Auto Preparation Archives - Stateway Auto Transport™

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There are many reasons as to why you should consider Antique Car Shipping Services when you need to ship your prized possession across the country. There are many instances where people who want to transport their vehicles fail to do so just because they are not confident with the shipping agency. Most reputable antique shippers have been doing so for a longer period and are capable of doing it in a safe way. Below are a few tips you can take into consideration when choosing best service to trust your antique auto with.

They Have Experience 

This is a firm that has been in the field for a longer period and is capable of handling any shipping problem no matter how complicated it is. They have been exposed to complicated situations and therefore they provide effective solutions within the shortest time possible. They are not like the newbies who are new i the field where they can be easily challenged by complicated issues. The exposure and experience of their experts can really pay off.

They Are Easily Available And Accessible 

It is a good idea to make use of an easily accessible shipping company. This is due to the fact that there are some instances where there is an emergency. You may need to speak to someone or track your vehicle in a pinch,  since they are accessible, you can reach them through their emergency number which is online for 24 hours a day. Moreover, their team is willing to respond to an emergency at odd hours of the day because they are dedicated to shipping your vehicle the right way.

They Offer Professional Services 

This is another great benefit of using a service to ship your antique car. They have well trained shipping experts who are fully aware of what they are doing and complications that may arise. They handle your car in a professional way such that you receive it at the right time, at the right place and at its original condition. Their staff also handles all the customers in a professional way. They have been properly trained on customer care services and how to deal with customers of different personalities. This means that as a customer, you are served as per your needs.

They Have Positive Reviews By Other Customers 

Most of the comments that are posted by other customers on the websites and pages in social media are positive regarding the nature of the services they offer. This means that their customers are satisfied with the type of services they experienced and the price range. Given an opportunity to comment after experiencing their services, you are also likely to comment positively. Therefore, use this shipping company so as to access genuine services at the best rates.


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If you would like to transport your car when you relocate, or ship a car to someone else, there are several things you might want to do to prepare your car for safe transport:

  1. Get confirmation that the vehicle transport services provides the exact type of service you need

Not all car transport companies can guarantee transportation of our vehicle to any place in United States. Make sure you get all the information you can about car companies that can ship your car from one destination to another destination. Create a list, and then ask for a quotes. You will need to provide as much detail about your car and its condition, as well as where you want it to be moved, and its final destination.

 

  1. Evaluate the information you get from all vehicle transport service companies

The cost of transporting your vehicle is an important consideration; you need to assess the company itself. Find out how long they have been in business. Find out as much as you can about their reputation from comments and ratings online, and on BBB – The Better Business Bureau.

Find out how they transport vehicles, and how the vehicles are delivered; whether it’s door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal. Do they offer open-air transport, or enclosed vehicle transport. Open air is the least expensive choice, but it leaves the vehicle exposed to outdoor elements. An enclosed transport mode has an enclosed trailer, which provides better protection and the highest level of security. Find out what guarantees they can give you in terms of mode of transport, delivery time and insurance.

 

  1. Check your insurance

Find out what your insurance company covers, and if you will be able to continue with the insurance once you move your car out of state. Moving to another country might be another matter. Car moving companies might provide insurance during the period that the car is in their process. Go through the insurance documentation to find out how broad the coverage is. Many companies do not insure personal items in your car – such as removable car extras like mats.

 

  1. Find out more information about the process of moving vehicles

There might be other special provisions that are required to move a car from one state to another, or from one country to another. There could be special documentation that is needed. There could be other restrictions imposed by state laws or country laws. Find out all that you need to avoid nasty surprises.

 

  1. Get the car ready

  • Get the car ready for transport. Clean the inside of the vehicle by getting rid of any trash, removing tools, CD’s and any other media items you have in the car. Remove mats, and take everything out of the glove compartment. Be sure to remove everything that is not attached to the car as a permanent fixture, and pack it up separately. Some companies will allow you to keep the spare tire or safety seat provided.
  • Turn the car alarm off, remove CD players and consider retracting the car antenna if possible.
  • Clean the car on the outside and make sure that it is in shape for the final destination. For example, if the weather is cold, snow tires or extra anti-freeze or transmission oil may be needed.
  • Check for leaks on the undercarriage. If your car is leaking aggressively the car transport company may refuse to transport your car. If there are leaks get them repaired before moving day.

    6. Go through the transport documentation at the car release point

Go through the Bill of Lading before you sign. Make sure that the information is correct. Make sure that the information on the documentation specifies the condition of the car correctly before you release it to the auto transportation company. At this point, you would have paid for the car upfront this is why it is important that when the car leaves your possession, you have the assurance that it will arrive in the same condition. Should anything happen to the car, the insurance will require the Bill of Lading to verify that damages reported where not there at the beginning.

 

  1. Receive your car at its final destination

Whether its door-to-door service or terminal-to-terminal delivery, make sure that you are there to inspect the car before receiving it from the transport company.

 


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