Are Auto Shipping Delivery Times Guaranteed?

Are Car Transport Delivery Times Guaranteed?

Although a guaranteed auto shipping delivery times isn’t always possible, there are ways to make sure you have a pleasant, smooth experience shipping your car. Knowing some strategic tips and tricks for auto shipping will help you have a great delivery experience that’s on-time. 

What to Expect for Auto Shipping Delivery

Although it’s not possible to guarantee a specific date for auto shipping deliveries, there are a lot of ways to plan ahead for your delivery window.

Plan for Pickup and Delivery Windows

Most auto shipping companies offer a delivery window instead of a specific time. Instead of an exact date, you are provided with a window of dates during which the car will be delivered. This is because of how many variables are involved in the car shipping process, such as availability, time of year, and weather. Be prepared for a possible window of delivery dates instead of expecting one firm option. 

Once you know your delivery window, prepare accordingly. Make any necessary changes to your schedule to reduce stress during this time frame. Whether you need to change flight times or rearrange work schedules, avoid unpleasant delivery experiences by planning ahead and making sure you are free for whenever the car does arrive.

Schedule Your Transport Ahead of Time

To have the best results from your car shipping experience, schedule your shipping ahead of time. Don’t wait until the last minute to ship your vehicle. Instead, allow for time for delays, processing, unexpected weather, or other problems. That way, your expectations will be met and you won’t face unfortunate missed delivery dates. 

Consider Expedited Shipping

If you know that you absolutely need your vehicle to arrive by a certain date, consider expedited shipping. With expedited shipping, your car will be transported on a smaller, faster car hauler. The pickup and delivery times will also be prioritized so you can expect better pickup/delivery times. Keep in mind, though, that expedited shipping will increase your costs. 

Sometimes, certain companies will be able to guarantee delivery dates if you are willing to pay extra money for that service. If this is important to you, consider checking in with your carrier to see if they can accommodate your needs. 

Metti International can help you find a carrier to meet your delivery expectations while providing exceptional service. Metti International is a licensed and bonded broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. We work with over 3,500 trusted car carriers throughout the United States to ensure you get the best price and have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is in good hands throughout the shipping process. 

Don’t wait! Give Metti International a call today to schedule your upcoming car transport at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to serving you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.