If you’re moving across the country, your car will likely come along. For distances over 500 miles, you’ll probably hire an auto transport company. This service means the company picks up your car and delivers it to its new location. It’s that simple! This article guides you through shipping your car with such a service.


Choose A Company 

Choosing an auto transport service can be tricky.You’ll want the best price and to ensure your car’s safety and insurance against accidents. Below are some factors to consider when choosing a company:

  • Price 
  • Delivery time
  • Quality of customer service
  • Whether insurance is included 

Get Your Car Ready for Pickup 

After booking, the company sends a truck to pick up your car at the chosen time. Before you load your car, there are a few things to take note of:

  • Make sure your gas tank is not more than a quarter full. A full tank can result in a heavier weight and therefore higher cost of shipping.
  • Remove any attachments that could fall off easily such as bike racks and antennas.
  • Give your car a good clean so damage is easier to spot when your car is not covered in dust and grime.
  • Make sure your car is drivable and in good working condition.
  • Disable your alarm and electronic toll pass.

Purchase Additional Insurance If Necessary

Most auto transport companies offer a basic insurance, however, you may want to take out additional coverage if necessary. While the accident rate is generally very low, having adequate coverage will give you that additional peace of mind.

Check for Damage When Your Car Arrives

Although it’s unlikely for your car to be damaged during the shipping process, you will want to check to be sure. After you have inspected your vehicle, the auto transport company will require you to sign a bill of landing confirming that you have received your car undamaged. This is to prevent customers from claiming that pre-existing damages occurred during shipping at a later date. 

Why Should You Work with Car Geeks for Auto Transportation Services?

Looking for a reliable auto transportation service? Choose Car Geeks. We guarantee your car’s safety with our skilled drivers. All our carriers have licenses and insurance. With Car Geeks, your car arrives on time, at your chosen location, giving you peace of mind. For questions, visit our website or call us at 954 533 4566!

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