When shipping a car you want to be sure it’s protected during its journey. Considering your vehicle is one of your most important investments, your worries are nothing out of the ordinary.
The auto transporter will treat your prized possession with the utmost care, and it’s unlikely your car arrives damaged. Statistics reports also show less than 5 percent of vehicles arrive with damages. Still, you don’t want to take your chances. It’s important your car is insured from the moment it’s picked up to the time it’s dropped off at its final destination.
Car Shipping Insurance
All car transporters are legally required to have liability insurance. This information can be verified with the Department of Transportation.
Auto shippers should also offer cargo insurance. When you call to place an order, confirm the existence of these policies and their amounts. You can request the Certificate of Insurance, which should include coverage amount for liability, workers comp, cargo limits, and deductible if applicable.
At Corsia Logistics we want you and your car to have a positive shipping experience, that’s why we only work with carriers with the highest safety ratings and proper insurance coverage.
During the shipping, your car will be insured under the Inland Marine Insurance. Don’t let the name confuse you. Although this type of insurance was originally created to protect the cargo transported by water, with time its definition has expanded to cover the goods and property moved by land. This coverage includes anything from theft, dents, and scratches to a total loss of a vehicle.
It’s important you feel comfortable with the coverage. For this reason, no question is too small! When you are in the process of choosing the auto shipper, here are some questions you may want to ask:
What type of damage is covered?
What is the limit of coverage?
In the case of a total loss, how is the value of my car determined?
Do I have to pay any deductible?