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Car Transport Blackpool: Economical & Dependable Vehicle Delivery Options


Reasons Individuals Frequently Relocate Vehicles to and from Blackpool, Lancashire, UK


Blackpool, a renowned coastal destination in Lancashire, UK, draws countless tourists annually. Numerous individuals move to or from Blackpool for a variety of motives, such as employment prospects, retirement, or a desire for change. When relocating to or from Blackpool, people often require vehicle transportation services, resulting in a significant need for car transport solutions in the region.


Simplifying the Process of Acquiring Car Transport Estimates


There are various explanations for why people necessitate car transport. Whether you own a car dealership, have acquired a vehicle through eBay, discovered a barn find, or desire to engage in a track day event, Shiply can help you locate the perfect transporter for your needs. With a vast array of registered businesses specializing in different domains, Shiply provides a wide selection of transportation possibilities. From the most economical rates for scrapping a vehicle to transporting a Ferrari internationally, we have you covered.


Shiply possesses an extensive network of vehicle transport enterprises that deliver cars globally. Whether you require car delivery within the UK, Europe, or beyond, Shiply can offer an appropriate solution. Simply fill out our user-friendly car delivery quote request form, and within minutes, you'll obtain competitive prices from several transportation companies via email.


By utilizing Shiply, you can access rates that are considerably lower than those provided directly by car transportation businesses, who typically charge the full industry standard. Our reverse auction system encourages vehicle transport companies to vie for your business, reducing prices by up to 75% off standard rates, guaranteeing you receive the most advantageous deal possible.


Many transport businesses on Shiply have completed thousands of successful deliveries. Each delivery quote is accompanied by the transport provider's feedback profile, allowing you to review customer ratings and reviews to assess the caliber of their service.


Car transport costs per mile fluctuate based on factors such as the type of vehicle, mode of transport, and distance. On Shiply, the average charge per mile is roughly £0.95/mile for transports surpassing 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, average prices are closer to £2/mile.


Types of Car Transport Services Offered


When it comes to relocating cars, there are two primary methods: transportation on a trailer or driving by a professional trade plate driver. Having your vehicle driven is often the most cost-effective option; however, it adds 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' who displays a special registration plate over the vehicle's existing plates during transport.


Trailered car transporting offers several options. Single car transporters carry one vehicle at a time, making them more expensive. Multi-car transporters can move multiple vehicles simultaneously, keeping car transportation costs low and proving useful for non-running, non-roadworthy, or illegal cars. For luxury or classic cars, a covered or enclosed service provides the safest option, protecting the vehicle from the elements and keeping it out of sight. However, this service tends to be more costly, as these trailers typically carry only one or two cars at a time.


When moving a vehicle overseas, specialized car shipping companies with established relationships with large freight liners can transport your car by sea. They provide guidance on required procedures and shipping documentation, often assisting with the completion process. The most secure but expensive option is using a 20ft or 40ft shipping container, although some systems can reduce costs by fitting up to 5 cars in one container. A cheaper alternative 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 adequately covers the vehicle's value. Additionally, review your personal car insurance policy to ensure your car is insured while being moved by a third party.


Readying Your Vehicle for Transport


Once you've accepted a quote for your car delivery and agreed upon dates, we suggest preparing your car for transport:


  • Documents: Ensure all paperwork is readily available, especially for distance-selling.

  • Clearing: Remove accessories and valuables from the vehicle, as they are unlikely to be insured. Secure or remove any loose items.

  • Running condition: Note the vehicle's performance prior to transport to easily identify any changes post-delivery. Ensure fluid and fuel levels are sufficient if the vehicle will be driven during delivery.

  • Cleaning: Clean your vehicle to prevent dirt from rubbing against the paintwork and to easily spot any scratches or scrapes that may occur during transport.

  • Evidence: Take photographs before transportation to prove any damage incurred during transit.

Many firms on Shiply have extensive experience and have transported thousands of cars. Your chosen transport company will be available to address any queries or concerns you may have.


Inspecting Car Condition & Providing Feedback


Upon your vehicle's arrival at its destination, check the following:


  • Vital signs: Ensure all important functions (lights, engine, brakes, and any unique features) are as you left them. If you purchased your vehicle online or from a car dealership, verify that everything is as described.

  • Mileage: Confirm that the car has traveled the expected distance. If not, address this with the transporter.

  • Paint: Inspect for damage against pre-transportation photos.

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 make informed decisions when arranging their car transport.


For reliable and affordable car transport in Blackpool and throughout the UK, trust Shiply to connect you with the best vehicle transportation companies in the industry.

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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 438,843 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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