When moving out of College Park, it is within your best interest to put your trust in a company with professionals that can ensure the motorcycle gets delivered safely.
There are plenty of options to choose from when deciding how to transport a motorcycle. Some options are more secure than others, but every option available is a safer alternative to driving the bike to its new location.
Requirements from the Transport Company Before Shipping the Bike.
Before a motorcycle can be shipped out, the owner must complete some basic requirements in order to ensure their bike gets transported as safely as possible. The transporter does everything within their power to ensure the bike does not get damaged during its travels. For the bike to successfully arrive to its new home some preparation needs to take place. The highway is full of unexpected obstacles that the mover must handle so these steps are important to complete for the best service possible.
- Wash all dirt and grime from the motorcycle.
- Get rid of all lose items hanging from the motorcycle.
- Immobilize the alarm system.
- Check all fluids, tire pressure and battery.
- Gas reading should not be above ¼ tank.
- Document all damages to the motorcycle before its transport.
About the Insurance Coverage Provided.
All authentic transporters will have insurance coverage to protect the vehicles in their care. It is unlikely that filing an insurance claim after the shipping process will be necessary, but it is always wise to ensure that the bike has this added form of protection. Always ask about the company’s insurance policy while gathering quotes.
If you believe that your bike suffered harm during its transport, inform the company immediately. They will then assess the situation. If they find that it is necessary to file a claim, they will guide you through the process.
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.