Auto Transport Tips: How to Ship a High-End Luxury Vehicle
Let’s face it – in today’s world, there are people who drive practical vehicles, and there are those that drive awesome vehicles. This blog post is going to be catering more towards the latter group – those of you in this world that love to buy or collect high-end luxury vehicles that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
That’s not a bad thing; if you have the money to buy a really, really nice car, kudos to you. However, you may not always be able to find that brand-new Bentley or Rolls-Royce in your area – sometimes, you’re going to have to find one out-of-state and ship it to you, and as you can imagine that can be kind of nerve-wracking.
This blog post will help explain the best way to ship a high-end luxury vehicle and make sure it stays perfect throughout the trip.
For starters, take a look at the current value of your vehicle. If you paid six figures for it, chances are it’s still going to have quite a bit of value on it, even if it’s a few years old. Second off, you’re going to want to determine what type of transport truck you’re going to need.
Most high-end luxury vehicles will require enclosed transportation for several reasons. For starters, enclosed transportation services are going to be a lot more protective of your vehicle than an open carrier.
Enclosed shippers prevent damage from road debris and the like, which open carriers cannot do. It’s called “open” transport for a reason: the vehicles on the back of an open transport truck are exposed to the elements, including wind and rain and sleet and snow, and any errant rocks, dirt clods, etc. With an enclosed carrier, well…simply put, they’re not.
Enclosed transportation is typically more expensive than the open variety, but let’s face it – if you’re buying and shipping a high-end luxury vehicle, a small increase over the cost of open shipping isn’t really going to break your bank much.
Most people that use auto transportation services are shipping their daily drivers, the vehicles they use to transport their kids or their pets or to commute to and from work. Rarely is a 2014 Bentley Continental GT going to be driven to and from work on the freeway – it’s a special car, for special times, unless you happen to live in an area where you can easily keep up the maintenance on it.
Anyway, enclosed will likely be what you want to use when shipping a high-end luxury vehicle, and you can request a free enclosed transportation quote right here on our website. Just fill out our free online quote request form and make sure to mark the “enclosed” area accordingly; once you submit the form, you’ll get a free quote to ship your vehicle right away. You can also get a quote right over the phone by calling us toll-free at 800-930-7417.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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