Unless your car or vehicle is massive – think large powerboat/sailboat, towing truck, mobile home, farm equipment, food truck, horse trailer, etc. – You may never need the services of a heavy haul transport company.
But if you ever do, take a look below for tips on how to get your heavy load from one place to another safely and affordably.
You’ve decided to ship your car from one location to a place that’s too far for you to drive it. You could be moving to a new place, you could have just purchased a vintage car that – for any number of reasons – is inoperable at the moment, and so on.
Bigger often is better.
Now that we’ve let the cat out of the proverbial bag on how we feel about whether to “shop local” or “go big,” let us explain why we believe it’s far better to use a national auto transport service rather than a local-to-you enterprise when you need to ship your car out of state… or across the country.
Auto transport service companies such as Ship A Car, Inc. have extensive experience in transporting recently purchased cars to their new owners.
Many people use or own golf carts but don’t golf. It’s true: the golf cart manufacturing industry grew by 3.1 percent in 2018, reaching revenue of $1 billion. And not all those carts were sold to golfers. Not by a long shot: they were sold to hotels, resorts (for in-resort transportation), colleges/universities, estate owners and managers, and – perhaps especially to the great benefit of those who live there – in active retirement living communities.
Are you looking for a great deal on a used car? Buy it at an auto auction! Purchasing a car at an auction is a bit more difficult than heading to your local used car dealership: you’ll have to do some good research on a car before bidding on it and have a firm budget in mind before starting the bidding process.
You’ve decided you need to find an auto transport company to ship your car across the country. Smart move! (Driving it from Point A to Point B yourself often is more stressful and expensive than you’d figured.) And so what’s the first thing you’re more than likely going to do? You’re going to fire up your favourite Web browser and type in the following words: “auto shipping company reviews.”
Buyer Beware! We see this advice pretty much everywhere, but we don’t always heed it. Yet it’s especially important to be very careful when it comes to choosing a shipping company to transport your car or other vehicles: scams in the auto transport industry are, unfortunately, plentiful. Especially in our current age of Internet sales and services.
You’re moving. A long way. Several hundred miles away. And so you either don’t want to or don’t have the time to drive your car to your new home yourself. Time to find a reliable auto transport company! But if you Google “reliable auto transport company” up will pop 52.9 million results (we checked).
Let’s say you’re moving to San Diego from Marietta, Ohio. Let’s also say that you’re moving to America’s Finest City with a friend who lives in New York City. You’re using the same auto transport company and you compare notes. You’re both shipping the same size vehicle, but you find that she is paying less than you are!
Spring has finally arrived! If you’re one of the lucky ones who spent a good deal of time away from your home in the north to enjoy (warm) time in the southern part of the U.S., you’re more than likely starting to think about heading home right about now.
You love your bike. It’s one of your prized possessions. Come the weekend or a lovely summer afternoon after work, you don your helmet, perhaps grab a like-minded friend or two with their own bikes, and you just ride and ride and ride.
You have your 1950 Morris Minor you restored from pretty much scratch and while it’s certainly not a “sexy” car, you love it beyond belief. So when it comes time for you to transport this classic several hundred miles from point A to point B.
In our mind, all classic cars are beautiful. The gorgeous, streamlined 1935 DeSoto Airflow SG makes our mouth water. The sleek, aerodynamic Tatra 87 is a car of our dreams. There are many more, of course, too numerous to mention.
Moving to Hawaii? Lucky you! And because the Aloha State is almost 2,500 miles from the West Coast, if you want to bring your car with you, you’re going to need to get it there via ship. Take a look below for six things you should know before and after shipping a car to Hawaii.