If you’ve never relied on a car shipping company to move your vehicle, then it may seem like the process can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! When you know the basics of shipping, finding an affordable shipping company becomes manageable and simple. Read on to learn how to find a company that fits within your budget.
You Get What You Pay For
Just like any service you’re putting a valuable personal belonging in the hands of, the same rule applies: you get what you pay for. As you receive bids from different carriers (and we recommend you get a handful of bids, not just one), you’ll receive some low quotes.
If one company’s bid is much lower than the average, ask yourself: what are they skimping on? Is it service? Is it qualified drivers to take my vehicle to and from their location? Are they appropriately licensed and qualified to care for my vehicle? A lower price may indicate that they’re not including a fundamental aspect of what you need. Here’s a hint: do your research. Your price will include a broker’s fee and a carrier’s fee.
Some quotes may ask you what kind of transport you want (open or closed), while others will simply quote you on the ‘cheaper’ option, and add in extra expedited fees later. At Ship A Car Direct, we screen all carriers before we give you a quote—so you know you’re only getting the most qualified carrier for your shipping needs.
Don’t Settle For the Lowest Quote – Insist on the Best
Whether you’re shipping your car across state lines or internationally, it takes some time and commitment to finding the right shipping company for you. If you don’t have the time to devote learning about each company, put trust in one that has 5-star testimonials and superior service! Ship A Car Direct offers their customers pre-screened carriers (7,500 of them!), as well as a damage-free guarantee. Contact them today to learn why so many people have placed their vehicles in the hands of Ship A Car Direct!
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.
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