“Even though agent prices are often competitive, you might prefer to book directly with a certified automobile transport carrier to know precisely what trucks you are using,” Yu says. Then look up a carrier’s insurance record and any complaints on safer.fmcsa.dot.gov using its DOT or motor carrier (MC) number. Additionally, it is preferable if the auto transport carrier has a decade of experience and multiple trucks in its fleet.
Beware of quotes on car transport websites. “On a competitive route, every firm needs to be charging about the same amount for your desired route, with a fluctuation of a roughly 10 per cent,” Wash states. But know that some websites are and have a fee, Yu adds.
Take note that more can be cost by delivery. If the truck can not travel local streets, you might pay extra to have your car towed or driven those last few miles, notes Drew Wash, owner of TransportReviews.com, which gathers prices and reviews of auto transporters. Instead, meet at a designated public place.
Save by reserving an truck, which may save you more than enclosed ones or a 20 percent, Wash states.
Reserving car transport beforehand prices less than reserving last-minute; peak season is more expensive than off-peak. And flexibility helps:”If you don’t have to have your car delivered by a specific day, the car transport carrier may reward you with a lower rate,” Stanger says. “And if you’re fine’going standby’–having your car available in the carrier’s advantage –you can save hundreds of dollars.”
Like saving on airline tickets, saving on car transport is, says Tobie Stanger. Popular car transport routes tend to be pricey on a dollar-per-mile basis.