Can You Ship A Luxury Car That Is Not Operational?
If you have got a classic car that is not running then most of the car shipping companies will refuse to accept such cars. That is because all companies are not equipped with necessary equipment needed to load and unload non-running cars.
However, if are looking for a company ready for shipping a inoperable classic car then you can get in touch with the representative of Ship a Car, Inc. who can help you to arrange to ship your non-operational classic car too.
How to ship any car that is not running
There is no much difference between shipping any running car and a non-running car. However, a few different steps that you must take while shipping such a car.
1. Search a transport company having enough experience with non-running classic car
All car shipping companies may not have any experience transporting any nonoperational classic/antique cars. Therefore, it is very important to search for such a company that has sufficient experience and knows what it has to do.
You must try to know what kind of equipment they have to load and unload any nonoperational cars. If your car does not run, then it will need a winch.
2. Understand that special equipment to handle non-running cars can be expensive
In addition to the extra cost involved for the winch/forklift, these transport companies who deal with inoperable vehicles will need to pay the handler for car transport more to load and unload the nonrunning classic cars.
That is because every person can not operate any winch or forklift and also every winch/forklift operator may not have any experience in handling a classic, inoperable car.
3. Thoroughly inspect your car before handing it over
For your non-running classic car, especially this is important because your car will need to be forklifted and winched onto its carrier. It will be nice that you must make a video of your car before it is handed over to your car shipper.
Video/photo should cover top to bottom, outside and inside of the car so that you can compare its condition after the delivery is made.
4. Clean the car and remove all accessories
Since your car is not running hence you can remove the battery and need not fill any fuel in the car. Also, keep the car free of any movable items like roof rack, stereo, spare tires, etc. so that you can prevent any damage.
Also, removing the battery and gas will ensure that battery acid or gasoline can never leak while it will be loaded or unloaded.
5. Check whether you can fix it to make operational
It will be a good idea to evaluate the cost of making your car operational by repairing any faults. If you find the cost is too high as compared to shipping it as a non-running classic car then no point in going for that.
If the car needs simply replacing a tire to make it operational then better go for that so that you can save a good amount of your money.
Ship A car has sufficient experience in shipping such nonrunning luxury cars and you may call their representative today!