How To Ship Your Auburn
It is hard to find a car with as much elegance as the Auburn. It is even harder to find one preserved in tip top condition today. The hardest thing, though, is to find a company able to transport it in all its elegance, from where it was brought to one’s home. Shipping vintage vehicles are unlike the shipping of an ordinary sedan, which can simply be loaded onto that open carrier with a quarter gallon of gas and shipped home.
Every auto transport company will promise to move one’s car from point A to B, but that is where the similarity ends. For a company to be considered reliable enough to be able to transport a valued vintage car, it should be able to offer the very best in terms of carrier options. A vintage car cannot be exposed to the elements or transported with other vehicles due to the risk of damage from accidents, shifting or oil leaks from other cars. The company chosen for the job must, therefore, provide the latest in enclosed carrier, loading, storage, and offloading technology.
Many classic vintage cars are not in a state where they can be driven long distance, or even driven at all. This means the company must be able to pick it up on location and deliver it straight to where it is to be stored. This calls for a company able to handle door to door pickup and delivery regardless of the destination. Many shipping companies only ship to urban areas, forcing clients that do not live in urban regions to have to pick up their vehicles from terminals. The company chosen to transport any vintage car must be able to deliver anywhere.
When shipping overseas, the longer the vehicle stays on transit, the higher the chances of damage. Many vintage car collectors prefer having their vehicles shipped as quickly as possible. With this in mind, it is important to choose a company that offers air transport, in addition to the typical rail, road and freight shipping that everyone else offers.
Every carrier is required to have insurance before shipping a vehicle. However, since there is strictly no insurance limit set, the rates vary. Many industry players have a 50,000 dollar insurance value on every vehicle, but for some, the values can go as low as 25,000. Given the cost of such a valuable collector’s item, it is perhaps important to have it adequately insured. Choose a shipping company with appropriate insurance values to be able to take care of possible damages to the car during the journey.
Ultimately, though, reputation is king. Even for the most impressive looking CV, do not take the company’s word for it. Anyone can claim to be able to transport vehicles safely and quickly over a long distance. However, make sure the company chosen has a strong reputation and years of experience in the auto transport industry, especially shipping vintage cars.
Going with us as a shipping partner will guarantee you these and so much more. Our track record is solid, and with our experience, your experience will never be disappointing.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.