How to Prepare a Car for Transport “I need to move my car, but I don’t know what to do.” Not to worry. You’re not the only one who’s had this problem. Once you’ve chosen your auto hauler, there are a few things you can do to prepare a car for transport across the country (or even just a few states). By following these few simple steps, it’ll be an easier and less stressful undertaking. Make your auto moving experience a good one The first thing you need to do is figure out when you want to ship your car. We recommend booking your auto delivery order at least 21 days in advance of when you need it to be picked up. If you don’t have the luxury of time, at least 10 days before should do the trick. If you’re new to the auto transport industry, there are 10 steps you can take to learn how to ship your car. They’ll make your life a little easier and make your vehicle hauling experience a hassle-free one. Most folks don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to shipping vehicles. It’s understandable if you have some concerns when you need to ship a car. After all, your vehicle is one of your most valuable assets, and probably how you get around on a daily basis. 9 things to do to prepare a car for transport 1. Wash your vehicle The best thing you can do to prepare your car… Read more »
Should I Bring My Car to College? When setting off to college, freshmen will have a very long list of items that they “simply must” carry with them on their college journey. This list often includes things like: Cell phones Laptops and an assortment of chargers Fully packed backpacks or suitcases Their coolest clothes Maybe a printer Bedding Their favorite game system (Xbox or PS) New students are usually only interested in bringing a few of the comforts of home to make them less homesick. Bringing a car to college might seem like a given for most college students, however, but is it a good idea? Should you bring your car to college? Well, the answer to that question depends on a number of things! First and foremost, you should be asking yourself the following questions: Does the university I am attending allow new students to bring their cars? Where is my college located? Is there any on-campus transport system in place? Is there a public transport system that makes frequent campus stops? These options are mostly available for those who attend a university in large cities. If you`re attending a smaller institution, there may be a less established local public transport system, or whatever transport system that might exist may have limited operating hours. Pros of Bringing a Car to College While it’s true that bringing your car with you to college has both advantages and disadvantages, it’s the fact that bringing your car with you has the same… Read more »
How to Prepare for Disaster on a Road Trip A road trip can be a source of laughter and memorable moments. However, if things go sideway it can be one of the worst experiences ever in your life. Whether it’s just a three-hour drive or a super long drive across the country, a road trip can be the beginning of a wonderful experience. However, you should be fully aware of all the necessary road trip safety procedures so that you can enjoy your journey in relative comfort. When planning any vacation, especially when it involves being on the road for long hours, preparation is key. You can’t just wake up in the morning and jump into your car and head out to parts unknown. Well, you can, but it’s ill-advised. While that might seem spontaneous and fun, you should be ready to face an assortment of unforeseeable occurrences that might put a damper on the entire trip. For a fun, safe and enjoyable road trip, plan your travel effectively. Let the driving factors be based on the following criteria: Your destination Size of the group Type of trip you want to take Type of car you intend to drive Before hitting the road, double check that the vehicle you are going to use is properly maintained and has recently been serviced. Most importantly, check the brakes, tires, wipers, oil, battery, belts, and the transmission fluid. In case you’ve had a car break-down in the past, it’s ideal to seek professional… Read more »
One of the bonuses of driving for a living? The fauna you encounter on the way! For example, this gaggle of geese. Photo by Kevin Davis.
The traffic around here is terrible! It’s literally at a standstill! Just another day transporting cars for our customers! Photo by Sam Nixon.
When you’re getting your car ready to ship, there a few things you should do. This, however, is not one of them.
Need to ship your car? Auto haulers are the way to go! Your car is often the second most valuable asset you have, after your house. Because of that, deciding which auto haulers to trust to deliver your vehicle isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, so it can be a stressful undertaking. Simply getting your car from point A to point B is a concern. But safety, speed, cost, customer service, reliability, and the average cost to ship a car are all important factors you’re having to evaluate when making your vehicle hauling choice. Two Types of auto haulers When you’re in the market to ship a car, during your search you’ll find two different kinds of auto transport companies: Car transporters with their own fleet of trucks, and auto transport brokers. When you Google auto transport, you’ll most likely find more brokers than transporters. Each type of auto haulers will get your vehicle transported, but which is best for you depends on what you’re looking for. It really does come down to your own individual needs. In some instances, an actual car carrier may be the way to go instead of using an auto transport broker, while the reverse may be true in others. The strengths of auto haulers vs. auto transport brokers? When doing research online in auto transport companies you will find a mix of brokers and auto transport companies, but which should you choose? A broker is a company that sells your auto transport order,… Read more »
If you’re traveling down I-90 near Butte, MT, look up! In the mountains overlooking the city, you’ll see Our Lady of the Rockies, a 90-foot statue of the Virgin Mary situated on the Continental Divide! Photo by David Maxwell.
Just another frosty morning on the road as our drivers transport cars across the US for our customers. Photo by Ken Haaby.