When choosing to ship your car through car shipping companies there are two methods open to you that you might not be aware of. You can choose to ship with an auto transport broker or directly through a shipping company. Brokers are often the more cost effective choose because they can pull from a huge number of auto shipping companies to find the one that best fits your price and unique situation. When dealing directly with a shipping company you often have to be squeezed into a time and place of their choose because they already have set schedules. This can make things difficult for you because they may not be what is easiest for you, instead it is what is easiest for them. Also, brokers are already very familiar with the auto transport industry which means they know what to look for when deciding upon a company. A good auto transport broker knows to only use shipping companies that pass safety, federal and state standards.