Safe And Reliable Port Arthur Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Are you in Port Arthur and think of relocating to another country? You realize how important your bike is when planning for the relocation. Then the big problem hits you. Where can you get a good and dependable motorcycles shipping service? And do they ship overseas? Many have been in your shoes and chose A-1 Auto Transport after a deep research.
Having shipped bikes for many reputable dealers and manufacturers, there is no way you can turn away our affordable services. Our 20 years of operating in the field is enough proof of our credibility. We have the know-how, resources, and skilled man power.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Here are some of the methods that we use to ship motorcycles:
- Crated shipping – Here, the bike is placed in a crate and strapped down using tie-down strips. The crate is then shipped to the destination where it will be collected.
- Open air shipping – This is one of the most common method because of its affordability. The bikes are loaded on an open truck and secured using tie-down strips.
- Enclosed shipping – In this method, the bike is moved in an enclosed trailer to ensure that it is safe from weather elements.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Having your motorcycle transported calls for particular actions to ensure that your bike gets to the destination in perfect condition. Preparing your motorcycle for hauling is very easy if you are keen to follow the required steps.
- Remove dirt from your bike. We cannot stress enough how this step is essential. A clean motorbike gets through the customs offices with ease. Also, all damages become visible.
- Perform a visual assessment. After cleaning the bike, you can easily notice dents, paint chips, or other flaws if any.
- If there are any flaws, note them down and hand a copy to the shipper.
- Clear images of all angles and the flaws as well can be handy in case the bike gets damaged in transit. Proof of its previous condition is needed by insurance firms when you file a claim.
- Ensure all the fluids are drained.
- Repair any fluid leakage before shipping. Leaks can as well do damage to internal parts of the bike.
- Secure loose parts that could get shattered. Fold in the mirrors, and remove the handlebars. Cover the delicate parts like the indicators and the headlight.
- Make sure your fuel capacity is between ¼ and 1/8 tank full. This reduces the dry weight of the shipment.
- Disconnect your alarm system. You can imagine the alarm going off while in transit.
- Remove all personal possessions. You run a risk of losing your valuables if the hauling truck is burglarized.
- Inflate your tires to the appropriate pressure. This makes it easier to load and offload the bike.
- Leave your bike in neutral gear. Leaving the bike engaged on gear can damage the gear system.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Even if you could get a couple of transport services on the web, it is advisable to look at various factors before entering into deals with any.
- Directness in delivery cost. Be careful when asking for quotes or else you risk paying more than the given rates. Confirm that the quote you are given is the final quote to avoid surcharges and hidden fees.
- You need a reputable shipping company whenever you want to transport your bike.
- Delivery time. Consider getting a shipping company that will not delay your shipment.
- Is the company insured? Another aspect is checking the liability insurance offered by the shipper.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
- In some states like Texas, it is illegal to ride your bike immediately after purchase. You must get the bike registered before racing down the streets. Our company observes the laws regarding shipping bikes in Port Arthur.
- We ship within the stipulated time.
- Riding you bike to a new location especially on long trips is traumatic and onerous. We help minimizes risks. A bike entails several weak points, that we take care of when shipping. This reduces the possibility of the bike getting damaged during transportation.
- We use modern equipment to load motorcycles into the trucks and secure them to avoid tipping over.
Our Port Arthur motorcycle shipping services
- Quick customer support.
- Real-time tracking.
- Insurance coverage.
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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.