When you need to move your car, you need help. There is only so far that you may be willing to drive when you are relocating, and it doesn’t make much sense to drive your car on a ferry — who has the time for that? The best thing that you can do is contact an auto shipping company and get some help.

The only thing to consider is that the transport marketplace is a big one, and you need to make sure that you’re choosing the right company to move your car for you. This has to be the right decision, as you are entrusting a business to have hold of your car and look after it without scratches and marks. The good news is that we’ve put together a few tips to make sure that your car gets to its new location without worry.

So, let’s dive in!

 6 Key Points to Remember

  • Verify the company. So, while you’re shopping around for a shipping company, you need to make sure that it’s a company that’s registered properly. This means that they need to be registered with the relevant licenses and authorities, and this is not a difficult thing to check. If you’re in the UK, you can simply ask them for their company number and match it up.
  • Are they insured? The company that ships your car has to have cargo insurance. Authorised shipping companies have to (by law) have the right insurance to move your vehicle. It’s rare for accidents to happen, but they do indeed happen and this is where you need your shipping company to be insured. The right cargo insurance covers you, your car and the shipping company should anything happen.
  • Don’t go cheap. The right transport company may not always be the cheapest one on the market. Sure, it’s nice to save money, but it’s even nicer to know that you are paying for a quality company and not someone looking to make a quick buck or two.
  • Always read the reviews. Reading the reviews of the customers that have used a service before will ensure that you are well-informed about the company you have chosen. Customer testimonials give you the right insight as to whether you should choose that specific company. You can always find honest reviews online, and just as you would check reviews for a holiday spot or a show, you should read what others have to say about a transport company.
  • Read the terms — twice. The fine print in the contract you have — ? You need to check it twice. Never trust a company that rushes you through the paperwork. If you don’t review the terms you could be making a very wrong choice! All documents should be carefully read and studied, so you can ensure that you are covered for every eventuality.
  • Meet the company in person. Before you go ahead and sign on the dotted line, meet the team in person. If you know there is a face to the business, they are easier to trust.