What You Need to Know About Auto Transport Services
When it comes to finding help in moving your vehicle, most people don’t know how to find a service to move their vehicle or what type of service they provide exactly. In short, an “auto transportation service”‘ helps you move your vehicle from one location to another when you can’t drive it yourself. If moving or taking an extended vacation, one of these services is the best way to get you and your vehicle together in the same place. Most people would rather take a short flight rather than spend several days driving, putting more miles on their vehicles in the process. An auto transport service can also be used to deliver a vehicle to someone who purchased one from far away or from an online auction site.
There are many companies operating across the country today that provide the same services but there are some that might be a better match for you as far as affordability, timeliness, and insurance offered. Your vehicle is probably one of the most valuable assets you own and it pays to take the time to research your options and learn about the backgrounds and qualifications these companies provide.
The one thing you should make sure of is that the company you choose carries the proper licenses, insurance, and is bonded. This is usually an easy thing to find out as most reputable companies will advertise these credentials on either their website or on promotional materials. Another good way to make sure you’re choosing a reputable, honest company is to contact the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and see if the company in question has had any negative reports against it as far as lawsuits and complaints.
One thing to get is the estimated cost of services. Beware of “hidden fees” that a company might add on later; ask the company directly before signing any contract. If you have the time, visit the auto transport facility in order to inspect the equipment and trucks used to transport your vehicle. It’s also a good time to meet and greet those that would be assisting you with the move vs. just relying on a fancy website to sell their service.
Instead of accepting the first reasonable offer, remember the old saying of “you get what you pay for”. Knowing your vehicle will be arriving safely is often worth paying the few extra dollars and taking a few extra minutes in researching a reputable company.