Transporting a vehicle can be problematic in some situations. That’s why there are benefits to a vehicle transport service. What are they:
1. If You Own More Than One Car
If you own more than one car, and you’re moving to a new apartment, condo or home, particularly across the country, moving the cars will require more than one driver. But what if more than one driver is not possible?
A vehicle transport service can erase any concerns. Your cars, vans, trucks, etc., can be moved conveniently to your location.
There is more than one option available from these services for transporting your vehicles.
A. Transport Your Vehicle Yourself
One way to transport your vehicle is with an auto transport trailer. These trailers typically hold up to 5,000 pounds. Equipped with loading ramps, tire straps, and security chains, you just attach the trailer to another vehicle for transport.
B. Transport With a Car Shipper
Another and more convenient way to get your car from point A to point B is to hire a car carrier. This method of vehicle transport is usually an open-air trailer. However, if you prefer, you can also order an enclosed truck if you are concerned about weather or other elements. However, the cost of ordering an enclosed truck is 60 percent higher than the expense of an open-air trailer.
You arrange when your vehicle is to be picked up and when is should be dropped off. You can choose the option of dropping off and picking up your car terminal to terminal or door to door. However, door to door delivery is going to cost more than terminal to terminal. Determine if you can save yourself money by arranging for terminal to terminal service.
Work with only a reputable company to ensure that your vehicle is picked up and dropped off when it should be.
2. If You Wish To Take Your Vehicle Overseas
One of the top reasons for working with a car transport is if you plan to move your vehicle overseas. A vehicle transport will do it for you, as long as you are moving your car to a country where you are legally allowed to travel. These are called cargo container transports, and they are typically between 20 feet and 40 feet. Prices will vary on how much it will cost to bring your car overseas.
Vehicle transport is an excellent way to move your car, truck, etc. from point A to point B. However, it is important that you work with a reputable vehicle transport service. Cost is not everything in this consideration. A means of transport that is not insured, that presents hidden charges, that is known to be late with pickup and drop off, and that does not have safe transport equipment, should not be used. Be sure to work only with a company that has been recommended or that is highly rated.
Also, auto insurance will be offered with a vehicle transport service. Here is another place where the cost of your transport can become more expensive. Assuming you have car insurance, your coverage is likely to be cheaper than coverage offered by a vehicle transport. Check with your insurance carrier.