How To Ship Your Grant
Very few classic cars can match the simplicity and elegance of those produced by the Graham car company.
Like any other classic vintage, getting one’s hands on one is a very difficult process. With such a collector’s item in your hands, you should only trust a reputable car company with the job of shipping it home. Here are a few must haves for the company one chooses to ship their classic ride home.
All the assurances of quality and timely delivery will not alleviate the lingering doubts in the client’s mind unless they have something tangible to go with. When you give your car put to be shipped, you will always be left wondering what the progress is. Choose a company that gives you access to the car shipping process. Many companies have online portals from which one can track their cargo before it arrives.
Even though auto shipping companies keep regular schedules, sometimes vehicles might arrive earlier than scheduled. This might be before one arrives at the destination to pick the car, or have it dropped at their residence. Pick a company that has enough storage space to keep the car those extra few days until you arrive to sign it out.
It is always a nice touch dealing with a company that is thoughtful and considerate of its customers. For instance, customers who have busy schedules and cannot pick up vehicles from your terminal might require door to door delivery, at home or at the office. Door to door delivery saves time, the effort and money involved in having to pick up the car and drive it home. For vintage cars, it is ideal because of most of the time, vintage cars are in a condition where they either cannot be driven any considerable distance or be driven at all. Door to door delivery will, therefore, be the better option.
Handing over the car shipping company representatives involves a considerable amount of risk. The longer the vehicle is in transit, the more the risk the vehicle will have of getting damaged. One of the more important elements of a good shipping company will be the insurance cover. Insurance should vary depending on the element of risk, the distance and the value of the vehicle.
Any trustworthy auto transport company should be able to provide quotes up front, inclusive of all the charges involved in their package. An emerging trend today, though, is that of live rates. A lot goes into the determination of the exact cost of shipment. Typically, the heavier the vehicle, the more expensive it is. Look for a company that offers live quotes as this might give you a chance to save. For cheap car transport, remove unnecessary luggage in the vehicle, and accessories like spoilers to reduce the weight and size of the car.
Survival in the car shipping industry, whether domestic or international, is a difficult thing. Any company that has been around for some time is, therefore, a guaranteed bet when looking for quality services.
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.