We here at American Auto Transport know that auto transport is sometimes an overlooked option for getting one's vehicle to where it needs to go. It is often a choice that people do not immediately consider as being viable, although in many cases it is the most effective way to get your vehicle from point A to point B. Therefore, it is important for you to recognize when and if auto transport is the appropriate option in order to get the most out of your auto transport experience.
The first situation in which one would want to transport is for cross country trips. If you need to transport your vehicle more than 1,000 miles, then it will be more cost effective to have your vehicle transported than for you to drive it yourself. Driving your vehicle across country costs a good deal more than one might initially think, and by using an auto shipping service, you'll almost always save a good deal of money. Additionally, you'll save your time (which can be up to 30 hours worth of driving, not including breaks) and mileage on your vehicle. So when you think about moving your vehicle across country, make sure to consider auto shipping!
Another situation in which you might want to look into auto shipping is when you're relocating. We receive a great deal of business each year from people who are relocating and need their vehicles transported to their new homes. Car shipping for the purpose of relocation is excellent because it allows you to worry about one less hassle. The last thing that you'll want to do after packing up all of your belongings is to drive across the entire nation. Again, auto transport is the perfect alternative to what would be a long drive.
Military moves are another popular reason to perform auto shipping. Many of our military customers are on duty right up until they need to have their vehicle transported and cannot drive themselves. The military does offer some transport services of their own, but in some cases, your vehicle will not be taken exactly where it needs to go. When you use a carrier like American Auto Transport, your vehicle can be picked up on base and then delivered on base as well, so you won't even have to leave post! American Auto Transport also provides a military discount to all active members of the military, so let us know and save!
If you have an inoperable vehicle that needs to be transported, you will more than likely need help to get it moved. Moving inoperable vehicles are a little more expensive to move than their running counterparts, but American Auto Transport can generally get the job done for an affordable price, running or not. If price is really an issue, then there may be ways to help save you the extra charges for a non-running vehicle. For example, if your vehicle doesn't run because the battery is dead, replace the battery and transport it as a running vehicle. Car shipping for running vehicles is usually $150-200 less expensive than non-running vehicles. You might also want to keep in mind precisely what is meant by operable and inoperable. A vehicle that is operable needs only to be able to drive onto and off of the shipping vessel under its own power, so your vehicle does not need to be in perfect shape to be considered operable. Note that inoperable vehicles must be able to roll, steer, and break to be eligible for auto shipping.
Many of our customers look for auto shipping when after having bought a car from a dealership in another state. Buying a car in another state can often save you a few thousand dollars, depending on the make and/or model of the vehicle and where you're buying it from. The only hitch is that you'll need to get that vehicle from the dealer to where you are. In these sorts of situations, vehicle shipping is a viable and effective option. American Auto Transport has extensive experience in transporting vehicles to and from dealers and would certainly recommend car shipping as a means of transporting your vehicle from the dealership to your door.
If you've recently purchased a vehicle from eBay, American Auto Transport can help you transport it to your home! Auto shipping for eBay purchases is made viable because we can confirm that what you've purchased is what you've been expecting. We always do vehicle inspections on pickup and delivery and can easily contact you at the time of inspection to make sure that you've received what you've paid for.
The preceding is simply a guideline to using auto transportation correctly. What has been compiled here is by no means a full list, as there are many situations in which vehicle shipping may be an appropriate tool. If you have any questions or need advice on auto shipping, then do not hesitate to call American Auto Transport at (866) 327-7863! Our staff of auto transport professionals have a great deal of experience in the auto transport, and would be glad to help you out in any way possible. All of our quotes are free, so give us a call at (866) 327-7863 for yours today! And if you do decide to use vehicle shipping, make sure you go with the best; go with American Auto Transport!
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