A Maserati isn’t like any other car, it’s built it’s stellar reputation on producing exquisite vehicle that are more of an expression of style than simply a mode of transportation.
While driving your Maserati is a big part of the experience, there are times – like a big move from one state to another, or for a car show a few states over – when driving your car and adding unwanted miles just doesn’t make sense. In these scenarios, employing an experienced auto transport company to move your Maserati sports car is well worth the upfront investment.
Auto transport companies are in the business of moving cars safely over distanced, be it in the same town or across the country. Whether your moving a Maserati Formula race car, or a commercial model, it is important that when you need a reliable and reputable company for this, you should do ample research beforehand.
Just What Is An Auto Transport Company?
There are many different types of auto transporters: long distance movers, local movers – even international movers if your destination is outside of the US. The type will depend on where exactly you want to go with your vehicle and how far away it is from its initial location. You may also want to consider whether or not you would like them to load up all of your personal belongings for an additional cost as well – this way they can drive everything at once and make sure nothing gets damaged.
Certifications And Insurance
A reputable auto transport company can hold many different certifications and affiliations, but most of all you should look for companies that are members of the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). This means they have undergone background checks by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) like any other moving service. There is a difference between the types of auto transport companies, and it is important that before you sign a contract with anyone that they will be able to fulfill your request in a safe and timely manner.
Research and Reviews
Your next step would be to seek out customer reviews from reputable sources. Direct feedback from past customers are best, but the reviews on business aggregators like Yelp or Google+ will give you a general idea of how well or poorly they treat their clients. If there are too many negative reviews towards the company that you would like to work with, then we recommend that you find someone else to carry out your request.
While the large search engines are an good place to start, it is also a smart idea to take a look at other sources such as Angie’s List, or the BBB which requires companies to be members in order for customers to leave reviews. These are just a few easy steps that you can take to ensure that you only work with the best!
Here are a few transport companies we’ve used in the past to move our fleet and can vouch for their service and credentials.
We classify Montway Auto Transport as the best Auto Transport company because of its affordable rates and exceptional services. The Montway’s founders started the company in 2006, and it now has about 15,000 transport trucks. It has good reviews on almost all review sites.
From our hometown of in Virginia, Green Light Towing Service is a Virginia Beach towing company with expertise in towing as well as auto transport services for the East Coast. While not your traditional car transportation service, we’ve used them in a pinch for car shows in Maryland and Virginia and they’ve come through with flying colors. They’re are less expensive than the other companies listed and offers covered trailer transport for an additional charge over flatbed transport (we definitely recommend the upgrade for your sports car).
Amerifreight is another auto transport company offering excellent customer services as it provides many discounts, especially for military members, early birds, and loyal customers. It has above-average reviews on different sites. An example is that it has a 4.9-star rating on BBB’s website.
Sherpa Auto transport is another transport company that has high customer reviews. It has 4.9 stars on BBB’s website and 4.6 stars on Google. However, Sherpa Auto Transport is quite expensive. However, it is worth it because you will get quality services for the amount you will pay.
uShip is a company that connects auto transport companies to customers. Think Expedia or Priceline for Hotels, only this is in the Auto Transportation space. Similarly it portents to offers he best prices in the marketplace. While we’ve had some success, we have found that
You can connect to the auto transport company without intermediaries in the online marketplace. The main benefit of using uShip is that it connects you to the best prices in the market. However, the uShip’s vetting process is not the best, and uShip may link you to uninsured carriers. Therefore, before selecting a carrier, ensure you vet it through FMCSA.
Get Moving With An Auto Transportation Expert
Well there you have it. Remember – when it comes to moving a high-end car like a Maserati, it’s important to be choosy about who you trust with the job. Not all auto transport companies are created equal, and if you’re not careful, you could end up paying more than necessary and damaging your car in the process.
*If you have any fears or concerns about hiring anyone for your auto transport needs*, feel free to contact us at, and one of our shipping representatives will be able to help answer all of your questions.