How to Save Money by Shipping Multiple Vehicles
The number of 'car rich' households is increasing in the US. Vehicle ownership is on the rise in many US cities. Does your household have more than one car? Did you realize that when it comes to shipping a vehicle cross country, you’re able to secure a more cost-effective price by shipping more than one at a time. Which has to be great news for you if you ever need to relocate.
Why Multiple Vehicle Shipping Services are Cheaper
There are many reasons why vehicle transport carriers are able to offer a lower price per car if more than one is being shipped. Let’s look at the reasons why this is possible.
Auto hauling companies only start their delivery journey when they have a carrier that’s full, or as near to full as possible. This makes perfect sense because the profit margins of the company rely on the truck being full. As well as maximizing profit, organizing the delivery of the vehicles is also easier when a carrier is full. When a carrier has a full load it’s possible to work out the most efficient journey and then combine all the information into an effective logistics plan. It’s a system that’s used the world over, whether the delivery is a truck load of TVs, refrigerators, or cars.
You might not have thought about in this way, but you should also bear in mind that you’re helping to make the planning process easier. You’ve played a big part in filling the carriers trailer. As a way of saying thanks, you’ll find your vehicle shipping estimate to be a little lower than if you were shipping one car.
Tips for Saving Money When Shipping More Than One Car
As we’ve already explained, you’re automatically saving money when shipping multiple vehicles. There are, however, a few other ways in which you can make further savings. Let’s look at some of those options.
- Booking in Advance – it helps if you can book your reliable car shipping service as far ahead of time as possible. Here at SGT Auto Transport, for example, giving us plenty of lead time allows us to secure the best possible price for your service. Allow three to four weeks if possible and avoid a last-minute booking because you’ll end up paying more. We’ve got a handy online calculator you can use for single auto transport estimates. However, when you’re shipping more than one vehicle it’s advisable to speak with our shipping advisors.
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- Open vs. Enclosed Shipping – there are two basic options when it comes to shipping multiple vehicles. The first, open car transport, is the most common option, and generally, the cheapest. Enclosed auto transport cost tends to be a little higher. Why pay extra for an enclosed service? Because it provides your car with maximum protection from the elements and traffic grime. While this isn’t a necessity for your average motor, owners of prestige or unique vehicles are going to appreciate the extra care and attention afforded with such a service.
- Additional Discounts – there are a wide selection of discounts available for anyone wanting to ship their vehicles. You might qualify for a military discount, for example. When you get in touch to ask about prices, always remember to ask whether there’s a discount program you can take advantage of.
If you want to know more about shipping multiple vehicles contact us today. Our shipping advisors are always happy to answer any questions and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.