The auto transportation industry is huge and very competitive. With thousands of auto transportation companies to choose from, it is important to do your research and make sure you are going with the right company. Like most people, the cost of the transportation service plays a big factor into your decision. If there’s one thing to know, choosing the cheapest company means you are going to receive the cheapest service.
Hidden Fees and Surcharges
Some companies will lure you in by giving you a very low rate for transportation, making you think you got a good deal. What they won’t tell you is that they will request more money upon delivery and add on additional surcharges. When you are requesting quotes from companies and you get one that is significantly lower than the others, this is a red flag. Always ask plenty of questions about the price and ask if it includes any other fees or charges. For more information on why shipping with the lowest price company isn’t recommended, check out this article here.
Cheaper Is Not Always Better
It’s no secret that we all enjoy getting a good deal. However, in the auto transportation industry, cheaper is not always better. Shipping a car isn’t going to be cheap. To load your car onto a large trailer, pay for fuel for the truck, and transporting your car a long distance costs a lot of money. Cheaper car shipping companies typically have little to no customer service.This can be problematic because you won’t have anyone to call when your car doesn’t arrive on time or if it arrives damaged. So while you might be saving a few dollars, you are also setting yourself up for a headache down the road.
Here at Guardian Auto Transport we are open and transparent. The quote you receive from us includes all taxes, tolls, and fees and you will never pay more than the initial price we quoted you at. We work with only the top ten percent of carriers to minimize the margin for error. Always be sure to research and check reviews for any of the companies you are considering to ship with. Going with the cheapest price might save you some money but will cost you a headache.
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