Auto Transport Tips: Classic Car Transport Services
Winter has slowly given way to spring, and soon summer will be peeking over the horizon, which means that classic car transport services are going to see an increase in demand. A lot of people like to wait to ship their old convertibles or sports cars until the weather is nice across the country, which makes sense – classic cars can get expensive, especially if they’re hard to find or relatively rare, and making sure that it stays in fair weather even if you’re shipping across the country usually is a good way to protect the vehicle. But when you’re on the hunt for classic car transport services, something you need to keep in mind is the fact that some classic cars are going to need more protection than others, which is why we’re talking about them today in this blog post.
Auto transport carriers will ship just about anything, but the majority of trucks on the road are of the open variety. Open auto shippers expose the vehicles they ship to the elements on a daily basis, and this can be to the detriment of some vehicle owners who don’t know the difference. When you’re on the hunt for classic car transport services, price should be secondary to service – in other words, don’t sell your vehicle short and use the wrong type of carrier. Many classic cars may be classic, but they aren’t worth much anymore; vehicles depreciate starting the moment you turn the key and start it up. Some classic cars retain their value over long enough periods, as they were hard to find or rare to begin with, but you need to know what you’re shipping and make sure that you get the right carrier – if it’s old and valuable, chances are enclosed will be better even if it’s more expensive.
Most every single auto shipper in the industry today can and will offer classic car transport services, but you’ll want to talk to an agent to learn more. Different companies will have different policies in regards to how they handle a “standard” classic car, and will have widely differing opinions on how to ship the more expensive classics out there. Keep in mind that if your classic car does not start or run, a special winch will need to be required to load and unload it. Classic cars cannot be shipped with parts inside them, either, and you can learn more about why by speaking to your agent (as there are several different reasons).
However, if you’re interested in classic car transport services, and are trying to find a company to ship your vehicle, take a minute or two and fill out our free online auto shipping quote request form. It shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two to fill out and submit, then you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quote or understanding more about our industry, you can contact one of our live agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.