Transporting a non-running car requires a special type of winch that not all auto transport carriers have on their truck. The fact that not all carriers have this winch on their truck is frustrating, but it is not necessary for all carriers to have it because the primary method of loading and unloading a vehicle is by driving it on or off the truck. This is also part of the reason why you need to be available when the vehicle is picked up – the driver needs someone to sign the paperwork and take the keys from.
However, when you’re shipping a non-running vehicle, the carrier will need to winch it onto the truck, and that takes a bit more time and effort than simply driving the vehicle onto the truck. Plus, the equipment itself must first be properly installed and the driver trained in its use, so much of the extra cost for transporting a non-running vehicle is due to that.
If you are looking for auto transport services for a non-running vehicle be sure to let whoever you’re getting a quote from know ahead of time that it is not running. Problems can arise if you fail to mention that your vehicle does not run; for instance, the wrong type of carrier could be contracted, and if a carrier shows up to transport the car and they don’t have a winch because you didn’t mention the vehicle wasn’t running they won’t be able to load the vehicle onto the truck, which will most definitely cause delays – and possibly a canceled order.
Don’t be afraid of the extra cost – it rarely will cost more than $200 more than if the vehicle were running, which in the auto shipping industry isn’t that much. Most carriers will charge $100-$150, on average, and those are the ones that we’ll be targeting if you’re looking to transport your non-running vehicle with us.
You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive a free quote in your e-mail that was calculated with precision and care by one of our experienced staff members, or you can take the initiative and give us a call directly at our toll-free number. You can call up any time during normal business hours and speak to one of our live agents, who can help calculate your quote for you as well as answer any questions you may have. So call us or e-mail and we’ll do what we can for you – it’s what we do here at Cruise Control Auto Transport.