Thursday, 31 March 2011

Few criteria’s to scrutinize for selecting the best car shipping company

A Car shipping company, in which you can rely on, is the first thing which should pop up in your mind while searching for a vehicle transport company. A well established and good car shipping company will ship your vehicle anywhere across the country or overseas   on time, safely, cost effectively and in perfect condition.  There are lot of ways in shipping a vehicle, it can be put in an open flat truck or in a closed container. Closed containers are generally used to ship vehicles which need that extra safety, for example it might be an expensive car like Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren Roadster , where the owner will obviously be concerned about the security of his car, and so closed containers are used to transport valuable cars which might get damaged during the shipment.

Car shipping industry is a very competitive industry; there are a lot of leading companies which might have similar services and equal reputation.  So its upto to you to zero in on one company based on the services they provide which perfectly meets your necessities.

 So during a search for a good Car shipping company, there are a lot of factors which you have to bear in mind before finalizing on one company. Because they might promise you a lot of things, but only few will be true, others might assure you things just to convince, attract and get your business. Hence a detailed search can be done to get good knowledge about the companies, which can be advantageous to receive the best service and the best price. As mentioned before, all Car shipping companies provide similar services and shipment, thus the companies have been taking extra effort to offer the best of customer service and satisfaction.

These are some of the aspects as already told should be looked into before finalizing the company, that is, the price they offer, their quality of service, and  the company’s reputation.

One more important thing which has to be considered before selecting the company is that, whether the company has a proper insurance coverage. Unless you have your own insurance yourself, this is the only way to protect your car from any possible unpredicted trouble. Thus, if some damage happens to the car during the transit, your insurance company or the company shipping your vehicle will reimburse for the total loss.

Secondly, the company must have the federal car shipping license, without this authorization the company is not permitted to carry on with its service. Always ask for the evidence that the company shipping your vehicle have the latest federally approved shipping license.

Finally, do not take a decision based on the price alone, instead consider all the other criteria’s as well , which will help you in finding the best company for your service.

Hyundai Veloster

The Hyundai Veloster is a compact sport coupe set to begin sales in the Summer of 2011. It was released on January 10, 2011, at the Detroit auto show, and will fill the void left when Hyundai discontinued the Tiburon after the 2008 model year.

Hyundai states the production model is to receive a direct-injected 1.6 liter 138 hp (103 kW), 123 lb·ft (167 N·m) (@ 4,850 rpm) torque, 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard while a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with paddle shifters is also available as an option. The DCT transmission is developed by Hyundai and is the first dual-clutch transmission from the company. The Veloster will achieve an estimated 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) fuel economy, but does not yet have an official EPA rating. A turbocharged version will be available later on. The car includes 17 inch wheels and 4-wheel disc brakes as standard features.

The car is different from many competitors as it has one door on the driver side and two on the passenger side in U.S.-bound models. European models will have four regular doors. The Veloster will also use Hyundai's new BlueLink system, which is similar to OnStar used in GM vehicles, providing customers with automatic crash notification, vehicle diagnostics, etc. Pricing is expected to start around US$17,000. It must be noted that while the car was being showcased at the Detroit auto show, it had been tested and reviewed by "wheels", a car magazine based from UAE