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A cross-country move can offer more than its fair share of headaches, not the least of which is determining what to do with your car during the move. While your car is one of your largest possessions, it can be one of the easiest to overlook during the moving process, since you’ll likely be frequently using your car to get things ready for the move. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to get your car to its new destination, giving you flexibility when it comes to schedule and budget.
One of the most obvious options to get your car to where it needs to be is to drive it there. This option works well because it’s sure to arrive the moment you do, meaning you’ll have access to it as you begin to work on your new home. One drawback, however, is that this option requires an extra driver for the duration of the trip. If you only have one individual who can drive, or you have two individuals who can drive but those two are taking shifts, it might be difficult to convince someone else to accompany you on your trip simply to drive your car. Additionally, this option puts the most wear and tear on your vehicle.
Most moving trucks have a hitch installed on them. This hitch can be used to pull a trailer that carries your car. This is a great option if you’re limited on drivers and still want your car to arrive exactly when you do. Unfortunately, this option may not be viable if you don’t have experience driving an already large truck while pulling a trailer. This can make for quite a long caravan, requiring special skill and care, especially when backing. Additionally, unless you upgrade to a flatbed trailer, this option still puts wear and tear on your vehicle.
If you want to take all the stress out of transporting your vehicle, your best option is to utilize a car moving company. These companies pick up your car at a scheduled date and time, then transport it to a location of your choosing. This option is appealing since all the logistics are handled for you, meaning that you can focus your attention and energy on other aspects of the moving process. Additionally, your vehicle will receive no extra wear and tear if you utilize this option, as it will be carried with all four wheels off the ground.
No matter which option you choose, it’s important to choose it and plan for its execution well in advance. After all, the last thing you want to happen is to arrive at your new home, only to find yourself without adequate transportation. Begin your time in your new home the right way by transporting your vehicle in the way that works best for you.