We have put this section together to help protect you from being scammed when transport. If you are ready to go, please fill out our Carrier quote form to receive a quote for your move.
Don’t get caught up in the up front deposit scams; Be carful if a company is asking for a up front deposit. A lot of unethical Auto Transport companies are giving low quotes to sucker the customer in. Once they have your deposit they make up some excuse why they need more money to Auto Transport your car. If you refuse they keep your deposit and don’t Auto Transport your car. The best way to avoid this situation is to not go with the company with the lowest price and don’t give them any money until the car is picked up.
To good to be true price scams; If you notice one Car Shipping company has an exceptionally low price STAY AWAY FROM THEM! If it sounds to good to be true, it is! These shipping companies bid you low hoping they can find someone to move your Vehicle for cheap, but it never fails that they come back to the customer asking for more money after they have already picked up your vehicle and have it for leverage. The best way to prevent this is to get several quotes take the average price and go with those companies.
Fuel Prices are up and so it the cost of transport your vehicle; Trucks run on fuel and use lost of petroleum-based products for lubrication and hydraulics, so when fuel prices are up the cost of transport your car goes up. No way to really get around this, but Carrier your car in the winter months is always cheaper the summer. The reason for this is because most people are shipping in the summer and not in the winter.
Auto Transport Companies are going out of business and taking your car with them; With the cost of running a truck going up dramatically a lot of owner operators that don’t understand economics are moving vehicles to cheap and running out of money. Some of them are going out of business and leaving the truck loaded with vehicles on the side of the road. We have talk to people that gave a Car Shipping company their vehicle never to see it again and no one to go after because they shut the Auto Transport company down. Please make sure you choose a transport company with a solid reputation.