Shipping your car from one part of the country to the other seems like it should be a fairly simple and stress-free experience. Well, at least it should be simple and straightforward. But seeing as not all auto transport companies are made equal, you should expect to come across several of them with bad reputations. In fact, you should always do a detailed background check on any company you decide to use.
But there are some basic things you can look at as you scout through the different nation auto transport services. And to help you out, here are some of them.
Clean Out The Car
The first thing you need to do before you ship your car is to clean it out. And as a side-note, if the auto transporting service you choose has any professional experience, they will tell you the same thing. Don’t leave any valuables in the car, even if you completely trust the company shipping the car.
The Car Has To Be Checked
While you are going to do an inspection of the car before handing it over to the shipping company, another check should be done by the service you choose. And they will do the check in order to protect everyone’s best interests.
The damage that they do pick up before the car is loaded gets noted, and when the car is delivered another check is done. Ultimately, you have to sign off that the car is in tip-top shape when it arrives, so stick around for both checkpoints.
Beware Of Brokers
There is one thing about car shipping you should know from the start. It’s that sometimes you get to deal with brokers, meaning you don’t work with the shipping company directly.
On the plus side, the broker might get you a very affordable deal. But on the downside, you don’t know what company the broker is going to use. For all you know, they can use a very irresponsible company that maybe damages your car. Or worse, they might even lose it.
Basically, if you are ready to put yourself in the position of not knowing who will be handling your car shipping, it’s a choice you need to be sure of. And this isn’t to say that brokers can’t be trusted, but won’t you like to check out the company taking responsibility for your car transportation?
When you get into contact with a Nation Auto Transport company, don’t be scared to ask questions. For example, what are their strategies for transporting vehicles? Do they use specific containers? Are they insured in case of an accident? What guarantee do you get that your car will safely arrive at the intended destination?
It’s your right as a paying client to have this information. And if you come across a company that doesn’t want to provide this type of info, you are better off looking for another one. Your car is an asset you want to care of. You don’t want to lose it halfway across the United States.