The driver will not pay for the vehicle at the time of pick up.
In fact, Executive Auto Shippers requires that the vehicle is paid for and that we can verify the seller is ready to release the vehicle before we assign a carrier to the auto shipping order.
Here are some tips for reducing the risk of paying for a vehicle you have not seen in person.
Focus your search on dealers. Buying a car online from a dealer provides the ability to research that business and verify that they exist and do things the right way.
Pay for a pre-purchase inspection. If you are buying a late-model vehicle from a reputable dealer, then this step is probably overkill. But if you are purchasing a vehicle from an individual, especially a classic car then this service is well worth the money. Not only will you get an opinion on the vehicle’s condition, but a pre-purchase inspection will also ensure that the seller and vehicle do exist and can verify VIN numbers.
Make sure you are comfortable. Look for red flags, especially when dealing with an individual. If there is anything that makes you uncomfortable or question the purchase, you should not go through with it.