There are various situations in which a bike ought to be transported by a mover. These include when:
- Offering delivery as part of the after-sales services as soon as a bike has been purchased.
- Adverse weather conditions or poor conditions of the bike make it too risky to ride the bike.
- Avoiding the wear and tear that may be caused to the bike due to long-distance travel.
- Attending a biking event.
- Relocating to a new address, thus requiring moving services.
The above-mentioned situations will require motorcycle shipping services to be hired so as to have the bike reliably transported.
Available motorcycle shipping methods
The methods of shipping that we avail include:
Shipping via rail - The bike is transported from one railway terminus to another via train. The process involves minimal or no delay.
Shipping via water - The bike is ferried by a cargo ship from port to port. This method is suitable for overseas shipping and since it may have a longer delivery timeframe, it may be used in instances where the bike is not expected to be delivered urgently.
Shipping via air - The bike is delivered in a cargo plane. This shipping option offers the fastest delivery.
Shipping via road - The motorcycle is transported by our drivers on a flatbed truck, an open truck or a motorcycle trailer, which is then pulled by a vehicle.
Pre-shipping preparation: getting the bike ready
Before a bike is shipped, it ought to be prepared well. This can be done by disabling the alarm system, checking the engine, the fluid levels and the tire pressure. Additional activities include ensuring that the gas level is at a quarter of the tank capacity at most and removing your belongings and the accessories attached to the bike. If you will be shipping the bike in a crate, you ought to drain the fluids and disconnect the battery. Taking the bike to the mechanic so as to have faulty parts fixed and doing a maintenance check help in ensuring that the bike will be in good condition. To ensure that you document the condition of the bike well, taking photos of it after it has been cleaned is recommended.
How to select a good mover
There are many movers in the industry but you need to make a good choice. The following are the factors to consider as you search for a mover: the experience of the company, their validity and provision of a comprehensive insurance cover. Additionally, the company ought to offer you a variety of motorcycle transport options and also tailored services. The company should be a trusted choice. To determine if this is the case, find out if they have been approved by the Better Business Bureau and also have a look at the customer reviews.
Choose A-1 Auto Transport
The following are some of the reasons as to why you should choose us to meet your motorcycle shipping needs:
We are the best mover that you can hire to handle your shipping needs because we are highly experienced, having been in operation for more than two decades. Additionally, we provide services which have a quality and efficiency that is nothing but the best. You will also come to realize that our services are available at the best rates that you can get. We issue quotes at no fee and they are also free from obligations. Many clients are satisfied with the experience they have with us, as seen in the customer reviews. Additionally, they also refer more clients to us. This shows you that we are the trusted choice of many and we always aim to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients. You can be sure that your bike will be in safe hands when you ship with us. We use equipment that meets the current standards of technology and safety. We also offer good motorcycle care. With us, the shipping process is far from complex and you can easily follow through the procedures, from start to finish. We provide you with tracking information whereby you get real-time updates on the progress of your delivery. Additionally, you are able to seek support from our team at all hours and they can be easily reached out to on a toll-free number.
Available Northlake motorcycle shipping services
We provide you with different Northlake motorcycle shipping services which are all highly efficient in meeting your needs and also economical, fitting your budget. These services include transport solutions such as open-air transport, enclosed transport and crated transport. We also provide additional services like shipping advisory, storage services and insurance coverage.
Please feel free to contact us. We have a support team that works on a 24/7 basis and they are ready to answer your questions and provide you with the assistance you seek. The number to dial is 1-800-452-2880.
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.