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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Auto Transport calls for special care

Transporting a car is a big issue when you are relocating to another state or country.

Picking the right transporter to ship your vehicle can be a tedious exercise Looking for Moving Companies and getting free quotes may not be difficult, but choosing the right Movers can be a daunting task. There are several ways to search for a transporter, although the phone book and the internet are the most commonly used resources. If you are moving, make enquiries with your moving company for details but avoid using the same mover for your household goods and your car. car moving is not something you want to leave to just anyone! The safety of your vehicle rests with your car carrier. Transporting a vehicle needs special skills, equipment and insurance, and your household mover may not be the best option for transporting your car. You should also ask your friends for references, as first hand experience is the best assurance of the type of service you can expect. Schedule your auto move at least 4 weeks before you move, giving enough time to arrange for a car mover carrier to pick up your vehicle.

When searching for an car transporter, bear in mind that a thorough enquiry about the transporter can save you of a lot of botheration later. The transporter you choose must be registered with the Department of Transportation and must have an active USDOT and MC number In addition to verifying that their USDOT and MC numbers are valid, make sure that the carrier is specifically permitted to transport motor vehicles.

Apart from being registered with the Department of Transportation, all carriers are also required to have liability and cargo insurance . The amounts of coverage may vary, but you should demand written proof of a transporter's coverage before hiring the transporter . You can further confirm by contacting the transporter's insurance company. The insurance should be current and valid and should adequately cover the value of your car. Ask about any limits on the insurance, and if it is necessary, request additional coverage.

If possible, investigate the company's with previous customers and get references from past customers, or call someone in a related field, who you know, for an informed opinion You can also search the company's name online to see if there are any customer reviews available. When you are completely satisfied with the choice of your transporter, find out the company's specific policies and procedures regarding their inspection, pick up, and delivery. It is preferable to get a written contract and review it carefully.

If price is a major consideration, then having someone drive your vehicle can be a good cost-effective alternative. If the distance is to be covered is too long and this option is not appropriate for your situation, you will need to decide whether door-to door or terminal-to-terminal will be less expensive. Consider your budget as well as your timeline when deciding on your auto moving service. Although terminal-to-terminal shipping may seem less expensive at first, the extra costs and possible inconvenience may make door-to-door a better option for you.

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