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Mistakes to Avoid When Shipping a Car

Have you decided to ship your vehicle with a professional car shipping company? In order to make sure that it is a completely positive experience, there are some common mistakes people make, which you should avoid. USA Auto Transport has summed it up for everyone who plans to ship their cars with a vehicle transportation company. What are these silly mistakes that can turn your auto transport experience from good to bad?

Paying too much/little

When you are in a hunt for a company, you will get different quotes from different transporters, and there is nothing weird about it. However, if you get a price estimate which is too high or too low, don’t just go for it, thinking it is the best solution. Usually, when the price is too low, a company plans to scam you out of your money after everything’s said and done. There are numerous hidden costs that you will have to pay eventually. On the other hand, when the price is high, you probably think that everything will be handled professionally and that there is nothing you need to do. Even though this may be true, you will still have to be involved. Ideally, you will be able to ship your car for a moderate amount of money as well. When it comes to pricing, staying on the middle ground is the best option.

Company’s reliability

This is an easy step, but people avoid to do it. Scammers exist, and you need to protect yourself. Any business which transports vehicles is supposed to be registered with the Department of Transport. Search online, or call them to see whether a company you selected is reliable.

Mistakes to Avoid When Shipping a Car

Sorting out documentation

Another common mistake people make when they ship cars is not sorting out their documents. The transporter needs to know that the vehicle is yours so that they can move it to another state. The safest route is to ask the company’s representatives which documents you will need in order to relocate your car smoothly. Make sure you have everything neatly organized so as to avoid issues.

Insurance Coverage

Almost every company which is in the car shipping business offers insurance. So if something happens to your car during the delivery, the insurance should cover it. Ask the moving company all the necessary questions about insurance and find out what happens in these rare cases. If you want to secure your vehicle further, acquiring an insurance from a third party is always an option. That way you will not have to rely on the company, and your mind will be at ease.

Empty your vehicle

People love to stack personal items in their cars before the pick-up. Even though this may be tempting, we suggest you not do it. There are several reasons why companies won’t allow you to put items in the car. The first one is that things can go missing, and this is not something your insurance will cover. Also, it will increase the weight on your vehicle, which means an increase in the cost of the shipment. Last but not least, some larger items might damage your car.
The mistakes mentioned above keep reoccurring, so remember these things well before you call the company to schedule car shipping. Call USA Auto Transport and learn more about car shipping services!