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Transporting Your Car

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You may be driving a new Ferrari or one that’s been in your collection for years, but no matter how fun it might seem to turn heads as you cruise down the interstate, you should think twice before driving long distances. Whether you’re moving or you’ve just bought a Ferrari from another state and need to bring it home, having your car transported is the smart decision — and it’s easy.

Why You May Need to Transport a Car

The hunt for a particular collector car is both exciting and exhausting, and it can often take you to the distant reaches of the country. Once you find that personal white (or Ferrari red) whale, a part of you would likely love to kickstart a road trip to drive it home. But those are needless miles on the odometer and an excess of wear on the vehicle.

You’ll be faced with the same extensive wear and tear if you’re moving and plan to drive your performance car to your new home when you’ve wisely left moving the rest of your possessions to the professionals.

Whether you own a Ferrari, Bentley, Aston Martin, or another sports car, it is likely one of your most valuable possessions. You would pay a professional to move your television and your furniture; you should find a professional to move your auto.

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The Right Way to Ship a Sports Car

We just compared moving your Ferrari to moving your television, but you shouldn’t plan to simply load your LaFerrari into the back of a moving truck. You’ll need to choose the right shipper, and like choosing your moving company, you’ll need to keep some important factors in mind:

  • The reputation of the shipping company. Do your research. If their business is shipping supercars, they will have reviews of satisfied (or unsatisfied) customers.
  • The focus of their business. Does the company move Ferraris and Lamborghinis regularly? Will your car receive the white glove treatment it deserves, or will it be no different than a Ford Mustang to them?
  • The insurance policy. Not only should the shipper have a robust insurance policy, they should be proactively assuring you that if something does happen to your vehicle, it will be restored to its pristine condition.
  • The price. While you will find a range of prices as you shop for a car shipping company, you often get what you pay for. If transporting your car is a once- or twice-in-a-lifetime event, it’s better to err on the side of caution and spend extra. If you’re regularly transporting your vehicle, you are often better off finding the right company and sticking with them for the peace of mind.

Loading and Unloading Your Car

When it’s time to load your car, you will want to extensively document its condition — and your shipping company should be doing this as well. Similarly, when it’s time to unload your vehicle, your first steps should be to thoroughly inspect it.

It can be easy to miss dings or scratches when you’re just eager to have your car where it belongs, but you should go over all the details and ensure that the representative from your shipping company is in agreement if there appears to be any damage.

Questions About Transporting Your Ferrari?

If you’re not sure what steps you should take when transporting your Ferrari — or who you should hire around Chicago to do so — contact us at Ferrari Lake Forest. We can offer advice and potentially put you in touch with other drivers who have had to transport their Ferraris long distances.

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