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Jan 16, 2024

What to Look for in a Bad Shipping Car Company

There’re dozens of car shipping companies out there, which can make it a complicated, head hurting experience if you don’t know what to look for. Which ones are good? Most importantly, which ones aren’t? Here’s your breakdown of these top red flags to look out for in a bad shipping company – and what you can do for a stress-free customer experience.

Low Cost, No Guarantee

Your car is one thing in your life you depend on. It would be a major inconvenience – not to mention a big thorn in your side – if something happened to it. So, when it comes to how shipping companies are priced… you typically get what you pay for. If a company praises their lower-than-low price, do your homework.

Are they skimping on something else like providing adequate insurance, or customer service? Are there hidden fees? (Ask for everything to be spelled out in the contract, and don’t sign if they’ve added on any fees not discussed previously!) Being competitively priced is one thing, but if their price is too good to be true, they probably are.

Negative Reviews

It’s worth it to spend a little time doing your research before choosing a car shipping company. One of the best ways to know which company is reputable and trustworthy is by researching them for yourself with online reviews. Are most of the reviews positive or negative? It’s ok if a company has a few negative reviews in there, as they are subjective. But, when a company has multiple reviews all pointing out a common issue(s), that’s worth paying attention to. And with the negative reviews, what is the company's response? Do they take the defensive and blame the reviewer? Or do they take ownership when things go awry, apologize and attempt to make things right?

Forget the Amateurs – Go for the Experts Instead

While the car shipping process 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!

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