You can find useful information about car shipping companies and agencies through various websites over the internet. You should always choose a car carrier company which is reputed and has a satisfactory track record of providing quality services to the clients. Auto shipping companies have their own trucks and trailers to carry the cars whereas the auto transport agencies do not have trailers but they have tie-up arrangements with the major car transport companies in every major city. You should ensure that the company you have chosen for shipping of your car has got a valid registration with the DOT (Department of Transport) and it has also got an insurance cover for the sufficient value to carry your car to the new place.
Before booking your car with the, you should discuss all the terms and conditions related to the auto shipping in detail so as to avoid any confusion or dispute at a later stage. You should also decide whether you want to get your car shipped in an open trailer or closed trailer. In the case of carrying through open trailer, 8 to 10 cars are carried at a time. This method of auto shipping is a lot cheaper but it exposes your car to certain damages from dirt, dust and unfavorable climatic conditions like heat, snow etc. If you own an expensive car it is always prudent to get it booked for shipping through an enclosed trailer. This method of carrying the car, despite being quite expensive, will keep your car safe from most of the damages on the way.
You should make prior arrangements for the delivery of the car at the specified date. Some auto transporters provide door to door service for pick up and delivery of your car. In some cases, when it is not possible for the auto shipping company to deliver the car at your doorsteps due to unavailability of parking space or some natural hindrances to move the large sized trailers in narrow lanes or road, in such cases you should make suitable arrangements for taking delivery of the car.