Classic and antique cars are a favorite pastime for many. Whether showing them off at vintage car shows or purchasing them from long distances, it’s sometimes better to ship them so they can travel around instead of driving them hundreds of miles. In that case, there are a few things you need to keep in mind that many transportation services overlook.
Choosing an enclosed truck courier instead of an open truck is the first step you should take to ensure that your car makes the trip safely. An enclosed truck can keep a car safe from the elements, especially important for convertible vehicles or cars with decorative elements. Depending on the craftsmanship of the antique car, even a heavy rain can end up leaving its mark on your car’s exterior.
Another choice that is recommended by those with experience in shipping antique cars is to use non-stacking trucks. Older cars may drip oil onto cars below while in transit. Whether or not your car is dripping oil, you don’t want anyone else’s car dripping onto your vintage vehicle.
When shipping your own classic car, there are a few things you should do first. Empty the car of all personal belongings and make sure that the alarm has been disabled. Fill the tires, check all fluid levels and the battery and make sure to have insurance on the vehicle against theft or shipping accidents. Obtaining a pre-shipping inspection report can help you find shipping issues if the delivery inspection report shows any damage on the vehicle.
As long as you do your homework, shipping your antique car will be a calm, easy experience. If you have questions, Car Couriers will give you the answers you need. Let us know if you plan on shipping a classic or vintage vehicle, and we’ll tell you the best way to do it.