There are a variety of reasons why you may have a need to transport a vehicle, such as having to relocate for your job, buying a vehicle online, or sending a car to someone. While driving the car yourself is certainly an option if it can be transported via land, there are a variety of benefits of hiring an auto transport company, such as A-1 Auto Transport, to do it instead. Check out the following benefits:
Safety and Reliability.
Reliable auto transport companies are able to guarantee the safety of your vehicle, especially with the insurance options that are available. Top companies only deal with drivers who have a great deal of experience in shipping vehicles, as well as have passed various background checks and are in possession of the relevant certifications and licenses that are needed. With the wealth of information that is present on the internet, you can visit sites such as the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) to check the credibility of the company, including seeing consumer reviews.
By choosing to have your car shipped by an auto transport company, you can rest easily in knowing that they are taking every effort to make sure that it's transported securely using special equipment and will arrive on time with few complications.
Less Wear and Tear.
If you choose to drive your car yourself, you should be aware of it being more exposed to the elements, as well as will accumulate miles and will suffer from the general wear and tear that accompanies driving, especially if it's for a long distance. But with a transport company, your car can be placed in either an open or enclosed trailer, meaning that it will not accumulate mileage and will be protected from weather damage for the most part and so forth. The value of your car will better be preserved, not to mention the fact that it'll arrive at its final destination looking the same as when it departed.
Transport More than One at a Time
Choosing an auto transport company means that you'll be able to transport more than one vehicle at a time. This is beneficial if you have purchased multiple vehicles from an auction or dealership online, sell cars yourself, or are a collector. In addition, many people who have families have more than one vehicle. By hiring a company, you'll be able to have everything transported at one time. In addition, you will also save money on the process, since many transport companies offer discounts on shipping multiple vehicles. It means less stops for them and more cost savings for you!
Driving a vehicle yourself means having to pay to fill up the vehicle with gas, as well as having to stop to pay for multiple meals a day and even to book a hotel or motel to stay in. If you're making a round trip, you'll have to pay for all of these again on the way back if you're driving. There's also the possibility that you'll rack up additional costs in maintenance repairs that you'll have to make if you're driving your car, especially if it's cross-country.
By shipping a car, you won't have to pay for any of this. You'll find that the cost of shipping a car through an auto transport company will come out to less if you were to do it yourself in the vast majority of cases. Keep in mind that you'll also save money because you won't have to take time off from work.
Save on Time
If you have to drive the car yourself, naturally you will have to take off from work or will have to give up some of your vacation days, including your weekends. Your time is valuable and precious, so by choosing to ship your car, you won't have to take anytime off at all. If you're driving across the United States, it could take close to a week, if not longer, to get your car to its final destination.
Hiring an auto transport company will mean that you don't have to stress out over having to transport the vehicles yourself or to get aggravated. Driving long distances on the road can be extremely tiresome, as well as a bit aggravating. You will have to deal with unexpected events such as bad weather, traffic accidents, and other various complications. A reliable auto transport company can bring your car from point A to point B without causing you any additional stress, meaning that you'll be able to relax and focus more on your priorities in life, be it your work, family life, or hobbies.
Contact A-1 Auto Transport to get your Free Quote today and talk to a specialist. You'll be surprised at how easy and affordable the whole process can be!
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.