Car Delivery Preparation
Car delivery is something that most car owners will go through in their lifetime. However, it doesn’t need to be a burden when you have your car delivered as long as you make sure of a few things when organising the delivery. The first thing to consider is what type of car you have. Naturally, a 4x4 might require a different service than your run of the mill family estate. In addition, the condition of your car should also be assessed. Whether your car is running or non-running and if it has passed its MOT are details that will need to be passed on to a car moving service.
A timescale should also be considered as finding the right car moving company is not always instantaneous and drawing up the needed paperwork can take some time.
Car Delivery Options
There are also different ways in which your car can be delivered. Commonly the cheapest will be to have your car driven on trade plates. This involves an insured professional driving your vehicle to your chosen destination.
The most common method of delivering a car is a multi car transporter service. The car moving company will either pick up your car or you will have to drop it off at a designated area. It will then be moved onto a multi car transporter along with other vehicles being transported to the same area or to a destination on the delivery route.
The advantage of this service is that it is generally cheaper than a standard one car transporter. However, the service may not be tailored to your exact collection and destination point and there is a chance that car fluid or parts can fall onto your car from a car positioned above.
If this is not an option, single car transporters are also a common form of car delivery. A single car transporter will use either a trailer or an a-frame to deliver your vehicle. The benefit is that this service will likely be tailored to you and your requirements. Single car transporters can commonly be used in an urgent delivery situation. However, as only one car is ever moved at a time, the cost will be higher.
Car Delivery Quotes
On Shiply, all three options are available. When you list your car delivery on Shiply, all types of car transporters will quote on your delivery and you will be able to cherry pick the best one.
Before you release your car for transport, you will need to make preparations. You should check for and document any pre-existing damage. Also, be sure to remove any personal items.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
Can I Call Shiply?
Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .
Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
How Many Quotes Will I Receive?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
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