In the City of Irvine, you will find that there are many transport companies around the area. Hiring one with positive reviews and feedback is always very wise. Make sure that the company has a website, licensing, DOT approval, low down payments, and insurance coverage.
Your normal insurance policy for the motorcycle will not cover the vehicle while it is in the hands of the transport company.
What Happens If I See Damage?
The best way to determine whether or not damage was done to the motorcycle during its relocation is by creating a list of the existing damages before you send it on its way. Taking pictures of the damages is smart. Any scratches, dents or chips in the paint should be logged. Then, when the vehicle arrives at the new location, you can inspect the bike for damages. If you see anything out of the ordinary, show the driver.
When you report possible harm done to the motorcycle, the driver will write out a report in which you will sign. This report will then go back to the auto transport company. At this point, a claim can be made with the company’s insurance. They will inform you of the next move to make.
What Can I Do to Assure a Safe Transport?
In order to assure a safe transport, there are some things that you can do on your end. Other than hiring a transport company that carries a great reputation for their services, prepare your motorcycle for the transport. This will help the company assure a safer relocation.
- Take out anything that doesn’t belong in the vehicle. Remove any items that were not factory features.
- Make sure that the fuel tank has ¼ or less of gas in it.
- Mark down any damages and take some pictures. This will help with your inspection of the bike after it arrives at its journey’s end.
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.
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