Answered by Nicole La CapriaApril 10, 2013
Your car is surely one of the most valuable and important things you own--when planning to ship it, you want to be sure you are hiring a reputable auto transport company. There are many things to watch out for when hiring car shippers.
Most importantly, you want to verify the company's operating license and insurance. An auto shipper is required to have a US DOT number and/or MC number as required by the FMCSA. Be wary of any company that refuses to provide you proof of their credentials. They should also be more than willing to explain their insurance policy and review the contract with you prior to picking up your vehicle.
Other things to watch out for when hiring an auto shipper: unusually low quotes, poor reviews on the Better Business Bureau website, a large deposit required upfront, poor-quality customer service when you call them seeking information, a poor quality website, and no valid business address.
To be certain you are hiring a reliable, honest auto transport company, you will want to do your research and ask them some important questions before considering them for hire. To learn more about questions you should ask your auto mover, you can read this guide. Then get started searching for auto transport quotes here at Movers.com.