Choosing the best car shipping company can be a very long and challenging process. If you are moving to another state and need your vehicle to be shipped or you purchased a vehicle from another state, it is very important that you choose the right auto shipping company for your needs. The following steps will help you choose the best company and also help you get a reasonable price.
Step One: Request Multiple Auto Transport Quotes
When you start shopping around for multiple auto transport quotes, please make sure that you provide the auto shipping company with the make and model of your vehicle, pick up and delivery addresses, as well as phone numbers. They will need that information in order to provide you with an accurate quote and also give you an estimated time of delivery.
Step Two: Making the Right Choice to Ship Your Car
Once you have provided the car shipping company with necessary information, they will be able to provide you with a free car shipping quote. It is a great idea to get a few car shipping quotes before choosing the right company. You will most likely get different prices and it is very important to do research on each company. The best way to research a car shipping company is to carefully analyze their reviews.
For example, if you get quotes from three different companies, do not go with the one with the lowest price. It is a great idea to look at their reviews and then make a decision based on reviews first, and secondary on the price. Sometimes, looking to save $25.00 or $50.00 could cost you thousands of Dollars if the company damages your vehicle and does not have insurance. Always choose a company that has great reviews, so you know that you are not taking any risks.
If you would like to avoid choosing the wrong company, you should ask them the following questions:
- Do you offer insurance? If so, can you please send me a copy of your insurance?
- Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau? Can you send me a link to your BBB page?
- Where can I read some reviews about your company?
- How long have you been in business?
All of these questions will lead you to the right path to choosing a reliable car shipping company. When you ask these questions always think about how they are answering them and ask yourself if they are being professional and honest. Always trust yourself and choose the company that you feel like is giving you honest answers and is willing to e-mail you documentation that supports their answers. Please keep in mind that doing good research will lead you to make the right decision when it is time for your vehicle to be transported.
Step Three: Getting Your Car Ready For Transport
Once your vehicle has been scheduled with the right company, it is time to get it prepared for transport. You will need to make sure that your tires are properly inflated and please remove any heavy items that could be on your back seat and in your trunk. It is very important that you remove any toll readers from your vehicle, as when your vehicle is loaded on the car transporter, you may get charged.
Step Four: Pre-Inspection and Post-Inspection and Bill of Ladings
When the driver shows up to pick up your vehicle, he will fill out an inspection report (bill of lading) in order to mark any existing damages on your vehicle before he loads it on his trailer. After he has marked everything, you will need to carefully read it in order to make sure that it is accurate. If everything seems accurate, you will have to sign it and the driver will provide you with a copy of it before loading the vehicle on his trailer.
Your vehicle will be safely delivered a few days later, depending on the distance between the pick up and delivery locations. When your vehicle is being delivered, it is very important that you perform a post- delivery inspection report with the driver. You will have to walk around with the driver and record any new damages on the vehicle that did not exist on pick up. This step is very important, as if there is small dent or scratch on the vehicle and you do not mark it while the driver is there, you will not be able to file a claim with his insurance and have it fixed.
If there is no damage that occurred during transit, you do not have to mark anything on the bill of lading. You will just need to sign and you will be finished. If there is new damage, please mark it on the bill of lading and make sure that the driver signs it too. It is also a very good idea that you take pictures of the damage while the driver is still there. After you have done that, you will need to contact the car shipping company and they will walk you through the process of filing a claim with their insurance.
Are you ready to request a free car shipping quote?
Choosing the right shipping company can be a very easy and hassle-free process. Whether you just bought a vehicle online from another state, or your will be relocating for a few months, please contact Karma Auto Transport and receive a free car shipping quote today! (708)357-8698