More and more often, finding the perfect car involves a web search and purchasing a car online. But if you’re going to buy a car online, how do you get it shipped? Below, we’ll show you how to buy a car out of state and have it shipped with Preowned Auto Logistics.
Especially in recent years, online purchases have skyrocketed. This is because of the increased online presence of many retailers and car dealers after the pandemic. Today, you can find almost anything online and have it shipped straight to your door, even your next family vehicle or a limited-edition sports car!
Additionally, the ability for buyers to search outside of their immediate area for the car they want has helped to increase online purchases of vehicles. Now, instead of settling for something they don’t want, the buyer can keep looking until they find the perfect model and have it delivered!
Whenever you look for a car online, you have the option of working directly with the dealerships or going through a third-party system like Car Gurus and others. Additionally, you may even find an individual who is selling the exact make and model you’re looking for and work with them.
There are even online auctions, often hosted by auction houses, which are excellent places to find deals on all kinds of cars. These are a significant source of online purchases of vehicles throughout the country.
The good news is that there are almost no risks in buying a car out of state. For the most part, it functions the same as buying a car in your state. You’ll still pay the same taxes; you’ll have to register it in your state, get plates, etc.
However, there are a few things to look out for when buying a car out of state or online.
There are several types of scams you could encounter when trying to buy a car out of state. The main thing to remember is to not jump through any unusual hoops to pay the individual selling the vehicle. Often, they will use gift card scams and other ways to get your money before you’ve received the car. Usually, scammers don’t even have the vehicle they are advertising. A good rule of thumb is that if you feel like it’s a scam, it probably is, and it’s better to back out and find a more reputable source for your car purchase.
Find an Auto Transportation Service – Preowned Auto Logistics
The first thing you’ll want to do once you’ve found your dream car and you’re ready to make a purchase is to figure out how to get it shipped. Sometimes dealerships or sellers will have a carrier lined up, you can use their recommended carrier, or you can call Preowned Auto Logistics to make arrangements for your car.
You can easily reach out to us via phone or email to get all the details you need to schedule your car shipping.
Arrange for Pickup
Before your driver can pick up the vehicle, they’ll need to know the details of the vehicle. Basic information like make, model, and year is vital for planning the vehicle’s placement on the truck. Additionally, we’ll need the origin or where the car is to be picked up, and the intended destination. If you are using our drop-off and pick-up terminals, talk to the team at PAL about which locations will be best for this auto transport.
Getting a quote for your auto shipping needs is easy! We offer free consultations so that you can get an idea of what your budget will need to look like for your car shipping from out of state.
Call us at 877.542.1955 and receive a custom quote for your auto transport needs.
Sample Customer Reviews
“I recently bought a car from a dealership in Tampa, Florida. Everything went well until it came time for shipping. The dealership decided to use the UConnect app as the only way for me to track my car. Unfortunately, the signal was lost during transport, and when I asked the salesman, he said he did not know where my car was, or when it would arrive, not the answer you want to receive. He eventually gave me Mr. Harlow’s contact; Colby was not only professional but kind and understanding. He told me where my car was, gave me an anticipated date, and offered to have the driver call me asap. Everyone has a job to do, but it’s rare to find excellent customer service provided in such a pleasant manner. My car arrived when anticipated, in great condition, with smiles from the transport team whom had been driving all day. Thank you, Preowned Auto Logistics, Mr. Colby Harlow, and Tito, I am one happy customer.”
– Kathleen Colbert Mackey
“Chuck and Jerome came to pick up my car after I sold it to CarOffer (Cargurus,) and there were logistical problems with CarOffer, but they both went above and beyond to ensure that those issues were resolved. They took extra time to contact CarGurus and resolve the logistical concerns. They were absolutely fantastic—truly a dream team. Thank you both!”
– Christopher O’Brien