How To Ship A Luxury Vehicle

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How To Ship A Luxury Vehicle

How To Ship A Luxury Vehicle

Moving involves a lot of preparations and details that need to be attended to. Shipping a luxury vehicle may be somewhat daunting since it involves a lot of paperwork. It is also important to ensure that the vehicle will be secure and protected from any harm during the long distance move. When you hire the moving services of experienced and reputable companies such as A1 Auto Transport, you are assured that your luxury vehicle will be shipped safely and arrive at the destination in good condition.

Preparing your car for transportation

When shipping a luxury vehicle, there is some preparation that needs to be done which includes:

Conduct a general maintenance check. In case you will use container shipping, drain the fuel and disconnect the batteries.  You should also retract the radio aerial and check the tire pressure. It is also good to disable the alarm in case you are using roll-on, roll-off shipping.

Go ahead and wash your car so that its condition may be assessed; any scratch or marks clearly seen. It is good to take pictures of the vehicle should you need to provide evidence of the condition of your car before it was shipped. Then remove all personal belongings from the car and cover it with a protective material that will protect it against the elements of weather. Convertibles, especially, need to be well-covered. After you are done, hand-over the car keys to the mover and inform them how your car operates.


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Shipping methods

Luxury vehicles are not your ordinary staple. They are pricey investments hence extra care is needed to ensure that their condition is maintained through-out the shipping process. There are many elements that the cars may be exposed to while being shipped. Dust, dirt, debris, extremely low or high temperatures and moisture may cause damage to the car. Therefore, it is best to ship them using enclosed transport. This offers the car with the much needed safety.

Antique and classic cars should also not be stacked because oil may spill from the cars from the top deck to the cars onto the lower deck, resulting into damage.

To experience peace of mind that your luxury vehicle will be transported safely, ship it using enclosed transport. While this may not be the most pocket-friendly method of transport, it is the best option. Enclosed transport will give you value for your money because your car is that much more protected, you are not likely to have it damaged.

While you may entrust the moving company to ship your luxury vehicle safely and reliably, you will still need to take action to ensure that their transportation will be hassle-free. Take the necessary measures to ensure that your luxury vehicle has been protected from damage and that the process will be free from hitches. Long distance movers may provide insurance for the car but it is good to research on whether they have limited liability so that you may seek additional insurance.

Joe Webster

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.

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