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Three Common Mistakes To Avoid When Shipping Your Car

Shipping your car can be an intimidating process if you are not familiar with how the system works. If you have never shipped a car before, you will probably need some guidance. eShip Transport has compiled it’s list of the most common mistakes car owners make when shipping their car.

Making A Decision Based On Quoted Price

We know that you are going to do your homework before you settle on an auto transport company to ship your car across the country. It is always a good idea to get multiple quotes from different companies before you make your final choice. It is also important to remember that not all quotes are created equally. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous auto transport companies out there who will low ball a quote in order to reel you in. Once you have signed a contract, they will hit you with hidden fees, extras, and add ons. The final bill can often end being significantly higher than the original quote.

At eShip Transport, the quote we give you will be fair and accurate every time. You will never pay extra for insurance, vehicle tracking, door to door service, or any other feature or amenity.

The price we quote will be the price you pay; every time.

Picking The Wrong Type Of Transport Trailer.

Any reputable auto transport company will offer a range of trailer options for shipping your car.

It is important to understand what these options include in order to select the best level of protection. Too little protection and your expensive car could reach its destination with a scratch or a ding. Too much protection and you will not have received value for your money.

eShip Transport offers two options of car transport trailer.

Open Auto Transport. 

Our most cost effective choice. 

With this option, your car will be shipped to its destination on an open trailer. As this type of trailer can carry multiple vehicles, the cost per vehicle is less and eShip Transport passes those savings on to you. It is important to note that this mode of transport does not include a physical covering over your car while it is on the road and it is likely that it will arrive with a layer of road dust on it. 

Enclosed Auto Transport.

This option is more expensive but could be the right choice if the car you are shipping is very valuable. With either hard side or soft side trailers available, your car will be protected from road dust, grime and any debris that might kick up. Enclosed trailers also protect your car from snow, hail and other forms of harsh weather and your car will arrive in the same pristine condition it left in.

Neglecting To Record Damage Properly.

When your car is being picked up, your eShip Transport driver will carry out a detailed inspection of your car with you. This is called a Bill of Lading. It is important to pay attention to this process and ensure that the Bill of Lading is filled out properly. 

It is equally important to carry out a detailed inspection of your car when it reaches its destination. In the unlikely event that your vehicle does incur any damage during it’s trip, your claim for compensation may not be successful if this form has not been properly and thoroughly filled out at both the start and end of the transport.  Call us Now! 

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Why Choose eShip?

When arranging boat transport services, you have a selection of several boat transport companies available. So why should you choose eShip? 

We are a family business that has been providing high-end boat transportation services for more than ten years. We also have an A+ rating with the Business Better Bureau (BBB,) which is unheard of in the transportation industry. Additionally, the Consumer Affairs consistently rank us in the national Top 3. 

The benefits of working with eShip include the following:

  • eShip Platinum Protection Plan
  • Complete availability
  • Reliable and safe transportation solutions
  • No upfront deposit

eShip Platinum Protection Plan 

When you sign up for our boat transport service, we will provide you with our eShip Platinum Protection Plan at no additional charge. 

This plan includes a guarantee that every carrier we assign is fully insured. If not, and in the unlikely event of damage, we will pay repair costs.

The eShip Platinum Protection Plan also includes a rental reimbursement of up to $300. This reimbursement applies if your boat is more than 48 hours late and if the late delivery is not the result of bad weather or truck breakdown.

Availability

Unlike most of our competitors, eShip’s consultants are available seven days a week, and we have an office with a physical address you can visit. As a result, you can always contact us regarding late-night or weekend deliveries.

When you sign up for our boat transport services, we will assign you a shipping agent. This professional consultant will be available to take care of your needs throughout the shipping process, every day of the week.

Reliable Boat Shipping

When shipping a boat, especially in terms of a transaction, the delivery date is significant. You need a boat transportation company to send the boat on time and deliver on the agreed date for the agreed price.

Choosing eShip eliminates any unpleasant surprises. Contact us today to streamline your planning and transport your boat with peace of mind.

No Upfront Deposit

A prominent advantage of choosing eShip, over our competitors, is honest business practices. We only charge shipping fees after securing a driver for our shipments, and you don’t have to pay an upfront deposit.

Because our first step is to assign a driver, you can rest assured that you are paying for on-time delivery. Our quotes are also accurate. Unlike our competitors, we don’t provide a “too-low” estimate before even knowing if there is a driver to take care of your shipment in time. We take the time to provide accurate estimates, so there will be no surprises upon delivery.

Who Needs Our Boat Transport Services? 

Our services are available to anyone who wants to eliminate the hassle associated with boat hauling. eShip transport solutions are ideal for you if you:

  • Recently purchased a boat online
  • Want to ship your boat south for the winter and north for the summer
  • Are moving to a new location and want to take your boat with you
  • Bought a boat on an auction and want to transport it back to your lot

Contact eShip Today 

At eShip, our objective is to achieve complete customer satisfaction. Our professional team is always available to address any issues you may have. 

If you want to safely and reliably transport your boat, eShip is standing by to provide you with a high-end and personal service. Contact us today by giving us a call or completing the form on our website.

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