Things to Consider With Car Shipping Companies


Confronted with the task of shipping a car? If so, the good news is it is a fairly painless process. That doesn’t mean, however, that there are some key things you need to know about transport companies.

Your car is a valuable asset. When shipping it, you need to take the time to make sure the company you are using is both legitimate and the right one for your particular vehicle. As with any business, some shipping companies provide a quality service at a fair price while others fall short. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you want to look at when evaluating the different car companies.

The first issue is to see whether a company is bonded and insured. These sound like boiling legal subjects, but they are vital when moving vehicles. How so? Well, the simple question is are there going to be funds to pay for any damage to your vehicle should it occur? You know there will be with a bonded, insured company.

What about licensing? Well, these days it is fairly simple to get licensed. Yes, it is a positive sign, but in many states it essentially means the company had the money to pay the license fee and that is about all. It is not indicative of the quality of their service nor does it provide any remedy to you should problems occur.

The second factor is one that is related more to common sense. Simply put, it makes sense to go with specialization. Let’s assume you have a motorcycle and need it shipped across the country. Are you going to go with a company that specializes in cars, but will do a motorcycle as well or a company that specializes only in two wheelers? The answer should be obvious. The company that specializes in motorcycles is undoubtedly going to do a better job.

In the vast majority of cases, most people will have no problem with shipping their babies [cars!]. This is particularly true if you follow the above recommendations.

Thomas Ajava writes for CoveredCarTransportQuote.com – where you can get a covered car transport quote for your car.

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This post was written by admin on January 15, 2010

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  1. kungfupanda1 January 16, 2010 1:18 am

    True.The company that specializes in motorcycles is undoubtedly going to do a better job.

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