Car shipping, from the business owner perspective, isn’t easy – otherwise everyone would be doing it. And the shipping company who provides a seamless experience for the consumer is rare.
One of the most common questions asked (especially by) first time customers is, “When will my car arrive? I need it by _____.” The reality is, car shipping companies can give you a time frame, but cannot guarantee an exact date. There are seasonal and environmental factors that ttribute to this. If you –plan ahead and you’re flexible (with realistic expectations), the shipping process becomes an easy one. Some factors that go into your price are:
- Size and type of vehicle. The size of the vehicle always goes into play. A classic or vintage vehicle may require a enclosed trailer to transport it to and from (which typically costs more than an open trailer). n
- The season it’s being shipped. Weather is always a consideration when shipping a vehicle. During the spring, prices tend to increase, while the winter weather can cause your transport to take longer due to ice, heavy rain or snow.
- Location. If you are transporting your vehicle to a major city, it will take less time than say, a small remote town, which will take longer to deliver.
When you’ve decided that car shipping is the way to go, now you’ve the big task to consider: what car shipping company – out of the thousands available to you – do you go with? Become organized and communicative. Know what your budget is, and have little room to wiggle (more or less). Once your receive your quote, ask for any other hidden fees, and ask for the breakdown of those fees so all of your questions are answered. Finally, ask for testimonials. Read what others have written about the company, Any common themes, good or bad?
While this can be a daunting task (where do you begin?) it doesn’t have to be. A car shipping broker can do the work FOR you. Ship A Car Direct knows the ins and outs of every shipping company out there, and weeds through 80 percent of them to find the perfect one for you. With an iron-clad guarantee and dozens of 5-star ratings, they will provide a seamless shipping experience from start to finish. Contact them today for a free quote!