Monday, July 6, 2009
Make a decision about which company to use and book your transport. Get a confirmation via fax or email. Before transporting your vehicle see to it you remove all your personal or valuable items. Make sure you have less than a quarter tank of fuel as it decreases the weight of the vehicle. It is a good idea to wash vehicles before the inspection report at pick up. This ensures the car's condition is readily recognized before shipping.
Shipper and driver will do a through inspection of the vehicle at the time of pick up. In case of any damage in the vehicle it will be written in the Vehicle condition report. You have to sign the report and a copy will be handed over to you. Do keep this report until the car is delivered. Before accepting the vehicle, see to it that car does not have dings, dents or scratches. This is your opportunity to claim damage, so please take your time. If any damage is claimed, make sure that the carrier signs the condition report and make sure you retain a copy of your records.
Certain warnings before choosing an auto transport company. While making a reservation, avoid booking with another company as it may hinder your transport. When two companies are trying to move the same vehicle, most drivers will pass on that vehicle and go to another. Car shipping company is not a guaranteed industry. Delays can be created due to weather conditions, mechanical problems, waiting for earlier customers at pick up or delivery etc. Never pay a deposit before work has been done.. Make sure that a carrier has been assigned and provided you with pick up and delivery date and their name and phone number.