Auto Transport Tips: How to Handle the Wait
Waiting for your vehicle to be shipped is not only brutal, it’s something that cannot be avoided. Unlike overnighting a package from one part of the country to the other, auto transport doesn’t allow you to do that – you can’t put a car on a commercial plane, at least not with any of the companies that you’ll on the internet that ship cars. Maybe someone does car transport by plane, but on the whole it’s not something that’s readily available for Joe the Plumber, you know? That’s why auto transport by truck is what is used most – not only does it allow for more competition in the industry, which helps keep your prices lower, but it’s also the most cost-effective for the shippers themselves.
So, you’re going to be stuck waiting. How do you handle it? Well, if you have a second vehicle, you really don’t have to worry about it all that much; you can tool around in your secondary car for a few days or a week or two (depending on how far your main vehicle is being shipped) and you won’t have to worry about transportation for yourself. But many people don’t have the luxury of a second car, and this blog post is for you. The bus system is typically your best friend if you’re waiting for your vehicle to arrive, and in some areas it’s completely free. Walking, of course, is always an option, but only for some – while everywhere is within walking distance if you have enough time, most people don’t have the time to walk to and from work (and who would want to, anyway?).
So, you have to wait. Waiting sucks. At most, it’ll take two weeks, and during that time you can try to bum rides off friends, carpool to and from work, walk – it really doesn’t matter, but it’s something that you should definitely figure out before your car transport truck comes to pick your vehicle up. Make arrangements for when you will be without your vehicle, as being prepared will always make things easier for you come transport time. If you’re looking for a company to ship your vehicle, fill out our free form or give us a call; you’ll get multiple quotes from reputable and reliable shipping companies, and if you call us we can help answer your questions as well as help you navigate our site and get you your free car shipping quotes.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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