You did everything you were supposed to when it came to shipping your car – you booked it ahead of time, you asked for a tracking number, and you even splurged on a top of the line car shipper – but somehow, you have gotten the notification that your car is going to be arriving at your destination late. This is a common thing that happens in the world of auto transport, and it isn’t always preventable. If you have stumbled upon this problem, here’s how you can save time, tears, and money making things work.
– Try not to get angry at the driver or auto transport company. Things happen, and sometimes, it’s not preventable. Take a deep breath, and calm down.
– Contact your auto carrier or driver directly to find out what the problem is, ASAP. The sooner you find out what the problem is, the better. Knowing what the issue happens to be also will give you a better idea of when the car should be arriving. Either way, the auto shipper should be able to give you a better estimate of your car’s new arrival date, as well as a good idea of what has caused the delay in auto transport times.
– Ask where your car is. If your car is only a few towns away, you might be able to just change the pick up location to somewhere closer by. If your car has been involved in an accident involving a shipping carrier, ask for the driver to make a quick inspection ASAP. If the arrival date is very heavily delayed, reschedule your pick up, and make an effort to reschedule anything else that may have been impacted by a delayed arrival. Cancel your dentist visit for next Thursday if your car will be arriving a couple of days late – you need to be present for the pick up. If your friend is going to be driving you to the pick up location, you need to call your friend as soon as possible to make sure they will be available on the new arrival date. If not, you will have to find another person to drive you there.
-If the auto shipper has given you a delay date that is too far away for convenience, ask them if they have any other solutions that they can offer you. Sometimes, if a car is delayed for weeks, they will offer to have it sent by another carrier, or even by another route. If your car is very heavily delayed, this shouldn’t come with a heavy price tag, and a discount will be applied to the total costs.
-Go to another auto transport company if all else fails, and the car still hasn’t been picked up yet. If you get a call that says that your car won’t be picked up for weeks, then just opt for another car shipping company. Remember to cancel your order with the existing car shipper to avoid any further delays. You may also get a better deal, and it might also be on time.
Much like with any other major transportation mishap, the key to getting your car’s logistics on track is to keep a cool head. There is always a solution for every travel problem that you find – even if it deals with your auto shipper.