There are many occasions in life that can obligate you to move from one place to another. Sometimes the distance is only a couple miles away, but sometimes it can be in a completely different time zone. Many times these circumstances provide a better condition and more opportunities for you, regardless of the sacrifices you may have to do, such as moving away from your loved ones or current comfortable conditions. This produces enough stress for you and the last thing you need is problems with damaged or lost belongings along the way, most importantly a possession so precious such as your car; your means of transportation. 9 of 10 people solely depend on their car to accomplish their everyday tasks, from going to the corner shop to driving 50 miles a day to get to work. If you are someone that uses your car as a mobile office such as a pool cleaning service, your car is your source of income. Would you imagine yourself without a car due to a mistreatment that wasn’t even your fault? This can cost hundreds of dollars to your revenue and a lot of stressful moments. First of all, you need to decide whether you want to deal directly with a carrier or hire a broker to do the booking for you. Naturally, if you hire a broker, you must pay the broker fees, as opposed to the carrier, which offers you the price for the driver straight up. This can work as an advantage for you, however, dealing directly with drivers and carriers can be very stressful, as these entities are not used to work directly with customers, and most of the time they’re not available as they are on the road. Another disadvantage is that when working directly with carriers, you do not know if prices offered are the best in the market; most brokers research what are the lowest prices available according to your needs.
You must know that to move your car, there is a minimum drivers will take to move your car from place to place; therefore all companies pay the same or a very similar amount to drivers, as most of the time if not all, they have standard fees. However, if offered more money to a driver, the chances of guaranteeing an early pick up are greater. When using a broker, you must also add the broker fees to this rate, in the case of a carrier company; they will add their standard fees as well.
For most of the time the drivers fee already includes gas, mileage, tolls, and full insurance for vehicle, this is the highest fee from the equation; now the broker or company fee is what the agent charges you for doing the research and final booking for you. As most brokers, they work under commission purposes and the higher their fee (broker fee) the bigger their pay check. Due to this, they will tell you gas, mileage, tolls and other expenses are paid separately and give you outstanding prices, or even charge your card for extra fees upon delivery of your vehicle. Other companies will offer you ridiculously low prices that are impossible to match (to make attractive for you as a customer), but then charge you the difference for which they have to cover upon delivery.
After you have taken in consideration all these factors, you can now research through all the car transport companies you like. Compare all prices and see the difference between the high ones and low ones, make sure you ask all the small details that each price includes or does not include so you won’t encounter surprises later on. Make sure also, you describe thoroughly what special accommodations you need for your vehicle to be transported safely, this way you will receive the total price and be able to decide which carrier best fits your needs