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Posted on: February 5, 2018 Posted by: ezautoship Comments: 0

Why Buy Auto Insurance | 5 Great Reasons to Get a Policy Today

Auto insurance is a necessity. If you do not have an auto insurance policy, then you will need to sign up for one as soon as possible. There are some reasons you should get a policy today.

1. Legal Protection

You could be sued by a third party if you are involved in a car accident. Fortunately, you will be covered if you have auto insurance if someone attempts to sue you. Liability coverage is also required in all states. So, whether you live in Los Angeles or in a remote town in Texas, you must have coverage for your vehicle.

2. Protection From Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

Although most people are aware of the fact that auto insurance is a requirement, some will still choose to drive without it. There are also people who have auto insurance, but it is not enough to cover accident damages. If you get into an accident with someone who is uninsured or underinsured, then they likely will not be able to pay for the accident.

Your own insurance company will have to pay for the damages if the other party does not have car insurance. The downside to this is your premium will increase. However, paying more for your premium will still be a lot less than having to pay out of pocket for the damages.

3. Payment of Medical Bills

Not only will auto insurance pay for the car damages, but it can also pay your medical bills. It is important to note that health insurance may not cover all of your expenses. According to Upside Insurance in Greenville, SC, your auto insurance company can pay the remaining expenses, so you may not have to pay anything out of pocket.

4. Stress Relief

No one wants to think about the fact that there is a possibility they will get into an accident every time that they hit the road. However, there are 6 million car accidents every year. Thirty percent of people will be involved in at least one serious car accident in their lifetime.

You will have peace of mind knowing that you will be protected if you get into a car accident. This will make your driving experience less stressful. You will also be able to enjoy driving more.

5. It’s Affordable

The cost is one of the excuses that people give for not having car insurance. However, car insurance is affordable. There are several ways that you can cut the cost of it. For example, if you go without an accident for a certain amount of time, then you can get your rate reduced. There are also student, senior citizen and low-mileage discounts available.

It is also important to note that driving without insurance can cost you more than driving without it. Not only will you have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket if you get into an accident, but you can also be fined. If money is a concern, try these tips to reduce your auto insurance premium.

Posted on: February 25, 2017 Posted by: ezautoship Comments: 0

Long Distance Movers Share Tips to Prep Your Car for Moving Day

Moving day is an exciting and stressful period for any family, and it can be easy to forget about moving your car when there are so many other things to think about. Whether you’re driving your car to your new home yourself, or enlisting the help of a professional shipping company, make this day as hassle free as possible by properly prepping your car for the big move.

Size Up the Interior

Even if you are enlisting the help of an interstate moving company to handle the bulk of the move, reduce the cost of your move by packing as much as possible in your personal vehicle. According to a moving company (in El Paso and Austin), the price of a long distance move is determined by the weight of the shipment. So, the less you put on the moving truck and into your own car, the cheaper your move.

Before you start adding any items to your car, examine the interior. Look at the curves of the sides and ceiling. Verify if any seats fold down or are removable. You may have many items packed away in boxes, but you might rethink that strategy. Boxes don’t fit snugly into curved trunks or hatchbacks. It’s best to transfer these items into bags so that they can hug the interior with ease.

Consider a Tune-up

If your move involves a long drive, consider an oil change and other services. Give your car a tune-up by swapping out fluids, rotating the tires, and checking the brakes. These small updates can preserve your car’s quality as it takes on the open road with a heavy load. Replace the windshield wipers if you’re expecting weather along the way. Safety should always trump convenience or budget-mindedness.

Give it a Wash

Safety during the drive also includes washing the vehicle. Clear windows mean that you can see everything on the road. Avoid accidents by keeping streaks, debris, and other items off your windows. If the road trip is particularly dusty, consider pulling the car through a washing station. Wipe it down, and safety reigns again. The cleanliness factor also contributes to preserving your car’s paint and helping it retain its value.

Pay Attention to Alarms and Gas Tanks

According to Move, Inc., transporting your vehicle during a move requires a whole host of extra tasks. Washing the car is still necessary, but also be aware of your gas tank’s level. Ideally, the car should be close to empty if it is being loaded onto a truck or trailer for shipment. The transport company doesn’t have to worry about extra weight on the road or the danger of having excess gas. You should also deactivate the car’s alarm. Allowing it to sound off during transport is frustrating for the shipping company.

