Car Shipping Secrets

What a lot of people don’t realize about car shipping is how simple it really is. We read tens or hundreds of car shipping related information every day, and the single most common thread among all of these is that people are frustrated with the process. Let me just paraphrase one review example that I’ve recently read:

I used an auto transport company that I thought would have been good. All of their sales materials were flashy and neat, and the sales person told me everything I wanted to hear. But when it came time to actually have my car picked up, the driver never showed up! He never even called! I wish car shipping wasn’t so frustrating!

This is how it goes a lot of the time. But let me fill you in on a secret…

Car shipping doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, the only time car shipping turns out like that is when you’re making your choices based on superficial factors!

The truth is that most people don’t really know what to look for, or how to look for it. That’s OK though, not everyone are professional car shippers like we are. But here are some great tips that you can use the next time you ship
  • CHECK THE REVIEWS PEOPLE!
Welp, it’s pretty obvious: good services get good reviews. What’s even more significant to you as a consumer of transport, however, is that bad services get bad reviews. Check the reviews yourself before you book, it’ll be a lifesaver.
  • Ask for References
Most people aren’t going to want to do this, but it can really help. You get an idea of what a company’s like straight from someone who has used that company. Especially try and find former customers from third party sites (that is, avoid asking for references from the car shipping company itself.)
  • If You Have Specific Transport Concerns, Address Them Right Away
A lot of the negative stuff that happens when shipping a car is the result of poor communication between the customer, the drivers, and the brokers. The reality is that sometimes, it’s the fault of the customer for not specifying their needs. Don’t be afraid to explain your situation and your needs to your car transporter.
More information on auto transport coming soon!