Auto Transport Tips: Rent a Car
A really great way for you to save some time and possibly some money when shipping a vehicle is to rent a car while the vehicle is in transit. While renting a car might not be for everyone, there are some distinct advantages that come with renting while your vehicle is being shipped that simply can’t be beat, and in this helpful blog post we’ll discuss a few of the reasons why renting a car while your vehicle is being shipped is such a good idea. Not everyone will need to rent, but there are more than a few people out there that only have one vehicle and shipping it keeps them without their main method of transportation for days or even weeks, depending on the route.
That’s really the biggest reason why renting a car while your own car is being transported can be such a great help. When you ship a vehicle, once it’s loaded onto the carrier truck it’s gone until they show up at delivery, which means that you’re going to either have to rely on friends or family, a taxi cab or a rental car to get around. Many people have jobs that they can’t spend days away from at a time; by renting a car, you can save money on taxi rides even if you have to pay a daily fee. It’s usually not that exorbitant, and for the most part you’ll have the rental vehicle for only a few days before your vehicle is delivered.
Then there’s having to rely on friends and family. As you well know, relying on people for rides to places – especially if it’s something big like going to work or to the grocery store to shop – can be a real hassle. Some people require you to pay for the fuel that they use, and some will even force you to pay for the time they spend driving you around (personally, if your friends force you to pay for their time, it may be time to get new friends). Some auto shipping companies may reimburse you for renting a vehicle while yours is in transit, but it depends on the company and the reasons you need a rental car.
If you need more information about renting a car while your vehicle is being shipped, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents. They can give you more information about the auto transport industry as well as tips for getting around while your vehicle is being shipped. If you’re looking to get a vehicle shipped relatively soon, fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top-rated auto shippers absolutely free of charge. Filling out the form takes only a minute, and your quotes will start coming in minutes after submission and trickle in over the hour. Once you have your quotes you can also compare those companies against each other, including their prices and services, to see which one is a good fit for you.