A motorcycle can be a rare collector’s item; whether you’re buying or selling it, it’s important to feel safe when you are transporting it. That is why it’s prudent to hire shippers who specialize in moving motorcycles. A-1 Auto Transport guarantees you a first-class nationwide motorcycle shipping service for the residents of Country Club Hills. We have the necessary skill and experience needed for safe motorcycle transportation.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
We offer our customers 5 methods to choose from depending on what suits their taste at that time. That is:
- Enclosed transport. This is the safest transportation means recommended for customers who are concerned about protecting their motorcycles from transportation perils.
- Open-air transport.The motorcycle will be fastened on a tow trailer or a flatbed truck then transported while slightly exposed to the driving conditions.
- Door to door transport. As the name suggests, we do direct delivery from yourorigin-location to your intended destination.
- Terminal to terminal transport- You will have to pick your bike from a depot after delivery. This methodis both cheap and convenient if you live close to the terminal.
- Crated transport. Your bike would be secured onto a pallet then loaded in a wooden crate for safe transportation in a truck. However, thismethod requires some prior preparation that entails detaching all mirrors and handlebars,disconnecting the battery and draining all fluids.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
We would advise that you take some steps in securing your motorcycle before we can handle it for shipping. Try to get your motorbike ready in thefollowing ways.
- Note down any existing damageto your motorbike and take pictures for insurance purposes.
- Scrub down all the dirt and particles from your bike.
- Remove all your personal items from the motorbike and secure them. Check the under-seat storage and the saddlebags.
- Deactivate the burglary alarmon your This is tomake sure that it doesn’t unnecessarily go off while being transported.
- Check if all the tires are properly inflated.
- Check for any fuel leaks that may potentially cause a fire during shipping.
- Lock the handlebars and fold in all the side mirrors.
- Ensure that your bike is on neutral gearto prevent internal damage.
- Remove the battery and drain the gas especially if you are going for the crated transportation method. This will make the bike lighter and therefore cheaper to transport.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
You will be spoilt for choice when going through the motorcycle shipping companies in Country Club Hills. However, quantity doesn’t always translate to quality. Your motorcycle could end up damaged orstolen if you trust some of thesecompanies. Here’s what to look for in a motorbike shipping company:
The quotes you will be offered will depend on the model of the motorbike, location, method of transportation and distance to be covered. Compare the prices so that you go for the best option in town.
- Shipping process
Look into the specifics of how they will get the motorbike from you or the seller, prepare it for transportation, methods used and how they will get it to your desired destination.
You can be sure of the safety of your motorbike if you go for an experienced company. Such a company has a vast resource of skilled workers that have acommonaim insatisfying the customer.
- Customer reviews
Look into what the customers are saying on the company’s website. If the customers are singing praises on their first-class quality of services, then you know that you are working with a professional. You can read on some benefits of trusting customer reviews here.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We pride ourselves inour ability to delight the customer through providing exceptional services. With a 30-year streak in the transport industry, motorcycle shipping is one of the major areas of specialization that we excel at. We ensure the safe transportation of your goods with the help of our latest state-of-the-art facilities. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed when you choose us.
Our Country Club Hills motorcycle shipping services
We offer the following motorbike shipping services in Country Club Hills:
- Door to door moving
- State to state and long distance moving
- Packing and unpacking of your motorbike
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
Any additional services will be included in the contracts asperyour request with the additional charges.
Talk to us
Are you looking for a reputable company to ship your motorbike for you? Do not hesitate to get in touch with us today and enjoy some of our unparalleled shipping services.
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.