What You Need to Know About Auto Transport Quotes
When you search for the term “auto transport quotes” on the internet you get bombarded with links to quote providers, usually. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – we think it’s important that you get quotes from different shippers. It allows you to compare prices and services, to find the right company for your needs. But how are those quotes calculated? What goes into them, how do they come together? What factors affect the prices that you pay? These are questions that, honestly, deserve their own answers, and we’ll get to those in later posts of this series. But we want to give you an overview about all of that, briefly touching on different parts of your quotes. So read on and learn what you need to know about your auto transport quotes.
The truth about your auto transport quotes
For starters, a quote is never set in stone. If a company says they can give guaranteed rates, run away. Guaranteeing a rate in the car shipping industry is next to impossible; there are too many variables on the road to deal with. Factors such as traffic, a spike in fuel prices, weather, and more can all affect your prices and services. Prices change rapidly in the vehicle shipping industry as well, which can be tough to keep up on for many a company. As such, those that can anticipate those changes and adjust their prices accordingly tend to have the best ones.
But those can be tough to find. This is why we recommend getting multiple quotes – you get a range of prices that you can then use to narrow down and focus on one single quote. It’s important to stay away from the extremes. Quotes that are high might be priced too high. While they can get your car moved, you may be overpaying. However, quotes that are too low simply will not move. This is more common on less-popular routes, and we recommend speaking to an agent about your route for this reason. If a carrier cannot make a profit on a shipment, they won’t take it. This can result in high prices through rural areas, or areas that are not along any major interstates. We’ll be delving into what goes into your auto transport quotes in later posts, so check back periodically for the latest information.
So, about those free auto transport quotes…
If you are interested in getting free quotes to ship your car, fill out our free quote form. We’re a quote provider, yes, but we get you quotes from some of the best shippers in the industry. And we know they’re the best – we make sure of it. We make sure each company is fully licensed and bonded as well as top-rated. They also work with top-rated, reputable and reliable carriers as part of their commitment to you. This way, you know that, from the moment you book until the moment your vehicle is delivered, you’re in good hands. You can do your own research to verify that as well. And, if you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-384-1253.