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How to Avoid Common Malpractices and Deceptions in Interstate Vehicle Transport in India.


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If you are planning to move your car or bike from one state to another in India, you might be worried about the safety, cost, and reliability of the transportation service. Unfortunately, there are many unscrupulous and fraudulent transporters who take advantage of customers' lack of awareness and information. They may charge exorbitant fees, damage or steal your vehicle, delay the delivery, or even disappear with your vehicle. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to avoid common malpractices and deceptions in interstate vehicle transport in India and choose a trustworthy and professional transporter for your car or bike.

 

Do your research: Before you book a transporter, do some online research to find out their reputation, reviews, ratings, and credentials. You can use websites like LogisticMart or MoveMyCar  to compare different transporters and read customer feedback. You can also check their registration, license, insurance, and GST details to verify their legitimacy and credibility.


Get multiple quotes: Don't settle for the first quote you get from a transporter. Get at least three or four quotes from different transporters and compare them based on the services, charges, terms, and conditions. Beware of transporters who offer very low or very high quotes, as they may be hiding some hidden costs or providing poor quality service. You can use online platforms like LogisticMart or MoveMyCar to get free and instant quotes from multiple transporters.


Inspect your vehicle: Before you hand over your vehicle to the transporter, inspect it thoroughly and take pictures of its condition, mileage, and documents. Make sure you remove any personal belongings, accessories, or valuables from your vehicle, as they may not be covered by the insurance. Also, make sure you have enough fuel in your tank, but not more than a quarter, as excess fuel may cause leakage or fire hazards during transportation.


Choose the right mode of transportation: Depending on your budget, time, and preference, you can choose between different modes of transportation for your vehicle, such as open carrier, enclosed carrier, or train. Open carrier is the most common and cheapest mode, but it exposes your vehicle to weather, dust, and road hazards. Enclosed carrier is more expensive but safer and more secure, as it protects your vehicle from external elements. Train is another option that is faster and cheaper than road transport, but it may have limited availability and accessibility.


Advance Payments to the carrier: Pay advances to the carrier only when you load the vehicle to the trucks or in case of door to door pick up when the transporter comes to pick up the car and ensures that the car is loaded into the carrier safely. While this is done, ensure that you get a contract and invoice from the carrier or the transporter and they don’t charge you anything above what is mentioned in the contract or the invoices in the form of other charges. The costs mentioned in the invoice should always be the final cost till the vehicle is delivered to your home or doorstep.


Track your vehicle: Once your vehicle is picked up by the transporter, you should be able to track its location and status throughout the journey. You can use online tracking tools or apps provided by the transporter or third-party platforms. You can also call or message the transporter or the driver to get updates on your vehicle. If you notice any delay, deviation, or discrepancy in the tracking information, contact the transporter immediately and report the issue.


Verify the delivery: When your vehicle is delivered to your destination, inspect it again and compare it with the pictures you took before. Check for any damage, scratches, dents, or missing parts. If you find any, report it to the transporter and claim compensation. Also, check the mileage and documents of your vehicle and make sure they match with the ones you gave. Don't sign the delivery receipt or pay the final balance until you are satisfied with the condition of your vehicle.


By following these tips, you can avoid common malpractices and deceptions in interstate vehicle transport in India and ensure a smooth and hassle-free relocation of your car or bike. You can also use online platforms like LogisticMart or MoveMyCar  to find reliable and verified transporters who offer quality service at reasonable rates.


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