A vital consideration in evaluating prices for shipping an SUV is to keep in mind that costs will vary. Even if the difference is little, every company you call will likely give you a different price. While it’s always good to get the best price, you should be wary in taking this approach with an auto shipper.
There are, sadly, some dishonest companies out there that will provide anything they can to get your business, only to add on extra costs to make up the loss from an improbable original price. Just like any other service or product, you get what you pay for.
One way you can safeguard yourself against these less-than-honest shipping possibilities is to do some simple research on the companies before agreeing to services and signing a contract. The best resource available is the FMCSA Company Snapshot feature that has information about insurance coverage, operating authority, safety rating, and more.
While we’re mostly talking about shipping an SUV in the US, the same information holds for shipping overseas or outside of the continental U.S. The process and methods are somewhat different, but you still need to do some simple research on prices, services, and companies, ensuring you’ve got a good grasp of what’s involved. And most importantly, don’t wait until the last minute. Get your duck in a row well before you plan on moving.
Shipping prices, like shipping in the US, are determined by the distance. With international shipments, there’s also the added costs of registration fees and imported taxes.
When you use a vehicle transport company to ship your SUV, they should offer complete answers to your questions and manage the whole process from A to Z. Insurance is included the price you pay and, if necessary, you can also book temporary storage.