When you need to ship a valuable car, whether it is a prestige model, a rare vintage model or a sports car, you want to ensure it is in the best hands and will be properly cared for. Letting such a high value asset out of your hands is always tough but it is easier when you know the company responsible for the shipping will treat the vehicle with the utmost respect. Searching for a provider can take time but it is always best to do your homework, ask some questions and ensure you choose the right person to do the job.
One thing you must do is enquire about how the vehicle will be shipped. Providers can offer various shipping solutions, ranging from driving the car to the destination themselves to transporting it on covered or uncovered transports. It is important to be clear on how you want the car to be transported and ensure it will be protected during the trip.
When considering the transporter you need to think about the impact it will have on the vehicle. Uncovered transportation vehicles will leave the car exposed to the elements, grit flying up off the road and other factors that could result in minor damages. Covered vehicles provide greater protection and can even feature temperature controls and air chambers if you want the conditions to be perfect.
Asking about the suspension of the transport is important too. The more rigid it is the more the vehicle will suffer from vibrations and other issues that could potentially cause damage. The best transporters will have air suspension to provide a smooth, well cushioned ride for the duration of the trip.
It is also essential that you ask about loading and unloading as this could potentially lead to damage too. If the transporter has a winch you need to make sure the provider understands how to use it safely. Shallow angled loading ramps are the best because they make it easier to load and unload.
At Rudler Car Transportation and Storage we provide a dynamic service to meet the needs of vehicle owners across the UK. Our transport service will keep your vehicle safe and in the best condition. We have specially designed transporters that will be as gentle on the cars as possible at all times. Every car we ship is covered by insurance and we will take very good care of them.