Yes, you can ship a non-running car. Car shipping companies ship non-running cars all the time. The trick is that if the car can get on a shipping trailer, then it can ship anywhere you want. Unfortunately, there are some additional fees that may incur if it’s exceptionally difficult to get your car on the trailer. Obviously, the easiest way is for the driver to just drive your car up the trailer ramp and onto the trailer. With a non-running car, this may not be an option. However, if you can fix your car enough so it can do at least three things, you can save a ton of hassles and therefore a ton of money. You don’t want your car to need a forklift to get on the trailer. This is expensive and, most of the time, easily avoided.
If you can’t drive your car onto the trailer, the next best option is to push it. Some shipping trucks have a winch to help push the car onto the trailer. This requires your car to do three things: roll, steer, and brake. If you can make sure your car can do these three things, you’re golden. There might be a slight expense for the use of a winch, but it’s nowhere near the price of a forklift.
Some Non-Running Vehicles just can’t ship
Unfortunately, there are some instances where no matter how hard you try, you just can’t ship the car. The most common issue is if the car is inaccessible. For instance, if the car is abandoned in a field somewhere. If this is the case, you might want to do the roll, brake, and steer test. If you can push your car to the curb, you can ship it. The other issue is if the car is a hazard. When your car leaks fluid or has protruding and loose parts, most car shipping companies won’t touch it. This is because fluids could damage the other cars on the trailer, and loose parts could fly off and damage the other cars on the road. If you have a vehicle in this condition, and money is not an issue, you may be able to still ship your car.
Car shipping companies help mitigate costs by splitting the cost of gas, permits, and tolls amongst all the cars on the trailer. However, there are some very expensive options where your car is the only car in an enclosed trailer. You may be able to get away with a trailer like this if your shipping company permits. However, the cost of shipping may exceed what your car is worth.
If you need a shipping company to ship your non-running car, you’re going to need to find a shipping company with experience. A company that understands the difficulties and has the means to adjust. For over 16 years, Denver residents choose Denver Car Shipping for all their car shipping needs. They offer more trailer options and have the right tools for the job. Give them a call today for a free quote and see how easy it is to ship a non-running car.