What Happens If a Vehicle Is Damaged during Transport?

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What Happens If a Vehicle Is Damaged during Transport?

Perhaps one of the greatest things about hiring professionals to relocate a vehicle is the fact that they carry insurance coverage. When your car is under the care of someone else other than its owner, it usually isn’t protected under your insurance policy anymore. This is why it’s important for auto transport companies to carry their own insurance policy so that they can protect the value of the car’s they’re responsible to deliver.

What Happens If a Vehicle Is Damaged during Transport

The vehicle owner’s insurance policy will not provide protection during the car’s transport. Transporters are required to purchase their own. They provide this coverage to all customers that purchased shipping services. If an accident or damages occur, they’re repaired and paid for through the shipping company’s insurance agent.


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How to Spot Damages and What to Do If You Notice Any

Before your car’s shipping process begins, take note of all damages already existing on the car. Take photographs of the automobile from all angles, even the interior. This documentation may come in handy during the car’s final inspection after delivery.

If you spot damages on your vehicle after the delivery, inform the transport driver so that they can fill out a report. They will turn this in to the transport company after you sign it so they can help you file an insurance claim. The insurance company will pay for any immediate repairs or replacements. For a customer to file an insurance claim after a professional transport isn’t common, yet it’s essential to have this protection just in case.

At A1 Auto Transport, we provide all of our customers with insurance coverage on their vehicle or vehicles. To learn more about our insurance coverage or to receive a FREE car shipping quote, call us at (800) 452-2880.

Joe Webster

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.

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