When choosing an auto transport company you should always check out their ratings and how long they have been in business. Getting a recommendation from someone you know, or from a popular car shipping review site can also be a solid indication that you are selecting the right company.
Ask the company if the payment has to be made in full before the car is even shipped. This is a red flag because why would a company ask for money before the service has been rendered? A deposit sometimes is asked of a customer only to insure the company that your going with that you are serious about shipping your vehicle. Make sure that the deposit is fully refundable if the service hasn’t been performed. If you have a bad feeling about a company then your probably right about going with your gut feeling.
Go with a company that conducts themselves in a professional manner and makes your fell comfortable about the transport. Each carrier should be fully insured. It is best to ask for a copy of the insurance to make sure that your car is fully covered during its transport.