Answered by Robert MoreschiMarch 1, 2013
In short, the answer is yes, you must provide your car keys to auto transport companies. If you're one of them who get nervous giving your car keys to a moving company, take a deep breath. Your auto transport company is staffed with highly professionals and having much experience transporting all kinds of cars safely to their destinations. Whether your car is being transport in an open-air carrier or in an enclosed trailer or in a driveaway service, the auto movers will need to be able to drive your vehicle in order to get it on and off the truck. Because of that, they will need your car keys.
When you choose to have an auto transport company to move your car, chances are, your car is being shipped with many other vehicles, they may require driving your car on and off several times in order to access other vehicles. This means that they will need to have your keys throughout the entire trip. And, keep in mind that if you don't give your car keys to car shipping company, your car can be considered inoperable and you could be subject to a much higher shipping rate.
So, it will be necessary for you to hand over keys to your auto transporter. Find the most reliable company with whom you have no problem in providing your keys.
If you want more information about the car shipping process and what it involves, feel free to visit Movers.com . You can find more tips and advice on shipping your automobile in our moving guides section of our website. Be sure to check out important topics like licensing requirements for auto transport companies and how to prepare a car for shipping.