Getting something from one part of the country to another is not an easy task (well, sometimes, mainly with FedEx or UPS), but it’s even more difficult when you’re trying to get a vehicle from one part of the country to another without driving it. This requires an auto transportation company to physically move it from A to B, and that in and of itself can be a daunting task – so much goes into it, it can make anyone’s head spin. But there are some serious reasons why transporting it is generally better than driving it the same distance, and in this helpful article we’ll break some of those reasons down for you.
1. You don’t put any miles on your vehicle when you ship it
Mileage plays an important role in the resale value of any vehicle, and the more miles you put on a car, the less value it’s going to have once you want to sell it. This is why road trips – despite how much fun they can be – can wreak havoc on a vehicle. You already know that if you drive a vehicle for any length of time you’re going to put wear and tear on the engine, body and wheels, and this is something else that auto transportation services can help you with. This helps keep your vehicle in better condition, which is great for anyone but in particular those of you who are shipping more high-end vehicles than the daily drivers that many people tend to transport. Keeping miles off of those more expensive cars is a great way to keep their resale value high, and the best way to do that is with an auto transport truck.
2. You save yourself a lot of time
Time is a big factor for a lot of people – most people don’t have a lot of it for various reasons, and can’t afford to drive their cars for three or four days across the states because they have lives that don’t revolve around driving. It’s a hard proposition, especially if you’re kind of strapped for time as-is – a lot of people work and deal with families and have bills they need to pay and errands they need to run, and taking a week or two off to drive your car to a new place really isn’t something most people can just do. It’s easier to fly on a plane and let someone else deal with all that driving than to drive it yourself, and that brings us to number three…
3. You save yourself a lot of money
Auto transportation services are expensive, but not nearly as expensive as if you were to drive your vehicle yourself. Think about it: when you drive a vehicle say, across the country, you’re looking at three to five days of straight driving – more if you’re doing it by yourself. Then there’s the lodging aspect, which is moot if you’re living out of your car but generally hotels are a necessary evil. Not only that but a 2,700+ mile drive is something that no one really has time for, let alone the time, and when you don’t have either it makes for a pretty miserable experience. This is one of the main reasons why people decide to ship a vehicle as opposed to drive it across the country; it saves them time, money, wear and tear on their vehicle, and makes the entire experience that much easier for everyone involved.
If you’re interested in car transportation services to or from anywhere in the United States, we recommend filling out our free online quote form. You’ll get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within the hour, with the first of them showing up in a minute or two. It’s a great way to get free quotes and to – at the very least – get an idea of what you’re looking at, price-wise. You can give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can give you some solid advice regarding shipping your vehicle vs. driving it yourself as well as help you get free auto transportation quotes, if you’re in the market for those. Shipping a vehicle is a big step, and having all your bases covered – and understanding the differences between shipping or driving your vehicle – is important for your sanity and your wallet.