The biggest concern that most of our car shipping customers have is their cars’ safety during transport. After all, it can be nerve-wracking to trust your car to someone else, even a professional outfit like ours. However, there are a few ways you can ensure your transport company will keep your car in perfect condition the whole way.
Enclosed car shipping is the epitome of safety.
The best way to ensure your car’s safety out on the road is to choose enclosed transport. Most people choose to ship their cars on open trailers because they’re cheaper. However, open trailers have the major negative of leaving your car exposed to potential dangers, like inclement weather, road hazards, and even thieves. Enclosed trailers prevent all of that from happening. Your car will be perfectly safe during its entire journey if it is enclosed in one of these solid metal shells.
Empty out your car prior to shipping it.
People don’t often think about this, but the interior of your car can sustain damage during shipping, too. If you leave too many items in your car while your hauler does what they do, you could pick up your car to find that its exterior is perfectly fine but the upholstery and dashboard are completely messed up! So, if you want to guarantee your car’s condition at the other end, make sure to clean it out before shipment! Most car shippers will require you to do this anyway, so it’s best to do it just for posterity’s sake.
Things happen, so make sure your shipper has insurance!
Unfortunately, even the best car transporters can’t account for every possibility. Therefore, it’s a good idea to make sure that your auto shipping company has extensive car carrier insurance. This insurance protects all cars that ride on their carriers. Every car carrier worth its salt needs to have this insurance, but it’s still a good idea to check in with them before you ship. After all, you want to protect yourself, your car, and your finances, right? To guarantee your protection, make sure you know what happens in case of an unavoidable accident or break-in.