Auto Transport Tips: Make Sure Your Vehicle Rolls
When you’re transporting a vehicle you should do your absolute best to make sure that it rolls just fine. It doesn’t have to run, necessarily; just roll. Being able to roll is extremely important as that’s how most auto transporters load vehicles onto their trucks. If your vehicle is not running they will have to winch it onto their truck, but it still has to roll in order to actually get onto the truck. Many people ask if they can ship just a body-on-frame, no wheels or engine or anything like that. While you technically can ship vehicles like that, it’s not easy and it’s certainly not cheap, so keep that in mind.
More than that, though, having the wheels on your vehicle makes sure that it’s going to be able to be quickly loaded onto the truck even if it doesn’t run. Vehicles that don’t have any wheels on them are likely going to need to be shipped via a flatbed car transport truck, and flatbed shipping is generally much more expensive and harder to find than a standard shipper. Not only that, but finding a shipping company to transport a vehicle that doesn’t have any wheels whatsoever is going to be more difficult as well; many car shippers just don’t have the capabilities to load a vehicle that doesn’t roll or brake onto their truck. How would you do it? That’s the main question that most auto shippers are posed with when it comes to transporting vehicles that don’t roll, so make sure your vehicle does come transport time.
If you have questions about your specific vehicle you can call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live auto transport agents. They’re trained and certified to help you with all your shipping needs and can explain more about the auto transport process as well as give you tips for getting the most out of your car shipment. We can also get you a free quote from reputable and reliable car transport companies. You can get those simply by filling out our free online quote request form, and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. You’ll likely get less to bite if your vehicle doesn’t have any wheels, though, so keep that in mind. If you can put wheels on your vehicle before you ship it you’ll likely have a much easier time transporting it.