When you transport your next vehicle, you want to be sure that you get the value that you’re looking for. How can you do that with high pressure sales tactics at play? But, if you know how to properly send a car, it is possible.
Don’t get your heart set on one car in particular. Look at major agents–these all usually have the types of vehicles you may be interested in. Ford, Honda, and Toyota will all have compact cars, SUVs, and trucks that are very comparable. Comparison ship if you want to end up with the best possible quote.
Look into financing before looking into cars. This way, you’ll figure out how much you’re able to spend on a car and know what is available in the rate range you have set. It also makes you less likely to get distracted by tempting but sneaky offers.
Research is your best friend when you are trying to shipping a vehicle. Never go transporting without doing your research first. Look into each make and model that you are considering before heading to a agency.
Have the car you’re interested in transporting inspected by a certified mechanic before signing any contract. That way, you will learn whether there are significant electrical or mechanical concerns with the vehicle. If so, it may be in your best interest to pursue your other options. In case of very minor problems, you might be able to secure a lower fee.
Check your car’s value in the Blue Book, or get your car appraised. You need to know this so that you get what it’s worth come trade-in time. You can haggle better if you know more.
Now you should know how to get the most out of the car-shipping experience and get the value you are looking for. You will not feel unprepared or unknowledgable during negotiations. Keep this advice handy and get to the agent.