May 7th, 2021
Vehicle Shipping for Easy Car Transport
When you are planning on moving your vehicle, or vehicles, long distances to another location, vehicle shipping is your best option. Using a vehicle transport company allows you to save millage on your car, gas costs, and time. By using a vehicle shipping company, you’re using a professional service that specializes in vehicle transport.
Many vehicle shipping companies do not operate simply in a certain range, or territory, but also cross boundaries or even provinces. Using a vehicle shipping company is cheaper than using a freight transport, as vehicle shipping companies will charge generally per vehicle and distance needed to deliver, while freight transport charges are based on the weight of the object.
There are two primary types of vehicle transport used by vehicle shipping companies. The most cost-effective and common is an open-truck trailer. Your car will be driven on top of the trailer by professionals who know how to operate and transport multiple vehicles on an open-truck trailer. Because your vehicle or vehicles are not the only vehicles on the trailer, this is generally cheaper and more cost-effective for the vehicle transport service.
The other option is to use an enclosed trailer. This is generally more expensive, with companies that offer this service charging premium rates. Shipping your vehicle in an enclosed trailer means that your vehicle gets special treatment, and improved protection from the elements.
With both modes of transportation, your vehicle will be picked up at a location decided by you and the vehicle shipping company, and delivered at a location decided by you and the company. Some companies offer door-to-door pickup and delivery services within a certain range, or territory.
Your vehicle is insured against at-fault accidents, and most vehicle transport companies will also reimburse you for any damage found on or in your car after it is dropped off at its final destination. It is important to make sure that you inspect your car as soon as it is delivered, and report any damages right away, as it is generally easier to get reimbursed for any repairs sooner.
When getting your vehicle ready to be transported, make sure to catalogue any existing dents, scratches, scuffs or other existing damages for your personal records. If you are planning on storing items in your vehicle while it is being transported, familiarize yourself with the company’s guidelines for this. The general guideline is that vehicle transport companies are not liable for any damaged, lost, or stolen property that is packed within the vehicle. Most companies will not transport toxic chemicals or firearms. If you will be packing items in your vehicle, ensure that they are secured and packed well, to avoid any accidents.
It is also important to make sure that your car has gas in the tank, as it may need to be driven short distances, or onto the vehicle transport vehicles.
The best way to get a satisfying experience with a vehicle transport company is to do your research and shop around. Most reputable vehicle transport companies will be able to provide you with a quote, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.