Your car can be written off by an insurer in the event of severe damage from an accident. When the damages are uneconomical to repair it is simply becomes a write-off. For proper disposal you have to ship the car to a junkyard. Have the following considerations in mind when shipping your car after an accident.
The first thing you have to keep in mind is that you don’t have to surrender the totaled car to the insurance company. After the company has fully compensated you for the insured amount, you can repossess the damaged car. After this the responsibility of towing or shipping the car becomes yours. The responsibility of towing the car is left in the hands of the insurer in the event a client doesn’t make a claim on the unsalvageable car.
It is important to have in mind that it is more expensive to ship a salvage car. The high cost is attributed to the inoperability of the car, the distance to be traveled, the size of the vehicle, and the type of carrier needed. Shipping of these cars requires specially trained professionals who can operate special equipment and the safety risks are also high making the cost of shipping high. Consider informing the salvaging company on the condition of the car once you approach them for their services. This will aid them in preparing for the pick-up and shipping as they will know which equipment they will need to carry. In the event of withheld information which causes any inconveniences to the shipping service provider, they can retaliate by slumping you with the added costs.
Thirdly, have in mind that special equipment is needed for the shipping of salvage cars. These salvage cars cannot be towed or driven hence they require special equipment. To load the salvage vehicle on the truck a forklift or winch is needed for the job. The shipping service providers have enough experience in form of technical skills to salvage any form of damaged vehicle in an accident. The incurrence of extra costs is inevitable as the same equipment required for loading purposes is needed for the offloading purposes and it has to be transported together with the damaged car.
The final factor you have to take into consideration is preparing for the shipping of your damaged car. Base your choice of the shipping service provider on the longevity they have been in operation. The quality of service delivery and the rates charged by a car shipping service provider can be obtained from previous client reviews. The best choice for the shipping task you want to be done is a service provider with all the required equipment.