How To Ship Your Graham
The long distance move across the country, whether for work or for family related reasons is one of the most tedious processes. Apart from the fun of experiencing life in a new environment, everything else will likely be a lot of hard work. After moving with all the bags and furniture, what one needs in such a situation is a reliable car company to move their vehicle. Here are some clever tips for choosing the ideal car transport company for your Graham.
While experience is an important factor, specialization is perhaps more important. When considering an auto transport company, look at the types of cars they are used to shipping. Are they used to shipping sedans for dealerships, vintage cars or high-end automobiles? Different cars require different levels of diligence and know how.
Another factor to consider is whether they only do local shipment or they dabble in international shipment too. This is especially important for those looking to move their car to or from overseas locations. If you have the normal mid-range sedan, you likely will not require much. However, those with either high end or vintage vehicles will benefit from the services of an experienced company.
It might not seem obvious at first, but location is another crucial factor. With the popularity of online commerce, the first place many will look to when searching for a service provider is the online platform. However, it is important to search for a company whose offices are available locally. It is only right that one knows where their offices and who the contact people they will be dealing with are if you are going to trust them with your car for a few days. When dealing with a company that has local offices, getting access to them for updates or clarification will always be easier.
Reputation always sells, and for important reasons. In the automobile transport industry, there are just as many crooks and untrustworthy companies as there are reliable ones. Since there is no way of truly knowing what goes on in the company without first trying out their services, one useful way of determining the level of quality to expect is from their reputation. When looking to choose a long distance car transport company, ask around from friends and family, or any close acquaintances who have had their vehicles shipped before. Ask them about their experiences with the company, the pricing, delivery and communication, and whether any complaints came up and how they were handled.
Many companies will always have a review or feedback section on their website, where they will likely have a few comments by past clients. It is unlikely, though, that a company will publish negative comments on its website. Luckily, there are review websites from which one can get important information about the state of the companies they are looking at. Websites like the better business bureau offer useful information, going back as far as 36 months.
It might seem like an uphill task, but with these points in mind, the process is guaranteed to go much smoother.
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.