One thing we know about transporting cars is that it can be a risky and expensive undertaking and so it’s really not surprising to find people who search Google for affordable auto transport options. But just how affordable is affordable?
We did a bit of research and found that when it comes to moving cars, the most affordable rates are in the area of $600 to $900. The rate that you pay depends on the distance to be traveled and the type of car that needs to be transported. Obviously, a Ferrari would cost more to transport than a Toyota. And if the car has to travel throughout two states instead of one, it will cost you more too.
As you can see from above, affordable transport options for cars is not necessarily cheap. But you have to admit that it’s certainly better than paying thousands of dollars for the job.
How do you find auto transport companies that will give you a fair price? If you are like most people, your first instinct would be to search Google for “affordable auto transport” and book the company at the top of the search results. But this really is the surest way not to get the best price for the service.
What you want to do is take a look at the different results and narrow them down to just three. Ask for a quote from each of them. We have to warn you, though, price should NOT be your only consideration when it comes to choosing the company to work with.
We really do not need to tell you, but we have heard so many horror stories of items getting lost in the car when it arrived at the destination. Even worse, there are stories of the car getting scratched or keyed. Because of this, it’s very important that you check the Internet for any complaints against the transport. Even better, check the overall feedback and customer rating. It’s easy enough to do this. You just need to check the company’s profile on Yelp or any other similar website.
Make sure to read the reviews because that is the only way you can be sure the company you are dealing with is reputable. Finding an affordable car transportation service that delivers is not rocket science, however, you do have to be careful about who you hire.
But even with the best companies, you can still run into bad experience. However, you can avoid them by following the tips below:
Empty your car – Empty your car of all valuables and cash so the driver does not become tempting to dip his hands into your stuff.
* Be polite – Have you heard the story about the waiter who spit into the soup of his rude customer just before serving it? Some of version of it can happen to you if you don’t play nice with the transportation company you are dealing with. So, remember, be nice and they will be nice to you.