AMERIFREIGHT Auto Transporters - We Move What Moves You
|Essential Guide: Choose the Best Auto Transport Company to Ship Your Car|
|What to consider||What you need to avoid when shipping your vehicle|
|BBB rating||auto transporters that have less than an A rating with the BBB|
|AFta Gap protection||no protection if damage is detected within 48 hours after delivery|
|Don’t believe all reviews||car shipping companies that compensate for reviews|
|Informative website||websites with only a quote page and very little industry information|
|Don’t pay anything upfront||auto shippers that want deposits paid in advance when you place your order|
|Promises and Guarantees||transporters giving you unrealistic promises & guarantees just to take your order|
|Explain it all||vehicle movers that sound to good to be true. Let them explain their process in detail|
|Use a broker||shipping direct with a carrier – You have no recourse if you have issues and damages|
|Do your homework||making a quick decision. Do research and decide who you can trust|
|Its not just the price||choosing the company that does a bait and switch. The rate has to be realistic|
AmeriFreight is accredited and highly rated with the BBB. We offer REAL Discount car shipping rates and Comprehensive Auto Transport Protection with the AFta PLAN. Don't ship your car before you give us a call. See how we can save you money.
Reviews and accreditations are the most important considerations for consumers. Do some research with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Google and check reviews from previous customers. An auto transport company should at least be accredited with the BBB and have a high rating (A or higher). The BBB is a great independent business reliability evaluation board for auto transporters . Warning: most auto transport reviews sites receive some type of compensation for their services from companies.
The right quote is not always completely predictable. The cost ranges from around $495 to $1,300 on average to ship a sedan in running condition on an open carrier. Factors that may affect the cost includes, but are not limited to the distance, vehicle’s condition (operable/non-operable), size and how soon you want it shipped.
Vehicle shipments to California (CA), Florida (FL), New York (NY) and Texas (TX) are the most busy routes. Other states like Georgia (GA), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), Massachusetts (MA), Ohio (OH), South Carolina (SC), North Carolina (NC), and Arizona (AZ) are also popular. The remaining states are less in demand and therefore have less carriers supporting those routes. Use our Rate Calculator to get an estimate on how much it will cost to ship your car.
To ship a car without a broker is a calculated risk. Auto Transport Brokers have the task to help and educate consumers to ensure that their carriers are licensed with the DOT and insured. Without a broker, consumers may run the risk of using an unreliable, uninsured and/or illegal carrier. More often than not, this may leave you with a damaged vehicle and no form of recourse.
With AmeriFreight, your car will be 100% covered by a carrier’s insurance carrier error. However, in some instances, a carrier’s insurance may fail to pay for damages to your vehicle. This leaves you in a situation where you must revert to your own personal vehicle insurance. Consider auto transport companies that offer gap protection through the AFta PLAN. You should not consider any company that does not offer gap protection for shipping vehicles.
In order to find the best, reliable and dependable auto transport company consider the following: Reasonable Rates, Highest BBB accreditation, Good reviews, informative website, fast phone response by live persons, gap coverage for possible damage detected after delivery, transparency on how they operate.
AmeriFreight will fight for the best rate for our customer. We will negotiate on your behalf, starting with the lowest possible acceptance rate and try our best to get your rate lower than the average current market rate. Our carriers know we still want superior service as we not only provide them shipments they need, but we treat them with the same professional dignity and respect we do for our customers.
Check the reputation of the auto transporters that you have received estimates form. Google reviews and the BB are the best resources.
The process of shipping your vehicle can be scary, to say the least. But, in reality, it is not as complicated as you might think. Your vehicle may be your second largest investment. Make sure you can trust your auto transport partner. Make sure your vehicle is clean. Consider gap Protection to ensure you are covered if damage is discovered. Take photographs before and after delivery. Make sure you receive an inspection sheet (Bill of Lading) at the pickup and delivery locations. Don't pay anything upfront until you have approved the carrier for pickup, Leave a review of your car shipping experience.
Auto shipping companies have pricing structures that include the distance, time frame, time of year and weight of the car. Auto brokers consider the following when estimating the cost to transport your auto: 1. Current location of the vehicle and the intended destination 2. Time frame – do you need to ship your vehicle urgently or do you have a little time to get your auto broker to find the best price? 3. Fuel costs – most shippers use diesel, which causes the shipping cost to increase when the price of diesel increases. 4. Whether you need door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal pick-up and delivery 5. If you wish to ship your car enclosed or in an open carrier.
Moving from one state to another can be a stressful experience. Trying to find a national shipping company is not only stressful, but can also cause frustration and despair. There are so many unknown factors to consider before handing over your keys to an unknown entity, trusting that they will take care of your vehicle. Most individuals believe that working with the transport shipping company directly is best. Many believe that leaving the “middle-man” out would save money. In reality, it could cost you more. A reputable car shipping broker will negotiate the best possible rate for you with a dependable shipping company. And they will “hold your hand” from the beginning of the process to the very end.
AmeriFreight is a leader in the auto transportation industry, and to get there, we listened to feedback from our customers. Although we have done so in the past, we do not offer any form of compensation for reviews. Reviews play an extremely important part in helping us to improve our customer service. To make sure customers do not feel any way obliged to leave good reviews, we do not compensate for reviews.