How To Prepare Your Sports Car For Transport

Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t love a pretty sports car? Most sports cars have impeccable aerodynamics, engine power, curb weight, tire grip, handling, and a sweet paint job. If you are a sports car owner, chances are you love your car. If you’re looking to ship that beautiful sports car of yours, chances are you want it delivered to you in the same condition you left it in. Here are some tips to help you prepare your sports car for nice and easy auto transport.


A Trip To The Mechanic

Make sure there are no fluid leaks and that the brakes are working properly. Make sure the tires are also in good shape and fully inflated. If you have fluid leaks, tell one of our auto transport representatives. We’ll make sure your vehicle doesn’t leak any fluids onto other expensive sports cars.

Aftermarket Accessories

When setting up auto transportation with Guardian Auto, be accurate. Let us know about any aftermarket accessories you may have on your sports car. Secure or remove any spoilers, ski or bike racks, etc. Remove any detachable accessories from your vehicle before transport. If your vehicle is a convertible or soft top, make sure they are secured and closed properly.

Clean/Detail Your Sports Car

Before transit, treat your vehicle to a nice car wash, inside and out. Cleaning your sports car before transport will help your driver inspect the vehicle as thoroughly as possible. The inspection is a very important component of auto shipping. Having a clean exterior makes any damages or scratches visible to the driver before transit. Make sure you take photos of your sports car before transportation as well. If any scratches or damages occurred during transport, you’ll know just by looking at the photos you took before transit.

Personal Items

We typically ask that you try your best not to leave any personal items in your vehicle before transport. Although your vehicle is insured during transport, cargo inside the vehicle is not. If it is a must, you can ship up to 100 LBS of personal items inside your vehicle. Drivers will charge extra at their own discretion if they feel you have over-packed the vehicle with items before transport.

Enclosed Trailers

Enclosed carriers are trucks with solid walls, possibly even lined with foam to keep your car safe during transport. Unlike open-air trailers, enclosed trailers load cars onto the trailer instead of driving the vehicle onboard. Enclosed carriers tend to be about double the price of open carriers. We usually recommend enclosed transportation for cars with a value of $75,000 and higher.


Given the fact that expensive cars usually travel enclosed, insurance adjusts accordingly. Open-air carriers offer up to $100,000 coverage on vehicles in transit. Enclosed trailers on the other hand offer insurance at a minimum of $100,000. You might even want to call your insurance company and let them know your car is being transported. Some insurance companies offer insurance during transit as well. For more information on insurance during transit, click here.

If you have any questions or want to submit a free quote with Guardian Auto Transport for your sports car, click here!