Often referred to as “Trade Plating” this service is the collection and delivery of vehicles by road.
Our professional and experienced drivers will arrive at the collection point and complete an appraisal, including checking that all the documentation you require is present and drive it to your chosen destination.
We specialise in, inter-dealer transfers, dealer to customer and customer to dealer deliveries including our full corporate hand-over service for retail/lease clients. See our corporate delivery for more info.
So, if you are fleet manager or a dealer and you require vehicles to be delivered to end users, complete with a professional handover swiftly and at a competitive price. please get in touch for more information.
Pricing at a glance!
Long distance: average cost of 50p - 73p - per mile (inc fuel)
Short distance: average cost of 83p - 99p - per mile (inc fuel)
On average, transported car delivery costs around £1.00/mile for a delivery under 70 miles. As the distance increases the rate can reduce down to an average transport cost of around £0.85/mile. There are some factors that may increase the price such as urgency or remote postcodes.
Sometimes if a journey is particularly long, or collection times do not allow, we will collect a vehicle on one working day and deliver on the next – this is often referred to as a “layover”. The vehicle is parked securely overnight either in a storage compound or an off-road or in our driver’s garage.
In general, having your car driven to its destination is the cheaper option and faster, although you have to keep in mind the cost of petrol and the number of miles you are adding to the vehicle.
Also, although all of the drivers used by Auto Move are experienced professionals, your vehicle is at more risk of accident or damage when being driven, but no more so than if you were driving it yourself.
If you call us with your requirements, we will be happy to provide you with a quote for both driving and transporting your vehicle to its destination.
The best ways to transport a car in the UK are:
Professional Driven Service - This is the most popular method of transport, often the fastest and cheapest way to deliver your vehicle too.
Open transporter - this is a popular way to transport a car cross-country. This could be a dedicated single car transporter or a 4x4 towing a trailer, or a larger multi-vehicle transporter.
Enclosed transporter - if you need extra protection from road damage, security or weather effects on your vehicle, you should consider using an enclosed transporter service. This is usually more expensive than an open transporter.
No. Trade plates are displayed where a valid road fund licence is not available. Any vehicle we deliver must be safe and road-legal in every way which includes a valid MOT.
Trade Plates, when displayed correctly, allow a vehicle without a valid road fund licence to be driven on the roads legally.
We do fuel inclusive on USED vehicles. This must be confirmed when booking. In all other instances we will fuel the vehicle for the journey or recharge it at cost price to you. We use the minimum fuel required for each journey and if the vehicle already has fuel we won’t add any more (unless you ask us to), in addition you receive photographic record of the dashboard on collection showing fuel level and mileage. Plus scans of fuel receipts. We can provide a guide-price on how much fuel will be used. Get in touch to enquire about fuel inclusive service.
We will call you to advise of any problems, and to find out how you would like to resolve the situation. If your vehicle has breakdown cover we always prefer to use this. However, we do have full breakdown assistance if the vehicle is not already covered. We recharge breakdown assistance costs to you at cost, Please see T&C's.