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5 Steps for Choosing an Auto Shipping Company

Shipping your car can be a nerve-wracking business. You need to make sure that you do everything to keep your wheels safe and get it on the other side with no damage. When you have to ship your car to another state, country, or overseas, it is best to use an auto shipping company. They have the correct vehicles and equipment to safely transport your car. You want to be sure that you choose the right company, so we offer a few tips:

1. Research potential companies

Get a list of companies that you are considering and visit their websites to get quotes. Research their history, client satisfaction rates, and reviews. If anything looks off, avoid using that company.

2. Don’t just choose the company with the lowest price

Many companies low-ball customers. This means that if they cannot find a carrier that accepts their price, your car won’t be moved.

3. Compare and choose your company

Compare the information and prices for the different companies and decide which one to hire. Contact them and make the necessary arrangements.

4. Prepare your vehicle for shipping

Remove all your valuable and personal items from your car. No matter what precautions you take, there is no guarantee that these items will reach the other side with your car. Don’t fill up your car. Due to weight limits, shipping companies prefer less than a quarter tank of petrol.

5. Ensure that the shipping company does a car inspection

Once the driver shows up at your door or you deliver it to them, they need to do an inspection. They need to check for any existing damage and complete a form called ‘The Bill of Lading’. Both you and they should sign and they should give you a copy. If they don’t follow this procedure, insist on it and a copy of the form.

This is the basic process of choosing a shipping company for your car. If you do thorough research in the beginning and choose the company with the best reputation, you should have very few problems.

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