Cheapest Way to Ship a Car
When it comes to transporting a vehicle, you want to find the cheapest way possible – it’s human nature to want to save as much money as possible. It’s for this reason that stores like Wal-Mart and Costco exist, because people like saving money. Entire sales campaigns are designed around trying to convince people they’re saving money, and while in most industries and for most goods and services you buy the cheapest is just fine, in the auto transport industry when you go cheap you get what you pay for.
Auto transport is dominated by the relationship between carriers and brokers. Brokers find loads for carriers to transport and carriers stay out of the advertising side and work with the brokers. It’s a symbiotic relationship. However, most carriers, when searching for freight, will look at the route they’re traveling along and will find freight that is paying enough to make them money to fuel their truck and give them a bit of profit. If your order is quoted too low, a carrier will likely pass right by your order unless they’re desperate for work.
Quoting too low a price is a common tactic among scammers, which is why finding the cheapest way to ship a car usually isn’t the best way to go about it. Simply put, the more you pay, the quicker your vehicle will get picked up. Some companies offer standby auto transport, which is where you pay a low amount and wait for a carrier to pick your car up, but these are unreliable at best and can lead to you waiting weeks and sometimes months for a carrier to pick your car up. The cheapest way to ship a car, in other words, is far from the fastest.
But then again, it’s really up to you what kind of auto transport experience you’re looking for and what you want out of your car transport company. On the whole, people want their vehicle moved quickly because they need it. Some people, however, don’t. For those of you that do need your car quickly, don’t go with the lowest quote. You don’t necessarily need to go with the highest one you find, but don’t go with the lowest. You can call our toll-free telephone number at 877-622-6100 for more information and to speak to a live representative who can answer any questions you may have as well as get you on the road to a great auto transport experience.