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Driving your car long distances will be tedious and stressful. It is prudent you hire a professional auto transport company as they will transport your car safely to your specified destination.
Welcome To Bkk Transport Things to Consider on Shipping Your Vehicle Driving your car long distances will be tedious and stressful. It is prudent you hire a professional auto transport company as they will transport your car safely to your specified destination. But remember that shipping your vehicle using a transport company can be a daunting task and it calls for careful prior planning. Before researching auto transport companies, you need to check on the following: Your budget limits To opt for a closed carrier or an open one How flexible can your delivery date be? The approximate mileage between starting and end destinations Your vehicle condition Your car is one of your most expensive and prized possession. When choosing a vehicle shipping company, you must make sure that the company who is handling your vehicle understands your concern. Open carriers are certainly less expensive, but you will be exposing your vehicle to the elements and that might cause damage to the vehicle. You can opt for covered transport as it will protect your vehicle against sun, heat etc. Again, multi-carriers are lot cheaper than single-vehicle carriers but the delivery at the end- destination will be delayed as there will many pick up and drop off other vehicles en route. Please know that the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires all auto transporters to carry liability and cargo insurance. All shippers must have an active USDOT number, as well as an Operating Authority, or MC number. After receiving the quote, verify if there are any hidden costs not covered in the contract - such as extra insurance fees and fuel surcharges. Insist on written proof of coverage stating the limits. If it is not adequate to cover your vehicle, then have the transporter compute the cost of the additional coverage needed and get that also in writing. Your vehicle should be insured against damage and theft by your auto transport company. If your car is damaged during transit, you have two weeks to file a complaint. Make it a point to check with the Better Business Bureau about the shipping company and if they have any outstanding complaints. Thoroughly wash the exterior of your vehicle to clearly identify any scratches or dents or other damages. It is advisable to photograph the vehicle from every possible angle and make a note of any pre-existing damage. Remove all valuables and loose accessories from inside the car before delivering to the transporters and also disconnect the car alarm. In fact, Department of Transportation (DOT) does not permit the transport of personal belongings in vehicle transported on auto carriers. Check for any fluid leaks before loading and inform the driver should there be any. Please ensure that the fuel tank is less than quarter. Have the vehicle inspected by the transporter and note down all damages on the inspection report and retain a copy of the inspection report signed by the driver. Before shipping your vehicle do check the bill of lading which is a key document. This document outlines unambiguously all the terms and conditions of the agreement between you and the auto car transport company. Both you and a representative of the car transport company have to sign this both before and after loading.
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