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Individuals require car transportation services for various purposes, such as owning an auto dealership, acquiring a vehicle through eBay, purchasing a barn find, or participating in a track day event. Regardless of the circumstance, Shiply can help you discover the ideal transporter for your needs. Shiply boasts a vast network of transport businesses, with numerous registered companies specializing in different areas. Whether you require the most cost-effective solution to transport a car to the scrapyard or need to ship a Ferrari across the globe, we can assist you. Shiply collaborates with thousands of vehicle transport firms that deliver cars worldwide, ensuring that we can find a suitable solution for your car delivery needs in the UK, Europe, or beyond. Simply complete one straightforward car delivery quote request form, and within minutes, you will receive prices from various transportation companies via email.


Shiply offers more affordable prices compared to directly contacting car transportation companies that charge the full industry rate. On Shiply, vehicle transport firms engage in a reverse auction, driving down the price by up to 75% off standard rates, ensuring you get the best deal. Many transport companies have successfully completed thousands of deliveries, and nearly every delivery quote on Shiply includes the transport provider's feedback profile, where you can view customer ratings and comments to gauge the quality of their service. Car transport costs per mile vary depending on the type of vehicle being transported, the mode of transport, and the distance covered. On Shiply, you can anticipate an average charge of £0.95 per mile for transports exceeding 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, the average prices will be closer to £2 per mile.


Varieties of Car Transport Services


There are two primary methods for transporting cars: using a trailer or having a professional trade plate driver drive the vehicle. Having your vehicle driven is often the most economical option; however, it adds mileage to your car and requires a valid MOT. The car does not need tax or registration as a 'trade plate driver' can drive it, displaying a special registration plate over the vehicle's existing plates while being operated by a professional. When it comes to trailered car transporting, there are several choices. Single car transporters carry one vehicle at a time, making them more expensive. Multi-car transporters can transport multiple vehicles simultaneously, keeping car transportation costs down and proving useful if your car is not running, roadworthy, or legal. If moving a luxury or classic car, you may prefer a covered or enclosed service. This service is the safest as it protects the car from the elements and keeps it out of sight. Transporting classic cars can be more costly as these trailers typically only carry one or two cars at a time.


When relocating a vehicle overseas, specialized car shipping companies have relationships with large freight liners to transport your car by sea. They can provide guidance on the necessary procedures and shipping documentation and often assist in completing them. The most secure but 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 more affordable option is 'roll-on / roll-off' ('RORO'), where your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel and secured. Regardless of the transportation method, we recommend verifying that the transporter's insurance level is sufficient for the vehicle's value. Additionally, review your personal car insurance policy to ensure that your car is insured while being moved by a third party.


Ready Your Car for Transport


Once you have accepted a quote for your car delivery and agreed upon the dates, we recommend preparing your car for transport:


Documents: Ensure you have all the necessary paperwork readily available, especially if you are distance-selling.
Clearing: Remove accessories and valuables from the vehicle as they are unlikely to be insured. Secure or remove anything that could come loose during transit.
Running condition: Make notes of the vehicle's performance before transport. This will allow you to identify any changes when the move is completed. Ensure fluid and fuel levels are adequate if the vehicle will be driven during the delivery.
Cleaning: Cleaning your vehicle will help prevent damage caused by dirt rubbing against the paintwork and make it easier to notice any scratches or scrapes that occur during the vehicle delivery.
Evidence: Taking photographs before your vehicle is transported is an excellent way to prove any damage incurred during transport.


Many companies on Shiply have extensive experience and have transported thousands of cars, and your chosen transport company will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns.


Verify Car Condition & Provide Feedback


Once your vehicle has reached its destination, you should check:


Vital signs: Ensure that all essential functions are as you left them: lights, engine, brakes, and any special features unique to your vehicle. If you purchased your vehicle online or from a car dealership, verify that everything is as described.
Mileage: Check if the car has traveled the expected distance. If not, discuss this with the transporter.
Paint: Inspect for damage against photos taken before transportation.


Shiply is built on trust, with company profile pages available for browsing when selecting 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 informed decisions when arranging their car transport.


Car Transport Paignton


Paignton, a beloved seaside town situated in Devon, UK, frequently sees cars being moved to and from the area for various reasons. Whether you are relocating to Paignton, purchasing a vehicle from a local dealership, or sending a car to a buyer in the town, car transport services can make the process convenient and stress-free. Paignton car transport companies specialize in safely delivering vehicles to and from this charming coastal destination. With its picturesque beauty and thriving tourism industry, Paignton attracts visitors from across the country, making it a popular destination for car transport services.

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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 440,042 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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