Don’t select a car shipping company that just quotes a low or cheap rate to get your business. Do some research on customer satisfaction ratings and the better business bureau (BBB). An auto transport company should at least be accredited with the BBB and have a B+ or higher rating. The BBB is the only really independent business reliability evaluation board for auto transporters. Even review sites may be manipulated by car shipping companies to create a false image of their real performance. AmeriFreight car shipping company is represented at a number of review websites, the BBB and other professional vehicle transport businesses. See AmeriFreight website at “BBB top rated“.
VEHICLE SHIPPING PROFESSIONALISM:
Be careful of car shipping companies badmouthing others. Professional auto transport operations don’t have to do that to win or earn your business. AmeriFreight is proud of the way we operate in this very fragmented car shipping industry. We suggest you check the reviews available on companies from various websites to determine the customer satisfaction levels for auto transporters.
AUTO TRANSPORT BROKERS :
Auto Transport Brokers help you make sure the carrier you use is licensed and insured. Without a broker you run the risk of using an unreliable carrier that may not be insured or licensed, or if you encounter difficulties with the carrier such as damages to your vehicle, without a reputable car shipping broker you have no recourse. It is therefore important to choose an auto transport broker that will support you from the time you order to delivery and not just up until the vehicle is picked up. Do not believe you will save by going with a carrier direct. It may be the worst decision you have ever made when shipping your car.
All vehicle transport companies share the same dispatch board in the US. That means more than 3000 car carriers in the United States are represented on there as well as most auto transport brokers, but a very large number have undesirable ratings. Only use vehicle shipping brokers that use car carriers that have an excellent rating, preferably 95% or higher. That is the minimum requirement AmeriFreight has when choosing a carrier to ship your vehicle. If you decide to cancel your order due to your car not being picked up, will mean you will go through the same process and your vehicle will be posted to the same board as before. Only consider cancelling your car shipment if you are very unhappy with the broker’s services. Rather try to negotiate different options before you cancel.
AUTO TRANSPORT COST, PRICING AND RATES:
Your car will move at a rate that is acceptable in the industry. For a quick rate “estimate” use our rate calculator. Auto Transport Brokers normally quote a rate they feel comfortable a carrier will be happy with. No rate can actually be unconditionally guaranteed, promising a free delivery if the conditions are not met. Deliveries can almost never be guaranteed. There are major costs incurred when shipping a car. If a broker quotes too low, you will be asked to add money to get to a higher rate acceptable to a carrier to move your car. It is important that your broker explains this and is honest from the start and that they offer different pricing options. A low rate and an unconditional guaranteed pickup smells of bait and switch. AmeriFreight will offer you a conditional guarantee and do your shipment at the best possible, competitive car-shipping rate with the most reliable carriers and the best service in the car shipping industry.
CAR SHIPPING INSURANCE:
It is true for all car shipping companies, including AmeriFreight, that your car will be 100% covered by a carrier’s insurance while it is loaded on a truck, but there are exclusions like with all other insurances. Unfortunately MOST brokers will not tell you that. In some instances a carrier’s insurance may fail to pay for damages to your vehicle. In that case you will have to revert to your own personal vehicle insurance. Very few car shipping companies offer gap cover in case a car carrier’s insurance fails to pay for damage. This failure to pay happens up to 25% of the time in case of a claim due to policy exclusions and inability of the carrier to pay the deductible. If any broker or carrier denies that there are often serious issues around car carriers insurance, they are either inexperienced, uninformed, and untrustworthy or they are not really worried about your inconvenience after the vehicle is dispatched and they received their commission. You only have to read the reviews of hundreds of frustrated customers complaining about it to confirm that a carrier’s insurance is not always sufficient. Your vehicle may be the second most expensive asset you have after your home. Auto Transport Gap coverage is essential for peace of mind. It will ensure you will never be out of pocket should your vehicle be damaged during transport. See the “Total Assurance Tab” on our website for more information on our AFta Plan Gap Coverage. Even if you don’t use our services, insist that other brokers offer you at least the AFta plan gap cover when shipping your vehicle.
The best way to ship your vehicle is to use a reputable auto transport company that is accredited with the BBB, has an excellent customer satisfaction rating, and have a flexible pricing structure that allows for economy rates for those who are less pressed for time to those where time is more critical than the cost. Check as many credentials as possible to evaluate the reliability of a company and do not rely on just one. To add to that, a Gap Protection Cover plan is essential to give you absolute peace of mind when shipping your vehicle.
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