By Dermound Becker
Special to CarMovers.com
If you are moving across the country, chances are you are concerned about moving your belongings that you haven't thought about moving your car. You may be driving the moving truck, or driving one of your other vehicles if you have more than one. If you and your spouse want to travel together, you'll have to arrange for one of your vehicles to be transported. Here are some things to look for in a car mover to ensure your car arrives safely and without incident.
Ask the company if they have qualified movers: Ask about the qualifications of the car movers; you can even ask to speak to the individual that will be driving your car.
Make sure they have driver's licenses: This may seem obvious, but it is worth verifying. If something were to happen and it turned out that the driver didn't have a license, your insurance company may not cover the expenses.
Verify with your insurance: Let your insurance company know that you will be employing the services of a car mover. They will tell you whether or not you're covered; if not, they may add insurance just for the purposes of the move.
Ask about their rates: Be very clear about how much they are going to charge for the voyage. Do they charge by the mile, by the hour, or a flat fee? Make sure you get it in writing.
Ask about their liability: If they have an accident with your vehicle, do the car movers have proper insurance to cover it? Will they take responsibility for fixing it and dealing with the other insurance company?
How long have they been in business? Ask the car moving company how long they've been in business, and what their track record is. You may want to talk to other customers to see what their experience has been. If they are members of the Better Business Bureau, you can look at their rating. If they are not, that should raise a red flag.
Confirm dates and locations: Make sure that the company understands exactly when and where to pick up your vehicle, and when it is to be delivered to your destination. Confirm addresses, times and contact information.
Get everything in writing: Don't hire a car mover without reading the fine print, and getting all of the details in writing, no matter how minute they seem. Chances are, everything will go smoothly and your car will be at your new home in one piece, but just in case the unfortunate happens, you need to know you are protected.
Car movers can be a great choice when you are moving a long distance and need help to get your car to its new location. Compare moving companies and don't choose based on price alone; you need to know that your car is in the best care possible.