Posted on 03/28/22

Car Shipping Guide 6 Steps To Transport Success

Car Shipping Guide 6 Steps To Transport Success

You're likely to be like most people and have never shipped a vehicle before. The whole process can seem confusing for anyone who is new to vehicle shipping. It is possible to ask, "How do you start the car shipping process?" What are the timelines I should be aware of? What is the best way to ship a car?

It's good news! All the answers you need are here. Here are six steps to help you understand what you can expect before your car goes on its journey without you. You can rest assured that your car is in the best hands with the right company. Call Move Car agents for more information about car shipping or to receive an instant quotation.

Understanding car shipping

Although it may sound simple, transporting a vehicle from one point to another is not difficult. There are some things you need to know.

Finding the right car transport company is crucial. One with a good reputation and proven experience is key. For more information, please refer to this useful article about what you should look for in a car transport company. A vehicle transport company can help you place your order and then find the best carrier for your needs, based on your timeframe.

STEP 1. Conduct initial research

Start your research as soon you realize you might need to ship your vehicle. Although there are many options online, not all auto transport companies are reliable. Check out their reviews and ratings at the Better Business Bureau. Next, request vehicle shipping estimates and compare costs. Keep in mind that the lowest quote does not always mean the best customer service. For more information, please read How To Select the Best Car Shipping Company

STEP 2 - Select your auto transport company

You're now confident that you have done your research and found the right auto transport company. It is better to arrange your shipment as soon as possible. If possible, we recommend that you arrange your shipment at least four weeks before the shipping date. However, it is possible to arrange transport even with very short notice. Move Car will send you an email confirmation once your order has been confirmed. It includes a summary and location information. The email confirmation will contain information such as the location, city, zip code, vehicle year, make and model, and the first shipping date. It also includes the terms and conditions along with a description of what you can expect next.

STEP 3 - Check your vehicle

Make sure your vehicle is in good condition before you ship. Also, make sure that there are no fluid leakages. Move Car can arrange transportation for inoperable cars as long as the vehicle is capable of rolling, brake, and steering properly. Also, both pickup and delivery locations must be accessible by large trucks or other accommodations.

STEP 4 - Remove any valuable items

We recommend that you remove spare change, parking passes, and toll tags.

STEP 5 - Car and driver preparation

Your driver will contact you by phone, text, or email the day before your pick-up date to confirm your location and time. For a quick and easy inspection of your vehicle's condition before it travels, wash it. More information on How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Transport.

STEP 6 - Receive your vehicle

Before signing for your vehicle, you will need to conduct a final inspection with your driver. You'll then be on your own!

Car shipping has many benefits

You probably have a lot of things on your list if you are moving for work, retirement, or seasonal living. You can leave auto transport to professionals, and you will have more time to do other things. A professional auto transport company will handle all the details and do everything possible to make sure your vehicle arrives safely at its destination. There are many surprising advantages to car shipping.

Move Car is always happy to assist!

Move Car can help you with step 1 (conduct research, get quotes), by calling us. We are a top-rated car shipping broker and arrange transport for more than 140,000 vehicles per year. See what our customers have to say about Move Car and what you can expect from our services.