The city of Carpentersville has numerous attractions which makes it a popular place to visit for any Illinois tourist. Only to mention but a few, there is the Cinema 12, Carpenter Park, Platt Hill Nursery, Carpentersville Dam, Raceway Woods Forest Preserve and the Woodman’s Market. A-1 Auto Transport is here to provide motorcycle shipping services to the good people of Carpentersville. We have flexible shipping solutions to ensure that your motorbike moves from your location to the intended destination safely. With over 2 decades of experience, we have all the know-how it takes to guarantee your satisfaction through extraordinary services.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Open-air transport
If you want a quick way to transport your motorbike, you should utilize open-air transport. Yes, the motorbike is exposed to weather elements and damages might occur but do not worry, our drivers are properly trained to respect all rules and regulations of the road and chances of accidents are rare.
- Enclosed transport
If you are a dealer in classic motorbikes and have a large pull of customers demanding for your product, then we suggest you go for enclosed transport. You can transport up to 5 motorbikes to a single location.
- Door to door transport
If you want safety and convenience, then you should go for door to door transport. Our drivers will come to your Carpentersville residence and load the motorbike onto the shipping carrier. You can rest assured that the motorbike won’t be offloaded until it gets to its new destination.
- Terminal to terminal transport
You could choose a suitable terminal near your area and we will pick the bike and move it to there.
- Crated transport
Crated transport is best suited for moving inoperable or damaged motorbikes. It is also suitable for motorbike sellers who have customers that would like the motorbike in its crisp condition with no mileage on it.
International motorcycle shipping
- RORO (roll-on roll-off)
The motorbike is rolled into a shipping vessel for shipping overseas.
Best shipping method for transporting a large number of motorbikes.
- Port to port
We will transport your motorbike from one coastal harbor to the next.
You can read more on our international shipping services here.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Wash the motorbike
Imagine if you tried to inspect the motorbike for dents or scratches when it had mud covering it. You would miss out on a lot of important details. Give your motorbike a simple wash. You do not have to use soap just as long as you get rid of all dirt covering it.
- Check the tires
Tires provide extra cushioning to the wheels while they are being transported. Ensure that you inflate the tires and fix any punctures present.
- Record everything
You need proof that your motorbike was in excellent condition before you hand it over to the shipping company. Take some good photos of each side of the motorbike and scribble down some notes on the motorbike’s condition and date them.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Ensure that the shipping company has a reputable website where you can access first-hand information about them.
- Ensure that it is both licensed and registered under the federal laws. You can find that on their website
- Check the prices they offer for the distance you need to be covered. Do not go for the lowest bid as that may translate into poor services.
- Look into the person they hire to handle your shipment. Ensure that they are also motorbike riders just like you.
- Go for the company that emphasizes on the quality of services and importance of customer satisfaction as their number one priority.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
The motorcycle shipping scene has become a crazy maze with so many freight companies available but none that provides the services you require. However, we have separated ourselves from the bunch by proving to be more than useful in the following areas:
- Seasonal/Temporary relocations
- Transporting antique or inoperative motorbikes
- Office/corporate motorcycle relocation
- Shipping your motorbike to college
- Moving your motorbike out of state/city/village
- Out of state motorbike sales/purchases (eBay or Amazon)
- Auction motorcycle relocation
Our Carpentersville motorcycle shipping services
- Long distance shipping
- International Motorcycle shipping
- Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Insurance coverage
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.