When it comes to auto transport, there are a lot of considerations to keep in mind. From where you need shipping to and fro to the cost, each consideration may play into your decision regarding what company you choose, what rate fits your personal budget and the method of transport in which you choose. However, there are a number of ways to save money on this process, to ensure that auto transport doesn’t need to break the bank. Mix and match to see which works best for you:
- Opt for open-air transport over other transport options: This is the most inexpensive method of transport and will cost much less money than enclosed transport or container shipping. The latter is the option that most people with classic or customer cars will take, but it does cost more to actually ship the vehicle. If yours is a more traditional car with no frills, then there is nothing wrong with the option of open-air transport; it will be much less expensive in the end. Moreover, you will encounter more companies that engage I this type of transport; not everyone specializes in transporting classic or customer vehicles.
- Ask about referral fees: Some companies will offer to reward you for referring other people to take advantage of their transport services. In fact, you may get significant discounts on your next transport or even on a current booking if one of the people that you referred takes advantage of the company’s transport services. Just keep in mind that you may need to tell the referral to give your name so that you get proper credit for the referral.
- Request a first-time transport discount: Some companies are eager enough for your business that they are willing to give you a discount on first-time transport services. This encourages you to go ahead and book transport with a particular company, because you feel as though you are being rewarded for your choice. Moreover, the savings can be fairly significant if the company in question is trying to win your repeat business.
- Bundle moving/transport services: If the logistics company in question offers a full range of moving services, then take advantage of the entire bundle to save on relocation services. This can not only save you money on your car transport, but also money on your moving services, if you are relocating. This can be particularly helpful if you are interested in the full range of services, from packing and unpacking to transporting your items to auto transport and any needs you might have with relocation services.
The more steps you can take in your attempt to save money at the outset of booking your auto transport, the more likely it is that you will be at least somewhat successful at getting at least a few bucks off of the cost of transport. It may take some persistence, tenacity and knowledge of the industry, but many transport companies are eager to have your business, particularly on a repeat basis, and may be willing to work with you to get and keep it.