It is vital that you have sufficient insurance coverage when you ship your car. SMB Auto Transport offers you a few quick tips regarding insurance coverage before handing over your keys to an auto shipping company:
First: Call your insurance agent FIRST and inform them you are looking for an auto transport company to ship your car. Your agent will be able to go over what needs to be covered and may even be able to assist you finding a reputable auto shipping company.
Second: Once you establish who you will relocate your vehicle, ask what their insurance will cover specifically. Get it in writing. Get a copy of the carrier’s insurance coverage policy.
Third: Ask the carrier if there is a damage deductible. Get it in writing (get all agreements in writing).
Fourth: Decide if the carrier’s insurance will be the primary insurance or secondary to your plan.
Fifth: Contact your insurance agent again and let them know is transporting your vehicle. Be prepared to provide information about the carrier. Ask what is or isn’t covered on your insurance plan if something happens. You may need to upgrade your policy to ensure you are protected.
Sixth: Before the carrier arrives and your vehicle is picked up, closely inspect your car or truck for any dents, dings, or scratches. Take photos to help you remember later what condition your car or truck was in before the vehicle is loaded.
Seventh: Once you walk through the inspection with the carrier, make notes of what he (or she) identifies. Make sure both of you agree before your car is loaded.
Eighth: Once your vehicle arrives and you go through the inspection of your car again, pull out your notes and photos to verify any discrepancies BEFORE you sign off on the Bill of Lading.
If there’s any damage, please make sure you get it in writing from the auto shipping company and turn it over to your insurance agent. They are awesome when it comes to working with other insurance companies.
SMB Auto Transport can help you now by completing our FREE “No Contact Information Required” estimate. Then, if you’re ready to ship your car, please complete the remaining three fields of contact information so we can provide you with up to ten quotes for you to choose from. We strive to make it simple for you! SMB Auto Transport will surpass your expectation regarding what to expect from a car shipping company! We won’t be satisfied until you are. Let us earn your business!