Transportation of Salvaged Cars

Transportation of salvaged cars is a big challenge and special care is needed in this process. Once you buy a salvaged car from an auction, you start wondering about the shipment procedure in order to get it the location you want.

It is also important to keep in mind the cost of shipping your newly bought salvaged vehicle because the cost can vary depending on the type of the vehicle you want to ship. Usually the larger the vehicle is and the more expensive it is, the higher the cost. Cost of shipping also depends on the model and make of your car.

There are several ways to transport your salvaged vehicle: –

  • You can tow your salvaged car
  • You can use a flatbed truck
  • You can avail the services of Transporter plate or legal dealers
  • Get a temporary transport permit

Among all these methods, the most feasible method of transport is using of a transport truck. Transport trucks can easily ship your salvaged vehicle to almost anywhere in the country or to a shipping port from where you can transport your auction vehicle to another country.

You can easily avail a transport truck service from companies who offer such services. Instead of trying to transport on your own, taking benefit from services of such companies will save you a lot of time and money.

If you plan to drive the auction vehicle on your own, you will have to keep the following in mind: –

  • You must possess a valid registration of the auction vehicle
  • You must get a “Temporary Transport Permit” from DMV
  • And have NYS liability insurance

If your salvaged car has collision damage it might not be in a condition to move. This brings forth the challenge of getting them loaded onto the trailer. In such scenarios, you might want to use a forklift that will load your auction car on auto transporters or transport trucks.

But it is worth mentioning here that once the vehicle arrives at the customers’ location, it is the responsibility of the customer to get the vehicle unloaded from the truck. Forklifting might not be the right option if the car is too heavy or it is much larger in size. In such cases, a wrecker would be needed to load the vehicle!

While planning the transportation, you should keep in mind the total distance the salvaged car might need to cover. In case you are shipping overseas, you might need to take into consideration the cost of transportation of the vehicle to the shipping port, the cost of shipping, cost of offloading it and the final cost of transporting it inland. You might also need to buy marine insurance to keep your vehicle safe from damage due to large swells in ocean.

It’s not just the salvaged vehicle that needs to be shipped but also the registration documents, car keys and all the necessary paper work. And the person receiving the car might have to pay import taxes too which can vary from country to country.



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