6 Tips for Selecting a Car Shipping Company

July 30, 2023

Need to have your vehicle transported from one location to another without you having to drive it? Then it must be a long route that it has to pass. Whether you’re moving to that new destination, or you’ve just now bought a car that you want transported to your specific location, or you have any other specific reason, your next step will be the same. Basically, you’ll want to hire a car shipping company to complete the hard work for you.

This is how it works: https://www.forbes.com/home-improvement/moving-services/how-to-ship-a-car/

Immediately after realizing that you need to have the car shipped, you’ll decide to hire these professionals, because it’s much easier than having to drive it yourself. That’s the easy part. What’s the difficult part, then? Actually, hiring the right company.

Or, to be more precise, it’s the choosing part that can be tricky. Not because you won’t have a lot of firms to choose from, but perhaps specifically because you will. Being presented with so many different choices, you may not know how to select the best car shipping company, i.e. the one that will provide you with the perfect service and transport your vehicle safely to its new destination.

Not uncommon for people to struggle in this stage of the process. On the other hand, not uncommon for people to just make a random selection and not struggle at all. Such random moves could easily lead to regrets, though. And, since the process of transporting cars is serious and should be handled with care, it’s always recommended for consumers not to make random decisions and to instead take their time to choose the perfect company, and I’ll give you some tips on that. Read more on how to make the choice.

  1. Research Different Ones

It’s pretty logical that you’ll have to research different companies before choosing the one you believe is right for you, isn’t it? While you could decide to cooperate with the first one you come across, the truth is that it’s not the wisest move. Sure, you could be lucky enough to come across the perfect one on your first try, but that’s not a risk you really want to take. Instead, what you should do is research more firms, as that will allow you to compare them and make an informed choice regarding which one could be the best for you.

  1. Verify Their Legitimacy

One of the first things to focus on when aiming at making the best choice is checking the legitimacy of the firms you’re researching. Verifying that the companies you have in mind are legitimate will put you at ease, washing away all your worries about the car not arriving where it should arrive once it reaches someone else’s hands. The Internet is a convenient source when it comes to verifying legitimacy, so make sure to use it.

  1. Check Track Record

Do you need to know anything about the past work done by these firms? Well, you don’t need to, but you should actually learn a bit more about that. Why? Because understanding the quality of their past work, and checking the length of the routes the companies are taking and the distances they’re going will give you a clearer idea about whether they can help you or not. Checking track record will, thus, be of help.

  1. Contact the Firms You Prefer

Found a few firms you prefer and believe could be right for you? Well, contact them! I’m not saying you should immediately choose one of those, but getting in touch is the first serious step towards actually making your final decision. Having conversations with these professionals will give you a better idea on how they work, and you’ll be able to ask any questions you may have, the answers to which will make it easier for you to decide.

  1. Discuss the Costs

Speaking of the important questions, those regarding the costs of these services are definitely important. Put differently, you want to know how much the car shipping companies you’re contacting will charge for these services, and you want to, then, compare their quotes. Apart from talking to them directly to get a quote, you can also use calculators to your advantage, as those can give you an approximation of the price you’ll have to pay. In any case, discussing the cost is important, especially if you’re not sure how it’s calculated and you need further explanations.

  1. Choose and Schedule Pickup

Have you discussed everything there is to discuss and have you done all the necessary research? If the answer is yes, then you’ll now simply have to choose the car shipping company you think is right for you. Upon doing that, you should schedule the pickup time and agree on the location, and once the vehicle is picked up by the pros, you won’t have to worry about it again until it arrives at the new destination.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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