Often people get first occasion to ship their luxury car and obviously the probability of committing any mistake always remains high. Also, many people go for shipping their car without any prior information and preparation.
You can certainly save lots of frustration, if you at least get certain basic information before visiting any car shipping company. One of the best ways of avoiding any mistakes will be to start planning well ahead, if you knew that you have to ultimately ship your car. Doing everything in the last moment may create lots of confusion and firefighting.
Particularly if you are thinking of any exotic car transport then you need to do lots of enquiry from any experienced people and know about all the procedure before you visit to any transporter.
Following are few common mistakes that many people often end up doing while shipping their luxury car.
1. Not doing enough research
As already mentioned, before you decide to ship any car, you must do plenty of research about various companies who will ship your car. You must be familiar with the procedures and also know about the background about the company.
Nowadays many fake companies are also in this business where people may get scammed too.
2. Choosing a company without checking insurance details
Most of these car shipping companies take necessary care so that your car will have little chance to get damaged during transportation. However, you still need to check the insurance status of the company.
In case, your car is damaged during movement and the shipping company’s insurance paper is not valid then you can only blame yourself.
3. Poor preparation
Either driver comes for picking your car or you may have to deliver the car to the company, in either case you must be ready with necessary documentations of your car and duplicate keys etc.
4. Forgetting to remove your personal items
Often people forget to remove costly accessories fitted within the car or any personal item that remains within the car. The transporter will not take any responsibility about those items. Hence, you should not forget to remove all personal items of yours, from your car.
5. Trusting any company too easily
Mostly people tend to believe any company very easily and as a result may get easily scammed. It is always necessary to cross check everything before you hand over your car to the transporting company.
6. Not recording present condition of car
You must note down the condition of your car, like any damage, scratch mark or dent etc. It must be noted and recorded and get it countersigned by the shipment company. Otherwise you cannot claim for any damage that may take place during transportation.
7. Not reading all terms and conditions
Not reading carefully all the finer points of the T&C of transporting company can be a costly mistake and you may get a big surprise when you will have to pay unnecessarily for certain things that you never imagined.
Shipping of car can be easy or complicated process, but unless you are fully aware and prepared, you are always likely to commit certain mistakes.