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Auto Transport >> Car Shipping Cartoons: January 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Some interesting and important tips on car shipping

We all know that while driving a car we need insurance, like that you need shipping insurance while shipping your car to another state. While choosing the vehicle shipping company, you can ask them to show their insurance certificate. By law, it is important to have one.
Ask the company to show their insurance certificate during shipping

Do ask certain questions like types of insurance policies.

  • Will the car damage be covered that occurred during transit?

  • Are other parts of the car also covered?

  • Will you be asked to pay a deductible?

All the promises made by the vehicle shipping company should be in writing.
Get the promises made by the vehicle shipping company in writing
Most of the shipping companies do provide insurance coverage for your vehicle. Before you hand over the keys, remove all the personal items from car. Some of the reasons for removing personal items are –

  • Insurance is not covered for any objects kept inside the car.

  • Any extra weight in the car could damage the vehicle’s exhaust system.

  • Objects inside the car could move around and damage the interior.

When you hand over the vehicle to the transport truck driver he will check the car and note down all the damages before loading it. Do take some photos so that you can remember the damages that are already in the car.

Inspect the car under bright lights so that you don’t miss the damages

Again inspection process takes place, but this time to check any damages that have occurred during shipping. If you are getting your car at night, inspect the car under bright lights so that you don’t miss anything.

It is important to note down all the damages, if any, occurred during transit on the condition report (also known as “bill of lading”) before you accept the car. If any damage has incurred during transit note it down in the bill of lading, and make the driver sign the document.

Format of Bill-of-Lading

You can ask for reimbursement directly from the shipping company. If an auto moving company has not treated you fairly during claim process you can file a complaint with local Better Business Bureau. You can get in touch with U.S. Department of Transportation if your car was transported over state lines.

To get the cheapest and best international quotes on your vehicle move kindly visit us. Also view our featured article distracted driving which tells you in detail about the key elements to decrease distracted driving, state laws, Campaign tools,Programs, Researches made on distracted driving.

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