What to Expect From Auto Transportation Post Shut Down

What to Expect From Auto Transport Post Shut Down

As the country starts to open back up post shut down, many people are asking “what’s next?” for the auto transport industry.

If you’re preparing for a move in the near future and need to schedule auto transportation services, you may have some questions about the process. Today we’re sharing some advice as you prepare to ship your vehicle post shut down.

Car Shipping Is Still In Demand

At Metti International, we are busier than ever and are ready to help you find the best price for your auto transport. We work with exceptional carriers to make sure that you’re being protected and well cared for. Below are a few tips to help you prepare after you’ve scheduled your car shipping service:

  • Wash your car and take photos of your vehicle’s pre-trip condition
  • Remove all personal items from the interior of your car 
  • Practice proper social distancing when the driver arrives to pick up your vehicle

Prices are Going Up

Due to a shortage of drivers for auto transport, vehicle transport costs have gone up slightly. However, several other items are factored in to the total cost of shipping, such as the type of transport selected and your pick up/delivery destinations.

When scheduling vehicle transportation services, don’t hesitate to call Metti International for a free quote, and we can walk you through your options to ensure you get the best price possible. 

It’s More Cost Effective to Pick Up/Drop Off In Urban Areas

If you’re looking to save money and make things easy, it’s typically more affordable to schedule auto transport services in urban areas. If your home is outside of the city, you may want to consider meeting the driver closer to an urban area to keep costs low and ensure timely delivery.

Schedule Your Car Transport With Metti International

We understand that it’s now more important than ever to find reliable and safe vehicle transport services for your car during a time of uncertainty. 

As a finalist for the “Torch Award Finalist” by the Better Business Bureau for Ethics (BBB), we are here to help make the process easy to ship your vehicle and happily walk you through how to fully prepare your car to be transported.

For a free quote, call Metti International today at 866.620.1776 or request one 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.