Getting your car to the next show is always a hassle. You can always drive it, but that puts a lot of wear on the car and risks damaging it before it gets to the show. Even if there’s no damage after the drive, you’ll probably need to clean it at least. That is why shipping your car can be so useful; it protects your car and keeps it clean. However, starting the shipping process takes some know-how, so here are some tips for shipping a classic car to your next show.
Find the Right Company
To start, find the right company for shipping your vehicle. Look online for places that offer the services and call them to learn their procedures. You should also check reviews as they’ll tell you if the company is good or not. Make sure to check a lot of places and narrow it down by comparing them.
A lot of vehicle shipping services offer basic open-air shipping. This will move your car, but it doesn’t provide the same level of vehicle safety. For a classic car, look for companies that offer additional protective services, such as enclosed car shipping.
Book Your Shipment
The next step in the process is to call the company and book your shipping date. Look for a place that has door-to-door shipping, as this service will pick up your car and drop it off wherever you need. You should also make sure you get the best insurance the company offers.
Prep Your Car
Once you’ve got a date set up, get your car ready for the trip. Make sure it’s clean of any dirt and damage, and don’t fill it up with gas—the cost of shipping foes up with vehicle weight. Finally, empty it of any additional items since they add to cost and may shift during transport.
Bill of Lading
The last thing you’ll want to prepare for is the bill of lading. This process is for insurance as it officially records your vehicle’s condition both before and after the transport. Make sure your vehicle is clean for this and take photographs to prove your vehicle’s condition.
Following these tips for shipping a classic car to your next show should help you get your car to the show safe and clean. Just be sure that you give the company enough time to ship the car to exactly where you need it.