How Car Shipping Works Video by National Auto Shipping

Each year, millions of vehicles are transported to meet personal needs, such as:

* Families moving cross-country
* Students going to college a long distance from home
* “Snowbirds” moving to the Sun Belt for the winter
* Corporate relocation

Whatever the situation the car owner will almost usually hire an auto transport company. Phone directories and the Internet are filled with advertisements promoting a variety of auto transport companies and transport brokers. Consumers need to be aware of the difference. An auto transport company handles the actual pickup and delivery of the vehicle. A broker does the legwork and sells the job to one or more transport carriers.

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There are pros and cons to working with both. Transport companies have more control over delivery time and assume more responsibility in the event of damage or an accident. On the other hand, brokers have access to more options for a quicker delivery. Consumers should double-check all references to help avoid fraud or an unpleasant experience.

Transport companies are quick to stress that they can transport only the customer’s vehicle. Customers are not allowed to pack their cars with clothes, small appliances or even spare parts. The fuel tank cannot be completely full, and owners are usually required to be present when the vehicle is picked up or delivered to complete the inspection.

Some car owners have frequent transport needs, so they purchase their own trailer. These include car collectors or enthusiasts who display their pristine vehicles at car shows or weekend racers who compete at area tracks. Single-car trailers come in many styles and sizes to hold the vehicle, spare parts and tools. The key for a safe transport is matching the trailer weight with the towing capacity of the tow vehicle.