Door To Door Car Shipping | Hybrids Vehicles
One of the first things you should understand about shipping a hybrid vehicle is that not every vehicle transport company will offer the service. While there is nothing drastically different from when shipping a gasoline powered vehicle, you may find that some companies are reluctant to ship a hybrid.
Just like any other type of service you pay for, it’s generally a good idea to seek out a professional or company that has ample experience. This also holds true for shipping a hybrid car, or any other type of vehicle for that matter. Most companies will clearly spell out what type of services they offer on their website, which can be a good way to pin down exactly what it is they specialize in. If you call a shipper is willing to ship your hybrid but doesn’t have any mention of the service or documentation that describes it, that raises some questions.
Even though the process of transporting a hybrid isn’t any different, there should be, at minimum, some mention of it in the company literature, either online or off.
Door To Door Hybrid Shipping
Door to door shipping is the most complete end to end service you can get from an auto shipper. While choosing door to door service doesn’t always require it, most shipments done with this method use an enclosed carrier. What that means is that a smaller transport carrier is used which can hold one or two cars inside the secured cargo area of the truck.
The enclosed option is good for door to door transport for two reasons. The first is that it provides an added layer of protection and security during shipping and the second is that the smaller trucks can more easily deliver to a specific address.
Preparing Your Hybrid Vehicle For Door To Door Transport
There’s a few basic preparations you should make before having your hybrid picked up for transport. In this section, we’ll go over three of the most important things.
- Clean - It may sound like the auto shipper is putting you to work when they tell you to clean the inside and outside of the car. It’s actually an important aspect of the process because you’ll have to review the condition of the car before it’s loaded onto the carrier. It’s also necessary that the car be empty to as not to cause damage during shipping.
- Tires & Fluids - Fluid levels and tire pressure should both be checked to ensure that the car can be loaded without issue and won’t leak during the process of delivery.
- Remove Accessories - Any external components of the vehicle that can be removed should be removed. This includes things like antennas, luggage racks, bike racks, or any non-permanent part of the car.
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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.