According to Statista, “the luxury car segment currently makes up about six percent of the U.S. car market.” Because only a small number of people own these vehicles, it’s essential that you prioritize your luxury car’s care—especially when you transport it. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make mistakes during the luxury car shipping process. Below, we highlight four mistakes to avoid when shipping your luxury car. This way, you can prevent mishaps before they even happen.
Mistake #1: Refusing to Do Extensive Research
There are plenty of companies out there that offer terrible customer service or charge too many unnecessary fees. If you’re too hasty with your search, you might choose an untrustworthy company, missing out on the more reliable companies. To avoid this, you should conduct thorough research—check out reviews, look for accreditations, compare prices, and select a few potential companies to contact. Trust us, you’ll only thank yourself later.
Mistake #2: Choosing A Company Without Adequate Insurance Coverage
Companies must have appropriate insurance coverage for their customers, but just to be sure, you should ask to see a copy of their policy. If you do end up in a situation where you don’t have sufficient coverage, you may want to request additional coverage in exchange for a fee. You can also ask for coverage from your own insurance company.
Mistake #3: Poor Preparation
There are numerous things a car owner should do before they ship their luxury vehicle. First, before the carrier performs a detailed inspection, you should wash your car and remove your highway toll transponder. Then, be sure you have enough gas to start your car and drive it on and off the trailer. Lastly, examine your vehicle’s battery to make sure it’s charged and properly secured.
Mistake #4: Keeping Personal Items in Your Car
While it’s tempting to keep all your personal items in your vehicle, this effort to make your life easier may end up making it harder. Transport companies are not liable for your items. If you decide to pack items in your car, secure them appropriately to avoid damage. Don’t forget to leave the front two seats open and keep windows unobstructed.