The act of shipping a classic car is one that should be left to qualified transport specialists, especially if you must have a classic delivered. A classic car must be handled with great care.
If the integrity of the vehicle is harmed, its value will decrease significantly. It’s extremely important to hire a transporter with a positive reputation.
The cost of shipping a classic car is hard to calculate without some details. When you would like to receive a quote from a transporter, call in or fill out the submission form on their website. It’s safe to say that your bike’s shipping services could cost anywhere from $200 to $1000.
Explanation of the Insurance Coverage Provided.
The vehicle owner’s insurance policy will not provide protection during the car’s transport. Transporters are required to purchase their own. They provide this coverage to all customers that purchased shipping services. If an accident or damages occur, they’re repaired and paid for through the shipping company’s insurance agent.
Before your classic car’s shipping process begins, take note of all damages already existing on the car. Take photographs of the automobile from all angles, even the interior. This documentation may come in handy during the car’s final inspection after delivery.
If you spot damages on your classic vehicle after the delivery, inform the transport driver so that they can fill out a report. They will turn this into the transport company after you sign it so they can help you file an insurance claim. The insurance company will pay for any immediate repairs or replacements. For a customer to file an insurance claim after a professional transport isn’t common, yet it's essential to have this protection just in case.
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.