The best car shipping companies in the country will be responsive at all times during the day. You should be able to call a reputable shipping company at 8pm at night and get a response from an agent. If you are calling your sales agent and you keep getting a voicemail it’s usually a bad sign. Here at LongDistanceTowing we pride our selves on being available at all hours of the day and night. You can always get a hold of your dispatcher assigned to your shipment.
Is my car insured once I drop it off with the transporter?
The best auto transport companies will have a minimum of 1 million dollars of liability insurance for an open car carrier and up to $5 million dollars for an enclosed carrier. The most reliable car shippers will be able to provide you their proof of insurance before they even pick up your vehicle. If they procrastinate in giving you proof of insurance and or bond than this is a huge red flag. All of our carriers at National Car Shipping Inc are fully insured and bonded & we can always provide the proof of insurance prior to picking up your vehicle.
How does shipping my car across the country work?
The best auto shipping companies will give the carriers information 24-48 hours before the vehicle is getting picked up. The actual driver of the carrier will be able to coordinate with the pick up location a time where they can come load the vehicle. Remember these are usually 9 car haulers so you may have to meet the driver at an open parking lot or an area where he can fit a 9 car hauler. Long distance towing and National Car Shipping INC specialize in door to door auto transport so your vehicle will literally be picked up at the address given and delivered to the delivery address any where in the country. Obviously some big cities like New York or Boston you may have to meet the driver at an accessible location but if they can fit the carrier they will get as close to your address as possible. The most reliable auto transport companies in the country like National Car Shipping Inc will only use the most seasoned drivers that have to have a minimum of 3 years of experience. We know it is sometimes nerve racking when shipping clients second most prized possession next to their home and from our dispatchers who are available near 24 hours a day to our drivers them self we try to make shipping your car a seamless experience.
Should I transport my car enclosed or on an open carrier?
90% of all car shipments we do are done on open carriers. The times we recommend to use an enclosed hauler are if the vehicle is a classic, it’s winter and it’s snowing through out the route, or if the vehicle is worth over $100,000. With all that said even some clients with Ferrari’s or Lambo’s will still ship the super cars on open carriers. Most enclosed auto transports will run up to double the cost of the open hauler price. For example the cost to ship a BMW M5 from Los Angeles to Miami, Florida would be $1180 on an open carrier and $2490 on an enclosed hauler.