Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 07:20
Moving your car out of state? Here are some helpful tips
-Rent a truck or van with a built-in hitch that will allow you to hook
the car up and be towed to the other state. You may also have to
have a special hookup added to the front or back of the car for it
to be a legal and safe tow.
-Sign up for AAA or another auto club similar to AAA and call in for
a road service to have your car towed to another state. Usually,
there needs to be something wrong with your car for it to be
towed by an emergency service. Typically the first 10 to 15 miles
are free when using an auto club; you will be responsible for any
additional charges thereafter.
-Another option will be to hire a car shipper, also known as an
auto shipper. If this is the option you choose, be very careful and
meticulous in the decision process. You will want to be certain that
the auto shipper is fully insured and bonded to move your car
across state lines. This option can be a very costly, so be
prepared for your quote to be in the upper hundreds and in to the
thousands of dollars, depending on the miles of the trip.
-Driving your car is also an option. If your vehicle is in good
enough shape to make the long trip, driving it is always an option.
If this is the option that you choose, you will want to plan your trip
in detail. If you are moving to another state, have the moving
truck drive behind you during the trip. You may want to plan out
all stops and hotel reservations ahead of time. Also, you may want
to contact the state highway commission of all of the states that
you will pass through, find out about any tolls that you may come
across during the road trip. This option may not be the least
expensive however; you will know that your car is arriving to your
new home safely.