When you are moving, not only do you need your home furniture and personal items shifted, you also need your car moved to your new home. There are many ways to transport your car to your new home.
The most convenient and cheapest way is to tow your car along with your rented truck. However, the better way is to utilize the services of an auto transport company.
There are a few things that you should know when considering using an auto transport company to shift your car.
Here your car is delivered as close to your home as possible and not to your doorstep. This is slightly more expensive than terminal to terminal shipping.
Here the car is delivered to a company terminal or check point which is a warehouse of sorts from where you have to pick your car up and drive it to your home. Terminal to terminal shipping is convenient and cost effective to the company and hence this option in auto transport facilities also works out cheaper for you.
When using an auto transport service you will be given an option of what type of truck or trailer you would like to be used to transport your vehicle.
The two main types are:
In both the truck types you have the option to go for an open trailer type or closed trailer type. If you are concerned about natural elements attacking your car then a closed trailer is a better option. However, the closed trailer option costs a good deal more than an open trailer option.
Another option is to ship your car on a multi-car transport trailer or on a single car trailer. Obviously, the single car trailer is more expensive.
When choosing your auto transport company do so with care. Ask around amongst your network of friends and associates and use Moving Truck Rental.com exhaustively.
The auto transport company will have a broad and basic insurance coverage for damages during transport but the extent of coverage may not be adequate for the true value of your car. Ask to see the insurance details from the auto transport company. You can also choose to pay for additional insurance so your automobile is adequately covered.
This article is meant as a general guide so you may have a good experience when using auto transport facilities. Your auto transport company representative will be there to guide and help you regarding any further details that you may wish to know about. The companies will also provide you information on what they expect from you when handing the car over to them.