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Jan 16, 2024

Whether you’re looking to have your exotic car transported around the block or across the country, you’re probably a little nervous. And that’s understandable. 

If you’ve leased your supercar, you’re on-the-hook for any damages to your vehicle that occur come lease-return time. If you own it, you want to retain as much of its original value as possible. And, let’s be real, it’s an exotic car. It’s something to show off!  

 When it comes to exotic and luxury car shipping, you’re probably concerned specifically about some of these things: 

  • How do I know if the shipping company is legit? 
  • How do I know if my car will get to its destination safely and undamaged? 
  • What precautions will the shipping company take? 
  • Does the shipping company have insurance? 
  • How much will shipping my car cost? 

Let’s address some of these below. 

How to Ensure a Smooth Luxury Car Transport Experience

Choose Your Car Shipping Company Carefully

There’s no getting around it: car shipping scams can happen. And there are plenty of car shipping companies that are, at best, “shoddy”. It’s extremely important to vet any car shipping company you’re thinking of using carefully. 

At Ship a Car Direct, we personally vet every shipping company, we offer refundable service fees, quick shipping turnaround (the average time for coast-to-coast shipping is between 7-10 days), and more, culminating in our BBB A+ Rating and 5-star reviews across the web.  Check us out yourself! 

Thinking of using a different car shipper? Do yourself a favor and ask them these five questions: 

  1. What is your experience shipping exotic cars? 
  1. Can you share customer testimonials? 
  1. What type of insurance coverage do you provide for shipped vehicles? 
  1. What are the available transport options, and which do you recommend for my vehicle? 
  1. What steps do I need to take to prepare my car for shipping? 

Consider the Shipping Type 

There’s a reason we suggest you ask the car shipper what types of transport they offer. At Ship a Car Direct, we offer both enclosed and open car transport services, the two main types of long-distance car shipping. 

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Many people with exotic cars, hypercars, and high-performance cars prefer the idea of enclosed auto transport. But with the right shipper, open transport can be a suitable and cost-effective solution.  

Think about it: hypercars and supercars are meant to be driven. And driven hard. Driven fast. If your car shipper is careful and experienced, open transport can be a suitable option for even supercar owners. 

That said, we’d never attempt to dissuade someone from enclosed car transport; it is the safest option, protecting exotic cars against weather and road debris. 

Prepare Your High-Performance Car for Shipping

Shipping your car isn’t as simple as scheduling a pickup and loading it up, and any shipping company that suggests otherwise isn’t being fully upfront with you. 

Check out our guide to get your car ready for shipping, which goes over everything you need to know about prepping your exotic car for a long-distance trip. 

Ship Your Exotic Car With Ship a Car Direct

Looking to ship your car? Get a quote with Ship a Car Direct today! If you choose us, we promise to do everything in our power to make your luxury or supercar shipping experience go as smoothly as possible.  

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