How to Prepare for Vehicle Shipping
The vehicle shipping industry has grown explosively since the widespread use of the Internet. People are now able to purchase cars from anywhere in the world and have them shipped to their doorstep. In fact, more and more dealerships are marketing online towards people from all over the world. Even the small used car dealers are selling cars online. These businesses are finding that these online sales are accounting for more and more of their profits.
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Vehicle Transport is the transport of a vehicle from a seller in one place to a buyer in another place. This includes country to country shipping as well as shipping within Canada or across Canada. Auto shipping/transport was largely a commercial activity conducted by dealers, manufacturers, and brokers until the last ten to fifteen years. The explosion of Internet use has allowed this niche service to grow and reach the general consumer marketplace.
Preparing your car for shipping.
You will be completely responsible for getting your car ready for shipment. Preparing your car for transport should not take much time and will help ensure that shipping your car goes smoothly. Of course, ask your car transporter if they have any additional tips for how you can prepare your vehicle. Vehicle transportation does not need to be a hassle.
Your car insurance company may cover your car while in transit. Check with your auto insurance company to verify whether your car insurance applies during auto transport. While auto transport companies do insure your vehicle during transport, they generally do not insure personal items left in the car. Your home policy may cover these articles. You can check with your home insurance agent to verify. However, it is best to confirm with the shipping company about their policy on personal items.
Door to Door Service vs. Terminal to Terminal.
Automotive shipping companies offer several levels of service, depending on how quickly you need your vehicle shipped, how much you want to pay, and the cars origin and destination. The most common service types you will be offered when shipping your car are door-to-door and terminal to terminal service. While door to door service simplifies the auto transport process, terminal to terminal shipping offers significant savings. On Shiply, you have access to both these service, as well as combinations such as door to terminal.
Open carriers are the type of car transporters you are probably most familiar with. You are most likely to see these frequently traveling down the highway. These trailers leave the vehicle visible and open to the weather and other conditions you would encounter while driving. Most can carry up to 12 vehicles at a time. Some companies use plastic wrap or heavy tarps to protect the vehicle from dirt and damage.
Enclosed auto shipping means your vehicle will be transported in an enclosed container that allows it to get from orign to destination free from dust, sand, and other elements of the road. For a small premium you can ask for this service and in return, your vehicle can enjoy the benefits of traveling safe and protected.
Transporting a motorcycle, or ATV.
If you are transporting a motorcycle or ATV, it is loaded onto a specially-designed pallet and strapped securely with tie-downs to the pallet from strategically placed eye loops to protect fragile parts, and stabilize your motorcycle in an upright position. Your motorcycle or ATV is loaded into the truck using a powered lift gate. Enclosed transport means your bike/ATV is protected from weather, theft, and debris.
Classic or exotic car transport.
Transporting an exotic or classic car takes extra care and experience by those who are performing the move. Owners of rare, restored, or highly expensive cars need to be assured that their vehicle is in safe hands and that the people involved in the move know how to effectively handle any problems or issues that may arise.
Arrival of the car.
Remember, auto transport companies are rarely able to provide specific pick-up and delivery times. Unforeseen problems, like traffic, weather or breakdowns, can cause potential delays. Patience and preparation are essential and will make sure both you and your shipping company have a positive experience.
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