You got it on eBay. Now what?

April 11, 2018

There it was, that Jag roadster, the last of the v-12s, the car you’ve lusted for since forever. The bids were unbelievable – did everyone else know something you didn’t?  Never mind, you had to have it. And when the bidding ended, you were the proud new owner.   Now what?   The car’s in Indiana.  You’re in Ohio. No one said whether it was really drivable or not, and in any case you’re not sure you want to risk it.   That’s where we come in. DIY Transport can easily pick up your car and deliver it to your…

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‘Just’ a driver? We don’t think so!

April 6, 2018

What do you think shipping your vehicle entails? You might be surprised at all the things our drivers are responsible for!   Besides actually transporting your vehicle from point A to point B, the driver assigned by your shipping company deals with a lot of other responsibilities, such as keeping in touch with all parties, performing inspections, filling out reports, and more. Loading and unloading your vehicle is the driver’s responsibility, and it’s the first of many tasks he will have to perform. Look at it like a jigsaw puzzle: the driver will have to plan, often on the go,…

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It’s almost time for the snowbirds to return!

April 4, 2018

It seems like we’ve just finished the busy winter season, transporting vehicles from motorcycles to cars to RVs to sunnier climes so their owners can enjoy a break from the cold and snow of the Midwest.  Now, we’re looking forward to bringing them back!   Every year during winter season we help “snowbirds” ship their vehicles to warm destinations such as Florida, the Carolinas, even as far away as California, Arizona, or Texas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt region of the southern and southwest United States. Typically retirees trying to avoid the snow and freezing cold temperatures of northern…

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We’re a dealership’s dream

April 2, 2018

Any auto dealership knows that getting vehicles to and from the showroom can be a nightmare.  Missed delivery dates, damaged freight – whatever can go wrong, does. At DIY Transport, we’re intent on turning that nightmare into a dream.  We know that customer satisfaction is what you’re really selling: when you say the car will be there on Tuesday, then Wednesday won’t do. When you say It’s pristine, then dents in the bumper won’t cut it. You need to keep your promises, and you need to do so without paying premium prices. Find here. That’s why we’re here. We offer…

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What do we mean by “our” drivers?

March 28, 2018

Not a lot of people understand how the auto transport industry works. If you haven’t shipped a vehicle before, here’s some useful information. First, we don’t employ any drivers. Like every transport company, we contract with individual auto carrier drivers. These drivers typically own their own auto carriers; many of them have favorite routes and thus have become very familiar with them. They get their customers through shipping brokers; technically, DIY is considered a broker. But we go a step farther: instead of searching through a nationwide database of available drivers for every customer’s delivery, we rely on drivers that…

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Learn from the experience of others

March 23, 2018

Undecided over which auto transport firm to use? You’re not the only one; most people who decide to ship a vehicle only once or twice in a lifetime don’t have any idea of how to begin! Why not ask someone who’s been there?  Or better yet, a whole bunch of people? It’s easy to find customer reviews online from people who are happy to share their experiences. But be choosy: there are hundreds of review websites out there, all with scores of reviews to sort through, and it’s not always easy to find the legitimate “review” ones. It’s easy, for…

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Clouded headlight lenses are a pain. Here’s how to restore them.

March 21, 2018

It’s amazing how quick those beautifully clear headlight lenses become yellowed and cloudy. Sometimes we wonder why the engineers who designed the gorgeous curves and angles in those plastic lenses haven’t also figured out how to keep them from aging so soon. It’s not just their appearance that’s disturbing, either. Besides reducing the amount of light that gets through, clouded lenses make your car look older and not very well cared for. Potential buyers will note that telltale “old” look and probably move on. Click here to read. Fortunately, you’ve got this! With some simple supplies and a little patience,…

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Can you trust online auto transport reviews?

March 16, 2018

When you start your search for a reliable auto transport company, you’ll may want to start by gravitating toward review websites to get previous customer experiences. That’s a good idea – and a bad idea. You should be aware that many auto transport companies will hire people, or use their own employees, to submit falsely positive reviews about their company, or to offer untrue negative comments about another, on their own websites or on “forums” online (sometimes they even create the “forum” page!). There’s nothing illegal about it on our wide-open internet, but it’s misleading and in a way it’s…

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Should you double-up on insurance when you ship?

March 14, 2018

There are any number of things that can go wrong when you ship a car. Bad weather, detours, damaged roads – a huge number of things can stand in the way of your vehicle getting to its destination unharmed.  That’s why we assure our customers that we carry insurance. But if you’re super-nervous, you might want to look into purchasing shipping insurance.   Shipping insurance is in effect during the time of shipment only. It takes into account the value of the vehicle, the distance being traveled, and weather conditions that the shipper expects to encounter.   You already know…

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Who would buy a car online? Well, maybe you would.

March 9, 2018

With the domestic and global economy still in a lax state, and with many currencies struggling to regain stability, you might think that car sales would be struggling to maintain their momentum.  But that’s not the case in many parts of the world; in fact,   car sales in many countries are  actually increasing.   One reason is undoubtedly that people rely on cars more and more to function in their everyday lives.  But another reason just might be the increased market reach that the internet has provided them with.   Hard to believe, maybe, for those of us who have…

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