Auto Transport Tips: Three Things to Tell Your Car Shipper
One of the most important things you can do when you ship a car is to actually talk to your representative. And there are some things to tell your car shipper that you may not think about. Auto shipping companies understand that there’s a lot that goes into shipping a car and that there are lots of vehicles on the road. Every vehicle make and model is different, to an extent, and some are much different than others. Because of this, you need to keep some things to tell your car shipper in mind. Note that this list is not exhaustive, and there will likely be more in future blog posts. But for now, read these tips and see if they can help you get a better experience shipping your vehicle.
Three Things to Tell Your Car Shipper
1. How big your vehicle is
Cars and trucks are big – they have to be, to fit everything and everyone that they need to fit. But some are inherently larger than others, notably things such as lifted pickup trucks and cargo vans. These can be difficult for a company to ship without first knowing what they’re shipping. If your vehicle is large, it’s best to have the dimensions on hand, and it’s one of the things to tell your car shipper as soon as you start getting your quotes.
2. Pickup/delivery location specifics
This is important because every city has something unique. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s a couple million people in it, or maybe it’s the exact opposite and it’s tiny. Maybe it only has one way into the town off the highway. Maybe it doesn’t sit on a highway at all! But that’s just the start – you always want to explain your pickup and delivery locations to your agent. Let them know if you’re on a cul-de-sac or if you’re in an apartment. Is your pickup location a dealership or a business park or a residence? These are things a carrier needs to know so they can get to you in a timely and efficient manner.
3. Specific vehicle information
The last thing we’re going to cover here is specialty vehicle information. These are often not as important as the first two, as many times these kinds of things cover things like stereo systems, not modifications that can impact your auto transport prices. That said, things such as oversize antennas, oversize tires, whether or not the vehicle rolls or runs – this is the specific vehicle info we have in mind. That, and submodels for things like pickup trucks and cargo vans. There’s a big difference between a Ford F-250 and a Ford F-250 HD Duly 4×4 Extended Cab Long Bed.
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