Understanding Luxury Car Transport Services

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In the realm of automobiles, luxury cars are the epitome of sophistication, combining exquisite design, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled comfort for a unique driving experience. While the term may evoke images of iconic brands like Rolls-Royce or Bentley, “luxury cars” encompasses a broad spectrum of vehicles that prioritize superior performance, lavish amenities and exclusive features. 

Whether it’s a sleek and powerful sports car, a prestigious sedan dripping with opulence or a meticulously crafted SUV, you want your luxury car to be given the utmost care and attention when being transported.

In this article, we explain luxury car transport services so you can arrange shipping for your prized luxury, exotic or classic car with confidence.

How are luxury cars transported?

When entrusting your high-end possession to a luxury car transport service, ensuring top-tier care is non-negotiable. At Montway Auto Transport, we deliver 5-star service that surpasses expectations and safeguards your vehicle while in transit.

The process starts by requesting a quote based on a few basic details. Once your order is booked, your vehicle will be assigned to the best carrier for the job and you’ll receive a pickup window.

Vehicle pickup
On the scheduled pickup date, a professional auto transport trucker will arrive at the agreed-upon pickup location. You and the trucker will inspect the vehicle and document its condition before it is loaded onto the carrier. 

If the vehicle has modifications or low ground clearance, specialized equipment like hydraulic lifts or ramps may be used. Most luxury vehicles are transported in enclosed vehicle carriers, which often require a lift gate for loading and unloading. 

In transit
During transit, the vehicle is secured within the carrier to prevent shifting or damage. Truckers adhere to designated routes and driving protocols to ensure safe transport. Customers may request updates on the vehicle’s location and estimated arrival time.

Delivery
The trucker will arrive at an agreed-upon location and carefully unload the car from the carrier, using the same level of precision and care as during pickup. The trucker will conduct a final inspection with the vehicle owner and together they will review and sign the Bill of Lading (BOL).

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What is the safest way to ship a luxury car?

When it comes to protecting your luxury or classic car, enclosed transport is the gold standard. Unlike open trailers, which expose vehicles to the elements and potential road debris, enclosed transport provides a cocoon of safety, shielding your car from external hazards throughout its journey.

This level of protection is especially crucial for high-value vehicles with delicate paint finishes, custom modifications or vintage models that demand the utmost care and attention. But beyond physical protection, you get peace of mind. 

With limited access to the vehicle during transit, the risk of tampering or unauthorized access is reduced, ensuring that your luxury car arrives at its destination exactly as it left. Enclosed trailers also provide a sense of privacy for your automobile. If you are shipping a rare one-of-a-kind vehicle to be unveiled for an event, this is the go-to service for you.

Will my luxury vehicle be insured during transport? 

Protecting your valuable asset is a top priority at Montway. When using our services, your vehicle will be insured by the carrier’s cargo and liability policies as well as Montway’s contingent policy.

How much does it cost to ship a luxury car?

The cost of shipping a luxury car varies based on several factors, including:

  • Transportation distance
  • Vehicle make and model
  • Transport method
  • Seasonal fluctuations

Montway’s free online quote calculator simplifies the process of getting pricing for luxury car shipping. By providing details about your vehicle, along with pickup and delivery locations and preferred transport method, you’ll get an instant, customized quote. This ensures you receive accurate pricing with no hidden fees or surprises. With a clear understanding of the cost involved, you can make an informed decision. 

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How much experience does Montway have with luxury car transport?

Montway is a leader among available luxury car transport companies. We have more than 16 years of experience shipping luxury, exotic and classic cars—among standard vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs and more—and have arranged shipping for over a million customers across the country. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a 4.7-star average rating from nearly 100,000 online customer reviews, you can trust Montway.  

“Excellent service. The driver was extremely careful placing my cars in an enclosed trailer. They delivered my cars in original condition and in the time window quoted. And the price quoted was the final price. Would use Montway again in a heartbeat!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Michael Tharp, 2/2/24

“We were very happy with the transport company. They kept in contact and delivered our 1930 Chevy Street Rod safely. The driver was very professional and helpful upon delivery, even unloaded our car and placed it in our enclosed trailer at our home! We will not be calling any other transport carrier. Montway is our way now!”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mike Johnson, 1/21/24

“Montway Auto Transport is a very professional company. Not only did they deliver my 2024 BMW m440i in excellent condition but reassured me the whole trip with excellent communication. I highly recommend Montway with your car care travel.” 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tony Marano, 9/25/23 

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Frequently asked questions about classic, exotic and luxury car transport

How long does luxury car transport take?

The timeline for luxury car transport varies based on many factors, including:

  • Distance: As expected, longer distances typically require more time for transit.
  • Availability and scheduling: Seasonal demand, route logistics and carrier availability may influence the speed at which your car is transported.
  • Weather conditions: Rain, snow, high winds, etc., may occur along your route, potentially causing a minor delay. 

In general, a distance between 200 and 600 miles would take an estimated 2 to 4 days, starting from your vehicle pickup date. A trip around 1,500 miles may take 5 to 7 days. Refer to Montway’s Help Center for more details. 

Is luxury car transport expensive?

The cost of luxury car transportation varies depending on factors such as distance, transport method and more. Remember to consider the company’s reputation when comparing options as peace of mind is essential.

How can I find reliable luxury car transport companies?

It may take some time to find a company you can trust to ship your luxury car. Start by researching the reputation of potential transport companies. Look for those with a proven track record of reliability and customer satisfaction. Online reviews, testimonials and ratings on trusted platforms offer valuable insights into the experiences of past clients. Additionally, checking the Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating can provide further reassurance, as higher ratings and a history of resolving complaints indicate a commitment to excellence. 

Montway’s customer reviews provide firsthand accounts of our commitment to excellence and reliability.

Is luxury car transport available if my car is inoperable?

Yes. Even if your luxury car isn’t running, Montway can transport it. Be sure to indicate this when booking your luxury car shipping, since specialized equipment will need to be used to load and unload it off the truck.  

What is the cheapest month to ship a luxury car?

If your schedule is flexible, try to avoid the summer months, which is considered peak season. With daily relocations for work, snowbirds on the move twice a year and car enthusiasts expanding their car collections, Montway arranges transport throughout the entire year. 

Ready to transport your car with Montway?

Our car shipping advisors are available by calling (888) 666-8929 to answer all your questions.

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