So you have finally purchased the car that you have always dreamt of. Only problem is, the deal has been made in the other corner of the country.
The good news is that you do not have to view it as a problem as there are many car transport services that help you transport your car from any one point to another. If you are unclear and uncomfortable dealing with car transport services, the following tips may help you deal better with your car transport company.
The very first question you have to ask the car transporter is: what will be the total cost of car transportation? Here you have to do some homework and ask for quotes from several auto transport companies so that you can compare the rates.
The cost of transporting your car is usually calculated on the basis of the following information that you need to supply to the auto transport company:
- Origin and destination points
- Type of vehicle to be transported
- The date of departure
- Type of transport service you want such as door-to-door etc.
Mode of Payment
Enquire about the payment method. However, with AutoMove, all bookings need to be paid prior to moving the vehicle and can be paid via credit card or bank deposit. Cash is not an accepted method of payment.
Go Through the Contract in Detail
Do not go by the verbal promises of the auto transporter, and be sure to put everything in writing. Make sure that there is a clause regarding the penalties the company has to pay if it cannot deliver your car within a specified time period. Similarly you may have to pay some penalty if you cancel the contract after a certain time limit.
Enquire About Insurance
Your car should be insured against any kind of damage by the car transporter. Demand a copy of this insurance and know beforehand the type of the coverage, whether it is primary or secondary. If any damage occurs on transit, your car insurance provider will be responsible for paying for the damage. However, if you place any personal article inside the car, the auto transport company will not be responsible for their damage or theft.
Check Thoroughly At Time of Delivery
Do not be in a rush when receiving your car, make sure to examine your car carefully and slowly for any damage. Take note of the odometer reading in addition to the condition of the car, such as the car roof and bumpers.
Instances of damages are rare; still if you find any, make a list of all damage and obtain the driver's signature on it.
To get competitive quotes from over 30 reliable and trustworthy Australian companies, get in touch with AutoMove today to find out more about how we can help you easily solve your auto moving problems.