Damages on your car after an accident can be so severe to an extent that an insurer declares it as a write-off. This occurs when the damages to the car are uneconomical to repair. For proper disposal you have to ship the car to a junkyard. The below guidelines will aid in giving insight to shipping your car after an accident.
As the owner of the car, it not a must that you surrender ownership of the car to the insurer. You can still repossess the damaged car even after the insurer has paid the agreed compensation amount. The responsibility of towing or shipping the damaged car to the car junkyard becomes yours after repossession. 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.
Secondly, have in mind that the cost of shipping a salvage car quite high. The high cost of shipping is attributed to the type of carrier required, the distance to be traveled, the size of the damaged vehicle, and the fact that the car is cannot be operated. The high cost of shipping is also attributed to the high risks involved in shipping and the special training for the professionals who handle the shipping. It is highly recommended that you inform the salvaging company on the condition of the car. This will aid them in preparing for the pick-up and shipping as they will know which equipment they will need to carry. Inconveniences caused by withheld information can be injurious to your budget as any financial implications are passed on to you by the service provider.
Having in mind that special equipment is required for the shipping of salvage cars is important. The need of special equipment is attributed to the fact that the cars cannot be pulled or driven. The car needs to be loaded on the transport truck and a forklift or a winch is required. Accidents damage vehicles differently but experiences of automobile shipping service providers equips them with the required technical skills to handle the job. 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.
In conclusion, you have to prepare for the shipping of your damaged car. Consider shipping companies which have been in operation for long periods of time. It is recommended that you read through previous client reviews on the shipping company service provider as it gives insight on the quality of service delivery and the rates charged for their services. The best choice for the shipping task you want to be done is a service provider with all the required equipment.