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Everything You Need to Know About Transporting Vehicles for Events

Posted. 17 August 2018

Whether it’s for a vehicle show, photo shoot or exhibit, moving your vehicle can be a hassle. There’s the risk of dirtying or damaging your vehicle if you decide to drive yourself, and some people don’t even have this option available if their vehicle is only for exhibition displays.

The demand for transporting vehicles to special events has led to a rise in the event transportation market over the years, but what exactly do you need to know if you need to transport a vehicle or two?

Plan Your Time

Your supercar may be able to race you down to your special event, but planning event transportation actually requires you to hit the brakes and take some time to plan it through. There are a lot of factors to consider, including the size of transportation needed, insurance, as well as the actual distance to the event.

This is something you’ll have to take into consideration for each individual vehicle you wish to transport, which is why the amount of time it will take to get everything sorted will soon start to rack up. To avoid disappointment, organise your event transportation as early as possible - don’t leave it until the day before.

Make Sure You’re Covered

It’s every car fanatics worst nightmare. You arrive at your event and are ready to show off your range of cars. Your car arrives, you inspect it and suddenly, there’s something there that wasn’t before. Your driver insists it was there already. What do you do?

In these situations, insurance is key. Companies that offer event transportation services will offer insurance as standard, but make sure you know what that insurance entails. If an accident occurs, is the whole car covered, or only certain parts? Will you have to pay any excess? If you don’t know, it’s important to find out before going ahead with anything.

Another good thing to do, particularly if you are only transporting a small number of vehicles, is to take pictures of them for reference. That way, if anything bad does happen during transit, you have clear evidence of the condition of the vehicles before they were moved.

What’s the Right Size for My Vehicle?

As mentioned, the size of transportation is something important to consider. You want to ensure your vehicles have enough room, but you don’t want to be paying more for unused space. Talk to your event organiser to work out the most suitable size for your vehicles.

Your vehicles will also likely need to be strapped down to secure them during transit. Different vehicles, depending on size and shape, may need to be secured differently to ensure they won’t move around when being transported. Your event organiser will recommend the best way to do this, but if you have a few vehicles to transport, don’t be afraid to ask if they can be secured differently to ensure maximum safety during transit.

At Zenith detailing, we strive to help our customers transport their vehicles, from supercars to classic cars. Looking to transport vehicles for an upcoming event? Get a free online quotation simply by filling in our quick and easy form, or give us a ring on 07590 066 038.