To get your bike safely delivered to the opposite side of the nation, only the best equipment is put to use by a transport company. Professionals carefully deliver each vehicle while monitoring weather and road reports.
The cost is unbelievably low for the quality of the service motorcycle transport companies in Pleasant Hill provide. Trying to move a motorcycle on your own is much riskier and could take twice as long to do. With a dependable transport company, you can choose from multiple shipping options.
Finding the Best Deals.
To save a few bucks, consider doing thorough research on the companies you have an interest in. When hiring a company, you obviously want to get a good deal, but do not settle for the lowest possible quote. In some cases, people have been taken advantage of by scam artists. These days, the internet has made picking out the phony companies quite easy, but you still want to be aware of this kind of thing.
Pick a Method of Transport That is Best for the Make and Model.
The method you choose to transport your bike should depend on the make and model of the motorcycle. Typically, standard bikes and lower-end models should be shipped on an open carrier. Enclosed containers are available for anyone trying to ship a highly valuable motorcycle. Some shipping services are more secure and even less costly than others.
Should I Prepare a Motorcycle for Transport?
You should always prepare any vehicle before it is shipped. All motorcycles must be inspected before they are secured onto the trailer. To be sure your bike's able to ship, have a mechanic check out the bike. Having your motorcycle serviced is the only way to be sure that it is ready for transport. You should also complete a small checklist before transport.
- Check the fluids, tire pressure and battery.
- Make sure the gas is filled no higher than ¼ of the way.
- Wash the bike.
- Document all damages including minor scratches.
- Remove any and all personal possessions.
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.