Shipping a High-End Luxury Vehicle?
Tips for Anyone Wanting to Ship Their High-End Luxury Vehicle
Are you the proud owner of a Porsche, Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar or Rolls-Royce? Do you need it transported with a minimal amount of fuss but with the maximum care and attention? You might be relocating or migrating south for the winter. You might need to get your precious vehicle into storage or to the repair shop for some work. Whatever the reason, using the services of a reputable auto transport management company like SGT Auto Transport means your vehicle will be treated with the utmost care.
When you need to move your car across the state or the country, driving it is always an option. However, there is a far better solution. Using a transportation service means there’s no wear and tear, your vehicle isn’t exposed to damage and there’s no risk of being involved in an accident. Your classy, elegant vehicle will have been very expensive which means extra care and attention is needed.
Open vs Enclosed Auto Transport
There are two options when it comes to shipping a car. You can choose between an open or enclosed service. Both have their advantages.
Open Auto Transport – this is the service that’s recommended for most types of car. One of the benefits of this type of service is that it’s usually the cheapest option. It is also a more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly option because up to 10 cars are transported on one open trailer. There is, however, a downside. Your vehicle is exposed to the weather and traffic grime. For a luxury vehicle, this might not be the best option.
Enclosed Auto Transport – for custom, classic, luxury, sports and high-end vehicles this is the best option because the vehicle is completely protected. But what about the downside? Shipping a vehicle in an enclosed trailer is much higher. This is because there are fewer carriers that offer this service, the increased insurance liability is much more expensive and enclosed trailers cost more to buy and maintain. Another downside is that this type of service can be a little slower.
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Luxury Vehicle?
How much it costs to ship an expensive vehicle depends on a number of different things. If you decide you want your car to receive the best possible protection, you can expect to pay between 40% and 50% extra on top of the standard price. Aside from the type of trailer you choose the following are also going to affect the price:
• The distance your vehicle has to be transported
• The type of vehicle, make, model and modifications
• The condition of the vehicle, as in whether it’s operable or not
• The time of year your vehicle is being shipped
• Whether the pick-up and delivery are in an urban, metropolitan or rural area
If you want to check our prices, use our handy online calculator. All you need to supply are a few simple details.
Getting Your Car Ready for Shipping
If you want the transportation process to be as stress-free and seamless as possible, there are a number of things you have to do to get your vehicle ready for shipping.
The first step is to do a few maintenance checks. This includes topping up fluids, checking brakes, ensuring tires are at the correct pressure and making sure the battery is fully charged.
The next step is to clean the interior and exterior of your car. While you’re doing this, you can carefully check your vehicle for any damage. Make a record and photograph any dents, dings, chips or marks. You’ll need this documentation to check against when your vehicle is delivered.
Remove all personal belongings before your vehicle is shipped. Non-factory equipment also needs to be removed. Any consoles or glove boxes must be emptied. If there are any loose items such as an antenna, these have to be protected or removed.
You might be tempted to fill the gas tank before your vehicle is picked up. This is not recommended, for safety reasons. Aim to run the tank down to a ¼ full.
Why SGT Auto Transport is Best for Your Luxury Car Shipping Needs
When it comes to shipping your luxury vehicle, only the best will do. Choose SGT Auto Transport and you’ll receive the service you expect and more. We make sure the carriers we use are experienced at shipping premium vehicles and the drivers are well trained and reliable. We won’t put your precious baby into the hands of anyone we wouldn’t trust with one of our own, let alone our customers’ vehicles.
You can find out more about our premium transportation service by speaking with one of our shipping advisors. Don’t hesitate to give us a call on (866) 774 6570. You can also speak with our shipping gurus using the online chat option. If you want the best for your baby, SGT Auto Transport can arrange the ultimate in car transportation.
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