If you're braving the world of the Internet to purchase a vehicle, then you are one of a growing number of people who are finding their perfect car in a different city. While you can find the perfect vehicle online, you are faced with the problem of actually getting your hands on the car. This guide explains what you need to know when choosing the right shipping company to bring your newly purchased vehicle right to your doorstep.
Decide Between Enclosed or Not Enclosed
Vehicle shipping companies use truckers with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to transport cars and trucks to various locations. The trucks are either enclosed or not enclosed.
Check the pricing on both types of trucks that the shipping company uses. Keep in mind that your vehicle is exposed to all the various weather elements along the drive. If your vehicle is on the complete opposite side of the country, there may be many weather elements to consider.
Hire Your Own Inspector
Hire an inspector to perform a detailed inspection of your vehicle before it's put on the truck. This is the only way that you can ensure that you won't be stuck with the costs of repairs if there are suddenly dents, scratches or other imperfections that weren't present before loading. Have another inspector on your end ready to check the vehicle for damage when it's unloaded.
Ensure There is Ample Insurance
Check the shipping company's liability insurance carefully to make sure that there is enough to cover any damages to your vehicle. But don't settle for just vehicle damage. Look for total loss insurance so that in the unlikely event that your vehicle gets lost, totaled or stolen, the shipping company can cover the cost of the vehicle.
In addition to ensuring that the shipping company has an ample amount of liability insurance, make a call to your own insurance company as well. The moment you pay for the vehicle, or obtain financing, insure the car with full coverage insurance.
In the event that there is a problem with your vehicle's journey home, your insurance company works with the insurance company of the shipping business to reimburse you of any damages.
Provide the shipping company with copies of the purchase agreement or installment loan papers to prove that you own the vehicle. Check with your insurance agent for more information on choosing a great shipping company to bring your newly purchased vehicle to you. Take your time to make sure you choose the best shipping method and company to bring your vehicle to you. (For information on freight shipping, contact World Cargo International Services)Share
24 February 2015
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