It was not long ago that car moving
became mainstream business. Car shipping
was just offered then by car dealers and availed of by a few rich people. Now almost all people or companies can offer and avail this service. Because of the high demand for car shipping services many dishonest companies and individuals take advantage of the less suspecting consumers. Moving a car doesn't take much effort so it's quite difficult to identify which companies are telling the truth and are really experienced, and which are not. Scam is a sad reality but there are things that you can do to avoid encountering this problem when moving your car.
Talk to the mover.
Trust your gut. Regardless of the deal the mover is offering you, it is important that you trust your feelings. You must directly call or speak to the representative of the moving company. Try to find out how many personnel they have, how many trucks they own and operate, or if they have a customer or express line you can call, or may be if they have locations across the country. Highly reputable car movers
will be more than happy to provide you with the information. They may also provide you with the numbers of their company partners you can work with. And you can easily find their name on the list of legal businesses.
Check the mover out.
Any legal mover must have the necessary licenses and certifications numbers to render the services they declare to offer. If you don't get this information, more likely you're dealing with a bogus or a fly by night moving company. Some movers would even provide you with a fake or expired license numbers just to get away with your queries. Make sure to secure their license and certification numbers and counter check them with the right agencies. It could be a big warning if the company fails to provide you with their license numbers. You may want to reconsider your choice.
Hiring a mover.
At the end of all these, you'll hire one automobile hauling company to move your car and provide your car transport needs. As you move along the process you'll end up making a short list of your choices. After you have trimmed down the names of the movers who failed to reach your expectations and criteria, a handful of names should remain your list. At this juncture you may want to call some business ranking agencies like the Better Business Bureau
that can ably assist you with the on file inquiries about issues or cases associated with the moving companies listed in your list. You can also go online and do your additional research. In the long run, you need to hire the mover with the best reputation rather than the moving company which will cost you less. This way you can be sure that your car will be given the suitable care and that you get the best services for the money you're paying.