Did you know that this year alone the Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that 35 million Americans will move? On top of that, most of those moves will happen during the month of May. Perhaps that is why May is known as National Moving Month! It’s the kick-off for the busiest moving time of the year, and if families are moving out of state then they should be thinking about moving their car as well.
There is already so much to think about when moving that your car is probably the last thing on your mind. You figure you’ll just drive it to wherever you are moving, right? But what if you decided to go the economical route and drive a Uhaul full of most of your things on your own? Does that mean someone else must drive your car and follow you? What if you are driving cross country and have everything taken care of except for your car? Are you willing to drive it all the way across the country when you could take a stress-free flight instead? It’s for these reasons you should start thinking about shipping your car during your big move instead of driving it yourself.
Take a look at some of the advantages to using an auto transport company during your move instead of driving it yourself:
It’s not as expensive as you think!
You may automatically think that it is very expensive to ship a car, but it is actually quite reasonable considering all of the time and stress you save yourself. In fact, if you are starting to think that this is better than driving your car yourself, take a look at our quote calculator to see how much it may be to ship your car from your current location to your future destination.
It is less stressful
If you have ever moved before- even just from apartment to apartment in the city- then you know how stressful it can be. It takes a lot of time and energy to get everything packed up and moved. If you have to drive your car hundreds of miles on top of that it might just set you over the edge. Instead, take some of the stress out of your move and have your car picked up and delivered for you.
Your car is safe
Many people may be hesitant to hand their car over to a company, but using an auto transport company to ship your car is very safe. In fact, new cars are sent to dealerships every day on the same kind of carriers that are used to ship your car. On top of that, your car is insured while it is being transported.
As we gear into National Move Month, the DOT is taking the time to remind the many movers all over the country that they need to be smart and cautious when choosing a moving company. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working hard this month to protect consumers from risky carriers. The same cautions can be placed on auto moving companies. That is why it is so important to research a company and the industry a bit before deciding to enlist their services. Take a look at some auto transport reviews and choose a reputable company to assist you during your move.
And remember: the cheapest company is not always the best! That goes for movers and car transporters.
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