How to Choose the Perfect Shipping Company For Your Car
If you need to move your vehicle, finding the right transportation company can seem like a daunting task. Understanding the benefits of using a qualified and experienced transport broker to ship your vehicle can make the process simple.
They Have a Library of 5 Star Reviews
Reviews are key – and a simple way to predict what kind of experience you’ll have as a customer. Consider it a shortcut to finding the shipping company within your budget, your time frame and the experience you need. Here’s a helpful tip: go to a few car shipping company’s websites, search through their testimonials, and look for patterns in the reviews. Are you reading the same things over and over again (for good or bad)? Get a quote from a few different reputable shipping companies, and go with your gut.
A Transport Broker That Takes Care of the Hard Work
Consider a car transport broker to save you time and resources when choosing the right company. Often times. They can even work out a more competitive rate for your vehicle than you could get alone. But not all brokerage companies can offer this—which is why finding the right company to seek out the very best shipping company for your needs is essential. At shipacardirect.com, they never use the “terminal to terminal” shipping process, but instead, finds one quality carrier to pick up your car and drops it off to you—safe, sound and taken care of with precision and detail.
The Right Transport Broker Will Offer You ‘Extras’ You Can’t Do Without
Many transport brokers just do the bare minimum, connecting customers with a carrier—and that’s it. Ship A Car Direct continuously stands out from the competition because of their Iron-Clad, Damage Free Guarantee and superior service, and their free user video and email series—which will keep you informed and educated every step of the way.
As a highly reputable car shipping broker, they carefully screen every available carrier for their customers, and ensure they are fully insured and prepared to give your vehicle the royal treatment. Learn all about the benefits of choosing Ship A Car Direct as your transport broker, today and find the right shipping company for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.