Tips For Shipping Classic Cars Long Distance

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Owning a classic car is a dream that many throughout the United States and Canada have. In many cases, even owning just one car after years of maintenance and loving care represents the fulfillment of that dream.

So, it’s understandable to be apprehensive about letting someone else handle your dream car. But if you’re moving long distance or just spending a lot of time across the border or a good distance away from your current home, it’s usually easier to just ship your car than to drive it that long distance. Here are some tips for shipping your classic car in that situation:

Look For an Enclosed Trailer

After all the care, work, and money you’ve put into your classic car, the last thing you want is for it to be damaged in even the smallest way on its journey. This is why you should only ship it in an enclosed trailer. This will shield it from the elements and any other hazards and provide privacy as well as safety.

Prepare the Car for Shipping

There are a few things you should do to ensure the car is ready to be transported. First, you don’t need more than a quarter-tank of gas in the tank. You’ll likely be charged for the weight of the car as well as the distance so there’s no need to add to that total. You should also run a mechanical check beforehand to ensure the tires, engine, fluid level, battery, and indicators are all in good shape. And, of course, remove any personal belongings.

Document the State of Your Vehicle

Before you ship your car, you should wash it to reveal any dents, dings, or scratches. Then, you and the carrier should document any damages to ensure you’re on the same page about the state of the vehicle. It’s also wise to take pictures or videos to prove what kind of state your car was in before it was given to the carrier. That way, if any damage occurs along the way, you’ll have proof of who to blame.

If you’re looking to have a vehicle shipped in the United States or Canada by a reliable company, Car Couriers Inc. is here for you. As a family-owned business that has decades of experience, you can count on us to deliver your vehicle in the same condition we received it in. Call us today at  888-637-2770 to get your shipment scheduled.