Auto Transport Insurance
We all know how important it is not to drive your car without the right insurance, the same can be said for car shipping, it is just as important to have auto transport insurance. What most of us might not consider is how important it can be to have the right insurance when transporting your automobile. The experts at Shipping Your Car have you covered, each transport quote price includes auto transport insurance. When your vehicle is loaded onto the transport truck there can be uncertainties that lay in the road ahead and if you haven't double checked with your auto shipping company's policies, you could be left footing the bill for scratches, dents or worse.
Although most Auto Transport companies carry the insurance required to cover any damage that may occur during transport (and in the majority of cases, transported cars arrive at their destination in excellent condition), it is important to remember, as with any kind of insurance, there can be lots of stipulations. Here at Shipping Your Car our associated companies are all fully licensed bonded and insured but for added peace of mind we have provided you with a few brief recommendations for car shipping insurance:
- Before you decide on which auto shipping company to use, ask the companies you're interested in for their insurance certificate. They're all required by law to have one. Don't be afraid to ask questions about their policies as well. Like “Will my car be covered for any damage that occurs during shipping?” Or “Will I be required to pay a deductible?” Be sure to have any promises or assurances out in writing by the auto transport company.
- It is also a good idea to call your auto insurance company or agent and check into the specifics of what your insurance will cover during transport. Make sure to ask if the coverage the same while the automobile's being shipped and if you have to provide the company with any prior notification to the vehicle being transported to make sure the car transport insurance will be in place.
- Prior to handing over your keys to the auto transport company, be sure to empty your car of any and all personal belongings. There are a number of reasons for this: First, most transport companies' insurance will not cover any personal objects in the car, should they end up damaged. Second, the any objects inside the car could potentially move around and damage the interior. Chances are neither kind of damage will be covered by the auto transporter's insurance.
Making sure your car is fully protected with insurance is a must, there's no substitute for making sure your auto transport insurance is set up correctly. To get the process started, fill out the above quote form for 10 free auto transport quotes from fully licensed bonded and insured auto transport companies.