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Thanks to the exposure of the internet the auto transport industry has grown a lot over the years. These days you can buy a car from about anywhere in the world, and it’ll be shipped right to you. Car dealerships big and small, sell cars online, as it has proven to raise their profits quite a bit.
Car Transport is a process of shipping a vehicle between two points of origin and the point of destination. Car Transportation can be international car shipping or state-to-state auto transport with tractor trailers. Car manufacturers, dealers and brokers, use to be the only ones doing it that way but today, thanks to the internet, it’s just as common service for a general public car buyer.
Preparing your car for transport is your responsibility. It’s not complicated and shouldn’t take a whole lot of time. You can ask your auto shipper agent on tips on how to prepare your car so the shipping goes smoothly.
It’s most likely that your car insurance company will cover your car while in transport. All auto transport companies will insure your vehicle for the time they are shipping, but the personal items inside your vehicle won’t be insured. You can also ask your insurance agent if they will cover the items you ship with your vehicle. It’s just better not to place anything inside your car when you ship it.
You can ship your car either straight to your door or from one place to a terminal. The first option is the most convenient, both for a company and a you , but the second option saves a ton of money.
Most people ship their cars using wide open car trailers. This kind of tractor trailers can carry up to 12 vehicles and are a much cheaper option, which is the reason that the majority of shipping customers go with this option. But you have to remember your vehicle can get dirty during transit in an open car carrier. A lot of people would rather protect their vehicals, so they choose a different option.
Another option is shipping with an enclosed trailer. It will protect your car from dust and dirt, but the price will be much higher. It’s a good option for shipping expensive luxury cars.
Motorcycles are shipped a little bit different from cars. Your motorcycle will be strapped to a pallet and loaded into a truck with a lift.
If you need to ship a rare car or any exotic vehicle, you should make sure to choose a reliable transportation company that has experience working with these kind of vehicles. Shipping exotic cars takes special care, so find a company that can provide it.
Remember that the dates of pick-up and delivery are just estimates. There are a lot of things that can happen in between like Traffic, weather, truck problems, all of this can affect how long it will take for your vehicle to be shipped and arrive on time.