Moving Your Car? How to Ship Your Car Long-Distance

20 Dec 2021

Moving Your Car? How to Ship Your Car Long-Distance

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When you’re facing a long-distance or international move, your first thought and priority of course revolves around moving your household items as safely and efficiently as possible. But once your regular moving concerns are squared away (by Chicago Movers’  knowledgeable and helpful team of moving specialists, we hope!), what’s the best way to go about transporting the things you have that can’t fit in a moving truck? When it comes to moving your car across the country or long-distance, we’ve got great options for transportation, as well as tips on how to prepare your vehicle for shipping. 

Moving Your Car Long-Distance

Once you’ve coordinated the move of your household items, it’s time to consider how best to transport your vehicle to your new destination. Coordinating and arranging the transportation of your car can be complicated no matter what method you’re using, so it’s important to consider a few different options to consider which might be right for you and your household. 

Driving Your Car Cross-Country

The first thing that might come to mind when it comes to transporting your vehicle cross-country is just to do it yourself, and drive straight out to your new home. There are some benefits and drawbacks to this enticing road-tripping situation, however, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before you set out on your journey. 

First of all, we all know that road-tripping it across the country isn’t necessarily for everyone. Some people don’t want to deal with the hassle, the multi-day traveling, or just being cooped up in a car for that long. 

Additionally, some households cannot drive their car out to their new home due to a variety of factors, whether that involves pets that won’t do well during road trips (think tank-based animals), children who can be bored and easily stir-crazy, or maybe even that your car can’t make a journey of that size or scale. If you’re moving overseas, you’ll also not be able to drive your vehicle to your new home (oceans and all that). It’s in these circumstances that shipping your vehicle is going to be your best bet. 

That being said, driving your car out to your new home yourself can be really fun for a lot of people. For those who don’t have tank-based pets or things that require a large amount of care to survive (or just children who get bored easily), driving your car to your new destination can be an amazing way to see the country if you don’t mind putting in the travel time. 


Shipping Your Car

Undoubtedly, the most efficient and convenient way to transport your car across the country is by shipping it directly to your new home. 

This process allows you to tailor your car’s shipping to your schedule by picking your shipping date, and allows you to have an exact timeline and plan of when to expect your car. This is also an excellent option for those who wish to take their vehicle overseas with them. Additionally, this allows you to benefit from professional service that will ensure that your vehicle is taken care of – and allows you to avoid causing unnecessary wear and tear to your vehicle. 

Before shipping your car, you’re going to want to make sure all of your insurance, licenses, and registration is all up to date in order to ensure its smoothest transition. Then, choose your transport date and clear your vehicle out of all of its interior contents.
From there, let the professionals take care of it! Your car will be transported and delivered to your new address with ease. 

Looking for the best in town Chicago movers? With Chicago Movers’ full-service options, your move will be taken care of from start to finish. Our expert staff is here to help you during every step of your transition, no matter where you’re headed, or what sort of items you need transported. Give us a call today or click here to receive a free quote and get your process started. 

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