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May

Things to Consider When Choosing a Vehicle & Speciality Transport Company

Review an Auto Transport Checklist and Frequently Asked Questions which includes specific steps you should take to prepare your car for shipping.

Most moves are completed in just 7-10 business days. However, depending on the distance it will travel and the services you choose, it could take longer. This is pretty standard for a car shipping service, so make sure you’re prepared!

Don’t forget about insurance. What I have learned is that there is a law that requires the ‘vehicle carrier’ to fully insure your vehicle against damage or theft while it is in their possession. Carrier is the key word here, not broker. But it only insures your car and its original equipment. Always ask about deductibles and always read the fine print.

Take your time at pick up and delivery to inspect your car. When your vehicle is delivered to your new home, be sure to compare the condition and mileage against the inspection report you signed at the beginning of the move. Unless unavoidable, I recommend not accepting your car at night or without viewing it. If you discover any exceptions to the original inspection and mileage, make certain the driver notes it on the delivery receipt.

Understand how the process works. Before you commit, be sure to ask exactly how the auto shipping move works. You’ll want to get every little detail so you don’t feel out of the loop.

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