How To Choose A Transportation Company For Your Classic Car
Whether you’re relocating abroad or just need your car waiting for you at your end destination, you need to be sure that you can trust your transportation company with your pride and joy. But when you’re browsing online or consulting the trusty yellow pages, how can you make sure that you’re choosing the right classic car transportation company?
In my experience, there are a number of aspects to a transportation company that make them stand out from the crowd. After all, you need to remember, this isn’t just any car they’re transporting.
First of all, always check that the transport company you choose has specialist transport. An enclosed carrier is nearly always best because otherwise you risk the car getting scratched by stones and tarmac that are loose. If your classic car hasn’t been worked on yet then an open carrier might be suitable if you’re not worried about scratches, but those wishing to stay cautious should opt for something enclosed.
Secondly, look for a company that has experience of transporting classic cars. Every car is different and some need extra care if they are very fragile. An experienced company won’t need as much guidance on how to take care of the vehicle while it’s in their possession. Companies that specialise in classic car transportation are more likely to be able to offer the best possible service for you and your car.
Finally, as always, shop around. Make sure that you don’t get ripped off and if a company is charging more, ask them what you are paying for. They should be able to break it down for you so that you can be sure that if you’re paying for quality, you’re getting it. Review sites online are great for hearing about other peoples’ experiences with a particular company. You could also ask friends and family if they know anyone who’s had an experience with a car transportation company. If you’re a member of a classic car club, there will be sure to be someone with some experience.
Choosing a classic car transportation company should not be done without thought. For most classic car owners, the thought of something bad happening to their car is enough to send chills down their spine. By making sure you follow the three tips above, you are more likely to find a car transportation company that you can trust to deliver your vehicle safely.