How to choose an auto transport company?

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It is important to be vigilant and aware of what to look for when you are planning to hire a company to transport your vehicle.

But how can you be sure that the auto transport company you choose is right for you and will take good care of your car? To help you minimize the risk of making a bad decision, we have created a list of recommended steps to take when choosing a car shipping company.

How to choose an auto transport company?

Research

Today, thanks to Google, finding a car shipping company is easier than ever. A simple online query will yield numerous immediate results. Yet, it doesn’t mean you should choose the first company that pops up on the first page of Google.

Look up your potential shipper’s consumer ratings and read online reviews to learn about other customers’ experiences. Although, don’t base your decision only on what other people say. Verify the shipper’s licensing and background information as well as safety ratings with FMCSA.

Check the shipper’s website. How easy is it to navigate? How open is the company about its services and procedures? Can you easily find contact information?

Next, narrow your search down to about three reputable companies and request quotes

Request several quotes

It is very important to collect multiple quotes. Prices, however, will vary from one company to another. Auto transport cost depends on several factors such as distance, make and model of vehicle, condition of the vehicle, and type of transport carrier. However, supply and demand on a given route is the most important variable that determines the final cost to ship a car. It changes daily.

Many companies do not account for this factor in their quotes because they use car shipping quote calculators to automate the pricing process.

Only a quote that reflects the most current market conditions will ship your vehicle safely, efficiently, and on time. These quotes are calculated manually.

Thus, it is always better to call a company, ask questions, and request a current market price.

Ask questions

It is always a good practice to call and ask questions. Let a car shipping agent walk you through the process of transporting a car. You need to learn how shipping a car works.

This is the best way to understand what type of company you will be dealing with. The agents’ attitude and their knowledge and willingness to explain the process, the prices and your options will show you the company’s culture and experience.

Compare and finalize your choice

Compare everything that each company offers in terms of types of service, price, friendliness of customer service, transparency, and reliability.

When you choose a car shipping company, do not just go with the one that offers the cheapest price. Because the cheapest price never guarantees professional and timely service.

Incredibly low quotes that look like a great deal in the beginning, can open the door to a whole lot of problems such as late delivery, damage to your vehicle with no one willing to accept responsibility, or even a complete failure to ship the car in the first place. So, check carefully and compare all companies and prices.

How can Corsia Logistics be of service?

Corsia Logistics is a small family-owned company with over a decade of experience in the auto transport industry.

Our team is knowledgeable and eager to provide what people need today – personalized service and affordable rates. We treat each and every customer as if they were family. But don’t just take our word for it, read our online reviews to see why customers love us.

Our approach is simple – affordable rates and personalized attention.

Have questions? Connect with us via our online chat or call, and our experienced agents will be happy to tell you everything you need to know about car shipping. Thank you!

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About the Author:

Juxhina Malaj - a wanderluster and bibliophile who loves painting, watching documentary films, and taking pictures of classic cars (mainly cute Volkswagen Beetles). Juxhina holds a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from the American University in Bulgaria. She is currently studying Master's in Communication Science at the University of Vienna, Austria.
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  1. Duncan Lance  June 13, 2018

    It really is important to ask a lot of questions when choosing a car transport company and it is great that the article agrees. After all, you want to make sure that you can figure out everything that you need to know about the company and their services first. For example, if you want to make sure that the new car shows up without a scratch then you need to ask about what they do to protect the car during transit.

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