Helpful Tips For Vehicle Transport in Australia
Whether it’s transporting a car, motorcycle, boat, campervan or other vehicle, everyone wants a helpful tip.
Here are seven helpful tips that will save you time and money the next time you’re looking to transport a vehicle in Australia.
- Getting a quote is usually the first thing to consider when thinking about moving a vehicle. Most carriers offer an easy, obligation free, way of getting started.
- Do the maths on driving compared to transporting your vehicle with a car transport services company. You’ll be surprised how cost effective moving with us can be. The time you save, plus the often cheap airfares is money in your pocket.
- For business and leisure trips, evaluate the benefits of having your own vehicle rather than a rental car at your destination. Some people just love their own 4WD, prestige bikes or sports cars so much they want to have them with them!
- Don’t take things for granted. Ask lots of questions before choosing a car carrier. Give them the opportunity of showing you what makes them the best car transport company in the industry.
- Give your vehicle a good clean before the trip. Not only will you find those lost CD’s, sunglasses and the sunscreen lotion, you’ll help us a lot by removing all loose items and any plant or animal matter. Important areas to check are the wiper wells and undercarriage of your vehicle as unfortunate little insects and seeds are a quarantine issue and must be removed. It takes time and extra cost if we need to do the cleaning.
- Two things to consider will be budget and convenience. Check for different types of pricing (door-to-door, depot-to-depot or a mix of the two). Car carriers can usually tailor a move to meet your needs. If choosing a depot drop off or pickup, remember the option of public transport to get you home or to the airport. Grab your iPod, or newspaper and enjoy the ride.
- Most car transport companies prefer you to have the petrol tank ¼ full at the time of transporting. So, before you drop off your vehicle, take a quick look at the fuel gauge.
If you’re transporting a motorcycle, you may find the following additional tips especially useful.
- Remove all personal, loose items and any dangerous goods from the bike;
- Empty any compartments;
- Wide mirrors should be folded back, lowered or removed;
- If the bike has side saddles or panniers that can’t be removed, ensure they are clean, empty and ready for inspection.
- Ensure the bike is clean and free of any plant or animal matter. Quarantine laws require inspection of all compartments so make sure there’s a key to any lockable areas. Delays are costly and your support is important.