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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Are you choosing the Right Auto Services?

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There are several shipping companies offering their services for transportation of vehicles. Their job is to relocate your vehicle for a fee. The cost of shipping is decided by many factors - viz; vehicle make, type, dimensions, weight, the distance between the departure station & the destination point, besides the kinds & dates of service. An oversized car may cost more compared to a smaller vehicle. Classic cars & luxury vehicles may cost more proportional to their price tags.

At least on month before your departure, you have to make arrangements for shipping the vehicle . Two weeks before your departure, you have to confirm the dates. If you move household goods & personal belongings, on the same day by the same carrier or by another company related to vehicle shipping company, you may acquire a concessional rate for both. Before booking you vehicle, you have to think a lot about the process of transport.

  • Get first hand info about the selected car moving company
  • Get a quotation of transporting charges
  • Enquire in the market about the quality of service
  • Compare the services & charges with those of other companies
  • Check insurance & license details and other legal documents
  • Read the contract till the basics are understood

If you want to verify the credentials of any auto-moving company, go through MCSA Safety & Fitness Electronic Records. You have to try for MC number & USDOT number of the company, visit By using the company name also, you can check the required details. If the company is not listed with the department, it is not legally authorized to do business

The next step is about insurance coverage after fixing the probable career, go through the insurance particulars. To clear the doubts, you can ask the shipping company or the insurance company. If your car's value is on the higher side or if your car has some sentimental overtones for you, you can request for extra insurance coverage subject to additional premium payments.

You can get some valuable references from the shipping company. You can contact these references and try to get a verbal certificate atleast to know about the standard of services provided so far by the company. Vehicle shipping review websites and The Better Business Bureau will be able to guide you with respect to comments & complaints about the company. When you go on transfer to another city, you have to pack up all your belongings. You have to locate a reliable shipping company for relocating your vehicle. You just can't abandon your partner on the road which carries you in rain & shine through ups & downs managing twists & turns & negotiating curves & contours.

The solution is: with its comprehensive domain of transport companies. Hundreds of car owners are very much perturbed over selecting the right transport company. Many companies in the market offer services. But, you cannot judge their caliber & performance from the brochures & literature handed over to you. But, aaat will offer the right solution.

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