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Why the Lowest Price is Not Always the Best Option

What's in this article?
  1. Watch Out For Scams
  2. You Get What You Pay For
  3. Most Auto Transport Companies Are Consistent In Price
Watch Out for Scams

It's human nature, it seems, to initially always want to choose the company that offers you the lowest price. But you know the adage of “you get what you pay for”? It may sound cliché but it exists for a reason. That's certainly the case with auto transport companies, though, of course, there are exceptions. In reality, the lowest price is not always the best or smartest option.

Here's why:

Watch Out for Scams

When you get a price that is the lowest one that you've found for auto transport, especially if it's much lower, there's a high likelihood that you could possibly be getting scammed. They may not scam you initially, but some auto transport companies that offer these seemingly unrealistic low prices may try to charge you with various hidden fees during the process, especially once your vehicle arrives.

If a company offers you a really low price but demands most or all of the payment upfront, rather than a small deposit, you can be sure that you're going to be scammed if you choose them.

Make sure to always ask for the proper certification and licenses from the auto transport companies. They should always make their DOT or MC # available to you. Visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website at for more information.

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Legitimate Companies That Offer Very Low Prices

You Get What You Pay For

Sure, choosing the lowest price that's offered may seem like you got a bargain. But be prepared for the high likelihood that you're not going to get the very best in auto transport service.

Legitimate companies that offer very low prices may not:

  • Offer extensive auto transport insurance;
  • May not offer any tracking technology, such as GPS, that many other auto transport companies currently do;
  • Do not have 24/7 customer service availability;
  • Will not transport your vehicle in a timely manner;
  • Do not provide you with drivers that handle your vehicle with care at all times;
  • Sacrifice on some security measures for your vehicle, such as tarp covering.

After all, companies have to make a profit, as they're not charities, so if they're offering you a price that is much lower than the competition, they are most likely making some sacrifices in order to save on costs themselves. Don't give in.

Most Auto Transport Companies Are Consistent in Price

The majority of auto transport companies, unless it's a last minute transport request, will offer prices that are roughly the same with each other, give or take a little bit. You are better off choosing an auto transport company that is mid-range in price and that offers you outstanding service.

One of the best ways to see the quality of service that you can expect from a company is to visit the Better Business Bureau's website for reviews.

By contacting A-1 Auto Transport, you can be fully confident that you're getting an affordable price without any sacrifice in quality. Our customer service representatives are available to help you immediately with any and all of your questions. Contact us today!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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