Buying and selling cars online is an increasingly popular past time, and more used cars were sold in the first half of 2017 than new ones . The problem comes when you find a car for a great price but it’s hundreds of miles away. What do you do? Here’s how to get you and your new car together quickly, cheaply and safely.
Online car transporter quotes
Just as the marketplace for buying cars has evolved, so have opportunities to hire couriers or other professional services. If you would like the personal service of a car transporter to bring your vehicle to you then look at sites like transport services expert, Shiply.
Here you can ask for quotes from a variety of companies. And the best thing is that because they choose what they bid on – they all want to work with you. You just enter the details of what you’re moving and when, then wait for companies to get in touch. When choosing your preferred company make sure you consider not just the price they can offer, but also when and how your vehicle will be moved.
Transport a vehicle safely
Once you have found a price for transport that you are happy with you need to think about safeguarding the car. If you are with the car as it’s being packed up and taken then follow these steps. If someone else is loading it for you then ask them to ensure these steps are followed. This is important to getting your vehicle to you in good condition.
- Waxing the surface of the car allows for a barrier against flying insect or other debris your vehicle might meet on the motorway.
- Think about the fluids left inside the car. Petrol should be run down as much as possible, leaving just as much as is needed for the final leg of transport after drop-off (if required.) You also need to check for leaks in the oil or coolant, so these don’t drip on other cars.
- Check the car is in a good, driveable condition (if that’s what you’re expecting.) This is small details like the tyre pressure or the charge on the battery. This makes things easier on delivery.
- Finally, remove any small items that may be damaged during the transport process. This could be antenna, spoilers, things on the windshield or any personal belongings.
When your vehicle arrives
On receipt of your car make sure you get copies of any of the transport documentation. You should also check the drivers passes you any other particulars the seller may have given them. Vehicles usually arrive in excellent condition, but still take a last look for any issues.
Once you have your new keys in your hand make sure you have updated your vehicle and tax documents before you get in for a spin. It’s now easy to do online. In fact, from buying the car, to transporting it, to getting it on the road – you needn’t ever leave your living room!