When shipping your car across country there are many factors to consider. Whether you are moving, purchasing a new car, or shipping your car to a relative, the shipping process is a lot more simpler than you probably think. There are plenty of reasons why you might consider shipping your car across country instead of driving it yourself.
If you are in a situation where you need to transport your car, you might consider just driving it yourself. While this may often be the most affordable option, it is not always the safest choice. When travelling long distances you will most likely have to use the interstate highways, which are some of the most dangerous roads in the United States. Luckily for you, there are skilled drivers who drive these routes every day. These drivers are trained to safely and skillfully navigate these roads. Leave it to the professionals, it’s their job.
Minimize Wear and Tear on Your Car
Depending on how new your vehicle is you may not want to put unnecessary wear and tear on it. Long road trips can run a train on your car and add a decent amount of miles on it in a short amount of time. This can increase the chances of something happening to your car like getting a flat tire or your engine over heating. Semi-trucks are built for long hauls and are properly maintained to withstand the stress it puts on your vehicles. Driving your car yourself may seem less expensive, but you will also have to account for food, gas, tolls, hotels, and other expenses. To calculate the cost of wear and tear and your car click here.
Preparing Your Car For Shipping
When choosing to ship your car across country, there’s a few things you need to do to prepare your car. Preparing your car for transport is fairly easy. You just want to make sure that the exterior of your vehicle is clean so the driver can properly inspect it for pre existing damages and discrepancies. Also make sure that you only leave about 1/4 of a tank of gas in your car. If you are moving or relocating you may want to pack your car with your belongings. Per the Department of Transportation you are allowed to ship 100 lb’s of cargo with your vehicle. Just make sure that your cargo remains secured below the window level, in the trunk or rear of the car. For more information on how to prepare your vehicle click here!
Here at Guardian Auto Transport we only work with the top 10% of carriers in the auto carrier industry. This ensures that we minimize the margin of error creating a stress free experience for our customers. We provide open and constant communication so that you aren’t left in the dark.
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