Cars have become an essential element of our lives, and driving is a part of many people’s daily routine. Today, a car is one of the most convenient modes of transportation in the US. But it can also become a logistical issue when relocating across the country.
Shipping a car is a good idea
When you move long distance, there are hundreds of things to keep in mind. Embarking on a long haul drive could only make things unnecessarily overwhelming. That is why there is a better solution than driving – shipping a car with an auto transport company like Corsia Logistics.
Below, are our top 3 reasons why shipping a car with a car transporter is a good idea!
Auto transport means safety
The desire to drive everywhere is a big part of the American culture. And driving across the country sounds like an exciting adventure to many. Just the idea of an open road, navigating the spiderweb of highways, passing canyons, ranchlands, mountains and charming small towns, singing along to our favorite tunes, makes our hearts beat faster.
But cross-country travel has its risks. There are reckless drivers, wildlife, and weather conditions that all seem to conspire against even the most responsible drivers. That’s why, if you have to travel more than 200-300 hundred miles, it is safer to ship your car.
- By sending your vehicle with a professional auto shipper, you’ll save it from unnecessary wear and tear, possible breakdowns, accidents and damaging weather conditions.
- Depending on your budget, and the level of protection you want for your vehicle, you’ll be able to choose between open or enclosed transport.
- Additionally, you can request top load for your vehicle to ensure against possible leaks from other cars.
- Most vehicles are transported via open-air trailers, which means they may get exposed to the dangers of the road while in transport.
Auto transport saves time
Driving a car across the country will take days. A thousand miles might not seem so bad on the map, but once you hit the road there will be mountains, deserts, and seas to cross. Literally! Moreover, when you start adding in the time for food and rest stops, a whole new time frame builds up.
Somewhere along the road, you may find yourself stuck in traffic or get a flat tire, which will inevitably add to your travel time. Spending days on the road when you could use this time to take care of other important tasks or just enjoy your family and friends doesn’t make much sense.
- To save time and stress less, it is better to hand your car over to a car shipping company, hop on a plane, and receive the vehicle at the new destination.
- Total vehicle transport time consists of pick up window and delivery window.
- Pick-up window takes 1-5 business days and starts from the first available date that you designate. It is not part of the vehicle’s transit time.
- Delivery window is the time it takes to transport your car to its final destination, once it’s been picked up. It mainly depends on distance.
- If you are on a tight timeline and need your vehicle to be delivered on or by an exact date, you can request expedited shipping. Guaranteed delivery is a premium service, hence will cost more.
It’s important to keep in mind that all dates in auto transport are estimates. As you already know, being on the road is unpredictable. There are many factors that can delay a truck on the road. Such can be late customers, traffic, bad weather and sometimes truck failures. Cars are transported with big rigs that haul from seven to ten vehicles, and they all go to different customers which means that the carrier makes multiple stops, in different locations, to drop-off and pick up vehicles.
Car shipping is affordable
Perhaps you think it is quite expensive to ship a car. Now, think about all the expenses associated with driving – gas, lodging, and eating across the country and then compare that to your car shipping rate.
Expenses can add up quickly when you are on the road and you never know what can happen (emergencies and breakdowns). Factor in the time off work, especially if you are out of the paid vacation days.
On the other hand, when you request a quote from a car shipping company you get an all-inclusive price, rather than multiple costs. We’d like to point out though that the price from and to any destination is never a flat rate.
Several variables decide the final cost to ship a vehicle.
- Vehicle make and model
- Vehicle condition
- Type of car carrier
- Distance and location
- Supply and demand
Each of these factors is important. Vehicle’s make and model and the distance set the base price for shipping. However, they are not deciding factors. The type of carrier and the vehicle condition always contribute to the price. Transporting a vehicle via an enclosed trailer is almost always more expensive.
If a car doesn’t run under its own power, the cost of shipping increases. If a vehicle delivery is somewhere off the main routes, in a rural or hard to get to area, where not that many people are looking to ship their vehicles, shipping will be more expensive.
The deciding factor, however, is the current supply and demand situation on a given route. Fluctuations happen daily and that is why it is very important to track supply and demand constantly on national dispatch boards.
Why should I hire Corsia Logistics to transport my vehicle?
Corsia Logistics is one of the most trusted vehicle shipping companies in the nation. And it’s not an overrated statement. Just read what our customers have to say about our auto transport services. Corsia Logistics is a small, family-owned and operated company with over a decade of combined auto transport industry experience. We have created our company with the idea of making a difference in the world of vehicle shipping.
We take care of our customers by offering affordable prices and comprehensive auto transport services tailored to our customers’ specific needs. But most of all, we offer personal attention and honest explanation of how shipping a car works.
We love what we do. So, whether you are shipping your everyday Toyota, a Lamborghini, a motorcycle, or even a boat – your vehicle will be safe with us. We offer both open and enclosed auto transport nationwide. If you are shipping a non-running vehicle or need guaranteed delivery, contact us for a custom quote. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (818) 850-5258 or get in touch with us online.
For more information on vehicle shipping, we encourage you to explore our How to Ship a Car and Services sections and browse our website. To find out the cost to ship your vehicle and see how it fits in your budget, request your free, no-obligation quote. We are here to help you ship your automobile anywhere in the country, door to door. Thank you.