In the event of damages on your car being severe, an insurer can declare 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. 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. After the company has fully compensated you for the insured amount, you can repossess the damaged car. 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.
Secondly, have in mind that the cost of shipping a salvage car quite high. 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. 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 facilitate their decision making on the equipment they will need for the job and also. 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. 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. The shipping service providers have enough experience in form of technical skills to salvage any form of damaged vehicle in an accident. The equipment used for the loading of the damaged vehicle will also be required for the offloading of the same and this invites extra costs.
The final factor you have to take into consideration is preparing for the shipping of your damaged car. Consider shipping companies which have been in operation for long periods of time. 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.