If you're about to make a long-distance move, you may be concerned about how you will move all of your vehicles. You might be able to tow one of them, but that may be more of a hassle than you want to undertake. One way to move your cars and avoid putting mileage on them at the same time is to hire a car moving company. Here are a few things to know.
Closed Transport Is Available
If you want to save on costs, then choosing open transport on a car carrier is the best option. However, this exposes your car to the elements along the way. If you own a valuable car, you may want it to be protected as best possible. The answer is to choose the closed transport option. Your car will be placed inside an enclosed trailer or truck container, so it is hidden from view and protected from rain and UV ray exposure during the trip.
Personal Items Are Not Allowed
Although your car will be covered with insurance during the move, the mover won't be responsible for any personal items you might want to place in your car. While it might seem like a good idea to load up the trunk and back seat with household goods, the extra items will add to the weight of the car and not be allowed. You might even need to drain some of the gas from the tank to meet weight limits. Be sure to clean out your car and the trunk, so personal items won't be an issue when the mover arrives to pick up your car.
Door-To-Door Service Might Be Available
The convenient way to move your car is to have it picked up at your current house and dropped off at your new house. The moving company might do this by bringing the car carrier to your home. This might even be necessary if the car isn't in a driving condition. However, it might not be possible for a large car hauler to navigate your street. In that case, a driver may pick up your car and drive it to the moving company and then drive the car to your new house once the truck arrives in the new city. The alternative option is for you to deliver and pick up your car at prearranged locations. The location could even be a shipping terminal where you will have some flexibility when it comes to storage, and dropping off or picking up your car.
Car moving companies offer various services, so you may want to compare those in addition to their costs. For instance, you may be able to bundle moving your car with the cost of moving your household items. You might also find a service that has tracking available, so you will always know exactly where your car is until it is dropped off at your home.