The transportation of a bike is best done by professionals. For this reason, you should hire motorcycle shipping services when you need to move a bike. The benefits of hiring such services include having the bike handled safely and also a comprehensive insurance cover will be provided, which caters for any damage that will be caused to your bike. More importantly, the moving companies are licensed and experienced in transporting bikes, making the delivery with relative ease as compared to the hassle involved in making a self-move. Motorcycle shipping companies are also well equipped and have good teams to handle various aspects of the move.
The motorcycle shipping options available
The following are the motorcycle shipping options that we avail:
Shipping via road, which is commonly used in making deliveries to various addresses.
Shipping via water, which is a good option for transporting bikes overseas.
Shipping via air, which provides a reliable solution to have bikes delivered within the shortest time possible, regardless of the distance to be covered.
Shipping via rail, which is an inland transport option that is an alternative to shipping via road.
The delivery services provided are door-to-door delivery and terminal-to-terminal delivery.
Pre-shipping preparation: Getting your bike ready
A bike ought to be prepared well for shipping since it is meant to be in a condition that makes it easier for the mover to handle it. Additionally, it should be less prone to cause accidents. The activities to be done in preparation of shipping the bike include:
- Detaching the motorcycle accessories.
- Checking the fluid levels, topping up the amount where necessary.
- Cleaning the bike.
- Ensuring that the level of the gas is at most a quarter of the tank capacity.
- Checking if the tires are well-inflated.
- Having the faulty parts worked on by a professional mechanic.
- Inspecting the bike.
- Taking good photos of the bike from different angles.
- Checking the engine.
Note: The additional preparation activities to be done if you will ship your bike in a crate include draining the fluids and disconnecting the battery. You should find out if the shipping company that you will hire has specific requirements to be met when shipping a bike with them. For example, some movers expect that the detachable parts such as the handlebars be removed.
Searching for a mover
The search for a mover should be done with care so that you make the right choice. The following are the factors that you ought to consider when searching for a mover.
Relevant experience: The mover should be able to deliver bikes reliably, especially to Bridgeview.
Insurance coverage: The shipping company ought to have a valid insurance cover.
Variety of services: The shipping company ought to have a variety of transportation solutions available for hire. They should also be capable of providing you with services suited to meet your specific shipping needs, where need be.
Good reputation: The shipping company ought to have a good reputation and they should be approved by the Better Business Bureau.
Why you should hire A-1 Auto Transport
We do hope that your search for the best shipping company ends with you choosing to hire us. We are the best choice that to can make because we are highly experienced and can ship your bike with relative ease. The safety of your bike is a top priority. We hold it at our safe premises, handle it using the right equipment and also provide good motorcycle care. Additionally, you can have the assurance that the bike will be handled by the best because we are registered under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation. We are better than the other shipping companies because we provide you with the best rates that you can get. To get the estimated shipping cost, you can request for a quote; We issue them obligation-free at no cost. The quality of the services provided is unmatched. We have a reliable communication system, enabling you to contact us with ease by dialing a toll-free number. You can also track the progress of the delivery of your bike using real-time information.
The available Bridgeview motorcycle shipping services
We provide the following Bridgeview motorcycle shipping services at affordable rates: Open-air shipping, crated shipping and enclosed shipping, which are options to have your bike delivered safely. The additional services provided so as to make your shipping experience a hassle-free one include storage services, insurance coverage and advisory services. Depending on the need that you have, we can provide you with tailored motorcycle shipping services.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.