Preparing Your Classic for its Auto Transport
Most classic cars don’t see the harsh conditions of winter. They only come out on special occasions or in ideal driving conditions, usually not when the road is covered with ice, snow, and salt. If you’re planning to ship your classic vehicle during the winter, here are 3 tips to prepare it for transport.
Since your classic rarely leaves the garage in colder weather, you may not have put antifreeze in it. To make sure it doesn’t freeze up during transport, it’s a good idea to check your antifreeze. Although your classic car won’t be driven to warmer climates, it will still go down the same wintery roads. Make sure you mention to the auto transport company you’re using that you want to ship with a hard-side enclosed trailer. This will give you maximum protection from the road grime, especially the salt solution.
Even though the majority of your transport is done by carrier, you’ll still need to get the vehicle on to the trailer. Make sure to watch the 10-day forecast so you can be prepared for the day of pick up and delivery. Flexibility is key to a successful auto transport, and knowing the weather helps you to be more prepared. This is especially important if you have to meet the carrier because you live on a street that’s not car carrier friendly.
With a little extra planning, you’ll be more prepared when it comes to shipping your classic car. Don’t let something simple like antifreeze or a change in the weather cause an issue. Being better prepared means having a little more peace of mind during transport!