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Car Transport Bedford: Cost-Effective & Dependable Options for Your Automobile

There are numerous motives why individuals necessitate automobile transportation services in Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK. Whether you're an auto dealership proprietor, have acquired a vehicle from eBay, purchased a barn discovery, or desire to engage in a track day, Shiply can support you in locating the appropriate transporter for the task. With thousands of registered transport firms specializing in diverse areas, Shiply provides a broad range of choices to accommodate your requirements & budget.

Individuals frequently relocate automobiles to and from Bedford for various purposes. Bedford, situated in Bedfordshire, UK, is a well-liked destination for car aficionados & dealerships. Many people relocate to Bedford for employment or personal motives, necessitating the conveyance of their vehicles. Moreover, Bedford is home to several auto auctions & events, enticing buyers and sellers from across the nation.

Cost-Effective Automobile Transport Solutions

Shiply possesses a vast network of vehicle transport companies that deliver cars all around the globe. Whether you require a car delivered within the UK, Europe, or further afield, Shiply can discover a suitable solution. To begin, simply complete one simple car delivery quote request form, and within minutes, you'll receive prices from various transportation firms.

By utilizing Shiply, you can access prices that are more affordable than going directly to car transportation companies, who often quote the full industry rate. On Shiply, vehicle transport firms compete in a reverse auction, driving the price down by up to 75% off standard rates, ensuring you get the most favorable deal possible.

Dependable & Experienced Transporters

Many transport firms on Shiply have completed thousands of deliveries, & next to every delivery quote, you'll find the transport provider's feedback profile. Here, you can see customer ratings & reviews to get a good idea of the service quality you can anticipate.

Car transport costs per mile vary depending on the type of vehicle being moved, the mode of transport, & the distance covered. On Shiply, you can expect an average charge of £0.95/mile for transports exceeding 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, the average prices will be closer to £2/mile.

Types of Automobile Transport Services

There are two primary methods for moving cars: transporting them on a trailer or having them driven by a professional trade plate driver. While having your vehicle driven is often the most economical option, it does add mileage to your car & requires a valid MOT. However, the car does not need tax or registration, as it can be driven by a 'trade plate driver' who displays a special registration plate over the vehicle's existing plates.

If you opt for trailered car transporting, there are several options available. Single car transporters carry one vehicle at a time, making them more costly. Multi-car transporters, on the other hand, can move several vehicles simultaneously, keeping car transportation costs down. This is particularly useful if your car is not running, roadworthy, or legal.

For those moving a luxury or classic car, a covered or enclosed service may be preferable. This is the safest option, as the car is protected from the elements & kept out of sight. However, transporting classic cars can cost more, as these trailers typically only carry one or two vehicles at a time.

Overseas Automobile Shipping

If you need to move a vehicle overseas, there are car shipping companies that specialize in this area. These firms have relationships with large freight liners to transport your car by sea & can advise you on the required procedures & shipping documentation. They will often help you complete the necessary paperwork as well.

The most secure but expensive car shipping option is via a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. Some systems can reduce costs by fitting up to 5 cars in one container. Another cheaper alternative is 'roll-on / roll-off' ('RORO'), where your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel & secured.

Regardless of how your car is transported, it's recommended that you verify the transporter's insurance level is adequate for the vehicle's value. You should also check your personal car insurance policy to ensure your car is covered while being moved by a third party.

Readying Your Automobile for Transport

Once you have accepted a quote for your car delivery & agreed upon the dates, it's essential to prepare your car for transport:

  • Documents: Ensure you have all the necessary paperwork, especially if you are distance-selling.

  • Clearing: Remove accessories & 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. Ensure fluid & fuel levels are adequate if the vehicle will be driven during delivery.

  • Cleaning: Clean your vehicle to help avoid damage caused by dirt rubbing against the paintwork. This will also make it easier to notice any scratches or scrapes that occur during vehicle delivery.

  • Evidence: Take photographs before your vehicle is transported to prove any damage incurred during transport.

Many firms on Shiply have vast experience & have transported thousands of cars. Your chosen transport company will be available to assist you with any queries or concerns.

Inspect Automobile Condition & Provide Feedback

Once your vehicle reaches its destination, you should check:

  • Vital signs: Ensure all important functions are as you left them, including lights, engine, brakes, & any special features unique to your vehicle. If you bought your vehicle online or from a car dealership, verify that everything is as described.

  • Mileage: Check if the car has travelled the expected distance. If not, raise this issue with the transporter.

  • Paint: Inspect for damage against photos taken before transportation.

Shiply is built on trust, with company profile pages available to browse when choosing a car transporter. Once 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 in Bedford & beyond.

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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.

How Shiply works

How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

  • 1

    Request quotes from our 440,488 rated transport providers.

  • 2

    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

  • 3

    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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