Moving Your Car: The Complete Guide

When moving over an especially long distance, it can be confusing enough to coordinate the safe delivery and transportation of your household goods that all fit into a moving truck (no matter the size!). But what about the things you need to move, but can’t fit in a moving truck? If you’re moving long distances and aren’t driving your car from point a to point b yourself, it can be hard to know the best way to ship or move your vehicle in a way that’s cost effective, safe, and efficient. If you’re wondering how to go about moving your car across the country without driving it yourself, we’ve got all the answers you’ve been searching for. 

How to Move Your Car Long-Distance

If you’re tackling a long-distance move, odds are you’ve already considered the best way to go about shipping and moving your household items (which is by using Hollander Storage & Moving’s expert, full-service moving services of course!). However, now that you’ve gotten the planning out of the way for your household items, it can be hard to know where to start to not only decide how you’re going to move your car to your new destination, but also how best to go about the entire process itself. 

Driving Cross-Country

The first thing you might consider when faced with transporting your car long-distance is by just road-tripping it out to your new home yourself. There are some perks and drawbacks to this depending on your situation, and is more suited to some than others. 

If you’re single, a part of a couple that seeks adventure and maybe doesn’t have other responsibilities or factors holding them back from driving out to your new destination, having the unique experience of taking a road trip to your new home could be really fun and exciting, and also a great way to see the country. 

However, for those with children, pets, or other members of the family that maybe require extra care or can’t especially do long road trips (think fish, turtles, etc.), driving your car across the country by yourself isn’t especially realistic. 

Shipping Your Car

So what’s the easiest way of transporting your car to your new home? The most simple way to move your car across the country is by shipping it directly to your new address.
This allows you to pick a transport date, get an exact timeline, and know your car is in good and capable hands. It also saves you from subjecting your vehicle to a lot of unneeded and unnecessary wear and tear. Though this option may not seem particularly cost-effective, the peace of mind, convenience, and professional nature of this service is nearly invaluable. 

To ship your car, you’re going to need to make sure to choose a transport date that works for you and your schedule, and to have all of your license, registration, and insurance information in its most recent state. If you’re moving to another country, you’ll want to research their laws or rules that come with shipping your car overseas. 

Make sure to empty out your vehicle – and we mean it! Not only just valuables, but everything in your car needs to come back to ensure that nothing is misplaced or lost.

Looking for the best, most full-service moving experience possible? Look no further than Hollander Storage & Moving Co.’s wide variety of moving options, and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff today to learn more about shipping your vehicle, or about your move as a whole. 


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