Things you must know in auto transport system
Auto transport is not merely the shipping of vehicles but involves a great deal of responsibility
in delivering the vehicles safely. The individuals rely on auto transport companies to ensure a
safe and trouble free shipping of their prized vehicles. The owners of the vehicles couldn’t even
stand a single scratch or any minute damages that will occur anywhere; inside or outside their
car. The auto transport companies usually employ workers who are well trained to handle
expensive possessions delicately.
The vehicle shipping is usually done in two ways; enclosed and open method. In open auto
shipping, the vehicle would be carried in open trailers with about 10 to 15 cars at a time. Many
cars will be put on the trailer which usually takes only main roads. However, the open transport
system is prone to risks during the transport. The vehicles are exposed to damages during the
trial in roads and bad climatic conditions also affect the vehicles. Still, if you opt for the
cheapest means, open transport would be the better choice.
On the other hand if more care should be given to the vehicle, enclosed transport is better as it
is free from dust and road hazards. In enclosed transport your vehicle would be carried safe
and protected. Usually people who own expensive vehicles like vintage, sports or classic cars
opt for enclosed transport. You don’t have to worry about the safety of your car since hydraulic
lifts are used to load the car into the container. So there wouldn’t be any hitch during loading
and unloading. In lift loading the vehicle won’t be subjected to metal components like hooks or
chains. Yet another benefit of this type of loading is that the vehicle level would be maintained
and this would reduce the risk of damage to the undercarriage of the vehicle. In enclosed auto
transport system, the car wouldn’t be prone to vibrations as most of the companies provide
excellent suspension facilities. The tires are also kept in place by tying soft straps around them.
Before selecting an car transport company, you should get a clear idea on the amount of
insurance coverage offered by the car shipping company. Most of the companies carry the
insurance required to cover any damage that occurs to the vehicles which they are transporting.
You must seek information on the registration details of the company. Also ask the company to
provide insurance certificate before you sign the contract. You must also find about all the
coverage limits of the insurance contract. Make sure that whatever assurances the company
gives are collected in written format than oral promises.
The car should be emptied of all personal belongings and documents prior to handing over the
key as the company’s insurance won’t cover the objects inside the car. When you leave your car
with the company, a representative would make a clear note of the present condition of the car
with every minor detail. This report would be handed over to you for further clarification during
delivery. In any case if you have any complaints with the dealings of the company, you must
file it as soon as possible for taking actions.