PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THESE 4 BIG SCAMS!
Run, Forest, run! A lot of unethical car shipping companies are giving low quotes to sucker customers in.
But you’re at their mercy. If you refuse, they keep your deposit. You’re left empty-handed and out hundreds of dollars, calling another company because your car still needs to be moved.
The best way to avoid this situation is to ignore significantly lower prices no matter how tempting it may be. Choose a reputable company with awesome reviews (check ours out!) and a customer support team you feel confident will be by you the entire way.
We never require a deposit. We will never have you pay a driver directly. You will not be charged until the driver picks up your car. Even then, your driver will not be paid until they deliver so they remain highly motivated to complete the task.
This scam works well with the first one. The story goes like this:
The unethical car shipping company hooks you with a low price.
They intentionally bid low, fingers crossed, hoping they can find someone to move your vehicle for cheap.
When they can’t, they come back to YOU, hands out, asking for more money. Because they’ve probably already taken your deposit, they have the upper hand.
Yep. They hold hundreds of YOUR dollars hostage (and who wants to lose money!?!). It’s not like you can just call the police. You can refute the charge with your credit card company, but that’s super annoying and takes time to get the funds back.
So while they withhold your money, they just insist you pay more for the job — or else. Or else? Or else your car won’t be picked up and they keep the deposit. Or worse, they already have it and say they won’t deliver.
We’ve heard stories of transporters holding cars hostage, demanding hundreds of dollars more. How do you avoid this? Get quotes from reputable companies and STAY AWAY from obviously low prices, because in this business, if it sounds too good to be true — IT IS.
If we haven’t terrified you enough, there have been times people have placed their car on carriers never to see them again. If a driver or a company doesn’t understand the economics of moving vehicles, they will go belly up.
Truck operators who make cheap runs will never stay in business. We’ve heard of drivers who ran out of resources and simply parked their transporter, full of cars, on the side of the road and disappeared.
We have even talked to people who’s car was picked up and never saw it again. They have no recourse to go after the company because the owner, the company and the staff have all disappeared. In most instances, the driver is the owner/operator and there are even fewer options for recovery or recompense then.
There’s no doubt you want to choose a reliable auto transport company. You need a shipping company with a proven track record. A support team you feel confident will be by your side and on your side the entire move.
We are absolutely sold on good service and going the extra mile. Our reviews prove it. We love shipping cars and engaging with our customers, many who return to us when they need to move again. We don’t ask for deposits, honor our guaranteed quotes and deliver 100% of the time. That’s exactly why United’s auto transport services are the top in the industry.
We keep our word. The quote you receive from us is the actual cost to ship your car.
There are other companies that implement a “bait and switch” strategy. They give you a low quote to get you to book, knowing they may not be able to get the car picked up or moved for that price. When that happens, you’re stuck finding another shipping company at the last minute or you have a driver with their hand out, demanding more money to make the delivery.
Can you imagine paying for your car to be shipped, only to have a driver hold your car hostage until you pay him more money?
We don’t play games. We know what it costs to ship your car so we provide accurate, all-costs-considered quotes that will get your car picked up and delivered. We may be higher than others, but you can rest assured you won’t be surprised later.