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What are the most frequently asked question on car transport?

Transport Jet Skis and Trailers

we can pretty much now help you to move anything, boats, caravans, trailer, and jet skis

Click to see what we can do Transport Jet Ski

Remove external accessories when transporting cars

Please check with office when you make a booking as this can be assessed on a per case basis and the overall height of vehicle.

Notice needed to arrange car transport

Depending on where you are going from, if it is within a Metro area of major city then a booking request can be made and payment can be received at the latest 48 business hours prior to the vehicle being collected.

If for example you are requesting a collection from a rural area then we need to receive a booking request and payment at the latest 3 business days prior to the vehicle being collected.

 

Can you transport horse floats

Yes we can transport horse floats to and from pretty much everywhere Australia wide

 

Please see this page for more info

Transport Horse Floats

Transit times are in working days

Working days are Monday to Friday.

They do not include Public Holidays

Leave baby seats in car being transported

Yes. The car seat can stay as long as they are fitted, and not loose.

Transport Boat on a trailer

We can assist with moving boats on trailers to and from anywhere Australia wide

To find out move please visit this page

Transport Boat on trailer

Transport Camper Trailers

Yes we can please visit this page for more info

Camper Trailer Transport

Disable Car Alarms When Moving Your Car

Q. Can I leave the alarms associated with the car on?

A. All non-standard alarms and immobilizers need to be disabled prior to taking the car into the depot or having it collected.

Does my vehicle need to be registered?

No, as long as the vehicle can be driven onto the truck we can assist with transport.

However please note that at time of booking you will need to provide either the last 6 digits of the VIN.

If the vehicle still has plates then the number on the plates, this is for ID purposes only.

Move car with personal items inside

Basically we have two options for most car quotes, 1st price is for empty vehicle, 2nd is for a price that allows you to leave goods in your car

However if you book an empty vehicle then the following conditions apply

EMPTY VEHICLES CAN ONLY CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING ONLY

Spare tyre, jack and normal tools associated with vehicle
Baby Seats, and Booster Seats

 

Transport cars to and from rural Australia

We can arrange car and vehicle transport to and from almost anywhere in Australia.

Cash On Delivery

Sorry No. All movements of cars and other vehicles must be prepaid

 

Change Booking After Payment Received

Yes. You can change a booking.

However we do reserve the right to charge an administration fee if there is an excessive amount of changes.

Also once a car has been booked and confirmed and you decide to amend it, we do charge a small admin fee for this.

As at times the carrier charges fees for changing bookings whilst in transit.

Fees do occur if for example you booked depot to depot, and now want us to collect.

 

Can you collect a non attended vehicle

The keys have to be handed over and a condition report will need to be signed by the person on the booking request.

A person must sign at pick up and at delivery.

This can be anyone you nominate

Transporting oversized or overweight vehicles

 

If you have a vehicle that is heavy commercial we can still provide you with a service for transport depending on the size and weight

You are able to submit a non standard quote through online or possibly give us a call in the office with the dimensions and weight to give to us as we do have some restrictions when it comes to larger vehicles.

Ground Clearance Vehicles Being Transported

Q. What is your minimum ground clearance?

A. If your vehicle is going to be transported then it must have a minimum ground clearance of 15cm.

ground clearance on cars being transportedIf for some reason your vehicle is lower than the 15cm ground clearance required the please contact our team and one of our staff will be able to assist you with a separate price for this

 

 

How to pay for car transport

Payment can be made either via Direct Transfer to our Bank Account, or by credit card using this page on our website

Paying For Transport Cars

Please note 2% surcharge is currently in place for payments by Master Card and Visa and American Express.

There is no surcharge for direct deposit.

Payment cannot be made at any of the depots.

What is depot address

On your quote you will be provided the suburb location for the depots.

Once you have filled out a booking request and payment has been received we will then email you a confirmation email with the full address for the depots required as well as a car carrier ref # that is needed when dropping the vehicle in to the depot.

We don’t give the physical address out prior as all cars need to be pre booked prior to transport, as depots only receive them once booked in

Moving Non Standard Vehicles

 

Q: I have a vintage I would like to transport and cannot find the make or model on your website can you help?

A: If you cannot find your type of vehicle in the list then you must click on the option “if you can’t find your car in the list above, please  click herethis will allow you to submit the dimensions of the vehicle and give us the chance to provide you with our cheapest possible price.

Transport Non Drivable or Damaged Cars

Yes we can, for more info please see this page

Non drivable transport

 

Interstate Boat Transport

We can assist with boar transport to and from anywhere in Australia

Please see this page for more info

Boat transport quote

Tax Invoice Required

On all bookings there is a section to complete if you wish to receive a Tax Invoice.

When making a booking make sure you complete all relevant areas and a Tax Invoice will be issued on booking confirmation.

How to book car transport

To book vehicle transport, we would prefer that you complete an online booking, and you can do this here. Booking Car Transport

By using the correct form, it will ensure we have sufficient information to enable us to book transport.

If you prefer to call and book your car transport, please note that we will need all the following details prior to booking.

