28 Feb Should I Drive, or Should I Ship My Car?
Should I Drive, or Should I Ship My Car?
If you’ve decided to move across the country, it’s always an adventure and, to say the least, a little stressful.
There’s a long list of things that need to be done before you make the venture and one of these is what you’re going to do with your car. If you’re planning on taking your car with you (as most people do) then you have to figure out transportation for it.
The main question that arises is, are you going to drive it or ship it? Of course, there are pros and cons to both, but it’s difficult to know which is the best option. Fortunately for you, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few things to consider when debating between driving vs. shipping your car.
The first thing you’ll want to look at is distance. How far away is the location you are moving to? Not the straight line from one state to the next, but the actual mileage. You should map this out and ensure that you know the exact route you’d take and the mileage for it. If it’s a ways away and doesn’t look like an easy drive, you may want to put more thought into shipping your car.
How long will you be driving? If you’re driving across the country it can take weeks at a time, not to mention the gas money and wear and tear on your vehicle. Even if you have the time and funds to do a cross country trip, you may want to spend that time at your new destination instead of traveling. It may be a better option to ship your car and fly if it will take too much time to drive.
We don’t think it’s necessary to tell you that driving your vehicle, especially a long-distance, presents safety issues. You could be affected by weather conditions along your route, which couldcause major damage to the vehicle and be more challenging to drive. Shipping a car will not only keep your car safe from unfavorable weather conditions, but it’ll also keep it safe from accidents or further damage that driving can cause.
Many people immediately assume that shipping their car will cost more, but this isn’t always the case. If you’re planning to travel across the country anyways, costs will add up quickly with gas, food, and lodging. However, there’s no doubt that it will also be costly if you decide to fly and have your car shipped. Our advice is to take the time to sit down and add up how much each option will cost along with the other factors covered in this article to decide which is the best option for your situation.
At the end of the day, it comes down to what works best for you. If driving across the country to your new home seems like the best option for you, then you should take it. However, if you’d rather ship your car across the country and that works better for you, you should most certainly do it.
Overall, deciding whether you want to drive or ship your car can be a hard decision when you decide to move across the country. Although they both come with pros and cons, in the end, you’ll have to choose one. You should ensure that you’ve done your research before making any decisions and are well educated on both.
At Big Sky Auto Transport, our knowledgeable and certified professionals ensure your car’s safety for your peace of mind. Check out our range of available services and contact us to schedule your next auto transport.
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