Classic vintage cars become more prized and valuable as years go by. It means that if you have to transport it from one place to another, it can be quite stressful.
Transporting a classic car is very different from normal car transport. This article discusses some of the things to keep in mind while handling classic car transport.
In the first place, you must hire a classic car transportation expert. Their experience should not be in carrying regular cars but in vintage cars that require special handling. You will need to identify a top-notch, competent company to work with. Some of the qualities you should be looking for in a transportation service are:
Experience: Companies that can transport classic cars will have the expertise and understanding of the requirements.
Credibility: The car transportation company should use only certified and vetted carriers who have the necessary fittings to transport vintage cars. You should research companies whose customers have given them high ratings on independent review websites.
Customer Help: Look for companies that have a good customer service team that will give timely information and support the customers through the process of booking, loading, transporting, and unloading the precious cargo. While this is needed for all cars, vintage cars need another layer of reassurance.
Value: The price they offer should be fair and at par with most services, not too high but not priced too low either. The cost of transporting a classic car will be higher than a regular car. The second aspect to take care of is to check your insurance and that of the transporter. It would help if you were shown a printed copy of the company’s insurance information and have them explain what is covered by the policy. If needed, the company should give you the contact details of their insurer so that you can double-check the status.
Next look at the transport options provided by the transport company. Cars get shipped mostly on open trailers which carry other vehicles. It is a perfectly sufficient option for normal transport requirements and is also budget-friendly. However, weather, road, and traffic conditions may play havoc on your valuable vintage car, as they are exposed to the elements, dust, and other motorists. Transporting your car in an enclosed trailer is the safest option, and you can be assured that there will be no damage.
There are many car transport companies, but clearly, a normal service won’t do for your pride-and-joy.