There are many variables to consider when deciding on the best method for relocating a car. Cost, timing, and value are all relevant factors. Olympia can walk you through your options and help you find a solution that best meets your needs and budget.
OPTION 1: Moving Truck
A moving trailer is equipped to be able to transport up to two cars (plus household goods). The benefits of this approach are that your car arrives at the same time as the rest of your belongings. The drawback is that sometimes this approach costs more than other options.
OPTION 2: Enclosed Car Carrier
This is a specialized car carrier service. Cars are covered for the duration of the trip and are never exposed to the elements. This option is typically used for higher-end or antique vehicles, and is more expensive than a traditional “open” car carrier.
OPTION 3: Open Carrier Transport
This is how most new and used cars are shipped in the US and entails an exposed trailer that holds anywhere from 1 to 10 vehicles. Out of the three carrier options, this is the most economical approach; the drawback is that the vehicle is exposed to the elements.
OPTION 4: Driveaway
This entails paying someone to drive your car to the new destination. The obvious drawbacks are that you are adding miles to the car, and that you have no control over how the car is handled during the journey; the benefit is that this is the most economical of the options.