There are many variables to consider when deciding on the best method for relocating a car in conjunction with your move to or from Greater Boston, Washington DC, or Philadelphia. 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 for your interstate move.
Vehicle Relocation Option 1: Moving Truck
A moving trailer is equipped to be able to transport up to two cars (plus household goods). The benefit of this approach is your car arrives the same time as the rest of your belongings. A drawback is this approach is sometimes more costly more than other options.
Vehicle Relocation 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.
Vehicle Relocation 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. This is a more economical approach; the drawback is that the vehicle is exposed to the elements.
Vehicle Relocation Option 4: Drive-a-way
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.