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Auto Transport Inquiries
Vehicle transport inquiries
How Far In Advance Should You Set Up Your Car Shipping Order?
We recommend scheduling your auto transport anywhere from two days to two weeks in advance. We are often able to ship your car on the very same day, but providing us with a longer lead time allows us to schedule your vehicle transport better. You want the most current pricing, and you get that by staying within two weeks of your first available date to ship. Believe it or not, a request of $50-$75 too low can really hold up your order if there are plenty of other cars available to ship at the higher pricing. To avoid that, try not to book more than a month in advance and preferably within two weeks, because seasonal changes can impact the current pricing. Conversely, you should enjoy the savings if the rates were to go down, so having the most current pricing is always best.
How Long Will It Take To Pick Up My Vehicle?
Depending where your vehicle is will determine how long it will take. There can also be obstacles such as traffic along the way. Rest assured you will be advised if there is any hold up out of the drivers control. We always strive to pick up your vehicle as safely and quickly as possible.
Is My Vehicle Insured And What Paperwork Can I Expect?
Yes your vehicle is insured. It is our job to make sure that is so. But it is especially wise to maintain your own automobile insurance too.
We automatically and instantly email you an Order Confirmation explaining the whole process upon entering your order either online or with one of our representatives. Once your vehicle is Assigned, it usually gets picked up within a day or two (sometimes same day) of the assignment. That information also gets automatically emailed to you.
Then our driver calls your pickup contact. When the driver picks up your vehicle for shipping, he will do a detailed examination on the Bill of Lading and Vehicle Inspection Report. You will both sign that form and you should receive a copy. The driver will call again from the road, this time your destination contact, as he gets closer so as to schedule an approximate time for delivery.
The Bill of Lading and Vehicle Inspection Report will be there upon delivery so that your contact can re-inspect the car. Your vehicle will be likely dirty from the road, but otherwise should still be in the same condition that it left. The auto transport driver will take every precaution to deliver your vehicle without incident.
How Long Does It Take To Deliver My Vehicle?
Delivering your car is the final step in the process, and also the simplest part. Once your vehicle has been assigned and picked up, not too much can go wrong. After your vehicle is picked up, you can estimate that it will take roughly one day of transit time for every 500 miles distance.
Delivery Time Estimate Guide
100-500 miles takes 1 or 2 days
500-1000 miles takes 2 or 3 days
1000-1500 miles takes 3 or 4 days
1500-2000 miles takes 4 or 5 days
2000-2500 miles takes 5 or 6 days
2500-3000 miles takes 6 or 7 days
Depending on the distance, weather conditions and population centers it could be a few days or weeks until a vehicle reaches its destination. The carriers will usually estimate about 10 days on coast to coast trips, but they frequently arrive earlier.
How Do I Prepare My Vehicle For Shipment? Clean out your vehicle of all loose items as much as possible. Leave nothing of value in the vehicle. It’s very rare that any items are stolen during transport, but we recommend extra caution to prevent loss. Keep extra items as previously discussed to a minimum and place in the trunk or out of sight. Have only about a quarter tank of gasoline. Give the auto transport carrier a set of keys and advise them of any special instructions for your vehicle, like difficulty starting, steering, braking, etc. Driver Consideration: Being a truck driver can be a thankless job. They work long hours and are away from their families for weeks at a time. Please be friendly and considerate to our drivers, and they will treat you the sameou in the same manner.
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