Classic Car Transport Is Different To Normal Auto
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
car when it was turned over for transportation. Be
sure to inspect it closely upon arrival at the
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
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
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
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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