Posted on 11/11/22

Common Problems During Car Shipping

Common Problems During Car Shipping

Do you have questions about handing over your car to a car shipping service? This quick and easy guide will help you identify the most common issues and provide a solution.


Delays in pickup or delivery can occur due to a variety of factors, such as poor weather conditions, traffic, or mechanical issues with the carrier's truck.


Cars can be damaged during transport due to improper loading or unloading, poor road conditions, or other factors.

Unforeseen costs

Additional fees or costs can arise during the shipping process, such as charges for additional insurance or fees for re-routing a shipment.

Paperwork Issues

Improper paperwork or missing documents can cause delays and complications during the shipping process.


Some carrier may not have the right insurance or coverage, which could lead to problems if the car is damaged during transport.

Condition of the vehicle

The condition of the vehicle may not be as described, or the vehicle may have been in an accident or have other issues that were not disclosed.

Unforeseen Logistics

There may be issues with the delivery location, such as narrow roads, low bridges, or no way to access the location with the car carrier.

Your deadline is tight

You may need to ship your vehicle by a certain date. You don't have to be flexible with the car shipping company. Flexibility is key. So you know what to expect, ask shippers when they can deliver your vehicle. Also, how long notice is needed for them to schedule your shipment so that you can plan accordingly.

The Poor Communication Pitfall'

It is crucial to know everything upfront - from their toll free number to their pricing – to ensure a positive shipping experience. Keep in touch with them to ensure you are clear about the entire process. You can also find another carrier if they are not available to you.

How can you avoid these common problems?

Finding a reliable shipping company to transport your vehicle safely from one place to the next is the first and most important step. Compare reviews and get detailed quotes before you decide on a shipper. Also, ensure that the shipping company you choose services the destination in which you are interested. This will allow you to make informed decisions about the best shipping company for your car.

To minimize the risk of these problems, it's important to choose a reputable and licensed car carrier, to communicate clearly with the carrier and broker, and to thoroughly read and understand the terms and conditions of the shipping contract. Additionally, it's important to have the vehicle inspected and to document the vehicle's condition before shipping, and to ensure that all necessary paperwork and documents are in order.

The Best

Move Car takes great care of each customer's vehicle with the same care we would give our own. We have the right transport option for you, no matter what type of vehicle it is. Get in touch with us to learn more about our damage-free guarantee