There are some situations which will require a bike to be transported from one location to another. These include when a bike is being taken for repairs or when it should be transported to the address of a purchaser. Motorcycle shipping services may also be hired when transporting a bike to the address of a relocating owner. To avoid increasing the mileage of the bike and the wear and tear of its parts, a bike owner may opt not to use the bike as a main means of transportation when traveling over long distances.
The methods of motorcycle transportation
The following are the methods that we can use to transport bikes.
Air transport: It is a convenient shipping option and ensures that the delivery is completed within a short period of time.
Road transport: It is the main method which is commonly used in making deliveries to the receiving addresses.
Rail transport: It is a shipping option that is a better alternative to shipping via road because it is not characterized by delays in delivery.
Water transport: It is a reliable shipping option for making deliveries overseas. You ought to ensure that you meet the requirements set by the custom laws.
Preparation of a motorcycle for shipping
A motorcycle is meant to be prepared for shipping so that it may be in a condition that makes it easy for the mover to handle it and also to ensure that the safety precautions have been met. The preparation activities include checking the engine, the level of the fluids and the tire pressure. The level of the gas should also be confirmed to be at a maximum of a quarter of the tank capacity. Disabling the alarm system and removing the motorcycle accessories and any item that may be hanging from the bike also makes it easier for the mover to handle the bike. Other preparation activities include washing the bike, inspecting it and photographing it at different angles. Disabling the alarm system and disconnecting the battery is required if you are to ship the bike in a crate.
What to consider as you search for a mover
The factors to consider as you search for a mover include the experience that the mover has in motorcycle shipping, their ability to provide a variety of shipping options as well as tailored solutions. They should also possess the valid documents. To determine if it is a trusted company, check if they are approved by the Better Business Bureau and also have a look at their ratings and reviews. You should also confirm if they have an insurance cover.
What makes A-1 Auto Transport the best mover
We are the best mover that you can hire to provide you with motorcycle transport solutions because we are highly experienced and also have a good standing in the industry. We are known to be a reliable mover who makes deliveries with ease and you will not encounter any disappointments when shipping with us. Our drivers are familiar with most routes and ensure that you get the bike in good time and also in perfect condition. Additionally, you are able to track the progress of your delivery using the real-time tracking information that we provide as soon as the package has been dispatched. You also get the best support from a team that is available on a 24/7 basis. Making payments is an easy affair since you can access the platform with ease. Since it is VeriSign secured, your data will be secured. You can get a quote for free as soon as you submit your shipping details to us. The quote does not have any obligations attached.
The available Lynwood motorcycle shipping services
We understand that our clients have varied shipping needs and preferences. For this reason, we provide the following Lynwood motorcycle shipping services:
- Open-air shipping, which is affordable but less secure because the bike is exposed while it is being shipped.
- Enclosed shipping, which is a secure alternative to use while shipping your bike. However, it is more expensive.
- Crated shipping, which is used when shipping a bike that is to be maintained well. A wooden crate that has a reinforced pallet base protects the bike from harm.
- Insurance coverage, to ensure that your bike will be catered for in the event that any damage will be caused to it.
- Storage services, which is an optional service that gives you the advantage of being able to plan for the move according to your schedule.
Talk to us
If you need reliable transport solutions, talk to us. We are ready to provide you with the best shipping experience. You can reach out to us at 1-800-452-2880, at any hour and on any day.
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.