Before you start calling up companies, determine the dates you want to ship, it does not have to be an exact date, but a general idea of when is necessary in order for agents to provide the best price according to the season. If you are looking to ship in December and start calling in June, make sure that you confirm your price closer to the date as prices may change due to harsh winter conditions that can only be known once the season hits. Prices provided for you during June will only be estimates compared to the resent season, predictions can only be done, however cannot be confirmed until closer to the shipping date. Once you have the dates determined, start browsing for a few car transport companies online, and check for reviews, accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, and customer ratings. It is best not submit your information to receive an e-mail quote as some websites are only lead sites and will sell your information to 10 different companies. Before you know it you will start receiving nonstop calls from a few pushy sales men and will drive you crazy until you say yes, and most likely the agent you say yes to may not be the most reliable.
After reading reviews and receiving your quotes, write them down from highest to lowest. As a rule of thumb, always stay away from low prices, these prices usually come with hidden fees or higher prices at the moment of pick up or delivery. This is just a tactic to lure you in for an “affordable” price to later raise it with no guarantee of pickup. When you take a look at the scale of prices always look into the middle and high prices, the highest prices don’t always guarantee the best service, however the likelihood of this is very low. Once you’ve determined the company call them up and speak with one of their agents, see how they treat you, how easy it is to get a hold of them and how willing they are to help you. Provide as many details as possible for your car and be accurate with what you expect. Agents will accommodate the best they can, however don’t expect unrealistic things such as same delivery for a distance over 1000 miles.