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Shipping a Parts Car

Published by Joe Webster.

Shipping a Parts Car

How to Ship a Parts Car?

When one thinks of auto transport services, usually what comes to mind is shipping a standard automobile. But an additional, though less common, type of auto transport service that people may have the need for is shipping a parts car.Shipping a parts car isn't too complicated to do, but there are some things that people should be aware of about the process. Here's what you should know.

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Shipping a parts car isn't too complicated to do, but there are some things that people should be aware of about the process. Here's what you should know:

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Wait, What Exactly IS a Parts Car?

A parts car is not your typical vehicle. Instead, it's a vehicle that is not fully operational and doesn't actually "run." Additionally, a parts car may actually have some parts missing and/or could have significant damage to it, both internally and externally. In other words, it is not actually a complete vehicle nor is it intended to be.

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Why Would People Need to Ship a Parts Car?

There are a few reasons why people may want to ship a parts car, but the main reason is that people may need some specific parts from it. Obtaining specific parts from a parts car, especially rare ones, can be more cost effective than having to buy the parts individually online or from a dealer. Auto mechanics and extreme car enthusiasts, in particular, are big proponents of this method.

Are They Difficult to Ship?

The problem with shipping a parts car is that they can be extremely difficult to actually transport. Since they're not fully operational, this can cause issues for the auto transport carrier in loading them and unloading them onto their trucks. Furthermore, parts cars can also be irregular in shape, including missing wheels, bumpers, and doors, which means that they will have to be towed or placed on a auto transport trailer through a special apparatus or machine.

All of this translates into the auto transport driver having to spend more time loading and unloading the vehicles. For example, a winch is often used to place a non-operating vehicle onto a trailer, but the problem is that many auto transport carriers may not have one readily available, which will cause a delay in the process as they try to acquire one.

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You need to let the auto transport company know from the very beginning if you need to ship a parts car. Some auto transport companies may not ship parts cars and others may have to spend more time arranging it. That's why you should always let them know as far in advance as possible in order to avoid any delays in your shipping time. You should also expect to pay a bit more to ship a parts car.

At A-1 Auto Transport, we'll be able to handle your parts car shipping needs. Our expert customer service team will be able to advise you on your best options and to answer any of your questions, especially if this is your first time shipping a parts car. Make sure to contact us today for your free no obligation quote!

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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
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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