Replace the Car-Key Battery

Whether you’re driving the car or transporting it, allow the move to motivate you to replace the car-key battery. Most vehicles have electronics embedded in the key. By replacing the battery, you’ll ensure that you or the transport driver has access to the vehicle if necessary. Locating a battery while on the road may not be possible.

Communicate with your movers or auto-transport company during the entire moving process. This day can be stressful for them too, and everyone appreciates some support. By having your car prepared for transport, you’re likely to have an all-around better moving experience.

Auto Shipping FAQs
Posted on: September 25, 2016 Posted by: ezautoship Comments: 0

Auto Shipping FAQs

When it comes time to ship your car, you want to make sure that it arrives in the same condition it left in. For people new to auto transport, the process can be a bit confusing, but once we’ve answered your questions, you’ll likely find that it’s pretty straightforward. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get from customers before they ship their vehicles.

Auto Shipping FAQs

How does shipping my car work?

Once you have placed an order for shipping, the dates are set for pick up and a delivery plan is put into place. At the time of pick up, our movers will go through a very detailed inspection of your car, which is a part of the bill of lading. The same thing happens when it is delivered to ensure that there was no damage during transport. If the car is located in a residential area or somewhere it can’t be easily accessed, then our driver will meet you at a more suitable location such as a shopping mall or large parking lot.

How far in advance should I book my auto transport?

It should be at least a week in advance, sometimes last minute transportation can be arranged but don’t be surprised if that isn’t possible.  One week is usually enough to make sure all the departure and arrival times are met.

How and when do I pay for my auto shipping?

The cost of transport is broken down into two payments, the first is the deposit paid via credit card after pick up.  The balance is due upon delivery and this must be in the form of cash or certified check.  Be wary of any company that wants the full cost upfront.

What type of shipping container is used?

There are a few different options depending on your situation:

Open carriers: These are the same type of transports used to deliver cars to auto dealerships. Open carriers usually carry two levels of cars and can accommodate anywhere from 10-12 vehicles. With open carrier shipment, your auto will be loaded onto the truck along with several other vehicles and transported to the destination. Open carriers are a great choice for most consumers because they are cheap auto transport when compared to the cost of using an enclosed carrier.

Enclosed carriers: These are fully enclosed trailers, that provide the best protection from the elements and debris from the roads. Great Guys Auto (tumblr) recommends these for anyone looking to transport high-end classic cars, exotics, or convertibles.

Overseas Transport: Your vehicle is brought to nearest port and loaded onto a vehicle carrier ship bound to your destination.  There are going to be customs requirements, potential docking delays and other number of things that happen along the way, so there is no guaranteed delivery date for international shipments. Generally,

What if my vehicle is late?

Should the unexpected happen, and from time to time it does, there are measures in place to ensure you are not without your primary vehicle.  Rental cars can be provided should shipping take longer than what is stated on your contract.

What’s the difference between door-to-door and terminal shipping?

Door-to-door shipping means we pick up and drop off from the addresses you specify in the contract. This could be your personal residence, a dealership, or an auction house. Since door-to-door shipping requires more or our time, this option is typically more expensive.

With terminal shipping, you are responsible for dropping off and picking up your vehicle from a common terminal location. This option is more affordable, because it helps us with the logistics of getting all the cars together for transport.

These are the most common questions that we are asked, if you still have questions then please contact us, we’re happy to help.

The Coolest Classic Cars We’ve Ever Shipped
Posted on: September 20, 2016 Posted by: ezautoship Comments: 0

The Coolest Classic Cars We’ve Ever Shipped

Running a vehicle transportation business means that sometimes you get to get behind the wheel of some pretty wicked cars.  Cars that you would never normally have the opportunity to touch, never mind actually sit in.  From classic Detroit muscle to the high tech rides sported by James Bond himself, here …

Tips for Long-Term Vehicle Storage
Posted on: September 11, 2016 Posted by: ezautoship Comments: 0

Tips for Long-Term Vehicle Storage

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to put your vehicle into long-term storage: perhaps you’ve been put on an international job assignment, you’re being deployed, or you’ve moved somewhere like NYC where it’s much easier to take the subway than to attempt driving. Simply leaving your car …