Posts Tagged ‘Vehicle Relocation’

Moving Long Distances and Vehicle Transportation

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Most moves occur within a small area of a city as people transition between apartments or from apartments to new homes. Long distance moves are usually reserved for instances when someone in the family gets a new job or when someone is moving away for school. The strategies involved in moving long distance are a bit different than for short distances due to the types of terrain that need to be covered and whether or not your household goods need to cross water. Long distance moves also come with the difficulty of transporting vehicles, especially if you’re planning on moving household goods yourself with a rented truck.

Vehicle transportation companies can help deal with the hassle of relocating your vehicle if you are unable to transport it normally during your move. This can happen if you are unable to attach your vehicle via trailer to your moving truck, or if you are using a relocation service to transport your goods and traveling by plane to your new home. A vehicle transportation company can arrange to have your car, truck or motorcycle picked up from your current home and have it arrive at your new location just when you need it. Vehicle relocation can sometimes be rather expensive, depending on the size of your car. Occasionally the cost of relocation will be more than what the car is worth, in which case you are better off selling the vehicle and buying a new one at your new home.

Quick Tips for Transporting Your Vehicle

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Transporting a vehicle domestically or internationally can be a real chore. There’s a lot of things to consider when moving your car, truck, or motorcycle around the world. In order to make your vehicle transportation go as smoothly as possible, consider the following items:

Make sure your fuel tank is almost empty. Gasoline adds a lot of weight to a vehicle. In order for the transport of a vehicle to be as efficient as possible, it is important to make sure that the vehicle weighs as little as possible when it’s being moved.

What kind of vehicle are you moving? There are different rates for bikes, regular cars, SUVs, and trucks. Prices not only depend on weight but on how much volume the vehicle takes up. Consider this when getting price quotes.

Don’t leave loose items inside your car. Many companies will say that they are not liable for any missing items in a transported vehicle. Make sure you take any important items with you personally or in a different type of transport.

Timing is everything. Auto transport companies may need a day to several weeks to transport your vehicle. Make sure to provide adequate time windows for pickup and delivery when getting your vehicle moved.

Make sure you use a reputable transport company. It is important that the transport service you use is properly licensed and insured in order to give you the best vehicle transportation experience possible.