A variety of factors can affect the price you pay for your vehicle delivery, some of which I'll discuss below.
Transporting a vehicle can be stressful, and expensive. There are ways you can save money on your car delivery. One of which is using a delivery quote marketplace such as www.movesavers.co.uk post details of a vehicle for delivery in under a minute and wait for companies to provide quotes which can be affected by some factors below. MoveSavers save you lots of time by bringing transport companies to you rather than customers contacting them individually.
The vehicle transport industry is not fully regulated, and there are some dubious delivery companies out there. Finding the cheapest vehicle transport company isn't always the best idea, in fact, one of the worst things you can do when looking for car delivery quote is probably to pick the company that offers the cheapest rate. Some companies that offer cheap quotes may not have the proper insurance or vehicle. We will discuss this in a separate post.
Vehicle Size, Weight and Type
This one is pretty obvious: many companies also take weight into pricing plans, so a smaller car will likely be cheaper to deliver than an SUV or pickup truck.
Some companies may ask that the vehicle is not unduly loaded, this is mostly the case with vehicles that are meant for export, some customers are known to pack belongings into the vehicle which affects the overall weight. Depending on recovery vehicle used, some transporters may be breaking the law if the vehicle weight is unsuitable. It is wise to discuss with the transporter before loading the vehicle.
When you have a car to transport, distance is one of the main factors in determining the price. Where will your car be picked up, and where will it be delivered? Obviously, a longer distance would command a bigger price.
Distance is one of the reasons why many people choose to have their car transported. Brand new, used or antique vehicle values can be affected by mileage. Also, the fear of a breakdown in an unknown area is a fear factor. Among the feedbacks we got from our customers, this is one of the reasons why they prefer a car transported.
Transport Company Proximity to Collection and delivery address.
Transporters that are within reach of either the collection or delivery address are more likely to offer lower quotes because the overall cost of doing the job is less.
Some quotes depend on whether jobs can be combined since they are already making a similar journey, transporters are more inclined to give a lower quote to win the job.
Transported or Driven?
Trade plate drivers are mostly self-employed folks that are in the business of delivering vehicles. They have a government issued licensed known as trade plates which they must display in the front and rear of the vehicle by law. Trade plate drivers have fewer overhead cost compare to transporters. In most cases, you may get a lower quote from them as long as you don’t mind your vehicle driven. Now many people would baulk at the idea of letting a stranger to drive their car, but it is also a popular method of car delivery.
Again, remember: cheaper isn't always better when it comes to car delivery. Getting a trusted and reputable company to transport your vehicle should be a priority. That is why at MoverSavers we only have reputable and honest transporters with verifiable history to transport your vehicle.
To find a good deal on delivery rates, visit www.movesavers.co.uk