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Tips for Shipping Your Luxury Car

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Tips for Shipping Your Luxury Car

Owning a luxury car is a considerable investment. Therefore, it's only natural you want to protect that investment when it comes to shipping it across the state or country.Luxury vehicle is a term used to cover a variety of vehicles. A generalization is that it’s a vehicle you paid top dollar for, and for you, it's very precious. Manufacturers include Maserati, Bentley, Maybach, Lamborghini, BMW, and Mercedes.

What Luxury Car Transport Options are Available?

When it comes to exotic auto transport, you have two options.

  • Open trailer – this is the least expensive option. However, it does mean your vehicle is exposed to the elements and traffic debris. For high-end luxury cars, this is not generally recommended. On the other hand, if the open car transport cost suits your budget, you might want to consider additional insurance.
  • Enclosed trailer transport – using a classic car hauler means your sports, custom, luxury, or antique vehicle benefits from additional protection and security. Enclosed trailers have four walls and a roof, which means your precious car is completely protected.

Here at SGT Auto Transport, we offer a luxury vehicle transportation service you can book online. We also have a team of well-trained shipping advisors you can contact on (866) 774 6570 if you want to ask any questions.

Choosing the Right Auto Shipping Company

If you want the transporting of your car to be a smooth process, you need to hire a shipper you can trust. There are several things you can check:

  • License and insurance – a reputable company is one that is registered through the USDOT. Always request a copy of the carriers' insurance to check their cover
  • Check reviews – you can tell how well a company is going to perform by the reviews you find online.
  • Compare shipping quotes – expect to pay a little more if you choose enclosed shipping
  • Do your research – it's vital you perform your due diligence if you want to find the best auto transport, provider

Preparing Your Luxury Vehicle for Transportation

There are several things you need to do to ensure your car is ready for transportation. Wash it very carefully, both inside and outside, and record any existing damage. Take pictures as these can be useful, should you need to claim in the future.

All personal belongings must be removed, including documents in the glove compartment. The carrier's insurance may not cover items such as the stereo, GPS, and other electronic additions. 

Check the battery is fully charged, the tires are correctly inflated, and the gas tank is no more than one-quarter full.

When you hand your keys over to the carrier, let them know whether your car has any unusual quirks, because many of them do.

When you’ve got the right auto transport management company on board, moving your luxury motor any distance becomes a pleasure rather than a chore. 

Made with Love - SGT Auto Transport Team