Transporting a vehicle is a risky business. A lot of things can go wrong. For this reason, it is highly recommended to have insurance in place before your car gets loaded on to the trailer. In case your vehicle gets damaged by the driver, the haulage company would be responsible for that.
However, if the damage should be because of natural causes such as flooding, a tree falling on it, or hurricanes, etc., your insurance would be responsible for the necessary repairs.
Choosing a vehicle transportation service
When it comes to deciding which vehicle transportation service to go in for, many factors come into play to inform the decision. Do they have some guarantees, or do they come with too much risk? What are their payment options? And do they offer discounts?
All these are essential things to consider when deciding who to trust your vehicle with – eventually.
Things to look out for
- Discounts. Some car haulage companies offer discounts to students, senior citizens, and service (military, first responders) members, as well as returning customers.
- Multiple payment options. If you are uncomfortable carrying large sums of money on yourself, you would love to have the option to make a payment online. On the other hand, some also offer you the option to make a down payment to start. Once your vehicle is ready at the destination, you will complete the payment and pick up your vehicle.
- Guaranteed pickups. Most auto transport services do not afford you the convenience of having your car picked up on the date you prefer. Instead, they provide you with a 5-day window within which you let them know the first available pickup day for your vehicle. On the other hand, Guaranteed pickups would let you choose any day at your convenience, and they would only show up on the day you have requested.