Your vehicle is one of the most important possession that you own—so shouldn’t the car shipping company you choose be one of the most important decisions you make? From convenience to saving time, here are 7 incredible benefits of using a car shipping service!
Reduce the Risk of Damage
Your car should arrive in the same condition once it reaches the destination, making it necessary to hire professionals to transport the vehicle. A professional car shipping service will use high-quality tools and equipment to ensure that the vehicle is transported safely and isn't at risk of damage.
Avoid Taking Time Off Work
Driving a vehicle or hauling it to a far-away location requires a significant amount of time, which can result in lost wages. With a trusted car shipping company, you won't have to worry about taking the extra time off work to transport the car and can trust the quality of care every step of the way.
Reduce Your Stress
Transporting your vehicle to another location can be stressful because of the time and energy it requires. Hire a shipping professional to do the work for you! Another added benefit is the mileage you’ll save.
Most insurance companies offer coverage when transporting the vehicle when using a shipping service, which can provide peace of mind. They can inspect the car before it's transported and will also carefully examine it to look for any damage once it reaches its final destination. You won't be responsible for paying for any damage that occurs out of your own pocket.
You Can Avoid Injuries
Driving longer distances can make it difficult to avoid an accident while spending several hours on the road each day. You won't have to worry about your safety when spending time behind the wheel because you'll leave the transportation to a professional company. Hiring a professional shipper will allow you to avoid possible accidents and can protect your overall well-being.
You’ll Save Money on Unforeseen Costs
You can save more money with a car shipping service because you won't spend a significant amount on fuel to get where the car where it's headed. You'll also avoid the cost of maintenance or repairs that are needed once the car reaches its destination. Choose a car shipping company like Ship A Car Direct, and you won’t have to deal with upfront costs or hidden fees!
Focus on Other Tasks
Hire a professional car shipping company and you can give your attention to more pressing tasks. You won't feel inconvenienced or overwhelmed by driving your vehicle, making it easy to enjoy the services and free up extra time in your schedule.
Ship A Car Direct provides door-to-door service, no up-front deposit required and offers a damage-free guarantee. Contact us for a free quote today!
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.