Safe And Reliable San Marcos Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Talking about motorcycle moving, one must pose and think; how will you let someone you are not so familiar with move your valuable? This can only be possible when the moving company is convincing enough that they will handle the move with care and precision ensuring safe and timely delivery. A-1 Auto transport has proved beyond doubt that it can deliver beyond expectation. We have been in this business for over two decades, and therefore you can trust us to give you the real experience.
Different methods we will use to ship your motorcycle.
The following are some of the methods we use to ship your motorcycle:
- Road transport: We use open trucks, motorcycle trailers and flat beds to transport your bike.
- Rail transport: This is a cheap method. It is however the slowest so you can use it if you are not time-constrained.
- Enclosed shipping: This is where we use enclosed trucks and other specialized equipment to transport the bikes. It is more expensive than the open air shipping method as it protects bikes from harsh weather and other harmful external elements. For this reason, it is most suitable where long distances are involved.
- Crated shipping: This is a very safe method most preferred for delicate bikes whereby the items are packed in a wooden crate aligned with special protective material on the inside. It however requires much preparation before packing the bikes.
- Air shipping: This is the fastest method but is expensive.
We do our best to ensure that all the motorcycle shipping methods provided are efficient and affordable for the client.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Preparation of your motorcycle for shipment is required so as to keep it safe from harm while in transit and also to avoid any injuries caused to the team that will handle it while it is being shipped. It helps in accelerating the shipping process or preventing delays as well as preventing penalties.
The following are the activities that will be undertaken in the preparation of your motorcycle for shipping:
- Washing your motorcycle so as to remove all dirt and debris.
- Removing the motorcycle accessories or loose parts.
- Disabling the alarm system.
- Checking the tire pressure and the fluid levels. Inflating the tires where necessary.
- Checking the engine.
- Ensuring that the gas level in the fuel tank does not exceed ¼ of the tank capacity.
- Get some professionals to do maintenance on your bike.
- Inspecting your bike for any damages/marks. Taking notes of the same and photos of the bike’s pre-shipment condition.
In case you will be shipping using the crated shipping option, you will have to disconnect the battery and drain the fluids. Also, some shippers may request that you remove protruding parts such as the handlebars.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
The motorcycle mover should be registered with the Association of moving companies and possess licenses to carry out business in all countries where they give service.
The company should have been in the moving business for a good number of years and therefore with sufficient experience in shipping motorcycles.
The mover’s shipping costs should be affordable and within your budget.
The equipment the company uses must be modern and well maintained.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
A-1 Auto transport stands out as the best motorcycle mover with an experience of over two decades and serving millions of customers worldwide.
We always ensure that all your motorcycles are comprehensively covered while in transit.
We will plan and develop a budget with you that will ensure you save for other bills.
A-1 Auto transport is registered with American Association of movers, and we have licenses to operate in all countries around the globe.
Our San Marcos Motorcycle Shipping Services
- Door to door shipping -offers convenience but a more costly option.
- Terminal to terminal shipping -less costly but less convenient option.
- Enclosed shipping - a more secure but more expensive option than open air.
- Open air shipping - a less secure but less costly option.
- Crated shipping - most secure shipping method.
Contact Us Today
Motorcycle moving is a business we have done for many years, and our team has gained a lot of experience to handle any move. We have the best equipment that will haul and transport your items safely to any destination. Most importantly, we treasure you as our customer. Call us on 18004522880 or contact us here and enjoy our services at an affordable rate.
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.