AUTO-TRANSPORT INSURANCE

Owning a car is a dream come true for many and when it comes to handing it over to a transport company for transportation it is recommendable that you should take an insurance cover for your vehicle. Many movers may not be aware that many insurance policies may not provide the protection they are expecting. To some people cars are the most treasured possessions they have and insuring them against accidents, thefts and other possible damages is a must. So when you are planning to move your vehicle makes sure that you insure your vehicle against any damages that may incur during the transportation. It is important to look for other insurance options for your vehicle just to be at ease knowing that your car will be protected against any damages.

Below are processes to follow while getting an insurance Lineup for vehicle transport insurance

1. Enquire for a written insurance policy.

It is required for every auto transport company to have an insurance policy. Therefore it is important that you have a look at one to get a clear view of what the insurance covers.

2. Check if the minimum insurance cover required is enough

You might want to insure more than what is required if you note that the minimum policy is not enough for your vehicle. Ask yourself some of the following questions to determine if the minimum coverage is adequate:

  • What type of damage is covered?
  • Is there a deductible?
  • What is the coverage limit?
  • What specialty items are covered?

3. Confirm with the company if they provide vehicle insurance

There are auto transport companies that sometimes offer their own vehicle insurance policies, however you should take time to contact your insurance company to confirm if they offer this service.

4. Pre-Possession Inspection

Before the company takes possession of your vehicle, they will perform an inspection of it and make notes of any notable damages .if possible you should be present when the employee is is doing the inspection. Taking of photographs is a good idea too and record the condition of the car prior to its possession.

5. Aspect that affect the pricing of your vehicle

Vehicle transportation companies may evaluate your quote based on a number of factors listed below

  • Genre of the vehicle you own
  • Largeness and heftiness of your vehicle
  • Status of your vehicle
  • Distance in which the vehicle is being transported.
  • If you are transporting more than one vehicle.

Once you receive the quote and note that the pricing is high than what you had anticipated you can talk to the company about a discount for booking in advance making them assured that you will use their services. Before paying the insurance policy it is advised that you ask for a written statement so that you can be fully aware of what's included in the policy and what's not.

Preparing your car for transport.

  1. Check the gas tank: The tank should be no more than 25% full during transport on account of potential leaking.
  2. Battery check: Ensure that your battery is properly charged prior to the transport. Companies will charge a premium if they must jumpstart your vehicle.
  3. Check car fluids: For at least a couple weeks before the transport, monitor the fluids and make sure none are leaking. Keep all fluids low in the event of dramatically rising/falling temperatures during transport.
  4. Wash your car: Inspect your entire before transport so that you can properly identify potential issues on its arrival in your new location.
  5. Break out the camera: Make note of any scratches or issues with the car before transport.
  6. Remove all personal items: To prevent potential theft, it's best to leave nothing valuable in the vehicle during transport.
  7. Make sure all openings are closed: Be sure to completely close back windows, doors, and any other openings in the car.
FAQ
What household items can I pack in my vehicle for shipment?

Do not pack any household luggage or personal items in your car. It is illegal for an auto transporter to ship your car if it contains household or personal items because the transporter is not licensed to move household goods. ShipCarsNow will not pick up any vehicle that is loaded with household or personal items.

Do Car Movers include insurance in their estimates?

Most vehicle transporters include some insurance in their basic price but you should inquire about how much it is and if they offer more insurance at a higher price. You may be able to get insurance separately as well.

How do i check my car delivery status?

To get the quickest update on your vehicle's delivery status, use the tracking link provided in your order confirmation email.

Will I be charged by size?

Yes – large cars, trucks and SUV's will cost more money than a standard mid-size or compact car. Some SUV's are so large that they equal the weight and size of two cars!