When you are preparing to hand your car over to an auto transport company, there are a few things you need to do to prepare. To be on the safer side, it is advisable for you to remove all valuables from your car before you transport it, especially if you are using open transport. Do not include anything in the car without the knowledge of the company’s representatives. If you are adding any other belongings in the car, then you have to ensure that it is also included in the inspection report. If it is not included in the inspection report, you have no claims to make in case anything happened to the item.
It is also advisable for the inspection report to be written in legal terms and if possible sign in front of a lawyer. It will make it to have strong legal backing.
Sincerity and honesty are the two virtues that you should accept when the inspection report is being carried. Endeavour to be honest with the company about the items or the facilities that are in your car. Do not think that you can deceive the company by being smart. Remember that they are into car business and so, they know different brands of cars and the facilities that normally come with a brand. So, if you lie to them, they will surely discover when they are carrying out their own inspection.
When you are given anything to sign especially the contract agreement, do not rush into signing it. Take time to read it thoroughly very well. You can bring in a lawyer who can interpret the agreement to you. The agreement is normally written in legal terms and so, it takes a lawyer to read and understand every detail in the contract agreement.
Do not forget to research on the reliability of the company you have chosen. When it comes to payment, it is good for you not pay any money upfront. Ensure that quality service has been provided before you can now pay. There is the tendency for people to opt for the lowest quote. Though it is good for you to look for a company that will offer you the best deal, but you should not sacrifice excellent service just for lowest price. Always take into considerations the services that are provided by the different companies that you are comparing their quotes and then opt for a company that provides quality service even if the cost is higher.
Another thing that you should factor into when you are transporting your car is the delivery time. The delivery time is very necessary because you may want to use your car as soon as possible. There are certain factors that affect the delivery time. Some of the factors are weather conditions, road traffic and constructions, mechanical faults. So, it is advisable that you consider the above factors before you agree on delivery time with the client.
There are two options that you can choose from when you are transporting your car. You can decide to use open transport or close transport. Each of them has their advantages and disadvantages. So, always compare the advantages and disadvantages before you can decide on which option to use.