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Autoshipping companies usually offer the following services:

  • Transport by truck and boat.
  • Motorcycle shipping
  • Automobile shipping
  • Insured and bonded vehicle shipping.
  • Open and enclosed car trailers/carriers as well as motorcycle trailers.
  • Licensed and bonded transporting and shipping.
  • Terminal-to-terminal shipping.
  • Tracking systems.
  • Insurance.

Auto Shipping - quotes
By requesting quotes for auto transport you can expect the following extra criteria:

  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Model
  • Year
  • Running
  • Pickup date
  • Worth (for ensurance purposes)

Auto Shipping - Tips

  • Some auto shipping companies offer terminal-to-terminal shipping, for a discounted price. Ask your auto shipping company for that service.A terminal is similar to storage facility for cars. You can drop off car your car and it will be stored till the auto shipping driver can pick it up. A representative will contact you, once the auto shipping truck has delivered your car.
  • It is very important to read the terms and conditions of the autos shipping company you select for your auto shipping needs.
  • Watch out for hidden fees and taxes that can arise that are not quoted in the original price.
  • Your deposit is usually not refundable.
  • You have to confirm your vehicle’s condition.
  • Damage will be noted by our representative on the bill of lading before the transport.

Prepare your vehicle for shipping

  • Have a no more that 1/4 tank of fuel.
  • All alarm systems should be disabled, disconnected, or turned off.
  • Removed should be everything that could be damaged or cause any damage to other cars is such as antennas, racks, but also internally such as radios, cassette decks, CD players not built in, car phones, garage door openers, and E-Z passes.
  • Give out one set of all keys for the vehicle.
  • Remove all personal items from your car.
  • Repair any chips and cracks in your windows.
  • If you are moving to a colder area, remember to fill up your anti-freeze.

Auto Shipping - Documents
You will recieve the following documents from your auto shipping company:

  • A bill of lading, which you have to sign.
  • A condition report.

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