When it is time to drop off or pick up your car, it is extremely important that you are on time. Being tardy will not only result in fees, it will also make the truck driver late for any appointments he has after.
You may need to check with the car shipping company whether they can deliver to your house. Some shipping companies only deliver to major cities and certain pickup locations after which you are expected to go there to collect the car. Other car shipping companies will charge an additional fee to ship it to your house. So it is important you check with the company before hand the shipping arrangement.
Before selecting an auto shipping company, ask a lot of questions and make sure you feel comfortable with the driver ahead of time. Talk about price so that its clear what you will be paying from the start. A car transport service, when shipping a car, should be clear on price. Shipping a car is a big investment for you, so it pays to be informed.
Any licensed and bonded transporter will have insurance that would cover any damage or theft while in possession of the auto shipping company. Ask for a copy of transporters insurance coverage, and find out whether their insurance is primary or secondary to your own car insurance. Its also a good idea to check with your own insurance company to verify coverage while in transit. Be aware that typically neither insurance company will cover possessions left inside the car during shipping. This is why most companies do not allow personal items to be shipped in your vehicle. Also keep in mind that extra weight in the car could damage the undercarriage during loading and unloading.
Clean out your car thoroughly. Most companies won‘t take responsibility for any loose items left in the vehicle. Remove tools, personal items and anything of value.
When it comes to the auto transport rates make sure that you have received the final price. Make sure that there are no hidden fees and that the quote you have been given is the final price. One way to do this is to call the customer service number and speak with a representative. Always get the name of the person you have spoken too. This can come in handy at a later point if you have any problems with the auto transport company you have chosen.