When you buy a car from a seller who's some distance away, you may find it easier to have the car shipped to you instead of trying to fly to the seller and put excess miles on the car getting it to your house. If you're still trying to decide how best to handle getting your new purchase to your home, here are a few things you should know about the auto shipping process.
It May Be More Cost-Effective To Ship To Your Door
You might think it's more cost-effective to have the car shipped directly to the terminal because the initial quote will seem lower. However, if you have the car shipped to your door, you won't have to worry about any additional costs. Having the car shipped to the terminal will mean that you have to figure out how to get it to your home. That often means navigating a ride that will cost you in fuel charges, and the transport company may charge you a storage fee for every day that the car sits waiting for you to come get it. Account for all of these costs when you compare quotes.
Your Costs Depend On More Than Just Distance
You might think that the cost to transport the car will depend only on how far it's going. Distance is an important factor because of the cost of fuel for transportation and the time involved in the process. The fact is that there's more to the costs than just that.
Some transport companies will include a surcharge for picking up or dropping off a vehicle in a difficult area. If either destination is hard to get to or really remote, it could increase your costs. You may also face surcharges for having a specific pickup or delivery date that you require. If you're firm on the dates, the carrier may charge you an additional fee to keep to the schedule. If you can be more flexible about your delivery time-frame, you may save some money.
When you're ready to pick up that car you just purchased, don't rush into the decision about how you'll get it there. Take some time to consider these facts and talk with a few local auto transport contractors to find out what your options are. You may be able to get the car delivered right to your door without breaking the bank or losing a lot of time.Share
3 March 2017
Several months ago, my wonderful spouse decided we should sell one of our vehicles. At first I was worried about how we would both get around, but his main goal with this plan was to start utilizing more public transportation. Ultimately I agreed that this was a good plan, though I was still concerned with using public transit as I hadn't had many experiences with it in the past. This blog is all about the benefits and advantages of transportation besides your own personal vehicles. You actually might be surprised by how easy it is to use other transportation methods!