You’ve just made the decision to have your vehicle shipped by an auto transport company and you want to make sure that it will be protected during the transport. How do you make sure that your vehicle is protected adequately during transport in order to maintain the value of your car when in the transporters hands? This is a question that many people often find themselves wondering about as they prepare to relocate their vehicle to a new state or even a new country. One thing that people often worry about are damages that can occur during shipment, such as scratched paint or dents that could result in minor damages that you could possibly not recover the cost of repair on when it becomes a situation of your side of the story and the transporters side. So how can you make sure that your vehicle is protected during shipment?
Here are Advanced Auto Ship we always complete a thorough visual inspection of your vehicle. We take notice of any paint chips or scratches, dents or damage that the vehicle may have. Once the inspection is complete we discuss the details with you and we work very hard to make sure the vehicle arrives at your destination in the same condition as when it leaves. For added comfort, many people opt to take some pictures or even videos of their vehicle prior to shipping so if anything looks out of place upon arrival they can verify everything with photographs.
Some Suggestions on Vehicle Protection
As we mentioned before, many people take pictures or videos of their car prior to shipping. Listed below are a few simple suggestions to think about when shipping your vehicle long distance:
- Advanced Auto Ship will do all that we can to ensure your vehicle arrives at the destination in the same condition as when it was began the shipping process. Keep in mind that vehicles are transported by truck on highways and rural routes with other traffic, dust and dirt, and weather conditions. If there is something that could happen to your vehicle if you were driving it yourself, it can occur during transport as well. Instances of flying debris or gravel from roadways can still come into contact with a vehicle on a transport truck. You can feel at ease with knowing that Advanced Auto Ship carries insurance that will cover any damage that may occur during shipment.
- If you have decided to take pictures or videos of your vehicle prior to shipping, you will want to do so at the time the vehicle is being picked up. You will also want to make sure that all photo or video that has been taken has a correct time and date stamp on them so there will not be any question as to when they were taken. Make sure you get close up pictures or videos of all outer areas of the vehicle to show if any dents, paint chipping or scratches, or other damage may be present before the vehicle is loaded for transport. If you take a video you may want to use audio recording to specify where any possible damage is, and with photos you will want to write a list stating areas that may have damage. Advanced Auto Ship will also complete a visual inspection of the vehicle and will take note of any damage on the vehicle prior to shipping.
- Once your vehicle has been delivered to your location you will want to perform a complete visual inspection with the transport driver. You may choose to check the vehicle with the pictures or video taken prior to shipping to ensure that it is in the same physical condition as when it left. Once the vehicle has been visually inspected with the driver present you will sign the transport ticket showing that you accept the vehicle and that it is in the same condition as when it was loaded onto the transport truck.
Why You Should Carefully Choose Your Vehicle Shipper
When you purchase a vehicle you make a financial investment that needs to be taken care of in order to prevent it from losing value. When it is time to ship your vehicle, either long distance within the United States or even internationally, you need to choose a company that will handle your vehicle with the same care that you would if you were to drive it to the new location on your own. You need to make sure that everything is taken care of to protect your investment as it is being transported. You also want to make sure that the shipping cost you pay is going to be well worth the expenditure. At Advanced Auto Ship, we treat each and every vehicle as if it were our own and we will handle your vehicle with care during transport as well as provide you with the most competitive pricing that you will find for vehicle shipment anywhere in the world. When it comes to choosing a vehicle shipping company, Advanced Auto Ship is the right choice every time.
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