Posted on 03/17/22

What Is An Out Of Order Vehicle

What Is An Out Of Order Vehicle

Many car owners find it frustrating to deal with an inoperable vehicle, especially when they need to transport it from one place to another. It can be hard to know if your car is really considered "inoperable".

This is vital as many state laws prohibit you from operating an inoperable vehicle on the roads. Move Car has created this guide to help you learn more:

Determining an Inoperable Car

An inoperable car is a vehicle that has:

  • A few parts have been removed, such as the engine, wheels or transmission.
  • Affected by certain alterations.
  • Damage can make it impossible to drive under its own power.
  • Isn't required to have a license plate or proof of current registration.

You can see that inoperable means more than just a vehicle that is unable to be driven due to damage. This is what most car owners think about.

A vehicle without its current license plates or proof of registration is considered inoperable. If you're stopped by police, taking such a vehicle on the roads could result in a penalty.

What can you do with an inoperable vehicle that needs to be moved?

There are many reasons you might need to transport an inoperable car. These include getting it off the road after it breaks down, or moving a vehicle that you have just purchased to another location.

It is a better idea to work with an auto transport company who can assist you with this problem. Transport companies can move an inoperable vehicle, even if it is damaged or missing parts.

You may also need to ship an inoperable car across state and national borders. An auto transport company can help you with this.

What is the cost to ship an inoperable vehicle?

Shipping rates for the auto transport industry may not be as obvious as you might think. Rates can be affected by many factors:

  • Car size
  • Delivery address
  • Shipping time
  • Shipping season
  • Insurance
  • Special requirements, etc.

Shipping an inoperable vehicle can sometimes be more expensive than shipping an operable one. You can drop off the vehicle at the transporter's depot and pick it up yourself to lower your rates. Inoperable cars will most likely require door-to-door delivery as you can't drive it yourself.

Shipping rates can differ from one company to another. We recommend getting a free estimate from multiple companies to get an idea of their pricing. Then, use these estimates to determine which company has the best rates for you.

Move Car is Here to Help

The Move Car team can help you with any inoperable vehicle and ship it to you.

Our auto shipping experts know how to approach inoperable cars and make sure it arrives at its destination safely. We can provide the right combination of support and expertise to help you navigate all of your shipping needs.

We encourage you to contact our friendly customer service team if you would like to find out more.