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Tips to Choose a Right Car Transport Company

The last thing you need to worry about when relocating is how you will move your car, yet it is often the first thing you worry about. There’s a lot involved, so here are some tips to help you choose among car transporters and ensure that your car transporting experience is safe and worry-free.

Pick-Up and Delivery Limitations

Research your pickup and delivery limitations as well as that of the shipper you use before making a decision. Some car transporters offer door-to-door pickup and delivery, and some schedule these events at a terminal or public location near you. Often, door-to-door service has an additional fee, it is up to you to determine if that works better for you.

Whichever you choose, you need to determine your desired delivery timeframe. It is not unusual for car transporters to give you a pickup and delivery window rather than an exact time and date. The many challenges that arise during transport—traffic and weather delays to name just a few—make it difficult to provide an exact time. You should be given a date range for delivery, and ask to have it provided in writing to avoid future confusion.

Closed or Open Carrier Car Shipping

You’ll need to determine if you want closed or open carrier car shipping for your move. Closed carrier transport can be costly, so consider whether or not the value of your car warrants the additional expense. It is not unusual for vintage, classic, or luxury vehicle owners to choose a closed carrier to protect their valuable cars from potential weather, rock, and flying debris damage. However, most prefer an open carrier, it’s economical and your car will arrive safely.

Find Car Transporters You Can Trust

Take the time to find a company you can trust. If you know anyone who has used car transporters before, ask for their recommendation. You can easily find many car transporters online, but it can be harder to do background research to verify their reputation and experience as well as customer satisfaction.

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