Finding different auto transport quotes to transport your vehicle is a great idea – you should do your homework and shop around to ensure that you find the best company for you and your specific shipping needs. This is why we recommend gathering multiple quotes to ship your car, but we also recommend reading this article, as you should know more about how companies arrive at the prices that they give you.
Most companies will look at where you are transporting your vehicle from and to and what you are shipping. These are the two most important factors of your auto transport quote, and prices can change drastically based on simply changing the cities a vehicle is shipping to. Having accurate zip codes will help make your quotes more accurate, as well as the specific year, make and model of the vehicle you are looking to move. However, simply knowing where you’re moving from and to and what it is you need shipped aren’t enough to give you an accurate quote that will get your vehicle moved. There are some very specific things that the best companies will do to make sure your quotes are the best they can be.
The most important thing is exceptions to prices on a per-region or per-city basis. Some areas are easier to get into and out of than others at certain times of the year, and more difficult areas often will have “exceptions” to them – price changes based on current conditions relating to specific areas that can have a drastic impact on your quote. Some areas, especially rural ones, can cost upwards of $100 or more to move in or out of than a route between two major cities that is the same overall distance. The increase in price (the ‘exception’) is based on the fact that few carriers move into or out of rural areas, so the price is increased to provide more incentive for carriers to take the load.
We here at Mercury Auto Transport work hard to make sure that your auto transport experience is the best it can be. You can rest easy with the knowledge that your vehicle will be in good hands when you book with us, and you can fill out our free online quote request form to get a free, customized auto transport quote e-mailed to you within the hour. You can also give us a call toll-free at 800-553-1828 to speak to one of our live auto transport representatives; any of them will be more than happy to give you a quote, answer any questions you may have and help you book your order, if you are ready to take the next step. We take pride in the work we do, and with Mercury Auto Transport, you just can’t lose.