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Car transportation tips

June 25, 2023
When it comes to transporting your car across the country, USA Car Delivery offers the following transportation tips:

Choose the Correct Towing Option

If you have multiple vehicles or a rental van for your belongings, towing your car may be an option. Consider factors such as your vehicle’s weight, ground clearance, and drivetrain (front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive) to determine the best towing method. Flatbeds are suitable for rear-wheel-drive or low-ground-clearance cars, tow bars work well for compact cars, and dollies are suitable for front-wheel-drive vehicles. Ensure your towed car meets “street legal” requirements for safe transportation.

Find the Most Economical Shipping Option

Car shipping companies can transport your vehicle to its destination, but it can be costly. The price can range from $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the shipper, vehicle type, and destination. Consider factors such as open transport (exposing the vehicle to the elements) or enclosed transport (higher cost but safer, ideal for luxury or antique cars).

Ask Your Moving Company About Car Transport

Start by contacting your moving company, especially those specializing in long-distance moves. They have the experience and appropriate vehicles for hauling your car. Book in advance, particularly during peak moving season (April to September), and be prepared for higher costs. Before making a decision, evaluate if it’s worth taking your car to your new home.

Consider the cost of moving versus selling your car, especially if you’re moving to an urban area where owning a car might be inconvenient. Also, assess whether your current vehicle is suitable for the terrain and conditions of your new location. If selling your car seems more practical, consider doing so before the move. USA Car Delivery is ready to assist you with your car shipping needs, providing reliable and professional transportation services across the country.