How To Ship Your Car
Moving is already a hectic process, between hiring movers, packing all your stuff, tossing things you no longer use, and trying to pack everything in an organized way. The last thing anyone wants to figure out is how to ship their car from one place to another.
There are several different ways to ship your car based on your needs, whether it is state to state or overseas, that process can be a bit more complicated. A shipping company will be your best friend during this process, making it as easy as possible for you and all you’ll have to do is wait until the car is delivered to your front door of your new home.
The first question on your mind may be price.The cost depends on the type of vehicle, the size, the shipping dates, the condition of your vehicle and most importantly, distance. Every company is different but on average in the United States, it costs about $630 to transport your vehicle a few hundred miles on an open carrier to around $1,810 to send a car across the country in an enclosed truck. This can be more expensive, if you’re shipping overseas to another country with extra cost of customs and registration fees.
Getting quotes from different companies is the best way to understand how much it’s going to cost. The information you’ll need is the make and model of the car that needs shipping, the pickup location and delivery location, and the dates that you need to move the vehicle. This way the moving company can give you accurate costs so there will be no surprises. Once you find a company that you want to work with and fits your budget, you can then communicate with the auto vehicle movers to ask about availability, the types of insurance they carry, how their process works and any other questions you may need to ask to ensure the safety of your vehicle and your peace of mind.
Make sure to confirm details and re-coordinate a few days in advance to make sure both parties have all the correct information they will need.
Car shipping doesn’t have to be complicated or stressful. With the right information and proper planning, this can be the simplest part of your move.