Obtain Car Transport Quotes
There are many reasons why people need car transport. Perhaps you own a car dealership, have purchased a car from eBay, bought a barn find or want to participate in a track day. Whatever the reason, Shiply can help you find the right transporter for the job.
The range of transport companies on Shiply is enormous, with many thousands of registered companies specialised in different areas. Whether you need the cheapest possible price to get a car to the scrapyard, or have a Ferrari to send across the world, we can help.
Shiply has thousands of vehicle transport companies that ship cars all around the world, so whether you are having a car delivered in the UK, Europe, or further, Shiply can find a suitable solution. All you need to do is fill out one simple car delivery quote request form and prices from transportation firms will be emailed to you within minutes.
Prices on Shiply are cheaper than going direct to car transportation companies who quote the full industry rate. On Shiply, vehicle transport firms compete in a reverse auction to drive the price down by up to 75% off standard rates, giving you the best price.
Many transport firms have completed thousands of deliveries, and next to every delivery quote on Shiply is the transport provider’s feedback profile where you can see customer ratings and feedback to get a good idea of service quality.
Car transport cost per mile amounts do vary depending on the type of vehicle being moved, the mode of transport and distance transported. On Shiply you can expect an average charge per mile of £0.95/mile if the transport is more than 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, the average prices will be nearer £2/mile.
Types of Car Transport Services
There are two main methods of transport for moving cars: transported on a trailer or driven by a professional trade plate driver.
Having your vehicle driven is often the cheapest method, however, it involves adding mileage to your car and requires a valid MOT. The car does not need tax or registration as it can be driven by a ‘trade plate driver’ where a special registration plate is displayed over the vehicle’s existing plates whilst being driven by a professional.
With trailered car transporting there are several options. Single car transporters carry one car at a time, so tend to be more expensive. Multi-car transporters can transport several vehicles at a time, which keeps car transportation costs down and is useful if your car is not running, is not roadworthy or not legal.
If moving a luxury or classic car, you may prefer a covered or enclosed service. This service is the safest as the car is protected from the elements and kept unseen. Transporting classic cars can cost more as these trailers tend to only carry one or two cars at once.
If moving a vehicle overseas, there are car shipping companies who specialise in this and have relationships with large freight liners to transport your car by sea. They can advise you on the required procedures and shipping documentation, and often will help you complete them.
The most secure but most expensive car shipping option is via a 20ft or 40ft shipping container, although some systems can reduce costs by fitting up to 5 cars in one container. Another cheaper option is ‘roll-on / roll-off’ (‘RORO’), where your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel and secured.
Regardless of how your car is transported, we recommend you verify the transporter’s insurance level is adequate for the vehicle’s value. You should also check your personal car insurance policy to check that your car is insured while being moved by a 3rd party.
Prepare Your Car for Transport
Once you have accepted a quote for your car delivery and agreed your dates, we recommend you prepare your car ready for transport:
- Documents: Make sure you have all your paperwork to hand, especially if you are distance-selling.
- Clearing: Remove accessories and valuables from the vehicle as these are unlikely to be insured. Secure or remove anything that could come loose during transit.
- Running condition: Make notes of the vehicle's performance prior to transport. This will allow you to spot any changes when the move is completed. Make sure fluid and fuel levels are adequate if the vehicle will be driven during the delivery.
- Cleaning: Cleaning your vehicle will help avoid damage caused by dirt rubbing the paintwork and it will allow you to more easily notice any scratches or scrapes that occur during the vehicle delivery.
- Evidence: Taking photographs before your vehicle is transported is a great way to prove any damage was incurred during transport.
Many firms on Shiply have vast experience and have transported thousands of cars, and your chosen transport company will be on hand to help you with any queries or concerns.
Check Car Condition & Leave Feedback
Once your vehicle has reached its destination you should check:
- Vital signs: Check that all important functions are as you left them: Lights, engine, brakes and any special functions unique to your vehicle. If you bought your vehicle online or from a car dealership then check that everything is as described.
- Mileage: Has the car travelled the expected distance? If not, raise this with the transporter.
- Paint: Check for damage against photos taken before transportation.
Shiply is built on trust with company profile pages available to browse when choosing a car transporter. When your car delivery is complete, remember to leave feedback on your chosen company’s profile page. This helps future users of the site make the best decision when arranging their car transport.
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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 .
Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?
In most cases, the car delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the vehicle. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys for the car.
Can I Keep Items In My Vehicle?
Most car delivery companies will be fine with you keeping some personal items in the vehicle when it is transported. However, there are two important things to remember: 1. The weight of the items may affect the price of the vehicle delivery, and 2. Any items in the vehicle will not be covered by insurance for the transport of the car itself.
Can I Transport My Vehicle If It Isn't Running?
You can transport your vehicle if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.
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How Shiply Works
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By utilising spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to transport the item.
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