If you intend to ship your vehicle to Key West, Florida, there is some information that could greatly benefit you to ensure a smooth transport process from start to finish.
First and foremost, the auto transport company you select will set the tone for the entire process, so make sure you are picking a reputable one. The following are just a few of the criteria you should look for when seeking out a transport company:
- Experience - There are hundreds of auto transport companies in operation, but only a select, elite few that actually have significant and adequate experience. The number of years alone do not give you the proper picture or insight into the company’s past. You will want to select a company with extensive experience shipping into and out of Key West. Because Key West is an island, there are a number of unique driving conditions and idiosyncrasies present, so only a driver who knows the lay of the land will be able to navigate the transport of your car safely and efficiently. Pick one that has this valuable experience and you can take comfort in knowing your car is in the best hands possible.
- Reputation - If a company has done dozens or more transports to and from Key West, but has a checkered history of delivering vehicles in worse condition than they were picked up, you probably should avoid them. Use online resources like the Better Business Bureau and Yelp to determine what others have experienced in terms of service. Don’t be afraid to ask for references and reach out to others who have worked directly with the company to get a better picture.
- Budget-Friendly Packages - Everyone has different priorities when it comes to shipping cars to Key West. Some want to spare no expense in order to receive the best possible service, while others need a transport package that is easy on the wallet. If you fall into the second category, don’t be afraid to shop around until you find a company that can provide you with what you want while staying within the confines of your budget. Exceptional transport companies will often work with you to customize a plan that does indeed fulfill all your needs, while staying within your financial limits.
Shipping your vehicle to Key West may seem a daunting endeavor, but with a little research and the assistance of a professional transport company, you will be on your way in no time at all. Utilize this arsenal of tips and tricks and you should have a good baseline set for seeking out and finding the best possible auto transport company in the industry.
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.