There are five important details you need to provide, when seeking a quote for car shipping services. If you fail to provide a shipping company with any of these details initially, immediate preparation of the quote may not be possible. That would mean a possible delay (which can be rather costly and highly inconveniencing in these matters). This would be happening as the shipping company waits for you to furnish it with all the necessary details. Furthermore, asking for a car shipping quote without any of these details may end up portraying you as a naïve person in these (car shipment) matters: a fact which can see you being charged a higher fee than would otherwise be the case. Simply put, it reflects better on you (and it can be beneficial to you in many other ways) if you furnish the shipping company with all these details when asking for a quote. The details in question include:
Where the car is to be shipped from: this will tell the company whether, for one, it can handle the shipment – as some car shipping companies have limitations with regard to where they can handle shipments from. If it turns out to be a shipment any company can handle, this detail will also be important in working out just how much to charge for the service (when shipment distance and other pertinent considerations are made).
Where the car is to be shipped: this too, will tell the company whether what you are asking for is a shipment it can handle. It will further be important in the computation of shipment fees. Knowledge of shipment destination would also be important to the company in working out the sort of estimated delivery time they can promise you.
The type of car in question: some types of cars have to be specially shipped. If yours’ is one of those cars (which, for instance, need to be shipped in special containers), that will definitely have an impact on the rate you are eventually charged for the service. Further still, early revelation of the type of car you want to get shipped would in turn inform the company whether or not it has the capacity to handle the shipment. There are, for instance, companies which may not have the capacity to handle shipments of high-end cars which often have to be carried in containers, rather than the ordinary multi-storied truck trailers.
How you want the car transported: this would have a direct impact on the rate you are charged for the service. If you want the car to be transported in a container, you will probably pay more than someone who is okay with the idea of a car being carried on a multistoried trailer. That would still be different from what a person who is ready to have the car driven from the port to his or her residence ends up paying for the service.
How fast you want the car shipped: there are some car shipping companies which may be willing to organize priority shipments – at an extra fee. There are others which would be willing to charge you a lower rate, if you are willing to wait a little bit longer for your car to be delivered. If you don’t specify the sort of service you need in this regard, you may simply end up being charged the default rate for the car shipping services. Subsequently, only that ‘default service’ you paid for would be rendered unto you.