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      04-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs up question about shipping a car

hi everyone, my fd is looking to purchase a car from chicago and ship back to los angeles
have anyone get any exp about shipping a car?
any suggest comapny to deal with? do they open on sat?
is there anything we need to worry about, like if anything happen to the car such as damage or lose, will they cover it? how is that work?

thank you very much for your time !!
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      04-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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tell your freind to drive it. Chicago to LA is a pretty nice ride especially on rt66 if he have time of course.
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      04-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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i have shipped alot of cars and used both dependable (DAS) and reliable carriers and have always had good experiences.
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      04-12-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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i have shipped alot of cars and used both dependable (DAS) and reliable carriers and have always had good experiences.
yes..when i do the google search and see that DAS come out, after taking a look of that feeling should be a good choice, thanks

let me know anyone with diff ideas !
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      04-12-2012, 07:14 PM   #5
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I don't really understand the extra cost of paying for a covered carrier for a daily driver. I mean, your car will be subjected to worse wear and tear when it's driving on the highway under it's own power. I actually drive on surface streets 99% of the time (live close to work) and I still get stone chips fairly regularly, so I think it's pretty inevitable on these cars...

Now, if you never plan to drive your car on the highway, or if it were a collectable or something, I'd get it.
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      04-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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i have shipped alot of cars and used both dependable (DAS) and reliable carriers and have always had good experiences.
+1, i always pass by their office here in L.A.
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      04-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #7
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I've used United Road www.unitedroad.com and had a good experience (open trailer). They provided the cheapest quote for me at the time and are used by a lot of dealers.

You can also post on uship.com to get bids from a bunch of carriers.

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      04-13-2012, 10:09 AM   #8
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I used www.uship.com. It is a bidding site where you enter what you want shipped, how, from where to where and then the shipping companies bid on it. You pick the best option.

I had a good experience with the site and with the person used.
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All the options proposed so far seem tangible.
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