How To Ship Your Griffith
How much does it cost? That is one of the most common questions car shipping company representatives often have to answer when they receive new clients, eager to have their vehicles shipped long distance, either locally, or overseas. The question of costs is never as simple as it looks, and while many companies have upfront quotes, a lot goes into the determination of costs. With this information, finding cheap auto transport for your Griffith is easy.
The first thing one must start with in the context of costs is the quotation. Ask the company you are looking to deal with for quotes up front, before proceeding with the relationship. This is important for several reasons. First, the company that is confident enough to give quotes up front demonstrates their trustworthiness and their commitment to quality service.
Secondly, the quote gives the client a chance to gauge the overall costs of the auto shipping. Even with the quote received, though, do not take the word of the company for it. Ask questions and read the fine print. Is it inclusive of such things as insurance? Does one have to pay extra for such additional services as car tracks? Make sure all these are clear before making a decision on the commitment.
When choosing a cheap car transport provider, always make sure to shop around and make comparisons. It is thought that one can make huge savings through the comparison of quotes. One can either do this manually, which is not too difficult considering the fact that a lot of information is available online.
Another clever tactic is to use comparison websites, which normally give the offerings of different companies. Many will likely go for the cheapest but beware of those companies that are exceedingly cheap, since many of the will likely not offer the same level of service they claim to offer, leaving you with the possibility of paying extra.
Upfront quotes are good but go for the company that offers live loading. This is where every vehicle is treated differently, and the weight and size characteristics eventually determine the overall cost of the exercise.This gives you the chance to make savings on the overall cost through the removal of excess clutter in the vehicle, luggage, and such accessories like spoilers and decals, which might increase the size of the car and affect the overall price.
Generally, the wider and heavier the car, the more expensive it is to ship cross country.
Every auto transport company must carry insurance. However, when having the conversation about prices, it is important to ask about insurance too. Make sure all the details of what the deal covers and what it does not are laid out. The insurance might cover other parts of the vehicle apart from, say, a stereo system that has been added to the car.
Depending on the value of the car, make sure the insurance amounts are enough to cover any potential damage. Car transport costing is never as straightforward as it seems. A lot goes into the determination of costs, most of which companies never want their clients to know. With such insider information, saving those extra hundreds or thousands will be easy.
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.