Car Towing Vs Car Shipping

Getting your car transported from A to B is not always easy. Especially when you have so many different methods to choose from. As much as you may want to drive it there yourself, we know that it’s not always possible. When it isn’t possible, you are likely to be left with 2 options: Towing your vehicle and shipping it. But what is the right choice for you? In this article, you will see the benefits of each and what option will be the best for you.

Car Towing

Towing is very self-explanatory but understanding if it is right for you can be difficult. To help you understand if it is right for you, then you need to look at the benefits of towing. One benefit is that towing can offer emergency services. If your car does break down then it can be towed away to safety. This can not be done through car shipping so if you have had a breakdown then car towing is your best bet.

Another benefit to using car towing is its availability. The wait time to get your car towed is significantly less than the time it takes to get your car shipped. This is because it requires fewer resources and you won’t have to go as far.

As well as its availability, the price for car towing is a lot less than shipping. There are many things you can do to reduce the costs of the service even further. Try reducing the length of your journey and driving your vehicle to the car transport company to decrease the overall cost.

Car Shipping

Shipping helps you get from A to B in a different way to towing. If you want to transport your car with little to no effort then car shipping might be the best for you. Most companies will give you the option to pick up your car from your house or to drop it off at a collection point. This means that you will have to do barely any work to get it transported!

If you are looking to transport overseas then shipping is an absolute must. This is because shipping specializes in longer journeys rather than short ones. Extra safety precautions will be implemented to make sure that the car reaches the destination looking how it did before it set off.

Also, the pricing for shipping is still very affordable. The price you pay to ship will correlate with the quality of service that you receive. If you are shipping overseas, then it will likely be more than towing however it is the best option for longer transports.
Hopefully, this article has helped in your decision to find the right transport for your car. If you want to find out more about car transportation and would like to speak to a professional, then get in touch with a member of our team at BSM Car Transport.

How To Safely Transport Your Luxury Car

When you need a recent purchase or a current luxury car transported from one place to another it is important that you take the right steps to ensure it goes smoothly. Having a service that provides a flawless move with professional drivers who have multiple years of experience along with high quality training on every type of vehicle. They will also have the correct insurance to carry your car to ensure the whole process is completed in a safe way. 

Discussing the initial processes

When you are considering moving your luxury vehicle, it is best to contact the transport company to ensure that they understand the route of any issues that could occur through the journey such as a tight driveway or lane to get to the destination. In addition, consult with them to ensure that they are aware of the type of car they are transporting and anything they need to know about for example that the lock does not work or the gear box being stiff could help them.

Depending on the car and the situation it is time to discuss what mode of transport they will be taking such as a single covered car transporter or shipping by air or sea. You may prefer a certain way of moving the car, such as a singular method so your car is the only priority.

Land transport

When you input your car brand and model, measurements will be taken to ensure the right transport method is used so it is a personalised experience to you. Door to door services are a great way if you are looking for the ease of not needing to collect your car from a specific place. Whereas there is another option of picking it up and collecting your car from a designated location. 

An enclosed transporter protects your car of any chips from stones or twigs that are flying through the air throughout its journey. If you are looking to move a luxury, expensive car then the enclosed option is the perfect option for you as it will prevent any spillages of oil from above cars. An open transporter can be taken faster as more cars can fit on each unit so there could be an option can it could be transported earlier than the date if needed and if there is a spare space and can be a cheaper option if you are working to a budget.

Preparing for your luxury car transport

Ensure that you remove any belongings that are in the car as this will prevent anything from getting lost or damaged as these are often not insured. Often people forget to empty their documents from the glove box so do not forget to take these too!

To allow a smooth journey, it is best to check the battery, oil and tyre pressure levels when you are leaving the car so the transporters can move them to and from the units easily.
Talk to the company about the set of keys and how to use the modern features such as unsetting the alarm and any special features as some cars can behave very unusually when being moved on a unit.

Forward planning is the best way to ensure that your move goes smoothly. Once in the hands of the BSM staff, your luxury car will travel to your destination safely.