If you’re moving out of state, you may want to consider transporting your vehicle, rather than driving the distance. Long-distance moves can be stressful and time-consuming. Having to pack up your entire life’s belongings and ship them to the next state or across the country is challenging enough. That’s why many consider taking a quick flight and having someone else take care of the rest. With that said, it’s important to figure out what’s best for you and your situation. Here are a few questions you should ask when planning your move.
How do I find a reputable moving and car transport company?
If you are considering having your vehicle moved for you, the first thing you need to do is to find a reputable moving or auto shipping company. Ideally, it is best to use the company that is moving the rest of your belongings.
Make sure that they are licensed and insured for interstate moves. It is also a good idea to look at their BBB (Better Business Bureau) rating and their online reviews. Once you narrow the list down, request quotes from each of the companies. Once you’re ready, feel free to contact RT Relocation for a free consultation.
How long does it take to ship a car?
This differs by company. If you are planning a long-distance move and would also like your car transported, most companies have the ability to ship your vehicle with your household goods. Your car is transported in an enclosed trailer and will arrive the same day that the rest of your belongings arrive! This is the policy at RT Relocation.
Can I have my motorcycle transported?
Again, every company is different; however, we have the ability to move both cars and motorcycles nationwide. Rest assured, RT Relocation will treat your motorcycle with the same excellent care as we would with any car or truck.
How do I prepare my vehicle for transport?
Many standard car transportation carriers ask that you have little to no gas in the gas tank and that you remove all of your personal items from your vehicle. At RT Relocation we only ask that your vehicle have less than half a tank of fuel. In addition, we do not require you to remove your personal belongings from your car, making the process much easier for you.
What if I have a luxury vehicle or classic car?
Although we can’t speak for other companies, RT Relocation transports every vehicle with utmost care. Because your vehicle is transported in an enclosed trailer, you don’t have to worry about the elements damaging your vehicle. Additionally, all of our crews are specialized in the proper technique to secure, safeguard and protect every vehicle during its journey.
How is their customer service?
A successful vehicle transport requires steady communication throughout the process. It’s important to work with a moving company that is transparent and provides you constant updates as they take your car to its new destination.
What is their transportation capacity?
If you are a business owner or have a need for future vehicle transportations, ask your moving company about their capacity limitations. It’s also a good thing to know in case you have several vehicles to move at one time.
Make Your Long Distance Moves Easier
A long-distance move can be daunting, but finding a moving company that also moves cars can make the process much less stressful. If you’re planning a long distance move, contact us today for a free consultation.