As the weather cools, many of our clients begin making plans to relocate for school, work, or retirement. If you’re in the process of moving to your second home down south or making a big career transition, you may be thinking about the logistics of the move.
How do you get yourself, your belongings, and your car to your new home in the most convenient and cost-effective way?
We’ve been serving customers for a long time, and we understand the considerations that go into a move like this. You may be wondering how much time you have to make the move, how much it will all cost, and how convenient and safe the transportation process will be. Here’s what we recommend you take into consideration as you plan …
Consider the Driving Distance
As you make your choice, you’ll first want to calculate the total driving distance, factoring in the exact mileage you’ll have to travel and route specifics like road conditions, toll roads, traffic patterns, and so forth. Be sure to factor in restaurant and hotel costs if your trip will take longer than six to eight hours. And don’t forget fuel and maintenance costs!
Once you have an idea of how far you’ll need to drive, how long it could potentially take, and how much it might cost out of pocket, you’ll be better prepared.
How Valuable is Your Time?
It takes time and energy to drive across country. And when you’re planning a big move like this one, we know that time is a precious commodity. In addition to the time it takes to plan and execute your move, you’ll need to calculate travel time. If you don’t want to spend hours – or days – on the road, you may want to consider shipping your car and flying out to your destination.
Driving Cost vs. Shipping Cost
Which method is cheaper? Driving or shipping? As you’re calculating your potential costs, don’t forget the details. While driving yourself is generally cheaper, this isn’t always the case, especially when you factor in tolls, gas prices, vehicle maintenance, and food and lodging costs.
If you ship your car, your charge will depend on the size and weight of your car and standard car shipping rates. Once you get a quote, be sure to factor in the other costs of your move to get a more accurate picture.
Safety Concerns and Convenience
The safety of your family and your vehicle is also something to consider.
Driving long distances in potentially hazardous weather can compromise your safety and put strain on your vehicle. Plus, mishaps like auto theft or accidents are possible, and they can become expensive.
When you ship a vehicle, you place these concerns in the hands of experienced, licensed drivers who can get your car where it needs to go safely. Professional drivers are prepared for just about any contingency; Insurance is provided as well for your peace of mind.
If you’re at the point in your life where convenience is a priority, then shipping your car may be the answer. When you ship your car, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is preparing it for transportation. The auto shipping representatives will take over from there. If you don’t want to take time off work or worry about road conditions and gas prices, you won’t have to. You’ll have more energy to unpack and get used to your new home.
If You’d Like More Information, Call the Experts
At PreOwned Auto Logistics, we’ve been shipping vehicles across the country for two decades. Our representatives can deliver your car to a terminal in your new city, or right to your front door. If you’d like to learn more about our experience or friendly service, just ask! We’re happy to answer your questions or give you a quote.