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When you are thinking about hiring an auto transport company, you may begin to wonder what happens next in the process. People who have employed this type of service before have started by searching for a reputable company that will deliver their cars in good condition. This is the first stage of car transportation. This is where the bulk of the work lies. There are quite a good number of auto moving companies and so selecting a good one may not be easy at all.

Where To Start

Most people make use of the internet. However, there are some people that relied on the recommendation of their friends, family members and colleagues who have employed the services before. So, if you are employing such services, you can either make use of the internet in researching for a reputable company or ask your friends and family members who have employed the services before to recommend for you.

Next Step

Another stage is to get quotes from the chosen companies. After researching on the companies, the next thing people do is to get quotes from the companies that they have chosen. It is important to get as many quotes as possible if you want to get a good deal. People are not just asking for quotes, they want to know the company that will offer them the best deal. This can only be done by doing a careful comparison of the quotes that have been collected. If you ask for quotes, it is necessary that you find out what and what are included in the quotes. After comparing the quotes, you have to choose a company that gives you the best deal.

Choose a Service

The next step is to discuss the modalities of the delivery with the auto company. There are different options of delivery. You can opt for door-to-door delivery in which your car is delivered to your doorpost. You can also opt for terminal-to-terminal delivery where the car is delivered at the terminal of an auto transport company where you will come and pick it up. The pick-up time and delivery dates should be discussed also.

Open or Closed Transport?

The manner of transportation should also be discussed. In fact it is the manner of delivery and that of transportation that determines the cost of the services. For the auto transportation, there is open auto transport where a good number of vehicles are carried in a big container. There is also closed auto container that carries not more than 5 vehicles at a time in closed container. Each of these options has its own pros and cons. So, it is important that you weigh the two very well in order to determine the one that will suit your pocket.

Before the car shipment, the paper work has to be done. This is very important. The paperwork and contract agreement should be thoroughly read. Do not sign anything if you do not understand any phrase.

Final Words

Finally, you will hand over your car to the company in preparation for the shipment. You can either drive the car to the auto transport base or the car will be picked up by the driver of the company depending on the agreement you reached with the company. The rest of the preparation will be taken care of by the auto transport company that is shipping the car.