If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Car shipping isn’t cheap, and with your prized possession, you shouldn’t want it to be. Ask the company to explain how they expect to complete the transport at a low cost. Maybe they are having a sale, or it’s a less busy time of year. If they can’t explain the reason, be wary. An important tip to remember: a deposit fee is not an industry-standard practice. If they ask for one, ask them why.
Understandably, many customers like to deal with local companies for their auto shipping. It’s a sense of reassurance that the company is real and is close to them. Going with an out of state company is also completely normal. If you do your research and verify it’s a legitimate business, it is fine to go with an out of state shipping company. One way isn’t necessarily better than the other, and the caution is the same for both, just do your research.
Car shipping brokers/agents have access to many carrier companies, which can sound very appealing. But, with a carrier, you will get a straightforward quote and get to talk to the company you are using. A direct carrier provides exact information, and you will have more control. For example, brokers can’t guarantee when your car will be picked up. A brokered move may have a shorter transit time from pick up to delivery, but it may take more days to get the vehicle picked up which could cause you issues you didn’t expect. A carrier allows you to cut out the middleman.
At JP Logistics, we offer quality services and exceptional customer support. Start your research today and contact our sales department at 818.381.8313 to get a quote.