Maybe you’ve noticed, either through the news or first-hand experience, that buying a car has become at once easier and more difficult in the past two years.
On one hand, everybody’s perfect car, if there is such a thing, has become harder to source locally because of semiconductor microchip-related production delays and shortages. The problem is so bad 16 car models now are averaging higher prices used than new, according to thetruthaboutcars.com, and experts are saying anyone who buys a car right now is, well—crazy.
On the other hand, buying a car online from anywhere in the country (or beyond) has become much easier with the advent of new platforms and tools designed to make the transaction happen.
So, whether you’re buying classic cars from private sellers or commuter cars from a community marketplace, the second-biggest question right after how you’re going to manage that in the current climate is:
If you do buy a car online, how in the world do you get it home?
At ShipLux, we have a universal answer to that:
Concierge trailer transport.
Online Car Sales: The Right Price, the Wrong Place
The price of everything from dishwashers to cars—for the sake of concision, let’s just say pretty much everything electronic—has shot up over the past year. Mostly to blame is a dire shortage of that little, square building block of technology that looks like a tiny town viewed from Google Earth: the semiconductor microchip. And until the situation rights itself—don’t hold your breath; some predict that won’t happen until next year—buying a car may prove to be a dicey proposition.
But if you do intend to buy a vehicle, you may want to consider doing so online. In many people’s estimation. that’s the new best way to find the perfect make, model, year, trim, and condition you’re looking for. For many, it’s even worth the cost and logistical issues of shipping the car home. When you find the right car and price online, the only remaining challenge is how to cover the distance.
Some have the time and adventurous nature to fly out to the car and drive it back on an inaugural road trip. Most, however, benefit from the availability of vehicle transport and delivery. While some dealerships and marketplaces offer transport, most private sellers and many local dealers cannot deliver a vehicle outside their region.
Open Car-Transport Services
Shipping a car you bought online depends on the seller and the circumstances. Some sellers offer transport services ,and some even specialize it in. But, in the case of longer distances, the onus of solving the problem often falls to the buyer. So what should you do?
The simplest answer is to book a delivery with open vehicle transport. With this method, your car is loaded, secured, and driven wherever you want on an open-air trailer like the kind you see driving near you on the highway, filled with new cars. Or maybe we should say: like say the kind you used to see driving near you on the highway.
Among the benefits of open transport is cost: it’s lower than it is for closed transport. And among the benefits of shipping your car, period, is that you save on gas and save your car the wear-and-tear of driving it a long distance.
For vehicles intended for the commute or utility purposes, open car transport has everything you need—and at a great price—to get the car you bought online delivered to your house.
Enclosed Car-Transport Services
Enclosed car transport offers a more secure and protected delivery.
With enclosed transport, your vehicle will be loaded and secured inside an enclosed trailer for delivery. It will be protected from the elements and will arrive in pristine condition.
Enclosed car transport is the ideal choice when buying a brand-new car, a car that has just been detailed, or a custom or classic vehicles in great condition. Enclosed transport ensures that even the light debris and dust on the wind does not affect your vehicle.
White-Glove Transport for Vehicles Bought Online
Online vehicle sales are not just a rising trend; they are a new branch of the marketplace.
If you have purchased a vehicle through an online platform or a distant seller, there’s no need to think of post-purchase transport as a challenge. And if you are considering buying a car online or have already closed on the perfect vehicle, ShipLux can make the rest a breeze.
You can rely on our concierge handling of your vehicle transport from pick-up to delivery. We can coordinate with your online seller and deliver your new vehicle through open or enclosed transportation, depending on which best aligns with your plans and standards.
ShipLux specializes in white-glove vehicle transport. When you ship with us, there’s nothing to worry about.
Contact us today to arrange shipping for a car you have bought online.