Car shipping services are a good option for people who are moving home – especially if they are moving internationally. Many people make the mistake of thinking that if they’re doing a long distance move, they will need to sell their vehicle – but that doesn’t have to be the case.
There are a number of agencies that do car shipping, and the prices can vary massively. Choosing a car shipping company is a matter of finding one that offers the route that you need, and that you can trust. The companies usually have policies regarding making sure that the vehicle will get to the destination in good condition – but you should take some measures to protect yourself, and ensure that if the car doesn’t arrive at its destination damaged.
Firstly, make sure that you empty anything valuable out of the car – it will be out of your sight for a long time, and while the employees at the shipping service will be vetted and should be trustworthy, it doesn’t really make sense to tempt fate.
In addition, it’s important that you take photos of the car before you hand it over. Take photos of the interior and exterior, from every angle. If there are any damaged areas, take photos of those as well. Get the shipping company to sign the photos as evidence that this is indeed the condition that the car was handed over in. If the shipping company routinely asks people to sign something noting any existing damage on the vehicle, then make sure the declaration that you are signing is accurate.
Next, be sure that you inspect the vehicle when you pick it up. Take a full look around the vehicle, and if there is any damage there, dispute it immediately. Don’t sign anything when you pick it up, otherwise you may find it hard to dispute it later.
Most shipping companies do a very good job of getting a car from a to b without problems. They are reputable, they are insured, and they do the job with a minimal of hassle so you have no need to worry.
Car shipping is convenient, and it allows people to keep their favorite vehicles. This means that if you’ve got a custom or classic car, or just something that you’re really attached to, you can take it with you, wherever you go.