Moving a car to your new home is often simple, at least if you are moving somewhere local. However, when you’re traveling a long distance you might be researching some options for the big move.
Did you know that a cross-country move, for example, from Chicago to Denver, can cost upwards of $8,000 for a four-bedroom home?
When it comes to your car, you want to figure out which option not only works best for your vehicle but also for your pocketbook. There are several factors that determine how much it will cost to transport your vehicle to your new home, including:
- Vehicle make/model
- Vehicle condition
- Vehicle weight/size
Insurance and the types of services offered by an auto transport company also play a role in whether using a car transport service would lower the cost of moving and driving your vehicle instead.
If you choose to use car transport services, there are some ways you could save money, such as using your own insurance carrier instead of opting for the car transport company’s insurance carrier. Furthermore, making sure your vehicle is in working condition can make the process easier for the transport company.
Can I Drive My Car?
When moving, you might think that choosing to drive your vehicle is the cheapest option. However, this could actually cost you more in the future. If you’re moving cross-country, you’ll first want to check if your vehicle is in working order and well enough to make the long trek. A tune-up, new tires, and other services required to make the trip could bring your tally up higher than you expected.
Unfortunately, those costs pile up before the trip even begins. If your vehicle is not brand new, you could run into other issues, such as transmission problems or a radiator leak, while traveling. Not only will you then have to deal with the repairs while on the road, but you might also even face steep towing charges and a longer-than-expected trip.
If vehicle repairs are not enough, you will also be risking the possibility of a car accident if you decide to drive rather than use car transport services. If you’re worried not only about the costs but also the safety of your vehicle, car transport maybe your best option.