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Moving Companies That Move Cars and Furniture vs. Auto Shippers

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. What is the Moving Companies That Move Cars and Furniture vs Auto Shippers?
  2. Options for moving your vehicle
  3. Auto Transport Price
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What is the Moving Companies That Move Cars and Furniture vs. Auto Shippers?

Moving companies that move cars and furniture recommend you plan carefully. For example, before thinking of moving your vehicle, selling or donating it to avoid or reduce taxes may also be a viable option.

Before making a decision, we recommend you visit your state office for motor vehicles and inquire about the following:

  • The tests your vehicle must pass (ex. Emissions, inspection and safety). If you’ve bought a used car, inquire whether the buyer or the seller pays for the vehicle’s test. Tests may also differ if you’ve bought from a private party instead of a dealer.
  • The cost of testing.
  • Some models may turn obsolete due to impending legislation. Inquire if newer laws have caused the registration and other such fees to rise on the models you’re interested in.

An issue you may encounter when trying to ship your vehicle include changes in safety and emissions standards from one state to another. If your automobile does not comply with these standards, selling and buying a new car in your new home state may be a cheaper option.

Your transportation and cost requirements may change due to varying rates in the region and the type of vehicle. Make sure, if you are facing an increase in rates when moving to a new state, that your vehicle matches your new lifestyle. For example, an SUV with 4 wheels may be a necessity in the snowy northern areas, but it’s a liability in the south.

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Options for moving your vehicle

If you’ve decided to take your car to your new home, there are a few options for you to choose from:

  1. Transporting your vehicle along with your furniture: Professional movers may be able to transport your vehicle alongside your stuff. The cost, however, will depend on several factors, including the size, quantity, and location of the products being shipped, so it may end up being rather high. Since your vehicle is likely quite heavy, the cost of moving it may be prohibitive.
  2. Transporting your car using an auto shipping company: If moving companies that move cars and furniture are not your choice, then you may prefer a service that specializes in transporting automobiles instead. They will transport your car, bike or even boat in a specialized open or enclosed truck.

Auto Transport Price

Like moving companies that move cars and furniture, auto shippers will determine a price depending on your specific needs and circumstances. Factors include:

  • Model/make,
  • Distance,
  • Size,
  • Weight,
  • Operating condition,
  • Hauler provided insurance coverage,
  • Hauler provided services.

To determine the price of hauling your particular vehicle according to your circumstances, it’s best to contact a shipping company directly and get an accurate assessment from them.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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