How to Ship Your Car When Moving

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Moving across country can be fairly simple. But if you don't want to drive your car and you'd rather ship it, you can hire a car moving company. To find one, all you have to do is log onto the Internet and look under vehicle transporters or auto shippers.

But don't just hire the first one that appears on your screen. As you'll notice, most of them give free quotes. Select the one that's reasonably priced and offers certain guarantees.
Don't ship your car unless you know it's protected against theft and damage. Check out the shipper of your choice to ensure it offers the appropriate insurance coverage. Read the fine print on the documents you're about to sign. Find out important factors such as the deductible amount in case you need to place a claim.
And look into your own car insurance to see how much added coverage you'll have.
Ask the shipper for an expected date of delivery and make sure it's given to you in writing. Don't rely on verbal promises as they carry no weight. Inquire as to what happens in the event your vehicle is not delivered on the promised date. Negotiate for a rental vehicle in case your car is not picked up and presented to you when expected.
Keep a few photographs of your car, especially shots of damaged areas. Remember to stamp the date on back of the pictures. If possible, include the shipper in one of the photos. This will serve as evidence of the date these were taken.
Remember to remove all items out of the car such as CD's and important papers among others. Provide the shipper with a set of keys and make sure there's some gasoline in the tank.
As your vehicle will be transported with others, keep in mind it will be exposed to sun, rain and perhaps snow. If you prefer to have your automobile protected within an enclosed container inquire about the company's special service fees. Note that the price they quoted you does not apply for this type of transport. So if you're looking to protect your classic Corvette, be prepared to pay additional money. In the end, it will be worth it.
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