Preparing for vehicle pick up and delivery the right way!

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Preparation is key when it comes to successful vehicle pick up and delivery. The expectation of what’s involved in car delivery is also important. You aren’t sending documents via FedEx or ordering online, and specific tracking and times cannot always be adhered to. After all, you will most likely be sharing the trailer with other customers cars transported large distances across Australia.

We’ve gathered our top tips to preparing for vehicle pick up and delivery and detailing what to expect. Our industry tips will reduce the risk of issues, confusion and conflict and offer smooth car transport!

Vehicle Pick Up

When it comes to arranging the pick up of your vehicle, there is no such thing as too much communication. It’s vital that both parties are clear on the process. You need to be aware of what lies ahead for your car and the car transporter needs to know exactly what to expect at the point of pick up.

Check the terms of your contract with the car transporter, focussing on warranties, insurances and guarantees. Remember to double check the bottom line and confirm the total cost of the vehicle transport job. Doing so will mean you aren’t surprised¬†when it comes to handing over payment. In this instance, it pays to find an online broker or car transport marketplace which will operate fixed pricing with no hidden costs.

Ensure your car is fully cleaned, emptied and prepared to the guidelines and requirements of your vehicle shipping company. Also, be present when the driver arrives for pick up and completes the inspection of your car and be sure to agree with what’s listed.

Ecoloads tip: Check the odometer just before your car is picked up. There may be a few kilometres added during the transport process, but a large addition of KM’s should raise suspicion.

Vehicle Delivery

You’ll be eager to get your car as soon as possible and your transporter should be in regular contact. This is helpful when tracking the car delivery journey. Your car transporter will likely have a tight schedule and other cars to drop off, so do the right thing. Commit to meeting at the allocated place at the right time and have all you need to take receivership of your vehicle.

Compare the inspection report from the pickup, but bear in mind that if you used an open trailer, your car will have been exposed to the elements. This means there will likely be a coating of dust, smears and bugs on the windscreen. Look past the surface and compare the body of the vehicle, looking for permanent new damage only.

Check the odometer and compare with your reading at pick up. If your transporter is reputable, there should only be minimal KM’s on the clock.

If all is as it should be and you had a smooth experience with your car transportation, be sure to leave positive feedback.

Ecoloads tip: If you’re picking up your vehicle at night, take a powerful torch so you can inspect your car easily on arrival.