Re-Location Auto Transport Tips
When it is time to move long distance to a new home, moving your vehicles is the last thing you think about. It is important to consider all auto transport options. You must be proactive when weighing choices to fit your needs.
- Recruit trusted friends or family members to help drive your vehicle(s) to the new destination. This will cause both parties to rack up extra mileage on all vehicles involved but if they were ready for a “road trip to help a friend” anyhow, this would be feasible.
- Contact a car relocation service. This service will provide a certified driver to take your vehicle from door to door. This is a quick and convenient option but will cost more than an auto transport service and you will increase mileage as well as normal wear and tear on your vehicle.
- Use an auto transport service. This will keep you from adding mileage to your vehicle with a lower cost option than a private driver.
- Ask questions about insurance. You will need your own insurance, but it is also important to know what kind of insurance each transport option carries. Ask for any extra insurance options they may have for you to consider.
- Find out how much notice the transporter needs for moving dates. If you get in a time pinch, you will know which company needs the least amount of warning for transport.
- Ask about covered and uncovered transport. Depending on your investment in the vehicle, you may want the extra care of a covered transport service.
- Make sure the auto transport company will transport your auto whether it is working or not. This would mainly apply to vehicle transport services.
- Ask the company where the vehicle will be delivered according to the estimate. If a vehicle transport company takes your auto to their main hub, you will have to keep in mind the time, cost and potential hassle of getting your vehicle from the drop off point to your home or final destination.
Make sure you are present at both the vehicle drop off and delivery. It is important that both you and the transporter inspect and record the vehicle condition before and after transport in case of any mishap.
The most important thing for you to do before hiring any transport company is "Do your homework!" Research the company with the Better Business Bureau for their rating and transport review sites such as transportreviews.com, howwerate.com, or transportrankings.com.