How to Move Your Car Long-Distance

When coordinating a long-distance move, it can be hard to know how to tackle the transportation of your household goods, whether they can fit into a moving truck or not. This can be an especially tough task to figure out when faced with moving your car. 

If you’re moving over a long distance and weren’t planning on moving your car from point a to point be on your own, trying to figure out how best to transport or ship your car can be confusing to figure out. There are a lot of options out there as far as driving or shipping, and of course, you want to find a way that’s both cost-effective and efficient. If you’re wondering how to move your car across the country without driving it yourself, we’ve got all the answers you’ve been searching for. 

How to Move Your Car Across the Country

If you’re moving long-distance, odds are you’ve already started considering how best to move your regular household items across the country (and hopefully by using RLD Relocation & Logistics’ full-service moving services of course!). 

Once you’ve got the planning out of the way for your household items, however, it’s time to look for ways to ship larger items (if you don’t want to use our car shipping services, that is). So what are some ways to get your car to your new home? What’s the best way to tackle the process? Let’s figure out the best way to move a car across the country. 

Driving Your Car Cross-Country – Road Trip!

Your first consideration when facing a long-distance move for your vehicle is to just drive your car across the country yourself. It’s road trip time! However, there are some benefits and drawbacks to going with this decision, and of course it’s more suited to some than others. Let’s dive in. 

If you’re moving on your own, or just as part of a couple or duo with no pets or other considerations, driving out to your new home could actually be really fun! This is the opportunity for a new experience and is a unique opportunity to take a road trip and see the country while moving to your new home. 

That being said, this option might not be the best for those with children, pets, or other members of the family that maybe require extra care or can’t especially do long road trips (think fish, turtles, etc.).

Having Your Car Shipped

Having your car shipped to your new home allows you to pick a transport date, get an exact timeline, and know your car is being handled by professionals experienced in the field.

This is definitely the most simple approach, and also saves you from subjecting your vehicle to a lot of unneeded and unnecessary wear and tear that can happen during the course of a road trip. Though this option is more expensive, the peace of mind, convenience, and professional nature of this service makes it worth it for many. 

To ship your car, you’re going to need to make sure to choose a transport date that works for you and your schedule and to have all of your license, registration, and insurance information in its most recent state. If you’re moving to another country, you’ll want to research the laws or rules that come with shipping your car overseas. 

Make sure to empty out your vehicle – and we mean it! Not only just valuables, but everything in your car needs to come back to ensure that nothing is misplaced or lost.

Looking for the best, most full-service moving experience possible? Look no further than RLD Relocation & Logistics’ wide variety of moving options, and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff today to learn more about shipping your vehicle, or about your move as a whole. 

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