Your car can be written off by an insurer in the event of severe damage from an accident. This occurs when the damages to the car are uneconomical to repair. Shipping the car to a junkyard for disposal is the only way to get rid of it. Have the following considerations in mind when 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. Immediately after repossession, you take up the responsibility of shipping the car to the car junkyard. 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 distance to be traveled, the size of the vehicle, the carrier required, and the inoperability of the car contribute to the high cost of shipping. Risks involved in the shipping of these cars are high coupled with the special training of professionals to handle and operate the special equipment involved makes the cost of shipping quite high. Informing the salvaging company on the condition of the car is an important thing you need to do on approaching a salvaging company. The shipping service provider will prepare well for the shipping job once you have given them information on the condition of the car. Give all the information on the damaged car to avoid any inconveniences to the shipping service provider which will, in turn, be cheaper to you.
The third factor you have to keep in mind is that special equipment is required for the shipping of a salvage car. 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. Paying an extra cost is however inevitable as the equipment used to load the car needs to be transported to the offloading site for the offloading purposes.
To conclude, it is highly recommended that you prepare 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. Choose a salvage car shipping company with all the necessary equipment for the job.