipping company should be chosen. But how exactly do you judge the reliability of a car company at face value? Here are a few pointers;
Beware of the internet
The internet can either be friend or foe, depending on how it is used. The internet is an open and free tool, and anyone with an internet connection can post anything they wish. Anybody can set up a website advertising their ability to offer quality automobile services on the cheap. However, knowing the car shipping industry, not everyone should be trusted to move the car cross country.
Luckily, online reviews can give the customer a clearer picture of the reliability of the website they deal with. Many company websites tend to have sections for past customer reviews. These are, however, controlled by them, and it can be difficult to find a company that posts negative reviews about themselves on their website. There are more independent online review forums like the better business bureau that will offer a much more honest opinion.
Go old fashioned
Word of mouth never goes out of fashion. Away from the online platform, word of mouth, a powerful marketing tool, can also be used to gauge company reputations. Before committing to the company, ask them for contacts of a few of their past customers who might be willing to vouch for them. This might not be possible in some scenarios, so one could resort to asking around from friends and family who have had their vehicles shipped in the past. Sometimes, going this far might not even be necessary. Simply look at the client list of the company and make your judgment. Companies that have established dealerships as clients, for instance, might be a good pick.
Another way to confirm whether the company one is dealing with has a strong reputation is to check whether they are part of industry professional organizations. Domestic or overseas, there are many professional organizations which bring together auto shipping companies. These companies have strict requirements for entry and remaining a member. Companies that have a bad reputation and bear the mark of the company cannot be tolerated because then that means a bad reputation for the whole organization and the other companies therein.
Understand the process
It is important to understand the process before making a choice, especially for those who are looking to ship their vehicles for the first time. Auto shipment involves moving a vehicle from one point to another, basically.
There are many different types of services on offer. Typically, car transport can be divided into two, international and domestic. Overseas shipment happens via sea freight or by air, while domestic transportation happens via rail or road. The Majority of transportation happens locally or interstate, and by road.
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.