Understanding The Car Transport Process

Although vehicles were designed to provide transport, they sometimes need to be transported. Generally this occurs when someone is moving home or visiting another city. Drivers who need to move their car to another state or city will need to use car transport services.

Choosing a Car Shipping Service

There are countless car shipping companies in the United States. Unfortunately, not all of them provide a top-notch service. Due to this, consumers need to select a transport service which is well-known and trusted. The best way to do this is to read reviews about the company in question. A good transport company will be able to provide testimonials from previous customers.

car transportThe first step in hiring a shipping service is getting a quote for transportation services. Many consumers make the mistake of hiring the company which offers them the lowest quote. In regards to car transportation, the quality of the service is more important than the price. The last thing consumers need is for the car to get damaged or lost during the shipping process.

During the quote process, consumers will be given various shipping options. Ultimately, the budget of the consumer will determine how their vehicle is shipped. Those who have a lower budget will generally choose open transportation or terminal to terminal delivery. If money is no object, consumers can opt for enclosed transportation and door to door delivery. In most cases, more expensive shipping services deliver vehicles faster than the alternatives.

Once consumers have chosen shipping services, they will need to prepare their car for transportation. Ideally, consumers will ask their shipping company what needs to be done. Most companies will ask that the vehicle is in functioning order, is clear of personal belongings and has up to 1/4th or 1/8th of gas in the tank.

Organizing shipping for a vehicle can be a frustrating experience. However, once one finds the right shipping company, this task can be performed smoothly. The best car transport service will charge a reasonable price and deliver the vehicle in a timely manner. Those who have further questions about the shipping process should contact their shipping company via phone. The staff at the company should be able to answer specific questions relating to their business. If consumers are happy with their quote, they can complete the necessary paperwork and pay for the service. The vehicle will then be picked up by the shipper.

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Michael began working in the Car Shipping Industry back in 2002, starting as a Salesperson for AAA Discount Auto & Truck Transporters in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, he opened his own office under the name "Honesty First Auto Transport" where he pioneered the movement within the Auto Transport industry of not charging the customer a deposit up front. Many car shipping companies followed his lead and no longer require a deposit up front. In 2011, in an effort to further improve the customer experience for anyone shipping a car to another state, he changed the name of his company to Safe-Direct Car Shipping and created the auto shipping industry's ONLY Damage Free Guarantee. His hope is that other Auto Transporters will, once again, follow his lead and create similar safeguards for their customers (and he'll be happy to re-emerge once again in a few years with the next great improvement). He is also proud to announce that Safe-Direct Car Shipping has become the #1 company on Transport Reviews over the past 2 years.