There are plenty of steps a person needs to take before there car can be shipped from point A to point B. They need to find the right transport company, plan the shipping pick up and drop off details, read and sign the proper paperwork, and get the vehicle ready.
However, with all these steps, one very important aspect of vehicle shipping often gets overlooked. Most people forget to take pictures of their vehicle before shipping. This may seem like a silly and time consuming step, but it is very important.
Even the most trusted of companies make mistakes or come across a situation that is out of their control. When this happens, vehicles may get damaged. This is why pictures are so important. When accidents happen, pictures are the best way to make sure the insurance claim goes through quickly and without any road bumps.
Here are some tips on how to take pictures of your car before transport:
- Include The Date In The Picture – If possible, try to take a picture with a date stamp. This practice is becoming increasingly uncommon with the use of cellphones, but it is the best way to insure that the transport company knows when you took the pictures.
- Take Pictures Of Everything – Take pictures of your car like you are trying to sell it online. Take pictures of everything from any possible angle. Get a clear view of the front, sides, and back of the vehicle. It is also a good idea to get a picture of the top of the vehicle as well. If you car is going to be driving on and off a transport boat, take pictures of the interior as well. These pictures will make it very easy for both you and the transport company to see what damage happened during transport.
- Send A Copy Of The Pictures To The Transport Company – After you take your photos, send or give them to the transport company that will be shipping your car. This should be done before the vehicle is shipped so that they have them one file. If the transport company has photos of the vehicle on file before the accident, it makes the claim process much simpler. This is because they are able to easily access those photos to make an insurance claim.
Finding The Right Company
Yes, accidents do happen, but finding a reliable transport company is the most important step a person can take to make sure their vehicle is shipped safely. Talk with the transport company staff and customer service agents. Do they seem knowledgeable about the shipping process and what needs to happen if an accident occurs? Research the company online. Have they had multiple accidents in the past? Does the transport company work with reliable carriers? These are all important questions you need to have answered before choosing your transport company.
If you have any questions about how to take pictures of your vehicle or any other aspect of the shipping process, please contact We Will Transport It online or call 877-880-5991.