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By utilising spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to transport the item.
Shiply's Vehicle Transportation Guide
1. Obtain Car Transport Quotes
Whenever you are looking to buy a service, it pays to shop around. Thankfully, Shiply does this hard work for you. All you need to do is fill out our simple car delivery quote request form and prices will be emailed to you within minutes.
Car transport cost per mile amounts do vary depending on the type of vehicle being moved, the mode of transport and distance transported. However, on Shiply you can expect an average charge per mile of £0.95/mile if the transport is more than 50 miles. For shorter car delivery requirements under 50 miles, the average prices will be nearer £2/mile.
Shiply has thousands of vehicle transport companies who can ship cars all around the world. So, whether you are having a car delivered here in the UK, Europe, or further away, you can find a suitable solution at Shiply.
Prices on Shiply are cheaper than going direct to car transportation companies where you will be quoted the full industry rate. This is because on Shiply, vehicle transport firms compete against each other in a reverse auction. So, you know you will be getting the best price.
Not to mention, calling around company after company is very time consuming. They will all ask you the same questions and have similar sales pitches. On Shiply, you just fill out one form, which takes a matter of seconds and then firms come to you. It is far more convenient and the quotes are simply emailed to you, so you don’t get interrupted during your busy day.
Another large issue with getting delivery quotes through traditional sources like the Yellow Pages or directories is that you have no idea of their service quality. On Shiply, next to every quote is the transport providers feedback profile. Many car transport firms have completed hundreds if not thousands of deliveries through the platform, so you get a really good idea of who you can trust.
As Shiply works like a reverse auction, transport firms compete for your job and this helps drive the price down by up to 75% off standard rates. There is also a decline quote and message functionality, so you can negotiate further on price to really get the lowest possible price in the market without sacrificing on service.
2. Assess Car Transport Services on Offer
There are two main methods of transport when it comes to moving cars. Either it is transported on a trailer or it is driven to the destination by a professional trade plate driver.
Having your vehicle driven is often the cheapest method, however it does have the downside of a slightly higher chance of damage. Plus, mileage is added to your car. The car does need a valid MoT, however it does not need tax or registration as it can be driven on the road by what is known in the industry as a ‘trade plate driver’. This is where a special registration plate is displayed over the existing plates of the vehicle while it is being driven by the professional.
When it comes to trailered car transporting, there are a few options. Single car transporters will carry only one car at a time, so tend to be more expensive. Whereas multi-car transporters can transport several vehicles at a time, this is the way to keep car transportation costs down. This form of transport is also particularly helpful if your car does not run, is not roadworthy or legal.
If you are moving a luxury or classic car, you may choose a covered car transport service. Also known as enclosed car transport, this level of service is the safest available as your car will not be open to the elements or unwanted prying eyes. The downside of course is cost, as these trailers tend to only carry one or two cars at a time.
Regardless of how you will have your car transported, we recommend you verify the insurance level being offered by the transporter is adequate relative to the vehicles underlying value. It is also worthwhile checking your own personal car insurance policy to check that your car is insured when it is being moved by a 3rd party.
We do often hear of people attempting to hire car trailers and do the job themselves. This is often a really bad idea. By the time you have worked out the cost of hiring a trailer, you will have been better of getting a professional to complete the job for you. Not to mention there are very serious laws in regards to the requirements of the towing vehicle and in most cases a tachograph is required, which cost several thousand pounds to install.
We find there are many different reasons why people need car transport. Perhaps you own a car dealership, have purchased a car from eBay, purchased a barn find or want to participate in a track day. No matter the reason, Shiply is here to help you find the right transporter for the job.
The range of transport companies on Shiply is enormous, with many thousands of car transport companies registered. They all specialise in different areas of the industry. So, whether you just need the cheapest possible price because the car is going to the scrapyard, or you have a Ferrari that needs to go to the other side of the world – we have you covered.
If you are moving a vehicle overseas, there is a little more involved. There are car shipping companies who specialise in these jobs, who have relationships with the large freight liners to transport your car by sea. The will be able to advise you on the procedures and shipping documentation required, in most cases they will complete this on your behalf as best they can.
The most secure, but also the most expensive option when it comes to car shipping is via a 20ft or 40ft shipping container. There are even now some systems which enable up to 5 cars to fit inside one container, which is helping reduce costs. The other main option is what’s known as ‘roll-on / roll-off’ or ‘RORO’ for short. This is where your vehicle is driven directly onto the vessel a bit like you do when going to France on the ferry and then secured. This is far cheaper than the shipping container option but is slightly less secure.
3. Prepare Your Car for Transport
Once you have accepted a quote for your car delivery and agreed upon dates, we recommend you prepare your car ready for transport. Following these guidelines will reduce the risk of disputes and things going wrong.
- Documents: Make sure you have all your paperwork to hand, especially if you are distance-selling.
- Clearing: Remove accessories and valuables from the vehicle as these likely won’t be insured. Also, secure or remove things 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. Also, make sure fluid and fuel levels are adequate if the vehicle will be driven during the delivery process.
- Cleaning: Cleaning your vehicle will help avoid damage caused by dirt rubbing the paintwork. Also, it will allow you to more easily notice any scratches or scrapes that occur during the vehicle delivery.
- Evidence: Taking some photographs before your vehicle is picked up is a great way to prove any damage was incurred during transport.
Your chosen transport company will give you a courtesy call when they are near to the collection point. You will see that many car transport firms on Shiply have transported thousands of cars and so are vastly experienced. They will be on hand to help you with any last-minute questions, queries or concerns.
4. Check Car Condition & Leave Feedback
Once your vehicle has reached its destination, you should check over its condition. Here is a handy checklist to help you.
- Vital signs: Check to make sure that all important functions are as you left them: Lights, engine, brakes and any special functions unique to different vehicles. If you bought your vehicle online or from a car dealership then check that everything is as it was described.
- Miles: Has the car travelled the distance you expected? If it’s further, you might want to raise the issue with the transporter.
- Paint: Check for any damage, this is what the photos are useful for, comparing the pre and post transport condition.
- Inside: Unless it was driven then this should be unchanged, though it is still certainly worth a check.
Shiply is built upon trust and you will have used the car transport company profile pages when choosing your car transporter.
So, whether your car delivery was positive or there was room for improvement, please do leave feedback on your chosen car delivery company. This helps future users of the site make the best decision around who to trust when arranging their car transport.