Is It Worth It To Ship an Older Car? March 23, 2020
If you’re planning and organizing an upcoming move across the country, or even internationally, one of the biggest decisions to make is what to do with your car. If
you’re going to need and want it in your new city, you should start thinking about how to deal with it now.
There are a few options to get your car to your new home. The most obvious way would be to drive it yourself, but logistically that may not work for your situation,
particularly if you’re moving internationally or cross-country. With that option unavailable, another option would be to ship your car to your new home through an
auto shipping company. There are, of course, pros and cons to this method, most notably, the cost of shipping your car.
Auto shipping rates can be quite pricey, and adding that to your overall moving costs can make a huge dent in your bank account. If the cost of shipping your car makes
you sweat, you do have one other option: sell your current car and buy a new one when you move.
Consider the value of your car
Trying to decide what to do with your car in a cross-country or international move can be a hectic decision process. Shipping rates can be tremendous, so it may seem that a more rational approach would be to sell your car and buy a new one when you arrive at your new home. However, you need to consider the value of your car first,
and whether it’s worth going down this route.
While shipping rates can be quite high, it’s almost always cheaper to ship your car than it is to sell your current car and buy a brand new one. However, if you’re not
looking to buy a brand new car, and your current car is still in good enough condition to get a decent price for it, it may be a better option to sell it and buy a used car. You
can find a nice used car in the Houston area, for example, rather quickly, so you don’t have to worry about being without a car for too long.
Find out the shipping cost
Before you decide on how and what to do with your car, it’s best to get all of the information available first, so that you can make an educated decision. The first step
is to find out how much it costs to ship your car. You can do this by going to an auto transport company’s website, like ours, and getting a quote.
There are a few price factors that can impact your quote, including what kind of car you have and what size and weight it is, how far you’re shipping it, the seasonality,
the cost of fuel, and the driver and labor costs involved. Any reputable auto shipping company will have experts on-hand to help you and answer any questions you may
have about your quote, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. After all, this is a big expense and you want to make sure it’s the right decision.