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How To Ensure You Get The Best Vehicle Transport Service

Aug 17, 2007
If you need to get your vehicle from point A in California to point B in New York, you may be tempted to drive all the way there. Or you might just want to try a vehicle transport system to do the job. You could choose a vehicle transport system instead simply because driving it there might be too taxing. Or maybe you don't want your vehicle to endure the wear and tear of travel. Whatever the reason, you will have to find a good vehicle transport service if you want the car delivered to the destination.

There are many ways to have your vehicle transported

- Ship
- Rail
- Lorry
- Haulers
- Towed

Usually, your automobile will be transported on haulers like the ones used to deliver new vehicles. These trailers usually have a capacity of eight to ten vehicles. They are usually around 80 feet long and 14 feet high. With their immense size they are limited to traveling on major roads that are free of possible obstacles such as trees and such. They are also limited to traveling on roads that can support its weight. Also these trailers cannot maneuver easily on tight turns.

Before agreeing to one transport service, shop around. Compare prices among reputable vehicle transport services. And when I say reputable, I mean reputable. Don't entrust your vehicle to services that have a record you aren't aware of. Make sure you study the history of a company. Ask your friends who have gone through the same thing to advice you on good transport services.

Here are a few things to look out for when shopping for a vehicle transport service:

1. Price and Quality

- Can you afford the price?
- Depending on the type of transport, the price of the service will increase
- Don't overdo it
- It pays to spend more for quality, rather than skimp on the price and pay more afterwards because you got low-quality service
- Your vehicle is big investment

2. Avoid Damage To Your Vehichle

If you allow your vehicle to be transported carelessly, you could end up with a badly banged up vehicle. To avoid this you can have your transport service insure your vehicle. While doing research on what transport service to hire, look at the total price plus insurance. It may seem like a waste of money to some, but for those who have experienced having their vehicles shipped to them with dents, scratches, and gasp other major damage, insurance will seem like a welcome advice.

3. Capability

Look at their equipment. From what you see, can they deliver your vehicle safely and securely? From the looks of their operations will they be able to come through on their promise or are delays possible? For this part, a great deal of research is needed. Such research, however, will reap its own rewards. It pays to invest as much as possible in safety. Don't assume that everything will go smooth sailing. Make preparations for any contingency, and ready your course of action should anything go wrong.

4. Personnel

Another thing you should look into is the competence of the transport service's personnel. If you see that their personnel are not qualified, you can be sure that your car is in a lot more danger than you think.

Gauge the personality of the operators. See if they have a love of job and an innate love of vehicles. If the operator loves vehicles himself, he is more likely to be knowledgeable in caring for them. This would give you some measure of assurance that you have left your vehicle in good hands.
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