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Jan 16, 2024

Every car shipping company is going to offer you something different Some will only provide a basic service (getting to point A to B), while others will offer you a red-carpet experience. In the end, you’ll get what you pay for. Here’s a quick guide spelling out how to navigate through the process. 

What’s Included in Your Quote

One of the most important factors when choosing a car transport carrier is price, as transporting a vehicle (especially from one coast to another) can be costly. However, when you know what’s included in your basic transport quote—as well as those additional fees which are typically added on to your quote, you can budget accordingly. Your initial quote will include/cover:

  • The distance your car is traveling
  • Type of transport (open or enclosed) 
  • Gas it will take to transport your vehicle 
  • Service fee. 

Pay Extra Attention to the Reviews

Online reviews of a company can often be found on their website. It’s a great way for a prospective customer to find out how on-time a vehicle is delivered, and how well customers are treated from start to finish. You can search through reviews to answer a few key questions such as: are you current on all required licenses to transport? What insurance do you offer? Are there any hidden/additional fees I need to consider?  What is the communication like? Do they offer any ‘perks’ like door-to-door service? 

What Level of Service Do They Offer?

Your vehicle has been an important investment, and one you treat with the utmost care. So, shouldn’t your car transport company treat it with the same level of care when it’s out of your hands? Look for keywords when considering a transport company such as ‘guarantee’ (and then ask them what and how they guarantee your vehicle will be returned to you in the same condition you left it!) 

When you know what the additional costs are and budget for them accordingly, you can have a stress-free experience! Ship A Car Direct streamlines the transport process for you, by weeding through 80% of carriers that don’t make our cut! Contact us to learn more at 866-221-1664, or simply read through our many positive reviews! 

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