Moving Across The Country Should You Drive or Ship Your Car?
New job, new school, new marriage, new retirement? Big life changes can mean a big move, as in across the state, the region or even the country. So, if you are going to be shipping other belongings to your destination, have you considered how you’re going to get your vehicle there? You could drive it yourself but does that make sense, time-wise or budget-wise? Ultimately the question is should you drive it or should you ship it?
There are many things to consider when making this decision. Your budget may limit your options but when you factor in the total amount of money it will take to drive your car or truck, it might be a closer call than you think. Not only do you have gas costs to factor in, there’s food and hotel costs at a minimum. See, it’s already adding up!
Now let’s consider your time. If you’re taking the time off to drive, then that’s time you will not be spending on other things, like work or studying or saying goodbye to your home one last time with that last goodbye party! But really, when deciding the real cost to drive your car, you must factor in the impact of being on the road and the cost of your time that may be better spent elsewhere.
One of the biggest things to factor into the decision to transport or drive your vehicle is the wear and tear on your car, truck or even motorcycle. Road miles add up and can seriously impact the condition and value of your vehicle. And there’s always a risk of unexpected damage or breakdown along the way no matter what condition your vehicle is in starting out. Other things to consider is weather, road conditions, detours, accidents and the like.
Being a road warrior may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
In the end, you may decide to pack up and hit the road yourself. For all other calculations, make your plans and give us a call as soon as you know your schedule the earlier you make arrangements for car transport, the easier and cheaper it will be to get you exactly what you need in terms of timing and price.
And if you have any questions, give us a call. We are real people running a real company aiming to make your vehicle shipping experience the best it can be!