How to Get Auto Transport Quotes

Do you have to move your car, truck, or motorcycle either domestically or internationally within the next six months? If so, you may be one of many searching across the Internet for quotes and pricing. There are various methods of getting quotes on anything on the net. You can go directly to a particular company or you can search from countless “broker” sites that are scattered across the web. There are advantages to each method.

The sluggish economy has created more of a buyer or “customers” market and therefore going directly to a company has its advantages. It is possible that you can haggle down an individual auto transport firm if you have enough time. Give a large enough window for the transport and you can probably have your vehicle worked in at a lower rate than if you had a condensed time frame. You may also see if there are discounts such as AAA, AARP, military, etc. The key is to negotiate the best deal that you can get by being personable, agreeable, and reasonable. They may be shipping many vehicles in your destination region and have the ability to include yours to make a full load, or they may be running short on numbers that month and need to make that deal. Just be warned if you are going to haggle you usually get what you pay for.

Another approach is to use a broker site where you can get multiple quotes for the same destination. These sites will usually provide quotes for 5-10 different auto transport companies. Sites like “Shipping Quotes” or “Auto-transportquotes” have an online tool that allows you to fill in your information to receive instant quotes based on the numbers provided. These sites can certainly be helpful in narrowing down your choices, but at the same time you will still need to follow up with each individual company to ensure there are no hidden fees or taxes that you weren’t made aware of at the time of the quote. As many a wary mover has found out, sometimes the lowest quote is not necessarily the lowest price. Moreover, you should review what you get for each of the quotes: is it covered transport? That would certainly gain you a higher quote than someone who is charging less for uncovered transport, for example.

As with all things, word of mouth is also important. Testimonials from places like the BBB are likewise important to know if you are getting a good deal.