Car Shipping Tips Save Money

Car Shipping – Easy, Safe and Reliable

Here are a few money saving tips to ship your car. Going coast to coast is normally the among the most cost effective way of getting an auto to the other side of the country. For instance shipping from Los Angeles to Boston is far less expensive and convenient than driving it there yourself. First you would be putting plenty of wear and tear on your vehicle and would probably be taking the better part of a week to get there. Meals at places along the road that can be expensive unless you’re a big fan of fast food restaurants. You’d be filling your gas tank every 200 to 300 miles at high priced stations along the highway. If you drove 500 miles a day and had someone driving with you, it would only take about 6 day across country. That means 5 nights in motels and depending on your budget, you could pay over $100 per night or $60 per night in a not so classy place. Fortunately, you have a much better option then the long drive that doesn’t wear on you or your driving partner. Use these money saving tips when shipping your car. Your car will have no additional mileage when loading it onto a car carrier and there are some really good money saving ideas. You can put up to 100 pounds of items in the vehicle’s trunk, that can save you plenty in shipping costs. But the real savings comes in when you choose pick-up and delivery locations that are close to a major highway. Driving on country roads offers limited options for carrier drivers if something were to happen. The closer you are to a metropolitan area the better the pricing.


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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.