I don’t need an auto transport broker… what could go wrong?
So you’re trying cut corners and keep it pocket-friendly by doing your research, talking to a couple of carriers and get the best deal to get your car shipped.
While that may seem attractive, making smart choices begin with measuring the risks you take, do you agree?
And it’s true, if you’ve been thinking about googling a couple of details about transporting your vehicle and winging it, sure, you might have a chance.
I’ll say it again, you might have a chance...
Why is that?
Because this is a service where “you get what you pay for” is a real thing… like a lot. Vehicles are one of our most prized possessions; are you sure you want to pay the “best price” with little to no experience?
On the other side…
You don’t want to be paying the highest price assuming that the higher the price, the better the transport. If you have no experience, you’ll be looking like the piglet amongst wolves.
How does that translate into reality?
You might go with a company that shows you their insurance but it may not be valid or it may have expired
Since your vehicle will be on the road, the most important thing will be that the drivers are insured. If there’s an unfortunate incident that happens, you’ll want to make sure that you’re covered.
What if they have a negative reputation on most of their vehicle transports? Here’s where a reliable source will help such as the one that your transport coordinator will recommend.
They may not be authorized to transport your vehicle
You might be missing out on important details such as confirming that the carrier you plan to work with is legally able to transport vehicles.
If you’re not aware of this and other paperwork needed to cover your vehicle’s derriere, it can easily turn into a nightmare.
You’re not getting your money’s worth and it’s taking up your time
If you find yourself making call after call throughout the day and chasing the driver for an update on your transport, this is a big issue that you could easily delegate to your transport coordinator… because who doesn’t want to free up time for other important matters.
It’s time to stop and think…
If you’re looking to avoid unnecessary hassle, then you’ve got a much better chance when working with an auto transport broker. Of course, you also have to be smart about how you choose the right transport broker for you! If you want a few legitimate tips on how to do so, check out our post: What you need to know when choosing an auto transport broker.