How to Schedule Dealership Auto Transport

How to Schedule Dealership Auto Transport

It’s not easy managing the transport of cars to and from a dealership. Whether you’re transporting a vehicle to another dealership or sending a customer their recent purchase, finding a carrier that can safely ship your vehicle is crucial.

Below are some tips to efficiently and safely arrange dealership auto transport from our team at Metti International.

1. Find a Carrier with a Strong Safety Rating

Cars are one of the largest purchases most people will make in their life, so it’s crucial to partner with a transportation company that has strong safety ratings. Metti International only works with carriers who have 95% or higher safety and on time service ratings to ensure that our customers’ vehicles are treated with the utmost care during their journey.

2. Confirm a Shipping Date with the Consignee

Plan ahead with your customer helps to identify the pickup and delivery dates needed. Depending on the time of year, the number of cars you need to be shipped, and carrier availability, it may take a few days to finalize the dealership auto transport. You’ll receive a quote when you call to schedule and will confirm the final pick up and drop off locations once you’ve booked your order.

3. Determine the Type of Shipping Needed the Distance to Ship the Vehicles

When coordinating dealership auto transport domestically, it’s important to decide in advance what type of shipping you need to schedule. For the majority of vehicles, an open carrier is the best open while safely delivering the vehicles to the dealership or their new owner. However, if you’re selling luxury or vintage vehicles and need to protect the cars from the elements, it’ll be worth the additional cost and time it may take to schedule and ship using an enclosed carrier.

The Benefits of a Partnership with Metti International

Whether you need to restock your inventory, prepare for a year-end closeout sale on your vehicles, move cars from one dealership to another or transport vehicles to  customers, we’re here to help. Metti International is your trusted auto broker, and our team is here to help make the process easy and simple no matter the number of cars that you need to ship. 

Give Metti International a call today to schedule your dealership auto transport at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to helping you with all of your dealership’s needs and building a partnership in the process.

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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.