If you are a member of the military or a senior citizen, you should know that you can get discounts for shipping your car to wherever you want it to go. So, the question really is whether or not there’s a discount. The question to ask is how much you can get.
If you have plans of having your car shipped via boat or truck across the country, the first thing you need to do is check the names and contact numbers of the different auto shippers. Although they offer more of the same thing, they are not created alike and there are services that offer a bigger discount than others. So, you should get a quote before handing the keys to your car for the meantime.
But before you make any contact, though, make sure that the companies are reputable.You probably do not know this, but there are companies out there that like to lure potential customers with deep discounts, only to offer a service that’s just terrible. That said, do research and check if a company has any outstanding complaint with the Better Business Bureau or BBB. The BBB is the go to place for anyone who has any complaint against any company. If there’s no complaint, it’s a good sign. But an even better sign is when a company has a high BBB rating.
Anyway, how much do senior citizens and military personnel usually get in discounts. It’s not unusual to enjoy $35 in discount. But this really depends on how much money you will be paying to have your car shipped. Definitely, it’s always a good idea to check for companies that offer the highest discounts but beware of those that offer discounts that are too deep, deep enough to make you exclaim, “wow, that’s cheap.”
Like they say, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. But even if this weren’t true, you do get what you pay for.
Anyway, aside from comparing discounts and checking for BBB complaints, you should also check what former customers are saying. Unless if the service was really bad, people usually do not complain to the BBB but if they were only mildly irritated, they would tell it on review websites like Yelp. If you’re not sure whether or not you should hire a company, check out what other people are saying about.
For sure, you can NOT expect for all reviews to be positive, however, any decent company would have the bulk of positive opinion tilted in its favor.
Finding a shipping company to transport your car really isn’t rocket science. You just need to make sure that the company you are dealing with is a good company based on the parameters we set above.
Again, the typical discount for military personnel and senior citizens is $35. Anything twice that should make you suspicious as to whether or not the company is just trying to rip you off.