For those of you who are traveling a few hundred or even thousands of miles for the Disney College program, you’re faced with a iffy situation.
“And..How will I get there?”
There are tons of alternatives all depending on your location, current financial situation, and what just seems easiest to you.
For me, I own a beautiful Honda named Atticus that’s a Hybrid but guess what? It’s terrible with distance. The poor thing will not last from NC to CA, but that’s alright because you can just ship it! Yes, i’ve spent the past 4 days looking up some companies and i’ll show and save you some time, sleep, and ibuprofen tablets.
For starters, there are more bad car shipping companies than good ones. The main ones i’ll focus on is AmeriFreight, Ship A Car Direct, and Executive Auto Shippers. I’ll then add a list of companies that I would suggest avoiding or being careful with your information.
Address: East: 417 Dividend Drive, Suite D, Peachtree City, GA 30269
Angie’s List: “Super Service Award”
Google: 4.8 Star Review out of 571
Yelp: 3.5 Star out of 34 reviews
BBB(Better Business Bureau): Accredited since 08’ with 4.5 Star A- rating out of 139 reviews (135 positive, 3 neutral, 1 negative) (note: high volume of ratings due to $50 refund for giving feedback) Read More Here:
Despite this, the company is still favorable in terms of consistency with price, travel time, maturity, and customer service.
-Military/Student discounts (DCP Counts) and others
-Shipping “door to door” pending accessibility of the pickup and destination locations
-No personal items/ Equipment, but can try to negotiate personal items depending on weight (will raise your quote)
-No deposit/fees until a carrier has been assigned to customer’s order (but no refunds)
-Economy Saver Rate (ESR) (does not consider remote/congested areas) 1-7 days (according to website)
-Website contains videos that explain the whole process of getting your car to the destination
Ship a Car Direct:
Address: 150 Murray St Unit 224 Niwot, CO 80544-3007
Google: 4.9 Star rating out of 64
Yelp: 4 Star out of 83 reviews
BBB: Accredited since 13’ with 4.6 star A+ rating, 18 reviews (13 positive, 1 neutral, 4 negative)
-Pre-Screened Carrier with 100% Damage free guarantee*
-No “Terminal to Terminal” meaning they’ll have same carrier pick up/ drop off car
-“Door to Door” Auto transportation
-100% insured, licensed, and bonded
-No payment until driver is assigned
-Strictly no items in car
-Website is more straight forward and realistic about what to expect when shipping your car
*”The bill of lading is the report that the driver will fill out on pickup, denoting if there is any pre-existing damage. Any damage that occurs in transit must be entered on this report on delivery. Failure to do so could seriously hinder your damage claim..”
Of course these two companies aren’t perfect, but oh my goodness it’s the closest i’ve gotten considering the many bad things that could happen.
Speaking of bad, let me go ahead and save you the time with some places you migghhtt want to avoid.
Auto Transport 1-2-3 (yelp: 2 star)
Dynamic Auto Movers LLC (yelp: 2.5 star)
Worldwide Shipping Company: They will send you email after email after email, then call and call and call, I do not believe they are actually a legit company either.
Please Note: When you are searching for a company you even have to RESEARCH THE REVIEW WEBSITE. I cannot stress this enough. There is a issue going on especially with car shipping and reputable websites. If there are over a thousand reviews for a website you never even freaking heard of with 5 stars, look at each individual review, the people, everything. Here’s one that I found:
This article will also help with spotting the signs:
This will hopefully help you get a head start on your search to get your car to your destination safely. As for me, i’ll be trying one of these companies out and write an update on the experience.