HOW TO SHIP A CAR
Shipping a vehicle can be a tedious and costly experience. You want to make sure you're working with the best auto transport company at their best rate. Vehicles are the second biggest purchase we make, and it’s important to feel secure when you need to move your car.
The most important thing to do when shipping a car is to research auto transport companies, and compare their services, history, and prices. Find out which carrier is best for your transportation needs and budget. Talk to them directly to get a feel for their communication styles and expertise in auto transport. DRBI allows you to do all of these things in one platform.
CAR SHIPPING SERVICES
Door-to-Door vehicle delivery
is provided by most auto transport companies. The transport service will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your door as possible. Keep in mind, semi-trucks and trailers can't easily make clearance in some residential streets and apartment communities. If necessary, work out an accessible parking lot to load or unload your car with your provider in advance.
EXPEDITED CAR SHIPPING
Do you need a vehicle to be transported last minute or to be at a specific location by a deadline? Many auto transport companies offer premium services that can expedite the shipping process of your vehicle. This service will generally begin within 24 to 48 hours from when you place an order with car transport companies.
ENCLOSED AUTO TRANSPORT
If you need to move your luxury vehicle, ship a classic car, or transport a vintage race car, enclosed transport may be your preferred service type. Covered car transport provides the most protection for your vehicle during transit.
With an enclosed trailer, you can protect your car from weather conditions, dirt, debris, and other elements it may encounter on an open car carrier. Enclosed vehicle transport will usually cost a little more than open transport, but we do recommend this service type for special cars that are delicate, have a high sentimental value, or are worth AED50,000 or more.
OPEN AUTO TRANSPORT
Open transport for vehicles is the industry standard. You have seen these car carriers on the road countless times, moving multiple cars. Whether you're moving a new, used, or junk car; open transport is the cheapest way to ship a car. Roughly 90% of car transport services operate an open trailer, so choosing this service means you will have access to the best coverage, and the best rates.
When it comes to open transport for vehicles, ground clearance is important. The closer a vehicle is to the ground, the higher the chance is that damage will occur. To help prevent this, it is advised that vehicles with ground clearance of 4 inches and below be shipped using enclosed vehicle shipping.
PREPARING YOUR VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORT
1. Leave only a quarter-tank of gas in the tank.
2. Wash and clean your car fully, inside and out.
3. Check all fluids in your car.
4. Alert your transporter to any leaking fluids.
5. Check your battery charge and tire pressure.
6. Take high-quality photographs at pickup and delivery.
7. Remove all ornaments (roof racks, spoilers, antenna, etc).
8. Remove things like toll tags and EZ passes from windshields.
9. Remove all personal belongings.
10. Leave behind a spare tire and jack.