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Auto Transport Pickup

When auto shipping is used to transport a vehicle, there are options available as to where and when the automobile will be picked up by the delivery company.

A vehicle may be taken directly to an auto shipping company location or it may be picked up from a home or office location, though not all towns may be served by particular transport companies. This may result in a need to find a different auto transport company or to make arrangements for the vehicle to be delivered to another location so the carrier may then pick it up or take delivery of it.

Take photos of your autombile before pickup; and take note of any scratches, dents, and other damage your vehicle may already have. Make sure that any paperwork the company fills out regarding the condition of your vehicle matches yours, and get a copy of theirs. You will need this information when you take possession of your vehicle, after delivery.

There may be discounts available for dropping your car off at a transporters location, rather than having them pick up your vehicle. If it is reasonable for you to take your vehicle to them, you may wish to enquire as to if there will be savings and how much they will be. Also it may speed things up as you do not have to wait for the truck to come to your location and pickup your vehicle.

If your vehicle is being picked up, many companies will call you in advance to confirm the pickup. This call may come from 12- 24 hours ahead of pick up time. Ask your company if they provide this service and how far in advance they contact you as you want to make sure to be home to give your keys to the driver.

Talk to your company about your pickup location. There may be specific requirements needed in order to load your automobile onto a carrier. Home or office pickup may not be workable if your location cannot accommodate carrier needs. In general, with pickup you want to make sure your location has enough room for a large truck to come through.

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