Contact the auto transport company at least two weeks in advance of the date when you want to move the car. This will give you time to verify the pickup date and prepare your car for transport.
Locate local auto transport companies using an online directory or the Yellow Pages.
Call several auto moving companies. As with choosing a contractor, for example, choosing a transport company should involve obtaining rates and availability, researching the company online and with the Better Business Bureau, and checking the company’s references.
Ask companies what type of insurance they carry and if you must meet a deductible in order to be eligible for the benefits. In addition, you may want to purchase your own auto shipping insurance for the move.
If you want to track your car’s progress, ask whether the auto transportation company offers online tracking or status reports.
Find out if you must pay your deposit in advance or on the day of pickup.
Get an estimated pickup and delivery time estimate in writing. Find out if there are any special instructions for pickup/delivery and where they will take place—at your residence? A nearby parking lot? Knowing this information beforehand will make the entire transport process go more smoothly.