What Are The Important Factors To Consider Before Booking An Auto Transport Company in California?
Deciding on which California auto transport company to entrust your car to for long-distance shipping is a decision that you should not take lightly. There are many factors to consider in the decision and even more transport companies to chose from. Some companies are not as reputable as others and it can be hard to distinguish one from another unless you know what to look for.
eShip Transport has broken down its top three criteria for choosing a car shipping company in order to help you make an informed decision.
Get Multiple Quotes.
Before you make a booking with an auto transport company to ship your car across California or across the country, we recommend you do your homework.
Auto transport companies give quotes in different formats and what may seem like a really good deal could end up costing you more in the long run.
It is important to ask questions and make sure that the price you are quoted includes all fees, extra charges, and add ons.
Failure to gain clarity on what is actually included in a seemingly low quote could leave you with a bad case of sticker shock once you have committed to a booking.
eShip Transport will always give you an accurate, all-inclusive, and fair quote upfront. For this reason, the quote you receive from us may not be the lowest, but we guarantee that your final bill will not contain any nasty surprises.
Make Sure You Have Options.
Any reputable auto transport company will be happy to offer you different options for the type of transport vehicle you choose for your car. Your choice of transport vehicle will, most likely, be influenced by the value of your car, the level of protection you deem necessary and, your budget.
eShip Transport is proud to offer options for every car owner and every budget.
Open Auto Transport.
Open Auto Transport is eShip Transport’s most affordable option for shipping your car.
Your car will be picked up at your home, place of business, or pre-arranged location, and loaded and secured onto our multi-car trailer.
These trailers can accommodate, on average, between six and eight cars, thus reducing the cost per car and allowing eShip transport to pass the savings onto our clients.
As the name suggests, this option does not include any covering over your car during transport. Your car will, most likely, arrive at its destination with a layer of road dust that you will need to clean off.
However, damage to your car is extremely unlikely, and this mode of transport is a great choice unless you are shipping a high-end, antique, or very valuable car.
Enclosed Auto Transport.
If the car you are planning to ship is very valuable, very rare, or a collector’s item, we highly recommend eShip Transport’s Enclosed Auto Transport option.
Adding a physical covering over your car, this option is perfect for owners who are concerned about subjecting their vehicle to harsh weather conditions or, dirt, dust, and road debris.
If your car has a custom paint job, our enclosed option might also be right for you.
Although this option is more expensive than open transport, it does provide peace of mind for avid car enthusiasts.
Hard and Soft Side Trailers.
Enclosed Auto Transport is available in two options: soft side trailer or hard side trailer.
Both provide a physical covering over cars during transit, offering protection from dust, dirt, grime, and road debris that might kick up. Both options also protect cars from snow, hail, and other adverse weather conditions.
If you opt to transport your car in a hard side trailer, we can guarantee that nothing is going to touch your car while it is on the road. This is our most expensive option, but if you are concerned about protecting your investment in your vehicle, this is the way to go. You can have total peace of mind knowing that your vehicle will reach its destination in the same pristine condition it set out in.
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We believe that we are that company and we work hard to prove it every day.
Answers To Questions.
Shipping your car from California across the country is a big deal to you and it can feel a little intimidating, especially if it is your first time doing so.
Make sure that you book with a company that understands your concerns and appreciates that you will have questions, maybe a lot of questions!
Some large auto transport brokers are only interested in getting your booking and then passing the job and the responsibility on to the trailer provider.
This is not the case at eShip Transport. We will be by your side every step of the way until your car is safely back in your possession.
In fact, every eShip Transport client is assigned their own personal agent. Your agent will be your designated point of contact from start to finish so you will never have to deal with the frustration of having your call transferred from department to department. Your agent will be available to you if you have any questions or concerns or if you would just like an update on your car’s progress.
Available On Your Schedule.
At eShip Transport, we know that you are busy and that your schedule is full. That is why we are proud to be one of the very few auto transport companies offering service seven days a week.
As part of our commitment to making your car transport experience as stress-free as possible, we will accept your car for transport on your schedule, not ours.
A+ Customer Service.
eShip Auto Transport boasts an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau and we have a consistent 5 Star Rating for Overall Customer Satisfaction.
We are proud of our track record of outstanding customer service and we invite you to read our many customer testimonials on our website.
How It Works
Call, email, or submit the form on our site. Our agents are happy to answer any of your questions. Once we’ve established the details of the deal, we’ll work on getting you a quote.
This, again, is where we work differently than most companies. Many companies require you to put down a deposit before they even look for quotes. To us, that’s insane. It also often means that they’re low-balling the figures.
The only way to know what rate the carrier will charge is to find out from them. Those companies working the other way around are taking the chance that they’ve gotten the price wrong. You could end up paying more as a result.
If they charge too little, they might not be able to find a carrier to take on the project. You might be left high and dry. We get the quotes first. That way, we know that we can assist you. Once we’ve confirmed the deal with both parties, we’ll ask for the money.
Another way that we make things easier is by assigning one agent to you throughout the deal. If you have any queries, you’ll know who to call at any time.
We don’t just hand you off to the carrier and hope for the best. If you’re experiencing issues with them, call us, and we’ll see how we can assist.
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