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Numerous factors drive individuals to require vehicle transportation services. Maybe you manage an auto dealership, acquired a car through eBay, purchased a hidden gem, or wish to engage in a track event. Regardless of your motivation, Shiply can help you discover the ideal transporter for your needs. Shiply boasts a vast network of transport businesses, with thousands of registered companies specializing in various areas. Whether you need the most cost-effective solution to transport a car to the junkyard or have a Ferrari to ship across the globe, we can assist you. Shiply collaborates with thousands of vehicle transport firms that deliver cars worldwide, so whether you require car delivery within the UK, Europe, or beyond, Shiply can identify a suitable option. Simply complete one straightforward car delivery quote request form, and within minutes, you'll receive price estimates from 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 businesses engage in a reverse auction, driving down the price by up to 75% off standard rates, ensuring you get the best deal. Many transport firms 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 vehicle type, transportation method, and distance covered. On Shiply, you can anticipate an average charge of £0.95/mile for transport distances exceeding 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, the average prices will be closer to £2/mile.

Vehicle Transport Service Options

Two primary methods exist for moving cars: transportation on a trailer or driven by a professional trade plate driver. Having your vehicle driven often proves to be 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 transportation, several choices are available. Single car transporters carry one vehicle at a time, making them more expensive. Multi-car transporters can move several vehicles simultaneously, keeping car transportation costs down and proving useful if your car is not running, roadworthy, or legal. If transporting a luxury or classic car, you may prefer a covered or enclosed service. This option 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 once.

For overseas vehicle transportation, 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 adequate for the vehicle's value. Additionally, review your personal car insurance policy to ensure your car is covered while being moved by a third party.

Ready Your Vehicle for Transport

After accepting a quote for your car delivery and confirming the dates, we suggest 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: Take notes on the vehicle's performance before transport. This will enable you to identify any changes once the move is completed. Ensure fluid and fuel levels are sufficient if the vehicle will be driven during delivery.

Cleaning: Cleaning your vehicle helps avoid damage caused by dirt rubbing against the paintwork and makes it easier to spot any scratches or scrapes that may occur during 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 selected transport company will be available to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Verify Vehicle Condition & Provide Feedback

Upon your vehicle's arrival at its destination, you should check:

Vital signs: Ensure 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: Has the car traveled the expected distance? If not, address this with the transporter.

Paint: Check 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 the best decision when arranging their car transport.

Vehicle Transport in Dorset, UK

Dorset, situated in the southwest of England, is a sought-after destination for individuals relocating to and from the region. Many people require car transport services when moving to or from Dorset, whether for personal or professional reasons. Dorset car transport companies specialize in safely and efficiently transporting vehicles to and from the area, ensuring that your car reaches its destination in the same condition as when it departed.

People often move cars to and from Dorset for various reasons, such as relocating for work, retiring to the countryside, or simply desiring a change of scenery. With its breathtaking coastline, charming villages, and rolling hills, Dorset attracts many newcomers who wish to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the region. When moving to Dorset, having your car transported by a reliable car transport Dorset company can make the transition much smoother and less stressful.

Furthermore, Dorset is home to several popular tourist attractions, such as the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the historic town of Dorchester. Many visitors to the area may choose to have their car transported to Dorset so they can explore the region at their own pace and convenience. By using a reputable Dorset car transport service, tourists can ensure that their vehicle arrives safely and is ready for their adventures in this beautiful part of England.

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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

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    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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