Steps and things to consider when you Ship your Car
Automobile shipping or auto transport is the process of shipping or moving your car from your city to an additional city or country. Now if you have recently considered using a shipping company to ship a car, you most likely have many questions as to how the process works especially, when you have never used an auto shipping service before. Shipping a car can be a very positive, stress-free experience. Knowing how the navigation system works, makes choosing the right company for you an easier task. Here are some of the things that you need to know while beginning this process:
The first thing that comes to people's mind is how much is shipping a car going to cost? It is best to obtain quotes from several car shipping companies. This is easily done online in just a matter of minutes. The necessary information that you will need to provide is;
A) Type of vehicle.
B) Approximate shipping date.
C) Beginning and ending destination.
D) Method (terminal to terminal, or door to door).
E) Open carrier/ enclosed transport (specialty vehicles).
While shipping a car, your vehicle should be insured against damage and theft. Ask for a copy of their insurance coverage and ask if there is a loss deductible. Find out if your insurance will cover any injury or theft to your vehicle during shipping. Make sure to verify all of this in writing.
Read your contract carefully. Do not rely on verbal promises. Make sure everything you discussed is put in writing. Once your contract is signed, your car transport company will always refer to the contract for any complaints you may have, including cancellation of services.
Before selecting any company, contact the Better Business Bureau. It is there that you can investigate the business's history and read customer testimonials. If there have been issues, you can see how they were resolved. Talk to Friends and family, who may be able to share shipping experiences in the past.
Before you leave your car in the hands of a transport company, make sure you receive an inspection report. This report provides current mileage and the condition of the car at the time of pick up, noting any scratches, dings, cracks, etc. Keep this report for when you re-inspect at the time you receive your vehicle back.
Once your vehicle has been delivered, take your time to inspect your vehicle completely and compare the condition and mileage with the initial report. If you note any inconsistencies, makes sure the driver views and signs it. Without being considered and signed by the driver, you have little recourse for any damage during shipping.
Most of the auto shipping businesses would not ship automobiles which are not in running conditions and only if the motor is functioning correctly, would it be shipped. In additional to that, the organization would insist on your automobiles to be empty, and sometimes they may permit you to pack few things. Shipping a car doesn't need to be complicated. Knowing the process, and what questions to ask, can make the process of finding the right car shipping company that meets your needs, easy and hassle free.
Last Updated 1/25/2017