All you need to know about shipping your car to or from Texas
Whether you’re moving across the country to start a new job or relocating to your dream vacation spot, you’ll likely need to ship your car along with all of your other household goods. This guide will give you some information about how to plan, find the right shipper, and save money on shipping your car long distance. Whether it’s from Texas to Florida or from Maine to California, follow these simple steps and you’ll be driving your car in no time!
Dispelling myths: Is it really worth it?
Transporting a vehicle by vehicle carrier can be expensive, but it may be the best option for some. We have compiled a list of the most common myths people have about shipping cars across country and debunked them below.
– Myth: Shipping a vehicle is too expensive.
Do I have to sell my car in Texas before I ship it?
No, you don’t have to sell your car in Texas before shipping it. You can actually ship the vehicle without selling it first. If the vehicle is worth less than $750, then the cost of the shipment will be deducted from the sale price and refunded back to the buyer. If not, then a lien release form must be signed before we can get started with arranging a pick up.
Can I drive my car on the trailer myself?
Many drivers like to drive their own vehicles on the trailer. If this is something that interests you, be aware that there are some federal guidelines and state regulations in place. In order to do this, the driver will have to adhere to a set of rules including not driving faster than 55 mph, not crossing a state line without an escort vehicle and staying at least 10 feet away from other cars. With all the regulations, it can be tough for drivers who don’t have much experience with driving on a trailer.
How do I pack my car?
Packing your car properly is the most important part of the process, and will help make sure that all of your belongings arrive safely.
– Clean out your trunk and leave as much room for boxes as possible.
– Pack items tightly in boxes, with lots of padding between them so they can’t shift around too much. – Put more fragile items on top where they’ll be less likely to get damaged during transit. – Make sure you pack an emergency kit for yourself in case anything goes wrong.
What are some of the benefits?
Shipping a car can be a hassle, but it is worth it. When you ship a vehicle, it allows for easy transportation of your vehicle without the risk of damaging it. When you ship a car, most companies will take care of everything for you so all you have to do is pack up the car and wait for it to arrive at its destination. Transporting a vehicle by truck gives many benefits including price affordability and convenience.
How much should I expect to pay?
For a standard size vehicle, the average cost for shipping a vehicle is between $400 and $600. Just remember that there are many factors that can change this cost including the distance you’re traveling, whether or not you require an enclosed trailer, and if any additional fees (such as terminal handling) apply.
When can I have my car back?
The easiest way for an individual to have their vehicle shipped is by calling a transporter and arranging a pickup. The transporter will come out, load the car onto the truck, and drop it off at the destination address. Transporters usually take care of all paperwork related to the shipment as well.
What should I do next?
Before you start the process of moving a vehicle, make sure you have the following:
1) Clear title and registration for the vehicle.
2) The keys and key fob, if applicable.
3) The original owner’s manual.
4) Proof of insurance, if applicable.
5) A photo of the vehicle from both sides, front and back with it in its current condition.