Many companies provide discounts for their services for people who meet certain requirements, and auto transport brokers are no different. Many different companies will provide car transport discounts for a number of reasons, and most will take that discount of the money they make, not how much the carrier will be paid (to make sure that your pickup window is not affected by price changes). It is a common tactic, and one that you can take advantage of. The most common types of car transport discounts that auto shipping companies will provide are as follows:
MILITARY AUTO TRANSPORT DISCOUNTS
military discounts are for anyone who is active-duty military in any branch of the U.S. armed forces. Some may also provide discounts for retired veterans, though that is something that is up to the broker. Also, you may have to provide some type of military identification to prove that you were once in the military.
STUDENT AUTO TRANSPORT DISCOUNTS
many companies will provide students who are going off to college for the first time or who are returning for subsequent learning discounts to transport their vehicle with them. The idea is that being a student in today’s age is expensive and costs an arm and a leg anyways; shaving a few bucks off auto transport may not seem like much, but it can be worth it if you’re tight on cash and working on a strict budget.
SENIOR AUTO TRANSPORT DISCOUNTS
are you a senior citizen? Many companies will provide discounts for our respected elders, and this can be a great way to save some money if you are a snowbird – i.e., someone who would rather travel down to warmer climates during the brutal northeastern winters than stay home and freeze. Many snowbirds are older people, it’s just a simple fact, but saving money is always welcome and most companies will provide discounts for senior citizens, snowbirds, or both.
Note: Please let us know if you qualify for any of these discounts, be sure to call us if you have questions about discounts and specials that you may be interested in that are not listed here.
We here at Mercury Auto Transport we 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.
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REQUEST A QUOTE
First, we post your vehicle through our network, including all National Dispatch Boards for Auto Transport. This is where all licensed auto transport carriers can see your vehicle is available for shipping.
BOOK YOUR ORDER
We present offers from FMCSA Licensed and Insured Carriers. When you accept an offer, we send your service agreement that guarantees the price, door-to-door service and 100% bumper to bumper insurance. There are never any hidden fees or charges, guaranteed.
VEHICLE IS PICKED UP
Not until you approve your carrier and final logistics is your deposit due. Your deposit is included in your quote and goes toward the total price. The remaining balance is due at time of delivery. Nothing gets done without your approval.
VEHICLE IS DELIVERED
Your driver will contact you prior to your pickup and delivery dates to schedule a time for loading and unloading. Once your vehicle reaches its destination, you do a final inspection of your vehicle and pay the driver the remaining balance. You and the driver both sign the Bill of Lading and each keep a copy.