Transit times may vary depending on the time of year, weather, road conditions, as well as the origination and destination of your particular move. You will receive an estimated delivery date when you place an order.
You should also watch out for fees that you might overlook. There are some companies that make it appear to charge low when they send you their quotations when as a matter of fact these are actually really expensive. They cover this up by using base prices which could escalate right away when they have done the service. So make sure to ask questions and if they have certain things that cannot guarantee or answer right away then you should set your guard up when it comes to these kinds of quotations.
You need to understand that pick-up and delivery terms are simply estimates, and not guaranteed dates. There are many so many unforeseen problems that can arise when your vehicle is in transit with an auto transport company, including: traffic jams, unfavorable weather conditions and mechanical breakdowns. These situations can all contribute greatly to delays. However, its is worth mentioning that, the major cause of delays rests upon the car shipping customers themselves. Often times customers fail to arrive at pre-determined pick-up or drop-off locations on time, try to make last minutes changes to the arranged routes or delivery terms and so on. Please remember that a lot depends on your punctuality and reliability. The better you fulfill your part of the deal, the sooner you will get your car.
Ask for a copy of transporters insurance coverage, and find out whether their insurance is primary or secondary to your own car insurance. Any licensed and authorized transporter will have insurance that would theft while your car is in possession of the auto shipping company.
When a car is traveling a long distance there is a chance damage may occur. A person has to speak with the shipping company to determine if their insurance is going to be primary or secondary coverage. If it is secondary coverage a person must have the car insured under their own insurance. During the shipping process a person may want to add addition coverage.
Always inspect your vehicle before and after shipping. An inspection of your vehicle before will ensure that you are aware of any damage that is already on the vehicle will let you know what was there already when you inspect your vehicle at pick-up. Even if there is no damage it is still a good idea to take pictures of your vehicle before it is shipped, that way if anything shall happen while the shipping company has it you will have proof that it was not there before. Inspecting your vehicle after it has been shipped is a very important thing to do before your accept it from the shipping company. You will want to do this during the day so that you don‘t miss anything because it is too dark. If there is any damage to your vehicle document it on the shipping receipt and get the delivery driver to sign this as well.
They also make sure that you stick to their company no matter what. It can be such a headache to always transfer from one shipping service to another. When you work with companies who value their client relationship you can be sure that you won‘t have any reason to leave or switch at all. They will always know what you need and make the effort of providing this and even more.read more
There should be no leaks at all, and all fluids (except gas) should be at optimum levels, the tires inflated and the battery charged. In the unlikely event that your vehicle has to be unloaded prior to reaching its final destination, its drivability will come in handy.read more