Picking the right auto transport company can be a challenge. Making sure you choose the right company for you is crucial for a great experience. Guardian Auto Transport wants you to be confident when choosing a company to ship your vehicle. Keep reading for helpful tips when picking the right auto transport company.
Right Price For Your Budget
When searching for an auto transportation company online, make sure you know your budget. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice price for quality, but you might have to. If you are on a small budget, consider what you might be losing by going with the lowest quote. Always ask questions. Avoid company’s that charge you just to find a driver. Keep in mind, if a price is too low, you might be getting scammed. For example, some auto transport company’s will lure you in with a price that seems too good to be true, and it is. If a shipping broker seems sketchy off the bat, hang up the phone.
Open Vs. Enclosed
What’s the difference between open and enclosed transportation? Well, I’m glad you asked. Open transport means your vehicle is getting transported on an open-air trailer. The majority of cars get transported via open trailers. Although your vehicle is exposed to weathering elements, insurance covers up to $125,000 of damages during transit. Enclosed transport, on the other hand, is a completely closed-off trailer. Meaning your vehicle is protected from any outside weathering elements such as hail, rain, rocks, etc. In the case of damage or total loss, enclosed trailers insurance cover the entire cost of the vehicle.
There is a multitude of different types of trailers. Click here to learn more about different types of trailers.
Insurance During Auto Transport
If any damage is done during transit, your auto transport company should cover the cost of restoring your vehicle to its previous condition. However, the terms and amount of coverage provided vary between companies. The auto transport industry requires, under law, that all carriers have liability insurance. Before booking with any auto transport companies, make sure you have read through their insurance policies. Some companies have a waiver in their contract that states they are not responsible for any damages done to your vehicle during transportation. Always do your own research while searching for an auto transport company.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Locations
Some auto transport company’s require that you drop your vehicle off at a specific location, usually, a yard closes to you. Guardian Auto Transport is determined to make this transport as easy as possible for you. If you’re pick-up/drop-off locations or timeline are not exactly the easiest to tend to, we’ll set up a pick-up/drop-off location that is best for you. Have a flight and won’t be able to wait for a driver to pick up your vehicle? You can always drop off your vehicle at one of our carrier’s yards, closest to you. The same goes with the drop-off location. In this case, we’ll hold your vehicle until you are ready to pick it up.
By considering the following, you’ll set yourself up for easy transit. Make sure you’re doing enough research when considering any auto transport company. Read plenty of reviews and customer testimonies.
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