Moving can be immensely stressful. You must plan on how to move all your belongings, and you must make sure all your utilities are connected at your new location. Moving for a new job can especially be stressful because the allotted time for moving is much shorter than if you are moving on your own to have new life experiences.
One of the most stressful parts of moving is transporting your family vehicles to your new location. Moving your family vehicles can be stressful because you need to determine how you will get your vehicles to your new home. The good news is that there are hassle-free ways you can move your family vehicles to your new location.
Hitch Your Vehicles to Moving Trucks and Tow Them to Your Next Destination
Many moving companies have devices that you can use to hitch a car to a moving truck and tow it to your new location. The type of device you use will depend on the size and weight of your car. Understand that this is not an option for all cars as some cars are not built to be towed in this fashion. For example, cars with low front ends are not suited for this type of towing.
A truck rental company will require an inspection of your vehicle to determine if you can safely tow it to your destination. If you have more than one vehicle to move, you may consider finding other drivers or finding an alternate way to transport it.
Hire Professionals to Drive Your Vehicles to Your New Location
If using a moving truck and a hitching device is not a suitable option for moving your family vehicles to your new location, you can hire professional drivers to drive your cars across state lines. Some professional driving staff will even offer to take your pets along for the ride if you do not want them to endure the stress of flying. Keep in mind that this option is expensive, especially if the trip takes more than 24 hours because the driving professionals will need to pay for food and hotel rooms, and they will factor these costs into the price of moving your vehicles.
Additionally, the cost goes up when you have more than one vehicle to transport. If you decide to use professional drivers to move your vehicles across state lines, work with a reputable driving company. Do not put out an ad on Craig’s List or social media for someone to drive your vehicles because you never know who will respond. Professional driving companies screen their staff and will make sure you are treated well.
Ship Your Vehicles
An absolute, stress-free way to move your family vehicles across country is to have them shipped. When you ship your vehicles, professionals come to your home, load your vehicles into car transport carriers and move your cars to your destination. You do not have to worry about putting loads of miles on your car, and you do not have to worry about spending significant amounts of money on gas, food and hotel rooms during your journey. Reputable companies are also insured against any accidents that may occur along the way.
Before you choose a car shipping company, you need to look at various companies and compare prices. You can do this by performing a search. For example, if you’re looking for car shipping to Hawaii from Virginia, an online search will pull up a miriad of options. You can compare the cost of train or truck transportation across the mainland before loading your vehicle onto a cargo ship. Make sure to read customer reviews thoroughly and opt for companies with excellent ratings.
Drive Your Own Vehicles
This option will be the most time consuming especially if you have more than one vehicle to move because you will have to take a bus or train back to your old location after moving your first vehicle and repeat the process. However, it is a good option to fall back on if nothing else works out. Additionally, this option for moving your vehicles to another state is cheapest especially if you pack food to take, sleep in your car at a rest stop and only stop for gas.
Whatever way you choose to move your family vehicles will depend on your budget and what you are willing to tolerate. If you have the budget for the least stressful method of transport, it is recommended that you do what is easiest and make your move less stressful.