Your classic car is more than likely considered to being one of a kind, very valuable in terms of investment of time and money, and certainly warrants a great deal of special care and attention when transporting it. Classic cars of any make or model involve a high degree of concern for safety during the shipping process, and placed under certain guidelines and regulations that you need to know before the move. The outline below illustrates the proper way to prepare your classic car for transport by a Montreal mover, whether it be a local move or an international move.
Shipping Methods for Your Classic Car
At AMJ Campbell, not only do we pride ourselves in understanding that transporting classic cars is a highly specialized service, but it means providing a great degree of professional expertise and competence. With that in mind, we suggest two alternatives for transporting your classic car. One method is to transport your classic car in any one of our transport vehicles. Another alternative is to ship it in a specialized car-carrier. If the second option appeals to you, we have great working relationships with excellent partners, guaranteeing that your classic car is transported by experts in the business.
Each of these alternatives are very safe, while providing an enclosed space to adequately protect your classic car from any type of weather or road conditions. In certain situations, classic cars must be transported on an open carrier requiring specific tie-down procedures. If your classic requires this type of attention beyond the regular transport techniques, be sure to contact your moving company representative to work out the best arrangement for your shipment.
Naturally, the decision to transport your classic car in a specialized car-carrier will be expensive, therefore you will need to evaluate which degree of quality moving services you require to suit your moving expenses. Regardless of which method you select to transport your classic car, you can reduce your expenses by dropping it off at your moving company’s origin site, and have it transported directly to your destination moving company site for pickup.
Protection for Your Classic Car During Shipment
Almost all reputable moving companies assume a certain degree of liability for classic car transport and can provide various levels of valuation coverage. You would be wholly responsible for the decision regarding which level of coverage you require. If you ship your car with AMJ Campbell along with the rest of your belongings, you will be offered $30,000 of valuation coverage at no charge. A premium fee will be requested if your classic car needs supplemental coverage. Remember to take as many photographs of your classic car as possible for insurance purposes.
Classic Car Preparation for Shipping
Adequate preparation for your classic car is a vital step prior to transporting it to maximize protection against any type of potential hazards during the moving process. Make sure your classic car is properly serviced prior to the move to ensure that it will operate and safely brake when needed during the loading and unloading process. Check all the vehicle’s fluids, charge the battery if needed, along with the air pressure in the tires before transport. If your classic car is not operable, ask your AMJ Campbell representative for alternate procedures.
If there are any type of fluid leakage issues, you need to have them repaired before transport. Should repairs not be possible, tell the movers about the problem in advance so they are aware of it and don’t stow your vehicle above another while in transit. Securely tie down or remove any bolt-on accessories or components such as spoilers, mirrors, or antennas. Make sure to disable your security alarm to prevent it from being set off accidentally while in transit.
Please note that shipping personal items inside the vehicle is against the law in most areas. Also, you need to give the movers a spare set of keys to the vehicle as well. In addition, there can only be a quarter tank of fuel or less in the car while being transported, otherwise, the Montreal mover cannot transport it, especially if you are looking for an international moving service.
Your Classic Car is Ready for Transport
As soon as your classic car is fully secured for transport, your task is complete. If your classic car is being transported in an enclosed container, it will be floor loaded and secured using the vehicle’s side-mount fasteners. If it is on an open carrier, it will be tied down to the vehicle’s load platform.
AMJ Campbell is one of the top-rated Montreal moving companies, and we are qualified experts in the vehicle shipping business. Please contact us for a free, no obligation shipping estimate.