If you’re looking for the best auto transport company close to you, there’s a couple things you should keep in mind. For one, how close you’re talking about is an important factor. If you’re shipping a car from Austin, Texas to New York City, any car shipping service in Texas may be suitable. If you’re shipping from Austin to Tucson, Arizona, then “near me” may mean within the city limits.
The point being that “near” is relative and how you go about finding a company within a certain area will be affected by how big a net you’re casting. For longer distance trips and cross country car shipping, any local company in your county or state should be able to accommodate your request. For shorter trips--around 500 miles or less--you’ll probably want to seek out an auto transport company that is either in your city or the nearest major metro area.
Another aspect to consider is that it can also be helpful to work with a company that has a physical office in the place you’re having your vehicle shipped to. This can be helpful for the same reasons: ease of communication and a local office you can visit if necessary. It’s also typically easier to get an understanding of a company’s reputation and customer service if they are locally established in your area.
One reason that it’s important to find an established company with a good reputation to ship your vehicle is that there are some companies that should be avoided in the industry. For more information, see this consumer advisory about auto transporters.
Methods For Finding An Auto Shipper Near You
Phone book - The old standby is still a good resource when it comes to finding local services and businesses, including auto transport companies. In fact, the phone book can actually be a better resource than the internet in certain instances, especially if you are intent on working with a local auto transport company.
Internet search - When looking for a local auto transport company on the internet, it’s often best to include the phrase “near me” in your search. All major search engines now understand this search operator and can easily map out your nearest options in a matter of seconds.
Recommendations - While it’s not a service that everyone will have used, it’s still worthwhile to ask friends and family if they have any experience with a local car shipper if you’re considering it. There’s a lot of value in the experiences of others when it comes to finding the right fit, which is why websites like Yelp! are so popular. Be sure to ask around, even on social media, if anyone has any input that can help guide your decision.
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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.