Three Common Car Shipping Concerns (and Why You Don't Have to Worry)

Jim Brown | Auto shipping , CarsArrive

Choosing to have your vehicle shipped can be a stressful and worrisome. Vehicles are some of the most expensive things people own, and it can be tough to trust one of your most prized possessions to car shipping companies.

Here are three of the most common concerns about car shipping, and why you don't need to worry.

Vehicles Going Missing

One of the biggest things you're probably worried about when you choose to ship a car is that it might go missing. The shipper picks it up, but when you go to retrieve it it simply isn't there, and no one can tell you where it is. It has somehow disappeared into thin air and no one has any answers for you.

The first thing you should remind yourself is that vehicles cannot vanish. The second thing you should remind yourself is that you can track your vehicle as it is being transported. You can check in as often as you need to see where you vehicle is, and when. If you see any discrepancies you can call the auto transport company and have your concerns addressed as soon as possible.

Late Delivery

Another concern that you might have is that your vehicle won't arrive on time. Maybe you bought your son a car as a graduation gift, and it's part of a big surprise party you're throwing for him. Maybe you're moving across the country to start a new job and need it to be there so you can actually get to work.

Car shipping companies will work with you to find the right delivery time and location. You can track your vehicle to make sure that it is on time, but you should also make sure that the car shipping company you choose to hire has a solid reputation for on-time deliveries and that the service you purchase provides a guaranteed delivery date. While delays can certainly happen, a good provider will come through for you the majority of the time.

Damage Incurred During the Car Shipping Process

Another common concern that people usually have about car shipping is that their vehicle might become damaged in some way. You might have visions of accidents, your vehicle getting totaled, or falling off the carrier and bursting into flames.

Car shipping is actually safer for the vehicle than driving it on the road, but you should also rest assured that auto transport companies are required to have cargo and liability insurance by the Department of Transportation. Furthermore, some auto shippers will allow you to purchase additional insurance to give you even more peace of mind.


Above all, you should do your research when looking for a dependable auto shipping company. Understand what their strengths and weaknesses are, and decide what works best for you. Just remember, it isn’t all about cost. Look for depth of experience and helpfulness during the auto transport planning process, and be sure you feel confident that the vehicle will arrive safely, on time, and ready to roll off the truck good as new.

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