Car Shipping Services Guide
Auto dealers, moving companies, car rental companies, military personal and private customers transport vehicles daily. Many large scale corporations employ auto transport companies to move their company vehicles as well. It is understood that it is more efficient to transport a vehicle than to drive it.
What options do I have when I need to ship a car?
Moving a vehicle from one location to another can be accomplished in two ways – by hiring an auto transport company or by having someone else drive the vehicle. Both option can be a good solution depending on the distance, your budget and your personal preferences.
Find someone to drive or hire drive-away company
Driving could be an option and it is usually bearable by most drivers if the distance is not more than 300 miles. If you can find someone to drive your car for you that could be cheaper in some cases. Yet, that is not always easy. Driving across the country is not for everybody. If you are a snowbird, we recommend that you hire an auto transport company. Interstate highways are extremely busy and driving could be potentially dangerous.
If you can’t find a friend or a relative to drive your car you can turn for help to drive away companies. These are companies that contract with people with good driving record to drive customers’ cars to their desired destination and then fly back. This is not necessary a cheaper option. Drive-away companies usually have basic requirements for their drivers – they check background and driving history. If you decide to do that you should request to see references for your driver.