Getting the Best out of Multiple Auto Transport Quotes

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How to Get the Best out of Multiple Auto Transport Quotes?

Now that it is time to move, you need a good transport company to help you with your car. Nowadays you can find many companies or almost all of them with an online presence. Moreover, there are some specialized sites that pull in quotes from various companies and allow you to compare them. However, you need to know a few things about multiple auto transport quotes before you can safely use them.

Getting The Best Out Of Multiple Auto Transport Quotes

5 Advantages of Using Multiple Quotes

Before we start, allow me to state that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages and that we are going to deal with the negative aspects only so that you, the user, can become an expert in comparing quotes.

  1. You might be dealing with a broker and not the firm – yes, this is an advantage as brokers will be able to get the best routes and the best company for you. Not many realize that brokers have an extensive network that will get a company that does your desired route on a regular basis. That means you will get customized services at standard rates. So that is how some companies (through brokers) give you amazing low rates.
  2. Comparing the companies – Other than allowing you to compare the rates, they will also help you to compare the companies themselves. Of course, the websites are not going to pull out this information for you but you can call up or check the company’s website directly.
  3. Comparing the services – Get a break up of the services so that you will know the services that are included in the quote. Different companies will consider different services as the standard package.
  4. Selection by rejection – You can select the company that you want by eliminating other companies one by one. Make a list of the services that you need and scratch off the companies that do not provide those services or they do provide but at an exorbitant rate.
  5. Time saver – you can get all your “shopping” under one roof, so to speak. There is no need to call up or visit various offices or websites and ask them for quotes. One site will give you access to thousands of movers in just a few seconds
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Disadvantages of Using Multiple Quotes

  1. Cheap might not be the best – You might get fooled into choosing the company that gives the lowest quote. Some companies have known to give the customer another rate as soon as the job is done. So to avoid being scammed, ask for the companies to give a break up of their quotes so that you will exactly what you are paying for.
  2. Standards vary – There is another trend where the company is able to quote a low rate by using the smallest car as the standard. So even if you get multiple auto transport quotes, you still might not get the best deal with the lowest rate.
  3. You might not get accuracy – the instant quotes from multiple sites might come from a standardized calculator which might not take into account certain factors like the time of travel. This is a vital price deciding factor as the rate will be lower in winter as opposed to summer.

The Final Judgement

Even though you might not get accurate quotes, you can get the company to give you a personalized estimate. After all that is said and done, multiple auto transport quotes are the preferred choice.


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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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

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.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

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!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

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.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

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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