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Why Classic Car Transport Is Different To Normal Auto Transport

When a car is a classic, it's not just a car anymore; it's a thing of beauty. When a classic car needs transporting, the discerning owner is going to be looking for more than a quick way from point a to point b. Some things to consider
before beginning the classic car transport are the state of the vehicle, where it is going, how much is it going to cost and what are best benefits.

Since many collectors purchase classic cars in varying states of repair, it's worth noting whether the car you want to transport has been in storage for a long time. If you can't start it or drive it, some transporters won't touch it.

Many transporters require the vehicle to be driven up ramps to be loaded and do not have a way to tow it into place. If it's possible have a mechanic check fluids, refill the gas tank and charge the battery, a car that runs, even slowly will have more options in transporters.

The choice of whether to transport your classic car should also include the method of transport. A car that is in premium condition with no dents, dings or scratches, may require enclosed transport. Not only does enclosed transport protect the vehicle from road debris, weather and exhaust, but it also provides more security as the driver may overnight in some locations.

If your classic is one you've purchased to refurbish or already has nicks and scratches, then the alternative transport in the open air will run to less cost for you.

Some transporters will not travel well away from main business centers to pick up cars, so it may be necessary to drop the car off at a depot. Some transporters employ local contractors to pick up the vehicles from these locations and take them to the depots as needed. Be sure to ask about that service if you will require it.

Also verify what the insurance coverage of the transporter applies to.

Whenever a transporter takes possession of a vehicle there will be an "Origin Inspection Report" generated. This is your testament to the condition of the
car when it was turned over for transportation. Be sure to inspect it closely upon arrival at the destination point.

In many cases, transporters only require a couple weeks notice that you are looking for shipment of you car. Depending on the grade of service you want for your classic, the transporter can then make arrangements.

It is normal for transporters to give shipment windows rather than exact dates for pick up or arrival, however, if one does give you exact dates make sure that you have it in writing.

Always review the transporters records, offers and what guarantees they offer. If something seems unclear or uneasy about their business practices, then definitely don't entrust them with your vehicle.

Make sure to go over your transportation contract carefully, especially if you are shipping a classic car in pristine condition. There are any numbers of larger and
smaller transportation companies that specialize in transportation of these beauties.

Ultimately, everyone wants to get from his or her origin to the destination point. With a little judicious review and good questioning, you can find the transporter for your classic car that matches your needs, your wants and your budget.
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About the Author
Nick Telford regularly buys new cars from across the country, and gets them transported home. Now he's written a series of articles giving his experiences, good & bad, of how to use car transport services.

 

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