Hushhhhh – 3 Things They Don’t Tell You About When Shipping Your Car Across the Country
For many people, car shipping isn’t exactly based on common knowledge. Most people do not know anything about the logistics that are needed in order to ship a car from point A to point B, nor do they even know how to prepare their car for a major trip. If this is your first time shipping your car, you might be unsure as to what to expect, and you probably don’t know what to do in order to make the transport as safe, easy and quick as possible. The more that you know about shipping your car, the better off you will be in terms of knowing what to do and what to expect. Here are three things that most car shippers don’t tell first time customers.
1. There may be delays, and there’s really no way to predict when it will happen and how long a delay may be. It’s important to realize that most companies do not have major delays too often, but issues such as traffic, high volume of orders, and accidents can seriously impact the time it takes to deliver the cars. If you are worried about the car shipment being delayed, it’s important to consider the option of shipping your car ahead of time, or of paying a little bit extra in order to go with a more reliable shipper. Companies should notify if your car is going to be delayed in transit.
2. Insurance is a must when you choose to transport your car. Any reliable transport company worth its salt will have a minimum amount of insurance that they place on any car that they are transporting. Any bump, scrape, or ding that your car endures during transport should be covered by insurance. People who are really concerned about the possibility of damage to their car should consider buying extra insurance to cover any unknowns that could happen. If your car isn’t insured for the transport job, any damage that it incurs while traveling from point A to point B will have to be paid by YOU and not the shipper.
3 .You can use your car shipping experience to haul other things to your new destination. Newbies to the car shipping world are often surprised to find out that they can put clothes, furniture, and similar items that need to be transported in the car that is supposed to be shipped and have them get shipped to the final destination as well. This is a usually unspoken service that many veterans of the car transport world know about and often tell friends about. Go ahead – save a couple of bucks on moving!
We understand that this experience can be an emotionally and financially draining issue, but it is easy to remedy the trouble. The more that you ask about different company policies and about things that you should expect during the shipment, the better off you will be, both emotionally and financially.