Long Distance Moving Your Car, Vehicle

So now that you’ve gotten that relocation across the country that you always hoped for/feared about, it’s time to decide what you’re going to do with your old car. Let’s examine the problem as logically as we can, and we’ll take you through a step-by-step process to help you make up your mind. The first decision that you’re going to have to make is whether to keep it or get rid of it. We’ll examine the ways that you can get rid of it first.

While you always have the option of simply driving down the scrap yard, we would like to advise you to consider donating it to any of the variety of charities which are willing to give you a tax deduction receipt for it. A little bit of research on the Internet will easily give you a number of these services, but we’d like to warn you to exercise some caution in your choice.

Now that you’ve decided that you’re definitely going to use an High Level Movers Ottawa to move your vehicle, there are a number of important things for you to consider. Just as when hiring a house mover, hiring an High Level Movers Ottawa should be done with as much advance notice as possible. Finding a reputable vehicle mover can be a bit of work, so you might want to take a look at some of our suggestions for the best Ottawa movers. And we should tell you right away that while most vehicle long distance moving companies will offer door-to-door service, it is often cheaper to both deliver and pick up your car from one of their centralized hub locations.

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Preparing to Long Distance Move Vehicle

Prior to handing your car over to High Level Movers Ottawa, make sure that you have thoroughly cleaned and emptied your vehicle before the move. While some people think of their car as an extra large suitcase, most vehicle movers will not allow you to ship your auto with any personal possessions stored inside of it. This is due to the fact that most of the auto moving companies insurance will not cover the loss of your personal possessions while in transit.

Now that you have thoroughly emptied your car, clean it on both on the inside and outside. You want to be aware of any damage to your vehicle prior to having it moved. A good piece of advice is to take detailed pictures of the entire car with a camera with which will date stamp all of the photographs. This will give you hard physical evidence in case of any later disputes with High Level Movers Ottawa. Having someone holding a newspaper in one of the car pictures is undoubtedly the best manner of time dating the photographs. High Level Movers Ottawa

Giving Your Car to the High Level Movers Ottawa

You should photocopy the pictures of your car that you have taken and attach them to the bill of lading [also called a condition report] which you will have to fill out prior to shipping your vehicle. Just as you do for the bill of lading for your house contents, you should ensure that the report is both detailed and absolutely correct before signing it. The condition report should include such elements as current mileage, cracks and scratches, dents, the general condition of the paint, and a variety of other condition factors.

 Remember that this report will be your first line of defense in case there are any problems with the vehicle upon its receipt, so be certain to pay extra close attention to it. Also, be sure that whichever moving company you use provides an adequate amount of insurance for the transit relocation, and determine how much the deductible is. You may also wish to check with your own insurance agent to see whether any of your house contents or auto insurance coverage can be used for the auto move.

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Receiving Your Vehicle from the High Level Movers Ottawa

After you have received your vehicle, make sure that you methodically inspect the entire vehicle. Use the original condition report to examine every portion of your vehicle for any in transit damage. Look for any new dents or scratches on the exterior of your vehicle. Open the hood and look at the engine, go inside the vehicle and see if any of the upholstery has been damaged, and open the trunk and inspect inside.

Check all of your coolant and fluid levels to make certain that no hoses cracked or became dislodged from your engine during the move. Test all of the doors to make certain that the hinges work in the exact manner that they did previously.

Check your odometer. Raise and lower your windows. If you notice any new damage, report it immediately to the delivery person. Then note the damage on the report that you will be given when you accept the car, and have the delivery person sign it. You’ll have a much better chance of receiving insurance coverage if you report any damage immediately, so be sure to go over your vehicle with a fine tooth comb upon its receipt.

If a problem does occur, any reputable car moving or vehicle moving company will work with you to resolve any disputes in an amicable fashion, provided that you have the correct supporting documentation. So be certain to be very thorough in your examination of the vehicle after the move.

Vehicle Transportation

No matter which method of long distance moving your vehicle you choose, your car will probably be transported on an open car carrier, which is the large open car moving truck that you’ve probably seen before while driving on the highway. Many automobile manufacturers will use them as a method of moving their vehicles from a manufacturing plant to their dealer locations.

This method is good enough for moving almost every type of vehicle, but if you really want to protect your car, you should probably have it shipped in a closed carrier. Closed carriers are exactly what they sound like – a container for moving autos which is completely enclosed.

This means that your car will have no chance of being damaged by a random piece of gravel while your vehicle is moved. If you have a classic car collection, and are especially worried about it, you will probably want to pay the extra cost for this service to move your auto.

The cost for moving a vehicle from coast-to-coast is roughly the same in both Canada and the United States of America. It should vary between $800 and $1200, and you can usually save yourself between $50 and $100 on each end of the trip if you pick up and deliver the car yourself to one of the auto moving hubs. In Canada it is more common for vehicles travel by rail car rather then a car transporter, owing to the fact that most major Canadian cities lie in a line close to the American border.