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Need To Transport Your Car? Tips To Ensure A Safe & Cost Effective Passage

Jul 10, 2008
Are you getting ready to take a long trip and don't want to drive your own car? This is when having a company transport your car comes in handy. But, how do you know for sure who you can trust and more importantly how do you select a company that is more equipped to safely and securely relocate you vehicle and have it arrive in one piece? So the answer to that is very easy and here is why I can say that.

You know that really, it doesn't matter if you're transporting a regular ordinary car or you have something very fancy and expensive, people in general just want to have their possessions taken care of if they are paying for that kind of service. So to know what you can expect to get you first have to know what to look for form auto shippers. You do have several options, but since we are talking about hiring a company to take that road trip instead of you we'll talk about that version.

Shipping your vehicle can make sense and hiring a good auto transporter to do it can make the process even easier for yourself. You can hire private auto transporters which are just like any other door to door moving company; they arrange to pick up your car at a convenient time for you, load it onto a truck and deliver it wherever you tell them to. That sounds simple and easy enough right. Don't be so fooled.

Make sure that that the particular company you just hired is registered and insured with the state department and make you keep in contact with that company. A good clue in making sure that a company is a bit more offering in the "state of the art" department when it comes to good communication is that they have their trucks equipped with satellite tracking systems that you can log into and track where your car is at all times.

Make sure that the driver of the shipping truck is carrying a cell phone with him or them. Just in case you are not near a computer you need to still be able to track the truck. Get the driver's number, either from them or the company before you ship your car. This way you'll always be in contact with your vehicle.

When you're trying to stay on budget, keep in mind that some vehicles obviously cost more to transport than others. Size and weight are a huge factor in cost. To save some money on your trip doesn't fill up the gas tank. Some people think that they are doing themselves a favor so that they don't have to bother with it when you get to where you are going in fear that gas prices might be higher. It's a good idea to keep all fluids low to save on the weight of the car. That will save you a lot of money.

Another good tip is for you to removing all objects from the outside of the car as well as things you left sitting in the car. This will ensure that nothing shifts during shipping and damages the interior. Do you have any idea how much poultry costs to repair? Believe me, it's a lot. More importantly so that anything exposed doesn't get stolen. Always get your quotes in writing. Ask for a binding estimate or a not to exceed estimate. That will save you some money as well.
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