Whether you are moving to a new location or you will just be visiting for an extend period of time, and you need your car shipped to you, there are many things to consider before you choose which car shipping company to use. Picking which company is much like picking out a new car; you’ll want to shop around. A quick Internet search will yield several different results, but these companies aren’t always the best way to go. Be sure to have answers to some of the following questions before deciding on which is best for you.
It is of the utmost importance to make sure that the service you choose and the driver that will be transporting your vehicle is insured. As far as your own vehicle is concerned, some car shipping companies will cover it within the price of shipping but with others you will have to pay extra for insurance. It is important to know before buying shipping insurance whether or not your own insurance policy covers the shipping of your vehicle.
Several companies offer door to door service, instead of delivering to a satellite company from which you will have to pick up your vehicle. This sounds like the optimal choice for convenience, however just because they claim the service to be door to door does not mean you will actually get your car picked up from your home and delivered to another. Most companies will ship your car with a large industrial vehicle. These vehicles are often times prohibited from entering certain cities and especially many residential neighborhoods. Check to see if this will be a problem in your area.
Lastly, you will need to make the decision whether or not you want your car to be covered when it ships. This is a service that usually always comes at an extra charge. It is well worth it if your car will be moved over long distances. Covers, or companies that ship your vehicle inside their trucks, will protect your vehicle from the elements, which can be extremely harmful to the vehicle’s paint job. So, before you ship, be sure to educate yourself.