How To Avoid Scams With Car Shipping
Avoiding car shipping scams can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. You might not realize how competitive the auto industry can be. This post will help you make the right choice if you've never moved a car before.
Move Car has been around since 2010. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. Since opening our doors, we have moved more than 100,000 vehicles. You won't find many complaints about the service we provide if you do a little research on us. In an industry that is filled with companies that hide behind the scenes when there is a problem or lie to customers, we offer transparency.
Car shipping is not an exact science. Drivers can experience delays when they pick up and deliver vehicles. This could be anything from customers being unable to pick up or deliver a vehicle to drivers having to wait several days for vehicles they were informed were available for pickup at an auction, dealership, or other location. Car carriers, like all vehicles on the planet, can break down.
As if all this wasn't enough, consider all the other companies out there trying to exploit you. It makes it difficult to find the right auto transport company.
These are some tips to help you avoid scams when shipping cars.
Here are the top 4 tips to avoid car shipping scams
Do your research.
Do your research. This is the most important tip. Don't base your decision solely on a website's design, the words of a sales representative, or the price. It is important to read real reviews from customers. You have many great resources available, such as Google, Yelp, and the Better Business Bureau.
Check negative reviews - beware of hidden fees, late delivery, no insurance.
You should also look at negative reviews when looking at a company profile on these sites. You can sort most cases by the lowest star rating. Check out the reviews that are not recommended if you're on Yelp. BEWARE!!!! Beware! There are many companies that will fake positive reviews. Sites with high star ratings can be misleading. Be sure to read the negative reviews. It will be easy to see companies that alter their prices fail to deliver on time or use carriers with inadequate or non-existent cargo coverage. These are the companies you should avoid.
Do not shop based on price alone.
Do not choose the company that has the lowest price. Sometimes it's difficult not to. I know. In my private life, I must fight this urge every day. It is important to understand that apples are not apples. Cheap companies don't offer the same quality service as Move Car and other reputable companies. They may be making false promises or cutting corners. They may offer a $200 discount, but it will cost you more. This could result in hundreds of rental car fees and thousands of unpaid damage claims. This is one of your most important assets. You want to make sure you have the right people doing the job.
Insurance is extremely important.
Check to see that the broker has their own insurance. Move Car is among the few vehicle transport companies that do. These policies are required for vendors to be able to transport vehicles for dealers and fleet management companies. We also carry a $500,000 contingent cargo insurance policy (cargo insurance that protects your vehicle while it is in the care of the carrier). We also have a $4,000,000 liability policy. Although the carrier's insurance will always be the primary, it's nice to know that there is another policy in case their coverage is canceled. Although it isn't often that there is damage, customers shouldn't have to pay the bill.
These tips will help you avoid scams when shipping cars. The car shipping industry is like the wild and wild west. It isn't as well-regulated or monitored as it should be. There are not all companies that are a disaster. We take pride in what our company does and strive to make it a positive one.