Driving a convertible on a sunny spring or summer day can be a great feeling. The wind whipping through your hair and the sun shining down on your shoulders is something that many people envy when they see a convertible. Driving your convertible locally is one thing, but when it comes to moving the car a great distance, as tempting as it may be to drive it on your own, you really should hire a professional auto transporter rather than drive it when it needs to be moved far away. Here are a few great tips for safely transporting a convertible:
Keep the top up. When you ship a convertible the top needs to be up at all times. You also need to make sure the windows are all rolled up before it is loaded onto the transport carrier. Keeping the windows or top down can result in tears in the lining of the top that can be very expensive to repair or replace. Inclement weather, even if it is not expected, can cause a great deal of damage to the interior of a convertible if the top is left down. If your convertible does not have a top, you should get a cover to use during auto transport to help prevent any damage to the inside of the car as it is being moved to the new location.
Choose the right type of transport. Cars can be shipped on either open, or enclosed transport carriers. Enclosed transport carriers are more expensive than open transport carriers but they offer a very safe environment that will keep the car safe from weather including rain, hail and sunlight as well as thieves, vandals and road debris that are common when traveling down the interstate. If you prefer to not pay the extra cost associated with enclosed transport carriers, you may want to request that the driver top-load your convertible to prevent it from coming into contact with other cars during the move. There is usually a fee to have a car top-loaded, but it is not as expensive as enclosed auto transport.
Get the inside ready. When you have a car shipped, the inside should be cleaned out and all personal items removed. This is especially true when shipping a convertible as many have soft tops or even no tops at all. Even when the car is completely emptied, it is best to make sure you have a cover to make sure the interior is not damaged by debris or other issues during transport.
Meet the driver at the door. Most auto transport companies today offer convenient door to door transport. If it is not mentioned to you when you get your quote, be sure to ask the agent for this service when you are shipping a corvette. Often, people use shipping terminals to have cars transported and a car can sit at a terminal for two or more weeks waiting on the truck to pick it up. Many terminals are located in isolated places outside of the city and can be tempting for thieves and vandals, thus making the car more susceptible to damage when they are stored for pickup or delivery. When the car is picked up and delivered with door to door auto transport, you will have no need to worry about it being out of your site or stored in a potentially dangerous area of town.
Top Rank Auto Transport will safely ship your convertible or any other vehicle at a price that cannot be beat. We are one of the largest auto transport companies in the industry and work for private vehicle owners, dealerships, rental companies and many others to provide secure transport options for all types of cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles. If you are interested in getting a quote or have questions about auto transport be sure to fill out the fast quote form on our website a member of our auto transport crew will contact you shortly for answers to your questions and to get your convertible scheduled for fast, secure and affordable auto transport.