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Get Ready For Picking Up Your Car After Transport

Aug 17, 2007
Picking up your car after transport will require the same attention to detail you exhibited before the car was loaded onto the truck for transport. Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order before picking up your car. This paperwork includes a condition report on your car before transport, auto shipping insurance, pictures of your car, and other paperwork that might have been given to you.

When you go to pick up your car, you will have to gather other paperwork including another condition report. File these papers away in case you find damage later on. It is also a good idea to take pictures after your car has been transported as well.

You should arrange to pick your car up during the day so that you will be able to see if there is damage anywhere on the body of your car. Have the driver or car transport service representative with you to verify any damages that you find. This will make filing a claim with your auto insurance company or with the car transport company a little easier. They should sign the condition report.

When picking up an imported car, you will have to arrange to have the car inspected by customs before you will be allowed to take the car home. After the car has been shipped, the car transport service should be able to tell you when the car will arrive and should call you when it actually does. This will make scheduling an inspection much easier.

If for some reason your car has substantial body damage, you should try not to become visibly angry. You should take pictures, make sure all documents are signed, and call your insurance company as soon as possible. This is the best way to handle this situation. Remember that it is up to you to write down all damages that you find and to take pictures. It is also up to you to talk to your insurance company or the car transport service when filing a claim. By remaining calm, people will be more willing to work with you.

If the car transport service does not want to cooperate with you once you have filed your claim, you may need to seek legal action. You should also file a claim with the Better Business Bureau.

Transporting your car should be a simple process. But problems can occur from time to time. Be prepared by having all of your paperwork ready to be signed and take plenty of pictures so that you will be able to file a claim as quickly as possible. This will allow you to be able to have your car repaired sooner than later. But most car transport services that will be able to safely transport your car either nationally or internationally without incident.
About the Author
Idan Lavi used to be the owner of a professional Moving Company in New York City, making him the ideal author for a guide on moving just about anywhere.
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