How To Ship An Engine
Engines are not something we need to ship every day. They are large, heavy, and often delicate, and this makes moving them from one place to another a bit more complex than just sending a parcel.
Regardless of whether you are buying an engine, selling one, or just need to transport one to another location, Shiply can help. Car engine delivery companies are waiting to bid on your job on our platform, often at rates up to 75% less than usual, and it only takes a few seconds to start collecting quotes.
How Much Does It Cost To Ship An Engine?
Shipping an engine can roughly cost between $1.36 per mile for journeys less than 100 miles and $0.26 per mile for journeys less than 1,000 miles.
This is just a rough estimate, however, and there are numerous factors aside from distance that will affect the quotes you get to ship your engine, for example:
Engine Size - Engines can be for a small scooter, a standard street car, or something much larger, and how big and heavy your engine is will determine what sort of vehicle and aid is required to move it. In most cases, a standard delivery vehicle will do, but if your engine is particularly large then you may need a bigger vehicle to transport it, which could cost more.
Timings - If your engine delivery is very time-sensitive, then you may need to pay more for the engine shipping service. Many drivers on our platform are making similar journeys already and are looking to fill their vehicles. The more flexible you can be with your timings, the cheaper it is likely to be to ship an engine.
Locations Of Pickup And Delivery - In the same vein, if your pick-up or drop-off locations are unusually remote then this may incur some extra fees. This is because drivers will have to deviate significantly from their routes to pick up your engine, however, this is unlikely unless you live very far out from urban areas.
Time Of Year - Whilst few and far between, there are instances where the weather may shut down certain routes, which may require your driver to take a longer journey to ship your engine. In these rare cases, you may need to pay more for the extra miles.
How Can Shiply Help Find Engine Shipping Services?
You know what you need and know a bit more about the costs involved, but how do you actually find someone to ship your engine? You could spend hours trawling through internet results and calling companies to get pricing information, or, you could list your item on Shiply!
On our platform, you can list your engine, the pick-up, and drop-off locations, and the desired timings, and have the engine shipping companies come to you. Within 30 minutes of listing your engine, you can expect to start receiving quotes to move it. Shiply gives you one place where you can collect and compare quotes to ship your engine, reviewing feedback and ratings, and allowing you to find the best deal with ease. You can also use our messaging system to ask each engine shipper individual questions about their service.
Shiply is not just a space to compare and book quotes, however. It is also one of the cheapest places to move your items, with prices up to 75% less than standard. This is because, as we mentioned earlier, drivers on our platform tend to be making similar journeys already, and this means they are able to offer you reduced rates. Plus, as an added bonus, by using Shiply you will be helping the environment by reducing the number of unnecessary delivery vehicles on the roads.
Preparing For Your Engine To Be Shipped
Once you have seen a few quotes, compared them, and picked one to go ahead with, you need to get your engine ready for shipping. We recommend the following:
Fluids - Ensure to drain your engine of all fluids such as motor oil, coolant, and anything else before pick-up. If this is not done, your chosen engine shipper may refuse the delivery.
Working Condition - In the case of car parts such as engines, they are often bought and sold in specific running conditions. You should (if possible) check to make sure the engine is in exactly the operating condition expected before it is picked up.
Cleaning And Photographing - Use this opportunity to clean up your engine. It will help you better ascertain the condition it is in before it is picked up, which is highly useful to know upon delivery. Make sure you take some high-quality, time-stamped photographs of the engine as well which you can use later on should you need to.
Packing - Engines, despite being big and heavy, can actually be quite delicate, and packing yours properly before pick-up is highly recommended (some engine shippers may not pick your engine up if it is not protected at all). Crates and pallets are often used as they provide total protection from outside forces, however, you should also aim to secure your engine within these using cardboard, packing foam, or similar.
What To Do After Delivery
Once your engine has been delivered, you should aim to check both the exterior condition and working condition of the engine, ensuring that everything is as expected. The time-stamped images can help when comparing the condition to pre-pick-up. If there are any issues, ensure you raise them with your engine shipping company as soon as possible.
Lastly, we ask that you leave a review and feedback for the service you chose to ship your engine so that users on our platform can know what to expect in the future.
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Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
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Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
f 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 to 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 .
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