Guide for Long Distance Towing & Transport
Long Distance Vehicle Towing
1. Consider Your Options
2. Get Several Written Estimates
4. Check the Company’s Registration
5. Proof of Insurance
Make sure you check the towing company’s insurance policy. Thinking of accidents is not conducive to your anxiety, but they can happen. You should also ask your insurance company if adding temporary coverage is necessary to avoid any unexpected expenses.
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Prepping Your Car for Transport
Repair Fluid Leaks
Inflate the Tires
Take Out Custom Accessories
If you have any valuables in the trunk or glove box, take them out. There is no point in testing your luck with anything that is valuable to you. Take valuables out temporarily and they can easily be put back in when you get your car back.
Keep the Gas Amount Low
Take Pictures of the Car
The Cost of Long-Distance Towing
The final price of transporting your car relies on certain factors. These include the distance of transport, time of year, and the vehicle’s type and weight. If you want to save money, have the car shipped to a central shipping terminal. They can deliver your vehicle to your address, but picking it up yourself at a terminal nearby is often cheaper.
Another way to save money is to ship the car in an open container. Enclosed containers keep road debris from possibly hitting your car, but they’re more expensive.
Time to Transport
The towing company will also need to make sure you are the owner of the car, so you’ll need to show your license, registration, and proof of insurance. The driver will also look for any imperfections on the car, just as you did. Make sure you participate in the inspection and agree with what the inspector writes down.
If you’ve done all of the steps above, transporting your car shouldn’t cause much stress. You’ve done the research, you’ve taken precautions, the next step is easy. Enjoy your flight and be ready to pick up your vehicle when it arrives.