Simplifying Vehicle Transport During Times of Uncertainty
If there’s one thing the pandemic and lockdowns has taught us, it’s that during times of uncertainty, a little bit of forward planning will prevent a lot of headaches down the track.
Whether it’s a car, motorcycle, boat, campervan or other vehicle, moving your vehicle interstate can be a big process and if it’s your first time doing so, you might have a few questions about the process involved, getting started and, generally ensuring everything runs smoothly
Luckily, there are some steps you can take as soon as you even begin asking whether it’s possible to have your vehicle transported interstate.
Compare the Costs
Compare the costs, not just among vehicle transport companies but also the cost of driving the vehicle yourself.
Do the maths on driving compared to transporting your vehicle with a car carrying company. You’ll be surprised how cost effective having your vehicle transported can actually be.
The time you save, plus cheaper airfares is money in your pocket.
For business and leisure trips, consider 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!
Will the Company you Choose Cater to Your Needs?
Ask lots of questions before choosing a car carrier and ensure you inform them of any time requirements, or special services such as needs around shipping a car with personal items.
Keep the car transport company in the loop about what you require and what you expect can provide some certainty that any deadlines can be met and any delays or disappointments avoided.
All companies want to demonstrate to you that they why they regard themselves as the best car transport company so – given that opportunity by asking the questions you want answers to.
Consider Enclosed Transport for a Classic or Luxury Vehicle
If you’re looking to relocate a premium vehicle like a classic car, you might want to also consider using an enclosed vehicle carrying service.
Enclosed carriers offer extra protection for cars from the elements that eliminates the risk of its cargo getting damaged or even dirty due to debris from road travel.
While open car carriers are a perfectly suitable and safe option for all everyday vehicles, those moving luxury cars may wish to utilise this option for complete peace of mind.
Be aware though that enclosed carriers are rare and that you may be waiting longer that you’d otherwise be if choosing an open carrier.
Prepare your Vehicle for Transport
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 unfortunately, insects and seeds are a quarantine issue and must be removed.
It takes time and extra cost if we need to do the cleaning.
To find out more about getting ready to ship your vehicle with a car transport company, check out our guide for preparing your vehicle for transport.
Please ensure you have the fuel tank at least ¼ (quarter) full at the time of transportation to ensure we don’t run into any issues loading/unloading on the journey.
Choose a Door-to-door Delivery Option and Save Time
Two things to consider will be budget and convenience.
Check with your carrier’s customer service team for both Door to Door and Depot to Depot pricing (or a mix of the two).
Good car transport companies will tailor your move to meet your needs. If choosing a depot drop off or pickup, remember the (in)convenience of public transport to get you home or to the airport.
Unfortunately, border closures during the pandemic has shown that increased delays can happen when moving a vehicle across long distances.
For this reason, it’s crucial to book ahead of time and make your carrier aware of any deadlines you may have for your car’s arrival. In most cases, a good car carrier company will meet your requirements.
Being prepared and booking your transportation in advance can help you to avoid any possible disappointments with your car shipping company.
Take Advantage of Free Quotes Online
When looking for a car transport company, it’s always a good idea to get a range of quotes from different service providers so that you can get the best deal possible.
All reliable companies offer free instant quotes on their website, where you simply enter the type of vehicle you are looking to move, it’s make and model and where you need it transported.
From this, you should receive a a price that you can use to compare with other companies.
As a first step, you can obtain your free car transport quotes from multiple companies in one step.
Our service partners will respond to you directly and you can do followup research on our website to understand which companies provide the best option.
It’s an easy, obligation free, way of getting started.
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