Should I Ship or Drive My Car?
Whenever you must have a car relocated, the thought of taking it to its new home on your own has probably arisen. Nevertheless, transporting a car without professional assistance is often risky. Not to mention, it will cause normal wear and tear to the vehicle, increased mileage, and usually cost much more than it would if you hired a transporter for the job.
Hiring a transport company with years of experience is the greatest thing you can do for a vehicle that must travel from one location to the next. If you wish to avoid the risks involved with a vehicle transport, use online resources to help you find a transporter you can trust with the careful delivery of your car. There many things you can look for in a car shipping company that will prove their reliability.
Things to Look for in an Auto Transport Company
When you begin searching for a transport company, make sure they have the shipping methods and services that you seek. If shipping overseas, they should have international experience. Complying with foreign laws is confusing for those not familiar. A transporter with this experience will have customer service reps available to guide you through the process at all times.
A skilled car shipping company will have positive reviews and ratings online. Customers that have used them in the past will usually leave positive reviews, testimonials and ratings on various review websites. Read through them carefully and make sure they maintain a positive rep. The BBB should also have information about each transporter you have interest in.
Another thing that a good transporter should offer is multiple shipping methods and services. This will provide you with more options and make it easier to find something within your budget. A lot of transporters will work within your budget and help you modify your car’s transport accordingly.
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.