Shipping a motorcycle to and from Carol Stream is quite easy owing to the fact that the village has a well-developed infrastructure system. There are six main roads running through Carol Stream. An honorable mention is the North Avenue which runs at the centre of the village and connects the industrial hub of the village to Chicago and further west of the state of Illinois. However, it may be hard for a Carol Stream resident to even think of riding their motorcycle on the over 30-mile North Avenue road when they want to transport it. That is why you need to get in touch with us at A-1 Auto Transport for special access to our motorcycle shipping services.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air transport
This is an affordable way to transport a motorbike. Your motorcycle will be shipped in an open trailer. However, despite the fact that it is not a safe means of transportation, you reduce the chances of damages by 90% by using an experienced shipping company like us.
- Enclosed transport
This is the best transport service offered for expensive or custom-made motorbikes. Your motorcycle will be safely placed in an enclosed trailer keeping it safe from debris, other vehicles, the weather and other road perils while in transit.
- Door to door transport
This is a special service offered upon the request of the customer, where we pick the motorcycle from anywhere at your doorstep and drop it off as close as possible to the destination of your choice.
- Terminal to terminal transport
Terminal to terminal usually involves a faster pick-up time. You could arrange with us to have the motorcycle dropped off at a terminal that is convenient for you. However you may be charged extra for storage if you extend the pickup time.
- Crated transport
We will get a crate that is the perfect size for your motorcycle brand. We will then safely load it in an upright position and secure it to prevent it from leaning on the crate walls.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Here’s what you do before the shipping company comes in for the motorbike:
- Remove all accessories and all loose items
- Disable the alarm system
- Check the tires
- Note down any mechanical issues or body damage and attach pictures
- Date all records and give a copy to the shipping company when they arrive.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Quality of service
If this is your first time shipping a motorcycle, you want the shippers to show that they care about how you will get the motorbike to the destination. Look into how prompt their pick-up, transit and drop-off times are and make a decision on whether to hire them or not. If you do not want to take a chance, ask around if other residents in Carol Stream have dealt with them and how good their services are.
The worse case that could happen is choosing a shipping company that always takes forever to answer their phone or update you on how the shipment is going. Well, the good news is that you can test their response time when you are booking a service with them. Ensure that you are also assigned one customer service agent who will keep you posted on everything you need and in a friendly way.
- Value-added services
It is not enough to just deliver your motorcycle. They should help you with other aspects like loading, offloading and unpacking if need be at no extra cost.
The shipping company should provide a forum where you can give them all your information and count on them to transport your luxury motorcycle without leaking your personal information to other parties.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
You can rely on us for a personalized business service. You will not have to talk to a different person every time you call us. We will assign you someone who knows your personal details and the details of your motorcycle delivery, storage and collection.
We are an environmentally conscious company and are active in the campaign against harmful emissions by the auto transport industry.
Our Carol Stream motorcycle shipping services
Residents of Carol Stream can benefit from the following services:
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Long distance shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
Get in touch
Need a shipping company in Carol Stream? Do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-452-2880. Browse through our site and look at some of the unparalleled motorcycle shipping services we have to offer.
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.