Make and model of vehicle

Rego number or last 6 numbers of VIN

Name and contact number of person at uplift or  person taking car  into depot or where vehicle is to be collected from.

Name and contact number of person at delivery or  person collecting  car from depot or where vehicle is being delivered to

Original quote number

email address for booking confirmation.

How Much Notice

Q:How much notice do you need when booking a collection from the nominated address?

A: Normally 2 working days notice is fine, but rural areas are normally a bit longer

 

Bought a car at auction need to transport it

Transporting a car bought from an Auction House

We are often asked if we can collect vehicles from an Auction House, and in short the answer is a big YES.

To find out what we need to know when collecting a car from an Auction House, please see this page

Auction Collections

Can I make payment at depot

Unfortunately you cannot make payment when arriving into the depot payment must be made in full and received on our systems several hours prior to you dropping the vehicle to the depot.

Quarantine when moving car interstate

Yes, your vehicle is subject to a quarantine inspection and is subject to additional charges that may occur to customers.

These rules apply with all vehicles that travel into Western Australia and Tasmania.

This may incur a surcharge of approx $110.00. It pays to ensure vehicle is as clean as possible prior to transport.

Guaranteed transit times

Transit times are an estimate only

These are estimates only and are based on business days.

Weather and other circumstances may arise beyond our control which can sometimes cause delays.

 

Transport Depots Opening Times

The Depots are not open on Weekends or most national public holidays the depot hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm this also means for collection or delivery of the vehicle for a nominated address.

If you are dropping your vehicle into the depot then payment needs to be received and showing on our systems 24 hours prior to you dropping the vehicle to the depot.

If a weekend pick up for a car is imperative, we do have carriers that can facilitate that for you for an extra fee, so please just email and ask for price

Exchange Money on my behalf for car purchase

Q. I have purchased a car interstate and was wondering if you could hand the cash over to the seller when you collect the car?

A. Currently we do not accept money to pay a third-party,

We will only provide service in the transportation of the car and do not get involved with this type of decision.

How To Pay For Car Transport

Payment can be made by Direct Deposit transfer into our Bank Account or Credit Card.

If payment is made by Direct Deposit please keep in mind that from the moment you make payment it can take up to 48 hours to show and a booking cannot be confirmed until the payment has shown on our systems.

Sometimes the payment can process overnight this means it will be booked and confirmed the following day.

If payment is made via Credit Card then the payment will show instantly so your booking can be processed for you within the day you make payment, Credit Card payments can be made by contacting the office.

Please note 2% surcharge is currently in place for payments by Master Card and Visa, and 2% for American Express.

There is no surcharge for direct deposit.

Specific Times for transporting cars

The afternoon before or the morning of collecting the vehicle the carrier will contact the necessary person to advise them a window period of time of when they will be collecting the vehicle.

The will do the same at the delivery end also.

Do you pick up on Weekends?

Sorry in general this is a Monday to Friday service

Collect Unattended Cars

Q. I am about to book my car in for a collection but nobody will be there when you collect, is it ok if I leave the car keys in the letterbox?

A. No, in regards to the collection and delivery of the vehicle somebody must be available to physically hand over the keys and signing over for the vehicle

Car sit on front or back of carriers

Unfortunately you are not able to choose where your vehicle will sit on the car carrier.

They are placed depending on the schedules they have ahead of your delivery.

 

Drop off and pickup times

Question.      Can I request a time to have my vehicle collected/delivered?

Answer.        It is not possible to request a pickup and drop off time. The pickup/deliver will normally take place between working hours Mon – Fri.

You will receive a phone call the afternoon before or the morning of pickup/delivery and be advised of a time.

How heavy is too heavy to transport

If you have a vehicle that is heavy commercial we can sometimes provide you with a service for transport depending on the size and weight

You are able to submit a non standard quote through online or possibly give us a call in the office with the dimensions and weight to give to us as we do have some restrictions when it comes to larger vehicles.

Transport Heavy Vehicles

 

Transport Vintage Cars Australia Wide

Yes we can

If you have a vintage, special or even a vehicle worth more than $60,000 that you need transported we can provide you with a great quote

These options can be sourced through our quoting system on our website.

There is a special section where you can type make and model of car

Transport a non running vehicle

This is definitely something that we can assist with, pretty much to or from anywhere in Australia

Get a quote for a non drivable car here CLICK HERE

Cancel Car Transport

If a booking request has been made and payment has been received we have the right to withhold a cancellation fee anywhere between $80-$195 depending on the circumstances.

Please be aware that if the carrier has already collected your car, then additional cost would be taken from payment

Can I pay the driver when he collects the car?

Drivers cannot accept payment, for all payment options please check the website.

How long are quotes valid for?

 

In general terms our prices really only change as the price of fuel changes, and these changes tend to happen at the end of each month

So normally any quote you obtain will be valid for the whole of the calendar month, however as from time to time we have a few special prices that may only be valid for a few days or weeks, we cannot guarantee that all prices are valid for any more than a few days

If in doubt please just reply to your quote and ask if it’s still valid or give us a call to discuss.

Depots open on weekend?

Sorry Monday to Friday only