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Factors to Consider When Looking for an Auto Transport Company



Auto transport is an important transport service that helps people to move cars or other forms of automobile from one point to the other. It is an important service because people relocate from one city or state to the other, dealers also need to move their merchandise. In fact there are many reasons why one may need to move a vehicle from point A to B.

Due to the importance of this service, there is a proliferation of companies that offer this service. Ironically, all these companies claim to be the best; even the ones that offer the worst services. This makes it quite difficult for one to know which company to work with. Some people resort to using an auto transport broker to save them the stress of wading through the various options. However, some others prefer to DIY.

In this article therefore, we will discuss the factors to consider when looking for an auto transport company. These tips will help the latter set of people to choose the best option for them.

Factors to Consider

For those who have decided to do the sifting and sorting of options themselves, there are a number of factors to consider before you can truly say that the option you chose is the best one for you. These factors include the following:-


When you set out on your research of the various companies out there, you need to look out for organizations that are experienced in this line of business. This means that they must have been in the game for some years. They must not be a flash-in-the-pan company.

Find out how many clients they have attended to over the years, the issues they have had with them and how they have resolved those issues. All these form the basis of the experience that you are looking for.

Value for Money

You need to compare as many options as possible and check out what they have to offer. This will give you an idea of the ones that will offer you good value for your money. Most often, people make the mistake of going for the cheapest option when looking for a service provider. But the truth of the matter is that ‘cheap’ doesn’t always mean ‘beneficial’ just as ‘expensive’ doesn’t mean ‘best’.

This therefore means that you have to do an analysis of the cost to benefit.  Look at all the benefits that the service provider offers in relation to how much you have to pay. This will help you determine whether the cost is worth the benefit. Read this article for tips on how to carry out a cost-benefit analysis.

Customer Service

This is a very important aspect of any organization that you choose to work with. It can make or mar your experience with the company. You can find out the kind of customer service that the option you are considering has by just putting a call across to them.

Listen to how the customer care personnel speaks, how they respond to your questions no matter how ‘dumb’ they sound and how reassured you felt after the call. Never you go ahead to do business with a company whose customer service is not right.

Imagine that you have to call the line of a company several times before they pick and when they do, the customer service staff is surly and responds to you as if you are a bother; should you go ahead to work with such a firm? Bear in mind that unforeseen circumstances can come up in the course of your shipment; who would you get updates and reassurances from?

All that is to say that great customer service is top priority for choosing an auto transport company to work with. They show you a glimpse of the work ethos of the company.

Customer Reviews

Ensure that you read customer reviews to find out what past clients have to say about their service. Go online; check out the website of the firm, read comments on their pages on social media. This will give you a feel on the quality of service that they provide.

A company that has so many negative reviews is a red flag and should be avoided at all cost. Ironically, so is a company with all positive reviews; this is because some businesses generate fake reviews for themselves. The middle ground is looking at a company that has a good dose of positive reviews and a few negative ones. The hack is to look at the company’s response to the negative review and find out how the issue was resolved.

Check out this site to know how to spot fake reviews:

Type of Carriers Available

Find out the type of carriers that the company uses and also the one that will be best for your vehicle. If your car is new and expensive or a vintage, you wouldn’t want an open carrier to be used to transport it; it needs to move in a transport carrier which is an enclosed truck. So ensure that the company will use the right carrier for your vehicle.


These are just a few of the things to consider as you look for an auto transport company. Ensure that you do your due diligence before entrusting your car to any company for shipment.



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