There are many occasions in life that can obligate you to move from one place to another. Sometimes the distance is only a couple miles away, but sometimes it can be in a completely different time zone. Many times these circumstances provide a better condition and more opportunities for you, regardless of the sacrifices you may have to do, such as moving away from your loved ones or current comfortable conditions. This produces enough stress for you and the last thing you need is problems with damaged or lost belongings along the way, most importantly a possession so precious such as your car; your means of transportation. 9 of 10 people solely depend on their car to accomplish their everyday tasks, from going to the corner shop to driving 50 miles a day to get to work. If you are someone that uses your car as a mobile office such as a pool cleaning service, your car is your source of income. Would you imagine yourself without a car due to a mistreatment that wasn’t even your fault? This can cost hundreds of dollars to your revenue and a lot of stressful moments.
First of all, you need to decide whether you want to deal directly with a carrier or hire a broker to do the booking for you. Naturally, if you hire a broker, you must pay the broker fees, as opposed to the carrier, which offers you the price for the driver straight up. This can work as an advantage for you, however, dealing directly with drivers and carriers can be very stressful, as these entities are not used to work directly with customers, and most of the time they’re not available as they are on the road. Another disadvantage is that when working directly with carriers, you do not know if prices offered are the best in the market; most brokers research what are the lowest prices available according to your needs.
Other factors you must consider is the make and model of your car, especially if the body of the car has some work done to it that will alter its original dimensions. For example, if you have an extended bed, or lift kits on your pick up, this will change the type of carrier you will need, as dimensions are bigger and special accommodations must be provided to transport your car safely. If you need any specific needs for your car besides the standard, prices will go up. Also, convertible cars, sports cars and classic cars must be taken in enclosed containers to protect them from weather conditions and other factors. This will also raise the price on your transport; however, it will guarantee a secure and satisfactory delivery.