- February 24, 2015
- Posted by: PJ Vaske
- Category: Auto Transport, Car Shipping
Imagine having to the worst case scenario happen when relocating to a whole new city. Chances are the problem is associated with transportation. If there’s not inclement weather delaying traffic, there’s an internal issue that could require the assistance of a mechanic. All of this could’ve been avoided if car shipping was taken into consideration.
It’s a total nightmare to think about my vehicle being a potential threat to my transition. When it comes to transferring my belongings safely and securely, I’m all for making sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible before initiating the actual process. Here’s some essential things to do that make confirming auto transport services a cinch.
Make a Checklist
I rarely remember things off the top of my head. The days are so busy and fly by so fast that there’s hardly time to concentrate, so it’s best to have main priorities written down. This especially applies to auto transport services. Preparing a checklist helps prevent missing any major move, as I can just go check off each action as I go.
Reading, comparing, and reviewing goes a long way. People don’t normally consider car shipping on a routine basis so a lot of information doesn’t come naturally and requires in-depth analysis of the auto transport companies in question. I’d never make a weighty decision like using a vehicle transfer service on a whim without knowing many details. Such a move is a recipe for disaster. It’s important to check for a company’s proof insurance, read between the lines of contractual agreements, review pay rates, and look at the company’s background.
Conversations with Insurance Company
To ensure everything’s legitimate on my end, it’s crucial to check in with my insurance company. Assuming that my source will cover the vehicle while in transport is taking a risk that I can’t afford. It’s ideal to have the same auto coverage as the vehicle transport company.
Get Everything in Writing
Auto shipping is just like any other transaction. When money is being transferred from one hand to another (or in today’s case, from one pocket to a debit or credit card machine), it’s always critical to have the terms and conditions in print. This protects both parties in the event that an action or form of communication doesn’t seem agreeable with what was initially discussed.
Remove All Loose Items
Carriers who transfer vehicles across country aren’t inclined to care for objects inside customers’ cars. That’s why it’s up to the owners to take out any possessions so they aren’t damaged, lost, or stolen. I know I’ll feel more at peace if I make sure all valuables are with me and not visible in the car during the transporting process.
Car shipping is worth the time, cost, and energy that it takes to get vehicles from one destination to another. While it essential to invest more time at the start of the process, keep in mind that the outcome is totally worth it.