Having a motorcycle shipped outside of Lorain, Ohio can be done within budget and through a trustworthy company. One way to make sure that a company has all of the characteristics you would expect from a business you can trust with your motorcycle, is by checking their websites as well as the reviews and ratings past customers leave online for potential future clients.
Once you find a company that offers all that you need to ship your motorcycle safely to its next location, start preparing the bike as suggested by the transport company. Satisfying the mandatory prep work recommended by the transport company will only ensure the vehicle’s safety as well as the safety of those involved in the transport.
Motorcycle Transport Methods.
There are many companies that offer the convenience of various shipping methods. Some of those methods include:
- Enclosed Shipping.
- Open Shipping.
- Door to Door Shipping.
- Crated Shipping.
- Terminal to Terminal.
Crated shipping is the only type of shipping method that will require the owner to drain the bike of all fluids and to disconnect the battery. All other shipping methods have other requirements that must also be followed.
- Check all fluids and tire pressure.
- Turn off the alarm system if there is one.
- Check for any damage prior to shipment. Take pictures and notes for your own sake.
- Make sure there is a ¼ tank of gas.
- Clean the bike completely.
- Take any loose or unnecessary items off of the motorcycle.
Why Should a Motorcycle Be Shipped?
Not only will it save the mileage of your bike when you use professional shipping services, but you will likely save money. The condition of your bike will also be maintained. Most of the companies will offer insurance on the bike during shipment too. This gives that extra assurance you need to know that your bike is safe.
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.