There are several reasons why auto shipping has become increasingly popular. It’s a safe, hassle-free way to transport your vehicle long-distance. However, if you have never shipped a car before, you may not know what to expect at the delivery and pick up points. When you choose a reputable car shipping company, picking up your vehicle should be a simple process. Here are a few things you can expect when your vehicle arrives on delivery day.
Schedule a Pickup Time
Prior to delivery, you should receive a call from your auto carrier with an anticipated delivery date. At this time, you will schedule a time to pick up your vehicle. The auto carrier will also verify your pickup location. Some carriers will deliver your vehicle directly to your home while others will have your vehicle delivered to a specified location. These terms are decided at the beginning of the shipping process.
Inspect Your Vehicle
Upon your vehicle’s arrival at its destination, it is critical that you conduct a thorough inspection of your vehicle. Having a record of your vehicle’s condition prior to shipment will be helpful in the unlikely event that your vehicle is damaged. If you are not comfortable conducting the inspection yourself, choose a trusted representative to inspect the vehicle for you.Be sure and check every angle of your vehicle for cosmetic damage and look at the car’s undercarriage as well. Check the odometer and start up the car to check for any mechanical problems.
Sign and Complete Payment
Once you have completed the vehicle inspection, you will be asked to sign a Bill of Lading to finalize the transaction. In the event that your vehicle has been damaged, you must note it on the Bill of Lading. It is critical that you note damage at this time, as this is your only opportunity to inspect and report any damages. Payment for the service will also be due upon delivery.
For most customers, the pickup process is quick and easy. A representative should be available to assist you in any way and the shipping process is complete as soon as the vehicle has been delivered.