Questions To Ask Moving Companies Before Hiring Them

Moving can be stressful, but it can be eased by hiring the right people to do the job. However, more stress can catch up with you if you don’t do your homework well in getting the right moving company. There is so much information you need to get about the moving company before hiring them to proceed with the job. Getting the answers to such questions will enable you to come up with an informed decision.

Below are the questions you should ask the moving company

How long has it been in business?

The amount of time they have been in operation may help to determine whether their experience is enough to handle your job. Experience matters when you are looking for excellent service, otherwise, the work was done will be messy and probably with a lot of damages. For example, a company which has moved children’s clay hand-prints severally understand that a lot of care is needed to handle such. They pretty well know that no level of insurance can bring back the broken clay prints.

Is it licensed?

Does the company have a valid license to be in business? Or is it a group of people who have just come together and faked a company name? Every company should have a unique license number that has been assigned to it by the transportation department. Always ensure that this unique license number is valid before concluding that the company is licensed.

Is it insured?

Enquire to know whether the company is insured and if it is, then what their policy is. What is covered and what is not covered by insurance. Are your personal items covered during a move under your renters or homeowners policy? Does it guarantee a full or partial replacement value of your items? Getting this straight determines whether you require a supplemental moving insurance.

Are there hidden costs?

Be sure to enquire with the company about all the fees chargeable. Sometimes, they may quote a low price so that you are attracted to the offer at first, but then they charge hidden costs after you have already signed a deal with them.

Where does it get equipment from?

It is also important to know whether the moving company uses its equipment or hires a third-party to provide them. If they are contracting a sub-contractor or third-party, which one it is and what are their contacts.…

The Cheapest Solutions When Keys Are Locked In The Car

We have probably locked our keys in the car at one point or another. If you have never done this before, the then chances are that at one time or another you may find yourself in such a situation. Though this is something done out of forgetfulness, it can be a total disaster. If you asked anyone who has ever found himself in such a situation, they would tell you how it can be traumatizing and how it can affect your schedule negatively. Imagine when you have a meeting to attend in minute’s time, and all the important documents are lying comfortably in your car. Or when you are to pick kids from school, and it’s getting late already. Or when you want to catch a flight and the only way to get there is using your car!
Well, if you are wondering if there is anything you can do to remedy this situation, then the answer is yes. The good news is that there are solutions to your problem. Yes, the situation may be tricky, regretful and maddening. But this is not the end of it all.

Here are some of the cheapest solutions when keys are locked in the car

Keep your spare key is a safe place

It goes without saying that this is the cheapest solution when keys are locked in the car. Do you have a family member or a friend you can trust with the spare key? Let them have a spare key.

Trunk access

In case your car doors are locked, but your trunk is open, you can find your way to the front seat through the trunk. Use an emergency opening cord on the trunk. Open trunk to the inside of the car, and pull the chord to fall the passenger seats forward and crawl your way to reaching for the keys.

Hanger

Don’t use such on newer or luxurious cars that have many electrical wires prone to damage during the procedure. Older cars are better. Bend the shape of a metal coat hanger to become straight and have a hook on one end. Slide the metal in between the weather stripping. From the window’s corner, push it inside trying as much as possible not to scratch the car. Try to jiggle the hook of the hanger until it hooks the lock mechanism. Once you have reached and hooked the pin for lock mechanism, pull it to unlock your door.

Sign up for AAA Membership

Once you are a member of American Automobile Association, an American Federation which is affiliated with several automobile clubs around the globe, you become eligible for basic emergency roadside assistance. This may include locking keys inside your car. There is a membership fee, not more than $70, and you may also incur lockout service of around $50. It may make you spend, but it may turn out to be your savior is such a situation.…