When it comes to shipping luxury cars, Ontime Automotive are the premier luxury car transport providers – so we’ve put together this exclusive guide to safe and reliable luxury car shipping, to take the mystery out of getting your collector’s item from A to B.
1. Know your vehicle
First and foremost, we think about the vehicle itself. Luxury cars present unique challenges, which we need to take into account when planning how best to transport your vehicle.
Some of the factors we can take into account include fuel type, ground clearance, and mileage. If you don’t want to add to your car’s miles travelled, we can load and unload it without ever needing to turn the engine on.
2. Plan your route
Experience and expert knowledge allow us to plan your route carefully, drawing on our decades of shipping luxury cars all over the world.
A good route will get your car there as quickly as possible, but will also need to work around potential problems like toll roads, ferry crossings and anything else that could delay delivery.
3. Choose a transporter
There are several different types of vehicle that can be used for luxury car transport, and our preference is to use a covered car transporter so your car is protected from all sides en route.
Electric vehicles are a growing share of the luxury cars market, so our dedicated EV transporters will also play their part in luxury car shipping in the years to come, getting battery-electric cars to their destination with a full ‘tank’ of charge.
4. Remember the paperwork
If any paperwork is involved in transporting your vehicle, we take care of this ahead of time so there are no unforeseen delays on the day.
This is especially an issue when transporting luxury cars outside of the UK, as there may be Customs declarations that must be filed before the vehicle can be brought into a foreign country.
5. Trusted partners
For long-distance deliveries, we may call on one of our trusted partners overseas to complete the final stage of your luxury car shipment.
This is most common when the vehicle has been sent via air freight, as it allows us to have a local driver – familiar with the local roads and routes – to pick your car up from the airport and get it to where it needs to go.
Want to know more?
In this guide we’ve touched on shipping luxury cars, including collectibles and battery-electric luxury cars. We’ve thought about routes and international deliveries, and the paperwork involved.
We’re committed to providing exceptional service, with fully insured covered car transporters and dedicated electric car transporters, driven by trained, uniformed drivers who will treat your vehicle with the care and respect it deserves.
If you’d like to know more about how Ontime Automotive take care of any of the above issues when shipping luxury cars, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk you through the full details of our services.