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How to ship inoperable vehicles

How to ship inoperable vehicles

If you have an inoperable vehicle you need to transport to the new city, you are probably wondering how to do it. The first thing that comes to mind is finding a car shipping company to get your car delivered to the new destination, but the question is – do car shipping companies transport inoperable vehicles? The answer is yes! USA Auto Transport is going to help you with your car, and the process is more-or-less the same when you are transporting an operable and an inoperable vehicle. There are some differences in your approach, and you will see them below:

Find a moving company

The first part of your car shipping process is to find a company that is going to ship an inoperable car. Make sure you ask them that question because there might be some companies who do not offer this service! Once you have checked that, you can find some other companies as well and create a list of the ones you like.

Ask for a free price estimate

Moving an inoperable vehicle is more complicated than moving an operable one. Thus, you can expect the price to be slightly higher, which is reasonable. If you are using terminal-to-terminal service, you won’t be able just to drive your car there, plus the company staff members won’t just load your car into the trailer effortlessly. Different companies use various methods, and some examples are winches or a lift gate.

How to ship inoperable vehicles

Select a moving company

Now that you have prices to compare, you can select the moving company you will hire to get the job done. Make sure to check whether it is reliable. The most important thing is that you are satisfied with the choice.

Ask questions

Make sure that you ask some other questions besides the ones concerning costs. See what method the company will use to pick up your vehicle and what you need to do in order to prepare it for shipping. Some differences exist depending on the company, but you need to make sure that you can provide all the necessary documentation and get your car ready.

Moving services are the same

Car shipping companies offer the same services for inoperable and operable car shipping. With that being said, you can choose between an open and enclosed auto transport. If it is some old car you are moving to a new location and you plan to restore it, then an open trailer might be a better choice, but if you are moving a beautiful antique vehicle, perhaps you want to protect it with an enclosed trailer.

Ship your car

You have done everything required of you, and the company has given you a pickup window – several days when they will pick up your vehicle. Your inoperable car will be delivered to your location while you board a plane and you don’t have to worry about it being mishandled.
Do you have an inoperable vehicle to ship? Call USA Auto Transport for more information!