Why Accurate Car Shipping Information Is So Important
You will need to provide information to your shipper when you ship a vehicle. You will need to provide car shipping information, which is vital information for your shipment. Each shipping company will require the same basic information, such as pickup and delivery addresses. The vehicle's year, make, and model. If there are any modifications to the vehicle or non-stock items. Contact information for people at pickup and delivery.
This information - all of it - must be accurate. Shipping a vehicle can be difficult if it isn't accurate. For starters, accurate information makes it easier to pick up and deliver your vehicle. This gives carriers confidence that they can reach your pickup or delivery location without waiting for you to give them some information.
It makes it easier for you, your shipper, and the carrier. We won't need to contact you repeatedly for more information. You can go about your day without worrying about your car shipment. Continue reading to find out why accurate car shipping matters.
How do I get my car shipped?
It is not the same thing as ordering a vehicle. The pickup and delivery addresses are all you need to get a quote. You will need to provide more information when you book your shipment.
We will need addresses to get started. Every shipper needs an address. For starters, they tell the carrier where to go. They can also let carriers know where they cannot go - such as urban centers or tightly packed cul-desacs.
Once your order has been dispatched, you will not be able to give out your pickup and delivery addresses. This is a common practice and for security reasons. They can inform your agent of your pickup and delivery location - i.e. residence, business, etc. Your agent can also inform carriers about these locations so that they can verify if they are able to get them.
While addresses are important, so is the year, make, and model of your vehicle. This information will be discussed in more detail later. However, it is important because it tells the carrier where you are shipping. For whatever reason, some vehicles might not be able to be moved by certain carriers. We will be able to provide more accurate quotes and help you find more carriers.
Learn more about why addresses are important
Because addresses tell us where your shipping destination is, they are essential. While it may seem obvious, we have found that it is not. Addresses are crucial because they tell carriers where you need to go. This is what most people know. Sometimes, however, you don't have an address. Sometimes you don't even know. While that's understandable, it is not an excuse. We need to know the addresses of pickup and delivery locations.
We don't share pickup and delivery addresses with anyone until you have assigned a driver for your vehicle, as we said above. This is more for security purposes than anything. We still need them to be able to explain the location to drivers.
Drivers often call to inquire about available loads. We also call trusted companies to find out if we can take our vehicle. They ask about pickup and delivery locations. Are they private homes or businesses? We can search their hours and locations if they are businesses. To ensure that they are able to get there, we can also scour the area for the carrier.
Your vehicle will most likely be shipped on a 10-car hauler. These trucks are very large and won't fit into certain areas. Urban areas are, as we said, a large ones. These streets are too narrow for a car.
Let's talk about the vehicle.
A hassle-free and successful car transport experience are possible only if you have accurate vehicle information. We ship most vehicles every day, such as Toyota Corollas or Ford Fusions. These cars are everyday, standard-issue vehicles you see every day on the roads. We only need the year, make, and model to identify these types of vehicles.
There are many other vehicles that aren’t your standard car. This includes pickup trucks, SUVs, and cargo vans. These are the big, as well as the smaller ones.
A Ford F-150 may not be the same size as a Ford F-350. Ram 1500 is different from Ram 2500. A Chevrolet Safari will be different than a Chevrolet Express Cargo. While these differences might seem obvious to some, they are often completely overlooked by others. We need to know what it takes to ship one.
Are you modifying your vehicle in any way? We need to know if your vehicle has been modified in any way. This is especially true for any lifts or extensions. It is also important to identify the submodel - is it an F-250, F-450? Is it a Super Duty model? How about an extended cab? These details and many more will impact the price and ability of your vehicle to be moved by carriers.
Your agent should have as many details and information as possible about your vehicle. You should inform us if there is any that could complicate the shipment beyond a normal load-drive-unload situation. This will help us to find the best carrier for you and ensure your shipment is delivered on time.
Was it a purchase from an auction?
Auto auctions are very popular. With the rise in online car purchasing and the COVID-19 pandemic, they're becoming more popular. Online car buying is a great way of getting a brand new car at a great deal of fixing up a car that you are interested in. You can also get them at a lower price through auctions.
Auctions are not the best option. If you want to buy a car, you will need to ship it. You must also make sure you provide all relevant information to your shipper if you plan to ship the car.
You will need to inform us about the vehicle's condition when you purchase from an auction. Although this is the most important aspect of the vehicle, we need to be as informed as possible. Does it run? Is there any damage to the body that might prevent it from being driven? Are the tires properly inflated?
These are only a few of the important things you need to know. It's more difficult to determine with auctions because you are buying something that is not yet seen. However, we need to have any information about your purchase.
We will need the lot number as well as the buyer number. Without it, carriers cannot pick up items from auctions. Although different auctions use different terminology they all refer to the same thing: the vehicle's physical lot number and the winning bid number. Without confirming the buyer and lot number, auctions will not release vehicles to carriers. This is done to make sure your vehicle doesn't get shipped to anyone else.
My car has 99 problems, but I have none of them.
We just want to ensure that your vehicle arrives safely and securely. We can help you ship your vehicle more efficiently if we have more information about the shipping address and destination.
We can transport vehicles in any condition. It's all about the vehicle. We can handle it, no matter if it is pristine and requires an enclosed trailer or beat-up and requires a flatbed as it doesn't roll very well. We need to be aware of it so we don't send the wrong carriers.
That's the real problem. Mistakes are likely to occur if you don't disclose the vehicle's condition or pick-up and delivery locations. Dry run fees and additional expenses can be incurred if you send a carrier that is unable to move your vehicle. These are unacceptable. We want to help you.
Move Car will make sure you get the most from your shipment
We can help you ship your vehicle! Fill out our online request for a free auto transport quote. It is completely free and takes less than a minute. You will receive an instant, accurate quote. You can either book your shipment online or call us to speak with an agent. They will be happy to answer any questions you have, provide advice, send you a quote, or book your shipment.
We can help you if your vehicle is in poor condition or if you have any special requirements. We are available seven days a week and can be reached toll-free number. We can help you no matter what your shipping needs are, how old it is, and when you need it to be moved.