Atlanta Car Transport specializes in shipping non-running and damaged cars. Shipping cars that do not operate can be a complicated process, involving different procedures, training & equipment from a typical car transport. Every move is unique, some cars do not start while others can’t roll due to collision damage and some don’t even have wheels. Although there are many reasons that can make a car inoperable – we provide the expertise and nationwide coverage making it simple.
How to Ship a Non-Op Vehicle
Vehicles that have mechanical issues
If the vehicle doesn’t start at any point of the transport it is considered non-running. Generally, if it doesn’t start a winch is used to get the vehicle on and off the trailer.
Vehicles that have no keys
When shipping vehicles with no keys wheels must be pointing straight and transmission be put in neutral. You need to provide extra fees to load the vehicle at the pickup location and unload on delivery.
Vehicles that are damaged
Vehicles that won’t roll, need to be loaded by a roll-back tow truck or a forklift. When picking up a vehicle at a salvage auction a forklift is generally available, an adequate size forklift will also be necessary at the time of unloading.
What Affects the Price of Transport for a Non-Op Vehicle
The non-operable automobile’s specifications and condition
The vehicle’s weight and size
The shipping services used to transport the non-op car
The distance the car must travel to reach its delivery address
Fuel costs at the time of transport
The complexity of the transport since the car is inoperable
Before calling around for quotes, make your search easier by condensing the number of transporters you contact.
Narrow your options by looking for positive qualities that all professional transport companies should possess. This may include proven history shipping salvaged vehicles and any certifications showing their success in the industry.