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Friday, May 29, 2009

How to Choose Safety Equipment in Auto Transport

Auto transport takes care of the transport of your vehicle from one place to another in a safe and secure manner. Earlier, many people even sold their fearing the quality of transport system available. Now things have changed. You can any vehicle transported to any place. You can choose the type of service and the budget that you can afford. There are many companies who will be able to transport your automobile safely.

A car has to be handled with care while transporting it. There should safety to the car's interior parts as well the exterior which not get dents or any damages while being transported from one place to another. The safety aspect is very important.

The automobile is quite a huge vehicle. A lot of care about the safety has to be taken while transporting it. Only trained people can handle such a responsibility. Proper equipments are also required. While choosing the company, enough research should be done about the safety equipments available while transporting vehicles.

Two types of car transport are available:
Covered transport and open auto transport

Covered carrier transport offers more safety to the vehicle as the container carrying the vehicles is covered. This gives added protection to the vehicle. The cost may be calculated per vehicle based on the route taken by the driver. In open transport, the container is open to the sky and is thus open to the atmosphere and can be affected by the weather conditions. Here the cost may be calculated on price per vehicle according to the miles driven by the driver. The person hiring the company has the choice to opt for the one that is suitable for his budget and the convenience of the person.

Enclosed carrier  transport is much more expensive than an open transport. The covered transport is enclosed. This protects it from the climatic conditions and also from road hazards. The equipment and service available is also of high quality. There are also safety features that are available that make it a reliable option. At an extra cost you can avail of lift gates for loading the vehicle horizontally and safely. You can get ramp gates for long wheelbase vehicles and winches for vehicles that are inoperable. Also available are six-car enclosed trailers, four-car enclosed trailers, and two-car non-stacking enclosed trailers. Sometimes the car size will be too big for sending it by multi car trailer.

The open carrier transport on the other hand is the cheapest and most sought after means of transporting a vehicle. Many cars will be put on one open transport and sent to the destination. The transporting vehicle will be big and can travel only on main roads. So, you pick up your vehicle from the point that it is left at in the area that you want it to be delivered.

For the purpose of safety, you should give the details of the vehicle's length and weight so that it can be transported properly. This will also make sure that the weight is within the legal specifications for loads to be carried. The company should pay utmost importance to safety and have all the necessary safety equipments while transporting.

It is also good to know the insurance coverage that is offered. You should get a plan that will take care of any damage while the vehicle is being shipped. Generally the shipping company will cover up to a certain amount of money in case of any damage to the vehicle. Some vehicle transport companies might charge extra for the insurance. Get to know the details before you go with the company.

You should choose the type of car moving that best suits your car. The safety aspect of the car should be of major concern. For this specially trained personnel with the proper safety equipment in the trailers that carry the vehicles are very, very important. Sit with the auto transporter people to decide the best option open for you. It can be the open transport or the covered transport.

posted by All America Auto Transport @ 2:33 AM permanent link  

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