Common Questions About Auto Auction Transport

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If you’ve recently purchased a vehicle from an auto auction or are considering it, chances are you have questions about the shipping process. We’ve gathered a few of the most common questions related to auto auction transport to help you ship your newly purchased car with safety and ease. 

How Do I Choose an Auto Carrier for Transport?  

Work with an auto shipping broker like Metti International to help you through the entire process of finding a reliable carrier. They have access to hundreds of trusted carriers who provide top quality service to ensure on-time delivery and will have your newly secured asset arrive in the same condition as when it was picked up from the auto auction. Auto transport brokers also have access to the best prices and schedule quicker pickups because of their vast network of carriers. 

Should I Choose an Open Carrier or Enclosed Carrier?  

No matter what type of carrier you choose, keep in mind that you’ll need to schedule auto auction transport shortly after you win a vehicle and make payment. Most auto auctions have limited space and will only be able to store the vehicle for a short amount of time.

An open carrier is the most affordable option to have your car shipped from an auto auction. It’s also pretty easy to find carriers available because they are frequently making pickups at auto auctions. 

You’ll want to use an enclosed carrier if you’re bidding on an expense, luxury, or classic car. You’ll pay a premium, but it will help protect the vehicle from debris and bad weather. 

How Do I Schedule Auto Auction Transport? 

Once you’ve decided on where you’re sending the vehicle and what type of auto transport you’d like, you’ll need to schedule shipping. Keep in mind that auto auctions don’t set up transport for you, so you’ll be totally responsible for getting your car to its final destination. Once you’ve won an auction and paid for the vehicle, you’ll then be able to reach out to your auto broker of choice to schedule shipping. 

Metti International: Your Trusted Auto Shipping Broker 

Once you’ve won a bid on the classic car of your dreams or scored a great deal at an insurance auto auction, Metti International is here to help every step of the way. As a licensed and bonded broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, we provide you with the best service possible for your auto auction transport. 

Call Metti International today to schedule your auto transport at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to working with 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.