You’ve just purchased the vehicle of the dreams. The only problem? It’s in California, and you’re in Boston. Where will you find the time to pick it up and take it home? That’s when a car transport company comes in handy. The great news? There’s one in your budget and provides much more than a simple towing service.
Tow Trucks: Weighing the Pros and Cons
Moving your car from where it currently is to where you want it to be requires two different transit options: tow truck vs. shipping company. A tow truck will take your vehicle – usually immediately – to where it needs to go. Mostly, we’re used to using tow trucks after it breaks down. Because tow trucks are designated to come at a driver’s ‘beck and call,’ it comes at a high price.
The biggest disadvantage? Tow trucks are usually limited by a 100-mile radius. Anything more than that, and you’ll be forced to make other accommodations. The other disadvantage to consider? Tow trucks don’t offer covered carriers – only flatbeds, so added protection for your vehicle isn’t an option.
Today’s Shipping Company Isn’t What You’d Expect
The car shipping industry is a competitive one. If you need to move your vehicle from one city to the next, you’ll find the most competitive pricing. A highly reputable car shiping company will provide:
- High quality customer service
- A accurate estimate of delivery date
- Positive reviews (with a strong positive online reputation)
- The ability to be ‘transparent’ – no hidden fees!
Sure, you can drive your own vehicle. But that takes time away from your job and family. Financially, it can require a steeper price to pay if you’re driving with hotel cost, gas, and without the experience of driving long distances, you could drive out of your way (costing you more!) Drive your own car to pick up your car, and that’s wear and tear on your vehicle.
Remove the hazards and hassle of driving yourself in one shot with a professional shipper, who knows what it takes and the shortest amount of time to get you there.
The route matters, the cost plays a factor, but in the long run, a car shipping company will save you time, money and the hassle of figuring out the details. For a free quote from America’s best shipping company, fill out a contact form today, and receive a quote within minutes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.