Professional Car Shipping Services Make Interstate Moves Easy

By: Christine Harrell

Moving to another state is a massive undertaking. Everything has to be coordinated because once the move starts you can't just zip back to your old home for something you forgot.

One of the problems is how to transport your family car. Many families today opt to have their cars, trucks, motorcycles, or even boats moved by professional car shipping companies.

Although turning your family vehicles over to strangers can cause anxiety, it's really no different from hiring movers to transport your household belongings. Shipping has many advantages over driving yourself and few drawbacks.

Car shipping benefits the self-mover

If you are driving a rented moving truck you have two options: tow your car behind the truck or have a second driver follow along.

Driving a rented truck is challenging for the self-mover; many people have never driven such a large vehicle. Adding the length and weight of a towed vehicle increases the challenge. The truck becomes much harder to navigate and stop and the risk of an accident increases. If you have more than one family car, towing isn't an option.

Having one person drive the truck while another such as a spouse drives the car is safer but carries its own set of problems. Communication between vehicles can be tricky even with cell phones as you never know when you will hit a dead spot. If you have several family cars you may not have enough drivers.

Having your car transported by an auto transport company means having only the moving truck to worry about. Multiple drivers can keep each other company and can take shifts driving, reducing the chance of highway hypnosis.

Auto transport is also great if you have hired a mover

If you have contracted with a company to move your household belongings, you have already made the decision to leave the hassles to the professionals. Not only does it save you the backbreaking labor of loading and unloading, a skilled mover can get your belongings stowed away in a fraction of the time you can.

Vehicle shipping services offer the same advantages. Let an experienced specialist move your car the right way so you can focus on more important matters.

Even if you plan to drive one car, you might want your other vehicles to be shipped. This is particularly true for vehicles like boats.

What's the downside?

Car shipping carries very few negatives. In fact the only real problem is the cost. Although it is a very economical method of moving your vehicles, it's not free and doing it yourself will be less expensive. Then again you could say the same about rebuilding a transmission, constructing a house, or performing an appendectomy. Sometimes it is worth it to let the experts do it right.

As long as you hire legitimate services, there aren't any other major drawbacks. Use services with many years of experience and full insurance to ensure your experience is a positive one.

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