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Tips to Find a Dependable Auto Transporter

There are some things you can do to make sure your auto transporter is reputable and reliable. First, you should always verify an auto transport company's license and insurance before hiring them. Then, look for the appropriate documentation on their website, or request it from the shipper. It is also wise to check with your state's Department of Transportation (DOT) on whether the company is inspected and has passed all requirements.

For good measure, here are some tips every consumer should know about finding a dependable auto transporter:

• Always request an itemized quote to ensure you are not overcharged. Find out what's included in the price and know if there are any additional charges.

• Get recommendations from friends and family with recent experience in transporting their cars. You can also ask co-workers or check out auto transport company reviews online.

• Make sure the auto transporter does not charge before the pick up is made. Please ask how much notice they require when your car is ready for pickup and delivery. Ask if there is a discounted fee if your vehicle is prepared earlier.

• Find out if the quote you have been given includes optional services such as a blanket or tie-down cover or fuel surcharges.

• Ask how much liability insurance they have in case there is damage to your vehicle. All auto transporters should provide commercial rental insurance that will protect both you and them in case of damage or loss.

• If you would like additional protection, you can also buy your insurance policy to cover the value of your car and any injury that may happen during transportation. This is an excellent way to make sure your auto transporter meets DOT requirements for commercial vehicles.

After you have found a reputable company with the best price, there are certain things you should check before booking your car transport.

• Make sure that the vehicle will be transported on a car carrier or open-air trailer to keep your car from damages caused by inclement weather.

• Look for companies that use flat racks if your car is not a four-wheel drive.

• Confirm if the auto transporter has a ramp for loading and unloading your vehicle. This will give you more convenience during the transport.

• Make sure that their drivers are trained to handle new and classic cars, including luggage racks, bike racks, and spare tire carriers. Some companies require additional charges for these extra components.

• Inquire if the carrier is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, including holidays. Ask what their minimum charges are and if there will be any surcharges after regular business hours, like before 8:00 am or after 6:00 pm.

A reliable auto transporter can help you transport your car in a timely and efficient manner. In addition, they will be able to answer all your questions about the process to offer you peace of mind that the entire process is being handled according to the law.

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