Many people who use an auto transport service once often find themselves returning to the industry for their transportation needs. These repeat customers, eventually becoming regulars, develop a level of familiarity in the auto transport process. They have their go-to auto transport company and a good understanding of the services they require. As regulars in the auto transport industry, they’ve established routines and preferences.
However, even for these seasoned individuals, there’s always room for improvement. In this comprehensive guide, we’re here to share valuable tips and insights that even regular customers may not be aware of. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned auto transport pro, our goal is to help you enhance your auto transport experience, make informed decisions, and ensure your vehicle arrives safely and on time.
If you have a certain service (let us use the enclosed car service for this example) that you have used since you first started using auto transports, then you may only use enclosed services. However, almost every service has sub-services. For cars, the enclosed and expedited services have a couple sub-services (soft-sided enclosed, hotshot expedite, smaller enclosed configurations). When it comes to flatbed, there are too many different configurations to list out, but they are diverse because flatbeds can transport different sized vehicles from construction vehicles to food trucks. If you have only stuck with one sub-service, then you may want to ask a broker on details about other sub-services that may serve you better.
Some other tips can come from scheduling and the times to call to get the desired transport. We have written a blog about this, but there are a couple of main point. Firstly, know when the down times in an auto transport company’s day are and call then. Knowing the seasons in which there is a lot of business (Summer and Winter) and if it can be helped, try to book a transport during the Spring and Fall.