As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for,” and when it comes to auto transportation, that goes double! Picking up your car should be straight forward and simple. Here, we provide the info to make sure it is.
What to Expect When You Pick It Up
When you drop off your vehicle, you will be given an estimated arrival date range. Because of certain uncontrollable factors (changing weather conditions, unforeseen detours, etc.) you may not be guaranteed an exact delivery date. When you pick up your vehicle, expect your vehicle to be in the exact same condition it was when you dropped it off. If it is not, you have your pre-inspection as proof! Make sure before driving it off the lot, that you inspect your vehicle from head to toe and that you bring all your paperwork with you. Should you need to file a claim, you have all required documentation.
Your Secret Weapon: Plan Ahead
Finding the right carrier for your shipping needs is essential—but there are thousands to choose from with varying degrees of quality and price. Work with a broker to find the RIGHT one so you don’t have to. Ship A Car Direct not only offers a thorough screening (we weed out over 8,000 carriers that don’t meet our criteria!) but we also provide door to door service, no upfront deposit required, and a damage-free guarantee!
How to Choose a Safe Auto Transportation Company
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.