Posted on 10/05/22

Why Cheap Shipping Methods For Automobiles Are Not Always Safe

Why Cheap Shipping Methods For Automobiles Are Not Always Safe

While it is clear that we all love a great deal, auto transport isn't always cheaper. There are substantial costs involved in loading your vehicle onto trucks and moving it from one location to the next. Keep in mind that shipping costs can seem too good to be true if they are not listed. It's similar to buying a car. The same applies to choosing a shipping company. You are investing in your vehicle so make sure you don't choose a shoddy shipping company. Here's why:

Low Prices Often Mean Hidden Fees

Many companies will offer a low-ball quote to get customers, but customers don't see the surcharges and additional fees that will be added to the bill. Ask about any additional fees or charges if you receive a quote that is significantly lower than others.

Cheaper Prices Mean Less Customer Service

The old saying "you get what you pay for" is well-known. These companies are often cheaper because they don’t have customer service departments and you deal directly with the driver. If you have to resolve a problem such as delays or damage, this can be a huge problem. It is worth the investment to get great customer service!

Cheaper Prices Mean Less Experience

Experience is more important when shipping vehicles across the country. While it might cost more, this experience could save you time and avoid the hassle and delays that can lead to damage or delays.

Scammers Might Use Lower Prices

Scammers are out there looking to make a quick buck off of vulnerable customers. They will attempt to convince you to pay a deposit to transport your vehicle, then never show up to pick it up. You can check the company's website to see their six-digit MC Docket numbers. This is a great way to determine if they are legitimate. The Federal Motor Carrier Administration requires that every auto transport company be registered. This number serves as proof of registration.