If you are looking to move, you need to start planning the logistics of getting your things from one place to the next. One of the things only a few people consider when moving long distances is what is the best way to move your car.
Most individuals assume that driving their own vehicle is the most cost-effective solution for moving their car to their new home, but this is not always the case. If you are ready to move, consider auto shipping from Maine to Chicago, IL. This method of moving your car is safer, more cost-effective, and takes the stress out of your move. Learn more below.
For decades, the auto transportation industry has used carriers like Preowned Auto Logistics to move cars for dealerships. However, that’s not the only service these carriers provide. At Preowned Auto Logistics, we offer stress-free car shipping for individuals that is easy to use and easy to book.
We offer drop off locations throughout the country, so you can easily find a location near you. We can ship multiple cars at once, so you don’t have to worry about moving all your family vehicles. Instead, just kick back and focus on getting packed up while Preowned Auto Logistics takes care of your car.
There are plenty of reasons to choose to ship your car instead of driving it across the states. Shipping your vehicle is the safest option for you and your vehicle; it’s often more cost-effective, and it will save you time. Below, we’ll take a closer look at the three biggest reasons to ship your car with Preowned Auto Logistics instead of driving it.
Any time you drive your car, you are taking on the risk of getting into an accident. There are numerous dangers on the road ranging from inclement weather conditions to reckless drivers. All of these potential threats increase the danger to you and your vehicle when driving long distances.
Shipping your car with PAL is also more efficient than driving it yourself because all you have to do is budget time to drop off the vehicle in Maine and pick it up in Chicago. If you choose to drive, you’ll need to plan for a two-day road trip.
Booking your car shipping with PAL is easy. We accept all major credit cards, cash, checks, and PayPal.
Another reason to choose to ship your vehicle with PAL is the savings. It may seem like driving your car to Chicago is the cheapest option, but this is not always the case. Below, let’s evaluate how much it would cost to drive from Portland, ME, to Chicago, IL.
The distance from Portland to Chicago is around 1,082 miles without detours, stops, or traffic. If your car gets 25 miles to the gallon and gas is $3.50 a gallon, you’ll spend no less than $151 on fuel.
The trip will take over 16 hours to drive without stops, so you should plan for at least two days on the road. You’ll need to stop overnight; a hotel will cost around $150 or more.
Lastly, you’ll want to consider food for you and your passengers if you are making the trip alone; budget around $40 per person per day, which totals $80 for the trip.
Altogether, driving from Portland, ME, to Chicago, IL, will cost you $381. Keep in mind that this number does not reflect delays, traffic, detours, tolls, or car trouble. It also doesn’t include time off of work, loss of wages, and the depreciation of your vehicle with the additional mileage.
When you book your car shipping with Preowned Auto Logistics, you’ll have the peace of mind you need knowing your vehicle is in great hands. Our team of drivers has years of experience in the transportation industry and extensive knowledge of the safest and best routes.
All our drivers undergo thorough background checks to ensure a clean driving record. Before loading your vehicle onto the truck, your driver will inspect your car inside and out. This process ensures we can make a note of any existing damage or wear-and-tear so that the vehicle arrives in the same condition as when it left. The driver will take photos of the vehicle to ensure a record is kept.
While in transit, PAL will cover your car under our insurance policy, and upon arrival, the driver will perform a second inspection of the vehicle. Once you and the driver have signed off on the condition of the car, you’re free to take it home!
At Preowned Auto Logistics, we ensure fantastic customer service from start to finish. Your driver will offer updates on the progress of the delivery, and we offer a variety of shipping options to help you find the perfect fit.
Ask about our door-to-door service, which allows the driver to pick up your vehicle from your home in Maine and deliver it straight to your door in Chicago. We also offer open and closed carriers so you can customize your service to your needs.
Start planning for your move today! Give us a call at 877.542.1955 and receive a custom quote for your auto transport needs.
Sample Customer Reviews
“Preowned Auto Logistics transported my vehicle from New York to Chicago and did an awesome job. Not only where they easy to work with, but super fast. My vehicle arrived sooner than expected. Jake Klose provided excellent service and was always available for any questions. Highly recommended and trusted!”
– Andy Avila
“Kerri and team made our car transport so easy! Great communication throughout the process, and our car arrived safely even sooner than originally estimated. Excellent service at a fair price. Highly recommend!”
– Melissa Brown