Ferrying a car that does not function across the country can be quite a drag. The trips are always tiresome, and there is a certain level of paperwork expected, but with the right advice from those around you and some level of research, you are going to pull it off. There are several ways you could approach this particular situation and the level of success of each will depend largely on factors such as distance, urgency and the size of the car.
Short distance options
1. Drive it yourself
Here, all you need to do is hire a specially-designed truck, hoist your car on top of it and get going. While this is an easy and cheap option, it will be very hectic if you are not familiar with that kind of activity. In addition, you are left exposed when it comes to security of the vehicle.
2. Hire a driver
You could secure the services of a driver and have them transport your car using trucks designed for that purpose. This may not be cheap in the end, as you might have to pay the driver for labor and the truck owner for services rendered with their vehicle.
Long distance options
1. Seek the help of road transport services
These companies are able to transport your vehicle across long distances, but the kind of service you get largely depends on the type of car involved. Regardless of your car size, these companies have the tools of the trade with them. They are going to ask for a substantial chunk of money, but they do guarantee safety and work to ensure that the car gets to the other destination in top condition.
2. Choose rail
Ferrying your car across the country by rail is one of the safest approaches around. The vehicle is usually safe from damage, theft and the elements because rail transporters routinely have all their packages stowed away in enclosed compartments.
Going it alone vs. enlisting transport services
When you choose a DIY approach, the costs are sure going to be low, the time spent hammering out an agreement is saved, and you are in control of your own car. However, the actual process of hauling the vehicle across the country will leave you exhausted.
Transport services are highly efficient, picking your car right at your doorstep and delivering it safely to its destination. The biggest criticism leveled against these services is that they are costly. However, the concept of cost is relative as the distance involved and the size of the car always weigh in on the final charge.
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