There are a few different ways that motorcycle shipping companies can get your motorcycle safely transported to a destination outside of Kalamazoo. More often than not, shipping a motorcycle with a professional will save you more money than if you had driven your motorcycle to its destination.
Not only will hiring a professional motorcycle transport company to save you money, but it is also much safer way to get the job done.
Hiring the Right Motorcycle Transport Company.
It does not happen often, but in some cases, people have been taken advantage of by less-than reputable shipping services. Always make sure to do your research before signing a contract with anyone. Avoid hiring companies that do not have a web address or if they are not knowledgeable when it comes to the specifics of safe motorcycle transport.
Preparing a Motorcycle for Transport.
Before you ship your motorcycle out of Kalamazoo, you should take pictures of any existing damages and do a thorough inspection of the motorcycle. List any and all damages and be sure to give your shipping company a copy of your report. Before your motorcycle is loaded onto the truck, the driver will conduct and inspection report of his own which you will need to sign off on.
- Check the fluids.
- Disable the alarm system.
- Check the tire pressure.
- Do not fill the gas tank above ¼ tank.
- Wash the motorcycle.
Getting the Best Prices for Motorcycle Transport.
There are many different motorcycle transport companies that can ship a motorcycle out of Kalamazoo, but you will need to do a bit of research in order to get the deal right for your circumstances. Contact more than one shipping company and document any information provided by the company such as how much they charge for shipping. Consider purchasing the least expensive shipping option if you are trying to ship a motorcycle on a budget.
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.