Common Problems Associated With Auto Transport

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Common Problems Associated With Auto Transport
Common Problems Associated With Auto Transport

What is the Common Problems Associated With Auto Transport?

A vehicle is considered a valuable and highly priced item. If you are relocating, you would definitely not put it in the hands of unreliable auto shippers. The process of moving, whether short distance or long distance is both stressful and involving. Most people prefer hiring the services of a reputable moving company such as A-1 Auto Transport, to avoid the pressure and stress that comes with the entire process.

However, even with this choice in place, there are still some challenges that can emerge. Here are a few that you should be aware of:


Having your car damaged is a common problem that you are likely to face during auto transportation. It is important to inspect your car thoroughly after arriving to establish any cases of cracked glass, dents, scratches, or even other forms of damages. Ensure that all the parts –roofs and bumpers, are intact. In case anything is wrong, you should file a complaint with your shipper.

Incorrect quote

The lack of clear information about your destination might lead to an incorrect quote. This sometimes occurs when there is another state bearing the same name as your destination. To avoid such instances, ensure that you emphasize on the zip codes of both the location of picking and delivering your car.

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Poor communication

Sometimes using an auto transport broker to get a car carrier might be a suitable and easy option to move your car. However, poor communication can interfere with this process especially where the broker is handling several clients. In a case of poor communication between your broker and the carrier, your car might delay pushing you to find a new carrier.  Such misunderstanding can affect the time at which you wanted the car delivered to your destination. As such, you need to ensure that you constantly communicate with the moving company you have hired to ensure that that your car is delivered on time.

Late delivery

The last thing you want is to deal with late delivery issues; sadly, they are common occurrences with auto transportation. Even though car shippers try as much as possible to avoid them, some factors can interfere with their plans. It could be an accidents, mechanical problems, extreme weather, traffic jams, among others. In addition, where one trailer is carrying many vehicles at a given time, numerous paperwork can lead to late delivery.

Off-route destinations

Auto transport companies tend to use similar routes and hence have arrangements for off-route deliveries. While such arrangements might be a suitable option, they are characterized by slower delivery, or extra charges.

Before you hire auto movers for long distance moves, you need to research widely to ensure that you hire the best to avoid some of the aforementioned problems. It is also advisable to clarify all issues beforehand to avoid cases of hiked prices, unexpected delays and late delivery, or even wrong destinations. Do take some time to establish the reliability of the company you are tasking with your transport need.

Joe Webster
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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.

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