Pros and Cons of Auto Transport for Your Vehicle During a Move

Do you have one or multiple vehicles? If you do and you plan on moving, you may be wondering just what to do. Of course, you could sell your vehicles, but this is not likely a viable option for many or most people, so how do you get your vehicle to your new home without having to drive every single one?

Auto transportation is one option, but there are both pros and cons to it. If you are considering this option, it is important that you explore both the pros and the cons to it. Below, we will take a look.

Pro: Affordable

Auto transportation is an affordable option considering the alternatives. You will find that you can have your car moved for you for only a few hundred dollars depending on where you are going.

Auto transport is much cheaper than air transport and will be easier on you and of course cheaper, than having to drive every single vehicle across country.

Pro: Safe

Having an auto transporter take your vehicle from one location to the next is often safe because you do not have to worry about the chance of accidents, breakdowns, or other problems with your vehicle.

All you have to worry about is arriving to your destination and the auto transporter will worry about getting your vehicle there safely.

Pro: Convenient

Imagine having to try to arrange the transportation of your own vehicles. Okay, now that your head is probably spinning, slow down for a moment. An auto transporter is able to provide you with the convenience you need. You won’t have to worry about who will drive the cars or how to schedule the arrival of a ride for you or someone else.

Con: Damage

It is possible that your vehicle can be damaged during transportation. Sometimes, it is inevitable, but it does not mean that you should have to pay for it either. The best way to safeguard yourself is to make notes of any damage prior to the move and then inspect your vehicle upon arrival and note any new damage.

Con: Delivered Late

While your vehicle is usually delivered on time, it is possible that your vehicle may arrive to its destination late. Sometimes, the auto transport truck may be running late due to an accident, weather, etc.

Most auto transport companies will give you an estimated timeline of when your vehicle will be delivered and this timeline can be anywhere between one to two weeks.

If you need your vehicle on a certain date or by a certain time, you should consider moving it yourself or having it sent off before your actual move date.

As you can see, there are both pros and cons to consider. You want to make sure you make the right decision for you and your family. If you do choose to have your vehicle transported by a reputable company, make sure you receive everything in writing and ONLY work with someone you feel you trust.