The village of Wauconda is such a unique place to visit since the villagers lead a quiet life far from the hustle and bustle of the main city, Chicago. Get this, the village has a small private airport, the Air Estates Airport and every summer, the people crawl out of their shells to attend a two-day fund raising rodeo hosted by the Wauconda Chamber of Commerce. Well here’s the good news. For those wanderlust Wauconda residents looking for new experiences in other destinations on their two wheels, A-1 Auto Transport is here to provide you with unrivalled motorcycle shipping services. We serve the state of Illinois and other parts of the USA. Here’s how we do it.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
- Open-air transport
We use an open truck to ferry your motorbike. Though this is a disadvantage since your motorbike has little protection from debris, we work hard to turn that disadvantage by securing the motorbike with strong soft ties and skids. Our drivers will also keep an eye on the motorbike to ensure nothing bad happens to it while it's being shipped.
- Enclosed transport
We use an enclosed trailer to ferry your motorbike. The driver will not have a good view of the motorbike but we can assure you that it will be safe since it is secured with special straps and soft ties to make it immobile even in the roughest road conditions.
- Door to door transport
This is a convenient service offered to customers who want their motorbikes to experience first-class shipping services by moving safely and securely from their area of residence or office locations directly to the corresponding area of residence at the destination. No stopovers are made when shipping the motorcycle.
- Terminal to terminal transport
You will be responsible for dropping off your motorbike at a terminal that’s close to your location where we will pick it and ship it to the next terminal in another location.
- Crated transport
Your motorbike will be loaded in a wooden shipping crate for safe transportation.
You can read more about our international shipping options here.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Detach all your loose items. Helmets, saddlebags, accessories or water bottles.
- Clean the motorbike.
- Use a digital camera or your phone to take photos of the motorcycle.
- Check the brakes
- Disconnect the battery
- Inflate the tires
- Lock the handlebars
- Fold in the side mirrors
- Check and fix all mechanical issues.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Safety Records
Ask the motorcycle shipping company if they have had any safety issues and how they dealt with them. Browse through their website and look for safety certifications and their company values when it comes to shipping your property.
- Holding Facilities
You may not always be available to receive your motorcycle shipment. The motorbike may arrive earlier or later than you had planned for. You need to ensure that they have secure holding facilities where your motorbike can stay as it waits for pick up. Ask if they also charge an extra fee for safekeeping end ensure that it is a good price.
Offering discounts is a way of maintaining a good rapport with a customer. There are always shipping promotions going on and you better be on the lookout for the best deals. Exercise your consumer power by comparing the shipping rates as there is always room for negotiation in the shipping business.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
We have a team of the best shippers in the industry who have worked with us for over 20 years. We specialize in the safe delivery of your motorbike and we will ensure that no harm comes to it while it’s in transit until the time it is delivered to its destination.
We want the process of shipping the motorcycle to become a seamless experience for you just like delivering a box of pizza.
- Industry leaders
We have a good reputation in the shipping industry and aim to be the standard by which motorcycle shipping services are measured.
We offer our services to business partners, car dealerships, corporations of any size and individual clients within the USA. All our customers are treated equally and will receive the same top class shipping services.
Our Wauconda motorcycle shipping services
- Long distance shipping
- International Motorcycle shipping
- Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Insurance coverage
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.