Carriers are required by law to have at the very least cargo insurance for all the vehicles that they transport. As long as your vehicle is on the truck or in the process of being loaded/unloaded it is fully insured by the carrier company’s insurance policy. However, not all policies are built the same; we highly recommend reading the fine print regarding your carrier’s insurance policy and make sure you understand how their deductibles work and how much you will be paying out-of-pocket should any damage happen to your vehicle. Damage, of course, is fairly rare in the car shipping industry, but it’s also important that you know and understand your shipper’s insurance policies and deductibles so that you’re not running into any nasty surprises down the road. If there is damage to your vehicle, make sure to file a claim with the carrier’s insurance company, and make sure that you accurately mark all damages and have photographic or video evidence of the damage done to your vehicle.
You should always make sure that you gather multiple quotes from multiple different auto transport companies. Comparing prices and availability among various transportation companies will help you weed out the ones that you don’t want to talk to – maybe their quotes are too high or they were rude on the phone, it doesn’t matter. You can only choose one company, so you want to make sure that the company you choose is going to give you good service at an affordable price. When comparing quotes make sure to look at the extremes – too low and too high are warning signs in the auto transport industry, and we recommend always going with a company whose quote is right around the middle of the extremes.