Whether you have a car that runs smoothly or a car that doesn’t run at all, you deserve to have a transport company that will move it to your destination seamlessly. Once you have found the right company, what type of insurance coverage do you need? In this article, we tackle our customer’s most commonly asked question.
What Type of Insurance Coverage Do I Need?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions we get asked at Ship A Car Direct, and it’s such an important one for this reason: carriers are required to carry insurance, but some lower quality carriers do not. When you’re asking your questions to a potential carrier, ask to read through their insurance policy. As you read through it, make sure you are covered against damage (should it occur when loading or unloading your vehicle). If you’re unsure, ask your insurance agent to read through the policy and translate it for you.
Common Questions to Ask
We’ve compiled a list of questions to ask a carrier that will help you determine if 1) they are reputable, and 2) they provide the appropriate level of insurance. Remember—they’re trying to get your business! They should conduct themselves professionally and honestly. If not, move on to the next:
- “Please explain your insurance coverage to me. I want to make sure in the event of damage, my car is covered.”
- “Where can I find some testimonials to show past client satisfaction?”
- “Do you require a deposit?” (This is a bit o9of a trick question, as they shouldn't require a deposit at all. Most carriers don’t.)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.