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7 Benefits of Shipping Your Car VS Driving it When Moving

When you’re moving to a new home, especially across long distances, you’re likely already spending a lot of money, and cutting back wherever possible becomes an attractive option. For many, this means packing all their stuff in their car and driving their own vehicle to wherever they’re headed.

It’s perfectly reasonable to save a few bucks here and there during the process, but driving your car to your new location can actually have some major drawbacks.

Today, we want to go over 7 benefits you can get by hiring a car transport company for your move instead driving your vehicle on your own.

Let’s get started.

1: Move Your Items Without Restriction

This is particularly useful if you’re moving over a long distance. If you’re moving down the block, it’s not overly difficult to simply make a few trips to get everything to your new home in the trunk of your car, but if you’re traveling across state lines, or even across the country, trying to make multiple trips can be extremely expensive and time-consuming.

When you hire a car transport service to move your car for you, you can rent a proper moving vehicle and get everything done in one trip. You’re not restricted by the limited capacity of your vehicle, and you don’t have to worry about how your vehicle is going to reach its destination or splitting the family up amid a U-Haul and a personal vehicle.

This might increase your moving costs slightly at first, but it’s a lot cheaper than traveling back and forth over a massive distance just because your car can’t handle moving every item you have.

2: Less Wear and Tear on Your Vehicle

Again, this is mostly a benefit for long-distance moves. Traveling to the next town over probably isn’t going to put too much wear and tear on your vehicle. However, moving from California to New York by car is extremely hard on the vehicle.

When you’re adding thousands of miles onto your vehicle in a single trip, it’s bad enough, but doing it with the car fully loaded down with your belongings and your family is even worse.

If you don’t experience car troubles along the way, you’ll definitely experience them a lot sooner than expected after the trip just due to the sheer amount of abuse the vehicle had to go through to get there.

When you hire a service, you let the service’s transport equipment take on that ridiculous mileage and abuse, and while it costs, it’s a lot less expensive than having your tires wear out mid-trip, needing repairs, or wearing out several parts well before they technically should.

3: More Options for Transporting Your Family

A lot of people don’t realize this until they move, but your personal car actually limits your options a bit when traveling. If you rent a private hauling vehicle, you still have to figure out how to get your personal vehicle to the new destination, you can’t leave your vehicle behind to fly and get there faster while a moving company handles the rest, and if you have multiple vehicles, it can really be a problem.

If you hire a vehicle transport company, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You can simply pick the option that matches your budget and preferences the best, and you can stick to that while you know your car is taken care of.

Family moving

4: Premium Insured Vehicle Transport

If you’re moving across several states, you’re going to go through a lot of places you’re not familiar with and open yourself up to accidents. Besides, people tend to drive like nuts on the interstate. If you’re driving your vehicle, you better hope you have good insurance to handle any damages that might occur. Not to mention the dangers that can present themselves.

A vehicle transport service takes responsibility for your car while it is in the service’s possession. There are insurance systems and policies in place to protect you and the company if anything happens. Not to mention they’re professional drivers. A lot of people are uncomfortable driving such long distances due to the inherent risks, but when you hire a professional to handle it, you can take a more comfortable long-distance method of transport and avoid having to worry about it.

5: The Premium Treatment

A car shipping service doesn’t just drag your car from one place to another. The service takes your car’s care seriously and puts a lot of effort into not just protecting it, but also keeping it in the same condition as it was received. You don’t have to worry about your car being affected by the elements over such a long ride, trash from your necessary meals and such building up throughout it, or any of that. You drop your car off, and you pick it up as if it didn’t just move clear across the country.

6: Savings

With gas prices skyrocketing, and the potential for mid-trip repairs being fairly high, hiring a service can actually save you quite a bit of money if you make the right decisions. Opting for a low-cost travel method such as an affordable plane ticket or bus trip, while taking advantage of lower-cost transport options such as multi-vehicle open trailers, you might actually spend less than if you were to drive the entire way.

Open trailer transporting vehicles

7: Less Time and Energy Spent

Whether you’re using a U-Haul while the car transport service takes your car, flying, taking a bus or train, or only focusing on one family vehicle and getting your secondary car transported, you save a lot of time and energy.

It takes time to travel all the way across the country with an overpacked vehicle. If you hire a service, they can get your car to your new location almost as fast as you arrive via plane or bus by using more efficient travel methods.

This saves you time and energy while you’re already dealing with the headaches involved in moving.

Time to Move? We Can Help!

By now you have probably decided whether to drive or ship a car when moving. Choose the hassle-free option of shipping your car with Elevation Transport Services. 

Save time, reduce stress, and enjoy the convenience of having your vehicle safely delivered to your new destination. Contact us today to learn more about our reliable car shipping solutions and make your upcoming move a smooth and seamless experience.

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Antonie Meeker
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