Take photographs of the car from every angle prior to handing it over to the car shipping company. Do not settle for merely taking one or two long shots of the car. In fact, if you can see the entire car in the photograph, then it is not detailed enough. Rather, make sure that you take close-up shots of every single surface of the car which could be scratched, dinged or broken – which is to say, every single surface. Make sure that the photos you take are digital, because printed photographs do not carry the same digitally embedded signatures which helped to prove the date and place that the photos were taken. If, God forbid, your case ever ends up in civil court, the digital photos will go much further toward proving your case then printed copies will.
Before shipping a person has to prepare the car. Some simple changes can help a person save money. If a person puts boxes in the car it adds to the overall weight. If the car is heavier then the standard ten tons most companies charge an additional fee for the extra weight. A person should leave around a quarter tank of gas in the car. This is done in case the shipper has to move the auto off the trailer for any reason. It will also be easier to unload the auto upon delivery.
There are many things that affect the price of the car shipping service. Many carriers would base their rates on the specifics of the vehicle that you have bought. In particular, it is the weight that the transport truck can legally carry vehicles. That is why they need to know the specifics of your car in order to know the contribution that it is going to make to the overall capacity of their trucks. The more the contribution is in weight or in size, the more it will cost on the part of the consumers.