3 Important Tips for Car Shipping

CarsArrive | Auto shipping

People move across the country for a number of reasons, such as lateral intra-country promotions, family emergencies, an initiative to follow one's dreams, and many more.

But when life takes you across the country, what happens to your car? Luckily, moving across the country doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to your beloved vehicle or driving and hoping it makes the trip unscathed. With auto shipping services, you can move your vehicle -- regardless of what kind it is -- to anywhere you need it to go. And the best part of this $12 billion industry is that it takes the guesswork and anxiety out of relocating your vehicle. Through every step of the way, professionals are able to safely transport your car, making your move as easy and stress-free as possible.

So, where do you start? Follow these 3 tips for hassle free car transport:

  1. Know the Process and Your Provider

When it comes to something as important as shipping your vehicle, it never hurts to shop around and compare services. When looking at providers, pay attention to details, including the lengths they go through to describe their services, the process itself, and any other important information one might need to know.

  1. Schedule Your Move

Once you have picked a provider, it's time to figure out when your professional car hauling will take place. Specify a time frame that is relatively flexible. Keep in mind pricing as you go. For example, shipping during the winter months is often less expensive due to decreased demand. From there, decide where you would like your car to be picked up. Some carriers will give you the option of having it dropped at a transporter's terminal or have it picked up from your location. Likewise, you will need to decide where they will drop it off in your new destination location.

  1. Prepare Your Vehicle

While some shipping companies allow 50 to 100 pounds of cargo in the car, most companies will require that you completely clear out your car before the transport process takes place. Remove any and all items that might shift and cause damage. This includes CD changers, phone chargers, loose change, car seats, antennas, and other items one might deem valuable. If you have any questions, refer to your provider's website for insight.

Now that you know what to do, remember to buckle up and enjoy the journey!

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