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When is it a Good Time to Move a Vehicle by Driving it Yourself?

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. Good Time to Move a Vehicle by Driving it Yourself
  2. Short distance move
  3. When moving valuables
  4. When driving is cheaper
  5. When the weather is good
  6. When you have free time
Short Distance Move

Good Time to Move a Vehicle by Driving it Yourself

When moving across state lines or to a different town, shipping your car seems like the logical thing to do. It is cheaper, more convenient and you can just take a flight and wait for the car to arrive on the other side. However, there are instances when driving the car to your new place yourself is better than shipping or any other means of transporting the car. Here are a few examples;

Short distance move

If the place you are moving to is not so far away, it doesn’t make sense to ship the car. The reason why people ship their vehicles is because they don’t want to subject it to the wear and tear plus the insurance may not cover long distance.

However, if you are just moving a few miles away, pack some of your stuff in the car and drive away.

When moving valuables

Hiring a moving truck to move your stuff to your new location is very convenient. However, it is not the safest means to transport valuables such as family heirlooms, expensive art and sculpture and electronics. The thing with trucks is that the movers just throw everything in there and there is no guarantee that something won’t get lost or damaged in transit or when unpacking. If you want to guarantee that your valuables are safe, put them in your car and drive them to your new destination yourself.

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Driving Is Cheaper

When driving is cheaper

There are instances when driving the car yourself is cheaper than shipping. When driving, all you have to do is fuel and service the car. This works if the destination is not too far away so you don’t have to spend a few days sleeping in hotels. There is also a season in the year when shipping vehicles becomes very expensive due to high demand and driving becomes the cheaper option.

When the weather is good

Are you moving in the middle of spring or fall when everything outside looks beautiful and the weather is bearable? Taking a long drive during such time of the year can be very rewarding because you get to breathe in the fresh air and experience the wonders of nature as you drive. If you have a family, this is a fantastic time to take a road trip and make many stops on the way to enjoy nature, play catch and take pictures.

When you have free time

Most people opt to ship their cars and other belongings because they are in a hurry to get back to work. However, if you have some free time to spare and enjoy with the family, nothings comes close to a road trip when moving. You can play games, share stories, sing and really talk on the way.

Most people argue that driving your car is exhausting especially after you have done all that packing. While this may be true, there is value to driving that a shipping company cannot provide.

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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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