Convertible Car Shipping Services and You
Are you trying to ship a convertible? If so, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before you ship it – things that can affect the prices that you pay and the services that you receive, among other things. As you know, convertibles are meant to be more luxurious – what’s finer than driving down the 101 with the top down, enjoying the breeze off the California coast with the sun beating down on you? Enjoying life is easier with a convertible, but it can be a pain to ship it, which is why we’re going to talk a bit about convertible car shipping services and what you should expect when you ship your convertible.
To start, when you ship a convertible you’re going to want to find a car shipping company that you feel comfortable with. This is a lot easier said than done, of course, which is why you want to gather multiple quotes to get you started. But more to the point, you want to talk to agents of different companies and see what they say about your convertible car shipping services, notably whether or not you need open or enclosed transportation services. This is an important distinction especially when shipping a convertible; open transportation is cheaper, but enclosed shipping services help to protect the vehicle much better and more wholly than an open transport truck. This is just one of many decisions you’re going to have to make – if in doubt, talk to an agent and they’ll give you their recommendation.
When you ship a car, you can’t have anything in the cab of the vehicle, and this goes double for when you ship a convertible. Not only can you not have anything in the vehicle, but you’ll likely have to make sure the top is up before the carrier arrives. If you are shipping on an open carrier, this is even more important; not only can the interior of the vehicle get damaged during transit if you don’t put the top up, but you could lose personal items such as clothes and the like if you leave them in the cab of your convertible. No self-respecting car shipper will load a vehicle with loose items in the cab and the top down, of course, but it can save a lot of money if you have your vehicle ready to go when the carrier arrives.
If you are interested in shipping a convertible and are trying to find some quotes to get you started, take a minute or two and fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form. It only takes a minute but, more importantly, nets you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car shipping companies in the industry. How do we know they’re the best? Aside from doing this for over fifteen years and working with just about everyone under the sun at one point or another, we also make sure that each company is fully licensed, bonded, insured and top-rated via several online review organizations. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live agents.