Let us assume you need to ship your Mercedes-Benz CLA. What steps should you follow? In this post, you will find some useful tips and information about shipping a Mercedes. Corsia Logistics has transported this brand numerous times, and we are here to offer our expert advice.
How to plan for my Mercedes-Benz auto transport?
Having a plan is key to ensuring the stress-free transportation of your luxury vehicle. Below are a few steps to help you navigate the car shipping process.
Step 1: Research. When it comes to shipping your Mercedes, the quality of service is essential. To guarantee superior handling of your high-end car, you need to find a company with experience in shipping luxury vehicles. Recommendations are one of the best ways to find a reliable and trustworthy company. You can start by browsing customer reviews on trusted review sites like TrustPilot or MyMovingReviews.
Step 2: Choose. Narrow down your search to 2-3 companies, inquire about the services they offer, and request quotes. Check their compliance with licensing and insurance requirements. Engage with the company’s representatives and try to assess their responsiveness and customer service.
Step 3. Book. After deciding on the company, continue with the shipping arrangements. Agree on the pick-up time and place, provide accurate information on your exact destination, your vehicle details, confirm payment method, and double-check insurance information to avoid unnecessary surprises.
Step 4. Prepare your Mercedes-Benz for shipping. Remove personal belonging and any detachable accessories, which may damage your car’s interior during transport. Make sure to leave a 1/4 tank of gas, enough for loading and unloading. At pick up, carefully inspect your Mercedes alongside the carrier and document its condition on the Bill of Lading (BOL), so you can make a comparison at delivery. We recommend scheduling pick up/delivery during the daytime so that any potential scratches and dings can be prevented and observed.
Step 5. Delivery and final inspection. Make sure to be available by phone or email for any communication about your vehicle’s delivery. At drop off, perform the final inspection of your vehicle, sign the BOL, and pay the remaining balance, if any.
What type of carrier should I choose to ship a Mercedes-Benz?
Mercedes-Benz is a high-end car, hence you want to make sure it’s properly protected during transport. We recommend you opt for enclosed carrier or top-load transport if shipping via open carrier.
Enclosed carriers, will shield your car from road debris or harsh weather conditions. At Corsia Logistics, we have successfully shipped various Mercedes models, including Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-AMG S63. We have usually used enclosed carriers, but also the top-load transport for shorter distances.
How much does it cost to ship a Mercedes-Benz?
Different factors such as the exact model of your car, distance, and type of carrier affect the cost. But the deciding factor is always current supply/demand fluctuations on a given route.
For instance, shipping your Mercedes-Benz from New York to California, during the winter holiday season, in an enclosed carrier, will most likely cost more than shipping your car from Florida to New York during the spring, using top-load transport.
This is where planning and asking for advice from the shipping company can be useful. Because only the price that reflects the most current market conditions will guarantee timely and efficient service.
What makes Mercedes-Benz different from others?
Mercedes-Benz is a car with a long history of innovation, quality, speed, and luxury. The brand originated in Germany in the 19th century and has successfully passed the test of time and space.
But each brand has its own unique qualities that appeal to different car enthusiasts. Safety, comfort, and durability are what have made Mercedes-Benz stand out through the years. Celebrities such as John Lennon or Coco Chanel have driven Mercedes-Benz 600 enjoying the luxury of the brand.
We believe that this is the type of car that will take care of you if you take good care of it. Hence, whether you have to ship your Mercedes now or in a few months, do not hesitate to ask for advice. We are always here to help you understand the process and ship your car with peace of mind. Drop us a line via our online chat or call us at (818) 850-5258, request your free, no-obligation quote today! Thank you!