4 Reasons Why You Should Contract a Professional Car Shipping Company to Transport Your Vehicle

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“You can’t take highways during the apocalypse, because they’ll be packed with panicky people.” – J. Cornell Michel, Jordan’s Brains: A Zombie Evolution

Upon glancing at this article, I’m sure you are wondering what the quotation mentioned above by J. Cornell Michel has to do with car shipping companies. Well, in an oblique way, this quote refers to the importance of ensuring that a professional vehicle transport company carries your car between its origin and its destination, otherwise, it might end up stuck on or next to one of the USA’s highways. And this would be a disaster.

Why you should hire an experienced shipper to take care of your vehicle for you

Do you need a vehicle shipped from its current location to a new location? There are several ways to achieve this goal; however, it is a good idea to consider an experienced and knowledgeable shipper to transport your car rather than allow a friend, family member, or third-party to either drive or tow your car behind their vehicle.

Ergo, let’s take a close look at some of the reasons why the professionals should take care of your vehicle transportation arrangements for you:

Professional handling and car care

An experienced shipper with the correct equipment and trucks to load and secure your vehicle on the car carrier will go a long way towards protecting your car and preventing the car from being damaged or scratched along the journey.

Open versus closed or covered transport

When you contract a car shipping company to move your vehicle to its new destination, a professional company should offer you the choice of loading your vehicle on an open car carrier, enclosed car carrier, or a covered car carrier. The biggest difference between an enclosed and a covered carrier is that an enclosed carrier has hard sides while a covered carrier has soft sides. It is worth mentioning that, while the covered or closed shipping options will more than likely incur an additional cost, they afford your vehicle a greater level of protection.

Insured and DoT-compliant shipping

A professional car shipping company will be insured against the potential risk of damage to, or the loss of your vehicle, irrespective of the reasons why. Additionally, it will comply with all of the Federal Department of Transport regulations. On the other hand, should you choose an unregistered transporter to ship your car to its destination and something happens to the transport vehicle, not only do you run the risk of losing your vehicle due to fire, theft, or accidental damage, you also open yourself up to personal injury claims, etc.

Guaranteed pickup and delivery dates

Should your vehicle need to be picked up and delivered on a specific date, a professionally-run outfit will be able to guarantee that your vehicle will be collected and delivered by the dates you specify.

Final words

Transporting a vehicle on the back of a car carrier is a specialised process that requires a lot of forethought and planning. Therefore, to mitigate the risk of a disaster, it makes sense to hire a professional outfit; otherwise, you could lose your car (and end up in a state of panic).

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.