How does car shipping work?
Once you’ve decided to ship your car, you will need to contact one of our car shipping experts. They’ll arrange a car condition report for you to ensure that any damage done during the journey is tracked. We will them arrange to have your car picked up by our professional movers, before being moved into our specially designed shipping containers. Cars can mean a lot to their owners, especially if it’s a classic or luxury model. To give you extra peace of mind, we only use the latest in transportation techniques and materials.
What about shipping cover?
Shipping cars can be a complicated process and there is always the inherent risk of the unexpected happening. We recommend considering a shipment protection plan, which guarantees cover for your vehicle against any unforeseen circumstances. Our talented team of car shipping experts always use the utmost care and consideration when moving your vehicle, although having cover for your car is never a bad idea. Providing convenient shipment protection for your car is our way of making the process a little easier.
What types of transport is available?
It depends on the type of car you’re moving. If it’s a fairly standard family car for example, you might want to just opt for open transportation. This means your car will be somewhat exposed to the elements, but it is the most affordable and flexible option. Don’t think it means your vehicle is in danger; it is simply the most efficient way to transport large numbers of cars. All of the necessary precautions are still taken to make sure each and every vehicle is secured before the journey.
The other form of car transport is enclosed, which means that your car will be placed inside a specially designed shipping container. It is the preferred method for people shipping luxury or classic cars that carry a high value. In a nutshell, enclosed transport eliminates the risk of weather elements and flying objects causing damage to your car.
How much does shipping a car cost?
It varies considerably depending on a number of factors, some of which might surprise you. When you ship a car has an impact on cost for example, as different shipping seasons mean different volumes of vehicles being shipped. Choosing a busier time of the year will cost you more, as car owners jostle for space. The type of shipping container (see above) has an impact as well, with enclosed transport for luxury vehicles being more expensive than the open transportation method. Please note that enclosed transport can be more difficult to book.
What is a door-to-door service?
We want to make shipping your car a stress-free experience, which is why we offer a door-to-door car shipping service. If you need it, we can cover the whole car shipping journey, moving it from your front door to your new home without any hassle.
Can I store items in my car?
Our advice is to not leave anything in your car, especially items you may need. Shipping a car can take a while, especially if it’s travelling a long way across an ocean. Putting anything essential like medicine, gifts, or other items you need when you first get to a new home, could mean you might not see them for weeks.
How can I prepare my car for the journey?
First things first, secure any loose or speciality objects such as mirrors, spoilers, antennas (you can lower or remove these), etc. Think about leaving as little petrol as possible, because a full tank only increases the total cost of shipping. Make sure you seal or repair any gaps or tears in a convertible roof, as fast-moving air can cause damage. Also, turn off any anti-theft measures installed on your car, as it can be very frustrating if the alarm goes off or if the driver needs to access the vehicle in an emergency. Don’t forget to clean your vehicle to ensure a fair and accurate car condition assessment.
Wherever you need a car moved to, Santa Fe Relocation is the company that gets it there with ease. We are your one-stop car shipping solution, we make moving easy for you.