Archive for July, 2010

Shipping Modified Vehicles

The two most common modifications that affect auto shipping is when a vehicle is lifted with larger tires or lowered to be under 3 inches off the ground. For lifted vehicles, which tend to be trucks, there are two main points the causes issues when you are coordinating their auto transport. First is the height, the tallest a car transporter can be in most states is 13ft 6inches. The extra 6 inch lift on the truck along with the larger tires making it a foot taller or more in some cases, poses a problem. The second issue to focus on is the extra width of the truck that is created by the the larger tires. Some trailers aren’t equipped to handle wheels that wide. Therefore, with units like these normally transported on 3 car trailers which handles both of those concerns. However, there are fewer of these auto haulers on the road, which can sometimes cause delays in getting the vehicles picked up when you want. As for the lowered vehicles, the easiest way to handle that is to ensure there are boards available for the driver so that he can cut the angle at which it is driven onto the trailer. This is something to keep in mind as not all trucks will have boards on their trailer.

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Insurance Coverage

A huge question that is often asked by people calling is, “How much does your insurance cover if my car is damaged?” While it is not very common to have damages during car transport, they do occur. Typically on minor incidents like dings or things of that nature we recommend you do a ballpark with the driver right there and settle it and then at your own convenience have a body shop pop it out. If it is major damage then the carrier’s insurance would handle it the same as any insurance company. If the car is totaled they will give you the value as determined by how insurance companies determine value. Again, because these transport trucks are so large it is pretty uncommon for incidents such as this to occur, but it is good to know when you are planning to arrange for any type of auto transport.

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Auto transportation is an activity wherein car is transported from one location to other. Auto transport can be between state to state or even country to country. Many transport companies are involved in the business of transporting vehicle from one point to other. You need to do your research before choosing an auto transport company to satisfy your needs. Find an auto transport company that is affordable, has a record of being trustworthy and guarantees to transport your vehicle without any damage.

There are many reasons for which one may choose to utilize the services of auto transporters. First of all it is not feasible to drive from one country to other so it’s necessary to utilize the services of an auto transport company. Even if the transport is to happen within country due to the distance and exhaustion involved many people prefer giving this responsibility in the hands of an experienced auto transporters. In the event of shifting your base to other place there are a lot many headaches so the best option is to give the responsibility of moving your vehicle in experienced hands of these auto transporters.

Other than moving, the other reason for which the auto transport companies are hired is when you are going for a long holiday and you would want to drive your own vehicle. Driving your own vehicle is very comfortable. In spite of hiring any transport at a place where you are off for a holiday which would prove to be very expensive it’s a much comfortable and cheaper option to have your vehicle transported.

With the evolution in internet technology and craze of shopping online people can easily purchase new cars and used ones from all over the world. This is where the services of auto transport companies come handy. They will help you in delivering the car of your dreams to your doorsteps. They work efficiently to ensure that your car is brought to you safely. Generally online websites that sell used and new cars provide this facility or they have tie ups with some auto shipping company. Auto transport rates vary from company to company. Auto transport rates also depend on the array of facilities that the customer has opted for like enclosed Auto Transport etc. Enclosed Auto Transport offers extra protection against harsh weather, wreckage on road and other long distance hazards. It is a premium service hence the price is more as compared to the normal auto transport rates.

Most of the transport companies provide the facility of nationwide auto transport. The auto transport rates may vary according to the distance involved. When hiring the facilities of a nationwide auto Transport Company one needs to check their license, agreement, insurance, their track record, driver’s experience etc. Also ensure that there are no hidden or additional charges involved.

One may also opt for services of auto transport companies if transporting some antique or traditional vehicle and services of an expert are required to keep your vehicle safe.

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Ports

There are four main ports we have found are the most popular for customers planning to ship a car. The obvious west coast port is in Long Beach, California. It is the main port as well for cars going to Hawaii. While there are ports all along the west coast of California, Long Beach is far an above the busiest. On the east coast there are two ports very close together in Jacksonville, FL and Brunswick, GA. The final port is up in New Jersey which exports the majority of freight for the north eastern areas. The reason this information is useful is that knowing the ports you can now decide if it is going to be easier or cheaper for you to drive your car to the port or if you prefer a car transport company to handle it for you to do it for you.

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Most people nowadays desire to transport their vehicles also from their old home to new home either taking help from car transport companies or by driving their car to new destination. But for most people it really becomes very difficult to drive car from one city to another so they prefer to take help from car Transport Company. Some take help from car Transport Company in order to save the extra mileage of their car. So in order to transit your vehicles or household items it is better to rely on some reputed shipping companies. These shipping companies provide services to transport cars, trucks, caravans, motorcycles, boats and other vehicles. So in such cases it is better to go for the shipping company that offers quality services.

There are numerous car shipping companies out there for you but it is recommended that you should only go for the shipping company that possess some years of experience in this industry. On the other hand they should be well qualified, licensed and bonded auto shipping company who can transit your vehicle in safe and secured way to your new destination. If you are moving to new place within your country then it is easy and simple to transit your car, but in case if you are moving abroad then it becomes really very difficult and complicated to transit your vehicle as it need special attention, so in such cases you have to take help of some reputed and quality car transport company. It is suggested to ensure that the international transport companies that you will select to transit your car should provide you with all the relevant documentation, and also let you know about the fees, restrictions and regulation of your chosen destination country. On the other hand also make sure that you receive your car in good condition and on given time period.

In some selected countries the transport truck has to undergo through customs, weigh stations and check posts, so please make sure from the transporter that when they are going to deliver your car to your destination. On the other hand also make sure that will they offer door to door service or else you have to go to their office to pick your vehicle. There are numerous car transport companies out there and every shipping company have their own way of working and offer different services such as open transporters, enclosed vehicle shipping, terminal shipping or door to door shipping or international auto transport. Moreover, if you posses a new car or expensive vehicle then it is better to go for enclosed vehicle shipping in order to save your car from winds, rain, heat, snow and other damages could occur to your car. On the other it is suggested that before you select any car transport company to transit your car, you should ensure that whether they compensate for the damages occur during shipping. Most of the shipping companies cover insurance for the damages may occur during transit. These are some of the information that you have to keep in mind while selecting a car transport company.

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Independence Day

We wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy July 4th. Because this years Independence Day falls on a Sunday we will not be closed for any additional time. On behalf of everyone at American Auto Movers, Inc. we want to thank our men and women in uniform and all those who do their part everyday so we can enjoy our freedom. And a special thanks to those who throughout history who fought for our independence.

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