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Is It Safe to Ship Your Vintage Car?

Published by Joe Webster.

Type Of Trailer Will Be Used

The question of whether it's safe or not to ship your vintage car is something that most owners will wrestle with if they have auto transport needs. This is only natural, as your vintage car is your prized possession and is extremely valuable, both personally and in real-life.

You should know though that the answer to your question is yes, it is perfectly safe to ship your vintage car. However, you should always hire a trustworthy, reliable auto transport company that has experience in doing so. Make sure to check out the Better Business Bureau's website at to check the reliability of the company that you decide to go with.

A-1 Auto Transport will be able to make sure that your vintage car is safely shipped!

What Type of Trailer Will Be Used?

In the vast majority of cases, it will be recommended by the company for you to ship your vehicle in an enclosed trailer. Putting your vehicle in an enclosed trailer, as opposed to an open trailer, may be a bit more costly, but it'll save you a considerable amount of worry, as your vehicle will be completely protected from the elements and any damage that may occur on the open road.

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Where Should Your Car Be Placed on the Trailer?

No matter the type of trailer you decide to go with, your vintage car will usually be placed on the bottom of it. That's because it's common for a vintage car to leak oil and fluids. So, for the protection of your vehicle, as well as other people's vehicles, it's better to prevent any issues from happening.

Should Your Car Be Placed on the Trailer

Will It Be Fully-Insured?

The majority of car transport companies will provide insurance that will cover you for any damages that occur during the shipping process. However, most of the time, this will only cover the value of your vintage car up to its book value. You will most likely need to get additional insurance for it. Many shipping companies will be able to provide you with this option for an extra fee if you ask, or you can just go out and get it on your own.

Important Things to Keep in Mind

There are some additional things that you may want to keep in mind just to make sure that your vintage car is completely safe.

The first is to make sure that you always take pictures of your vintage car BEFORE it has left with the driver. That will help you out considerably for any insurance claims that you may make. Once it arrives at its destination, don't sign anything until you are completely confident in its condition.

The second is to not try and cut corners during the shipping process. As it's a vintage car, its value is extremely high, so you shouldn't opt for a shady auto transport company that offers you an extremely low rate compared to everyone else. Instead, go with a company that is well-reviewed and has a stellar reputation. Ask them specifically about their experience in shipping vintage cars.

Good luck with the process and remember to contact A-1 Auto Transport if you need to safely ship your vintage car!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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435 Division Street
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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
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15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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