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Tips for Shipping Your Car During a Move


Car Transporter TruckMoving long distance takes a lot of time and planning from finding a moving company to packing up your home and moving into your new space. Although A-Z Express does not provide car moving services, we have dealt with the car shipping process personally and with various jobs, so we know how stressful it can be.  Much like selecting a moving company, it’s important to look at the big picture, ask questions, and know what to expect when choosing a company to ship your car during a move.

Customer Reviews

Before purchasing a product or service, it’s important to read customer reviews to see what their feedback on the company is (good or bad) and to get a better idea of how the company operates. This will give you a good idea of whether the company is reputable and if it’s worth your time to consider them to ship your car.

Questions to Ask

  • Are you insured against damage and theft?
  • How long will it take to ship?
  • Will you bring my car to my home or do I have to pick it up at a terminal?
  • Do you have open and closed transport options?
  • What documents do you need?
  • What happens if your car does get damaged?

Get Multiple Quotes

All car transportation companies base their pricing off of the following:

  • Distance
  • Make/Model
  • Operating condition
  • Weight/Size
  • Insurance coverage

Shipping your car is expensive and receiving multiple quotes to see what fits within your budget is ideal. Aim to receive at least three quotes, from there go over the details of each company and the services they offer.

Document the Condition of Your Car

Before sending your car off with the shipping company you’ve chosen, do a full interior and exterior clean of your car. Afterwards, carefully record any scratches, dents, and rust spots on the outside of your vehicle as well as the inside for scratches, dents, markings, etc. The best way to document these conditions is by taking photos and storing them on your computer.

Remove All Personal Items from Your Car

All personal items on the inside or outside of your car should be removed prior to shipping. This includes GPS devices, E-Z Passes, ski racks, bike racks, roof racks, and important media items (CDs, MP3 players, AUX cords). Act as though you are selling your car so that you ensure all personal items are removed.

For all of your moving needs, call us today at (603) 893-5060.

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