How to ship a car?

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Shipping a vehicle across the country is not difficult. Thousands of companies and private customers transport automobiles daily. The best option is to use a professional auto transport company like Corsia Logistics. However, in general you have three options:

  1. Use an auto transport company
  2. Use a drive-away services
  3. Drive the car yourself (if applicable)
 

1. Use a professional auto transport company

Shipping a car with an auto transport company is the most adequate choice. Of course, if it is a really short distance you can choose another method. Corsia Logistics offer both open and enclosed auto transport nationwide.Open carrier is the standard method of shipping all types of vehicles and most of the carriers in the US are open truck platforms.

If you are shipping a classic, sports or a luxury automobile we always recommend enclosed car carrier. Check out our Enclosed vs. Open car carrier article and infographic for more details. Corsia Logistics team takes pride in offering exceptionally personalized service to each and every customer. The agent you get to work with will recommend the right auto transport service for your vehicle and will work with you on the price.

Our prices reflect current market conditions and are always the most accurate and competitive rates. We provide realistic prices that will ship your vehicle in a timely and professional manner. Our rates are affordable to the customer and acceptable by the carrier. It is very important to price the shipping correctly. In this industry prices very much depend on the supply/demand situation and that is why our agents track the fluctuation of the prices constantly.

To learn more about how to ship a car, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Also, please check out our reviews, on some of the biggest independent review sources like Google+ reviews, Trust Pilot reviews, so you can learn more about how our customers experience. Corsia Logistics is a small, family owned company and this is our advantage. When you call, you reach one of our auto transport agents and you get to work with this person from start to end. Your agent becomes your friend throughout the shipping process, and even after that.

2. Use a drive-away services

If you do not mind that your car is driven to your destination then you can search for a drive-away services. You will find companies that offer to find you a driver following a strict criteria. If you want to do that sometimes you may even have the option to request a professional driver. However, this is not typical and in general, the bare minimum these companies follow is to screen the drivers they hire for clean driving record and they also have an age requirement.

You should read reviews and probably request references for the designated driver to make sure he has done that kind of a job before and he has done it well. Another great way would be to find a friend or relative willing to drive your car. In some cases it would be the cheaper option, and could be faster as well. My advice is to not try this if your car is an expensive vehicle, or a really valuable investment such as a classic automobile.

3. Drive the car yourself

Many people prefer to drive their own vehicle when moving, and one reason is because they think it is cheaper. However, that is not actually the truth. People often do no calculate travel expenses like food, fuel and accommodations. If you are moving across the country those expenses can add up quickly and in many cases it becomes more costly than shipping with a auto transport company.

It is a different story when you are buying a car online (although I do not personally recommend that). In this case, you probably want to go see it first and then drive it back home yourself. If distance and money are not an issue then surely this is the best way. Still, this has its downside and you have to be prepared. Keep in mind that this would be a car that you have never driven and there is no guarantee about it’s condition. Always try to have a back up plan and be prepared for the unexpected.

If you have any questions, please call or email us. We are here to help you transport your automobile and guide you through the process. Thank you.

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About the Author:

I am Vassi and I am a co-owner and a marketing manager of Corsia Logistics. I talk to people and help them get to know us. I am also the content curator of this blog. I have been involved with the auto transport industry for several years and I enjoy it very much. If you would like to contact me please do so via our contact us form or any social media channel. Thank you.
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