When it comes to car removals, there are many variables involved, most of which are out of your control. If you’re like most people, you don’t want to spend an enormous amount of time or money on your car removals, but you still want the peace of mind that comes with knowing that everything will go smoothly.
Fortunately, there are several ways to tell whether or not you’re dealing with a legitimate car removal company and if they will treat you fairly during the process of your vehicle being picked up.
Is the car removal company asking for any payment upfront?
Some of these companies will ask for a fee in advance just to tow your car. The only fees they should be charging you are those related to towing and removing your vehicle but don’t be surprised if you’re asked for some kind of administration fee too.
It’s up to you whether or not you want to go ahead and do business with that company. If they seem shady, consider doing some research on them or finding another company altogether before signing any contracts.
Is the price extremely low?
As we stated in our opening line, cars come in all shapes and sizes. And like many things, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Unfortunately for buyers, there are some companies out there that prey on people who don’t know how to spot a good deal or might be experiencing a tough time financially.
They will take advantage of them by offering them extremely low prices on their cars just to lure them into thinking they are getting a great deal when they aren’t.
The car removals don’t want to tow it away but dismantle it on site
Unless you’re using a specific service, such as wrecking or car salvage, any other car removals service won’t want to tow your car away. The reason is that it will cost them money (time and gas) and they have no idea of what to do with your vehicle once they bring it back. Remember that these car removals don’t want to sell your vehicle or provide you with any info on where to sell it on their own.
The owner is unable to tell you about previous jobs in detail
If you call a company that has been in business for a while, you should be able to speak to previous customers. If you cannot get an accurate job estimate from talking to previous customers, avoid dealing with them.
Use these details about previous jobs to get an idea of how much time and effort it will take for your car removals process. These details can also help you have realistic expectations about what to expect during your car removal process.
Can you only talk to a salesperson and not the person who will do the job?
One of the biggest complaints people have is that once they have paid for their vehicle to be removed, they can’t get a hold of anyone to schedule a pickup. When calling a legitimate car removals company, you should only speak to someone about scheduling pick up after you are told what price range your vehicle falls into. The price range will be determined by your make and model, the condition of your vehicle and how soon you need it picked up.