Vehicle relocation is often a must when it comes to moving. You can use your car to transport things and drive yourself, and your family to your new home. In many cases, when the trip is long distance, transporting your vehicle is a convenient option, you’re saving from miles, you won’t need to be on the road for long hours with someone else will doing it for you, plus your vehicle will be better protected in the trailer than if it is on the road. Vehicle relocation services are a great option with many advantages.
Transportation of vehicles takes place in two ways. The first is through a carrier, with the second through a broker. What is the difference? Carriers are the companies that directly take and ship automobiles. The brokers are the companies that organize the shipping but do not offer the service themselves. Usually hiring a broker is more expensive because you pay the carrier and you also pay the broker’s fees. Besides, it is the broker that chooses the auto transportation company, not you. On the other hand, the broker will handle for you the vehicle transportation, including payments and paperwork. You can decide for yourself which one of the two transportation options for vehicles suits you best. Woody and Sons has you covered with their residential moving services so that you have more time to research and learn about other factors and information going on with your move.
If you have a car, the transportation will be easy. For other vehicles, especially larger ones, you should first inquire if the vehicle transportation companies offer the services that you need. Many car movers will pick up a SUV, ATV, even trucks. Anything over that will require a check, before you can proceed to getting a vehicle transportation quote. Woody and Sons offers long distance moving services to help anyone move across the state of Florida, to all the way across the country.
The quote is to get you information about the possible cost for your vehicle transport. Both the broker and car mover will need to know the vehicle type, its length, height, width, weight, year, make, model, if it is operable, convertible or modified, and the distance of your move. This is how they will be able to tell you the price for the transport of your vehicle. Of course, the price will also differ according to whether you choose a carrier, or a broker, and it will also depend on the prices that the different companies apply. Transporting a vehicle from state to state is also more expensive than short distance moves. If you are moving your business or office, Woody and Sons offers business moving services as well.
It is important to give true information to carriers. If you misrepresent your vehicle as running, if it isn’t, in an attempt to save from the costs, then the transporting company may not be ready with the right truck and equipment to move your vehicle. That would cause the time the truck took to arrive to you will be wasted, and it will only cost you more. Regarding the size of your vehicle, the vehicle transportation companies need this info to choose the best option for a moving vehicle. You can read more about the cost to ship a vehicle, explained in details, in this article. If you are trying to save money, or just have a small move, Woody and Sons can still assist you with labor only moving services, to help give you an extra hand with any moving.
It has to be a reliable company, fully licensed, bonded and insured. And this is something that you have to check, especially if you will be moving your vehicle overseas. It could be difficult to find the right moving company for you, the one that you can really count on, especially if you don’t know any company yourself. That is why it is advisable to use the opportunity to get a quote from us, as we provide a guarantee.
It could be taken from a terminal or from your home. And it could be delivered to any. Terminals are convenient because you may not be able to be present when the truck is available to pick up the vehicle and inspect it, and take the keys. Also, a move from a terminal or to one, are cheaper. All you need to do is select a terminal with the vehicle transport company and agree on when to deliver your vehicle. Be ready to be informed how long the transportation will also take depending on the two means that you choose, through a terminal or from your home.
You will usually be asked to pay a deposit for the move. Or you can pay in advance the whole sum, depending on your preferences. Beware of the companies that accept payments only in cash – usually this is one of the signs of moving scam that you should be careful with. Most companies will take a credit card, a bank wire transfer or a check. Discuss this option with them and choose a method of payment that is convenient for both of you. Some auto shipping companies also accept other methods of payments, just ask, depending on what is convenient for you.
- Transporting a vehicle interstate is more complicated so always have ample time before contacting a shipping company.
- Always check the company before you book it – read reviews, check the USDOT number and the memberships at the Better Business Bureau.
- Follow the mover’s instructions strictly. If for instance you were asked to not place anything inside your vehicle, it is for safety reasons.
- Read well all the paperwork before signing it. Don’t sign on blank sheets.
- Don’t give money without a document proving you have.
- Always stay informed of the carrier’s policy on damages. What will happen if the mover damages your vehicle – what is the procedure for you to be reimbursed?
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