Top Reasons to Use a Car Shipping Service

The need to have a vehicle shipped from one location to another is hardly commonplace however once you realize that this need has entered your life you are going to want to make sure that you are using the best process and getting the best deal financially speaking. Weather this is a vehicle you currently own or a newly purchased one, it is still one of the most important and expensive possessions you own and using a car shipping service to handle the transport of this possession from one location to another deserves your time and research.

For a Newly Purchased Vehicle

Not all new vehicle purchases happen at your neighborhood lot, in these situations acquiring your dream car may take some emphasis on logistics. With so much e-commerce happening in today’s world, the transportation industry is no exception. Even auctions which were traditionally in-person only, now have online communities that have access to buying and selling vehicles in an auction style, from their own home.

If you plan to buy or sell a car online, you should also plan to have to set up its delivery. Using a car shipping service eliminates the logistical barrios around buying or selling a car and creates an element of ease regardless of which end of the deal you fall on. A cross-country road trip is not the most efficient way to procure your new car, and with these services, typically the only in-person time you need to dedicate is being there at the point of pick up, or drop off, depending on if you are the buyer or the seller.

Long Distance Relocation

If you have made the decision to make a long distance move because of a job or otherwise personal choice, you are going to need to figure out how to get not only your possession, but also your car, to your next hometown. There is an option to drive it yourself however car shipping companies offer a convenience and time factor that cannot be matched by handling this on your own.

Consider the circumstances around your relocation, with time being one of the most important elements, you may have to physically arrive at your new job quicker than possible if you drive yourself. Not to mention this plan can be stressful, tiring, and potentially dangerous. If a new company is the source of your relocation, they may also be willing to foot the bill for the car shipping service as part of your relocation agreement.

Transporting Inoperable Vehicles

A car shipping service might be your best option if you find yourself needing to relocate a car that is not drivable for whatever reason. Popular among car hobbyists and enthusiasts, purchasing an old banged up car with the intention to restore to its original glory is quite common. In this scenario there might be additional equipment needed to properly ship the car, since it does not run, so just be advised that you will have to relay this information to the company when you set up transport so that they know what to expect.

Business Operations

As a professional in the car industry, you are already aware of the need to have a car transporter on standby for your local needs, but car shipping companies should also be a common number in your rolodex. Having this resource readily available means that you can cast a wider net regarding your sales reach. Having an established rapport with a specific company also helps you in terms of needing to negotiate pricing and timelines. Car shipping companies can offer you the flexibility of relocation as well, should your business growth or demand require it. Having the opportunity to move inventory quickly and with minimal possibility for damage protects you and your stock as well.

Artur Meyster is the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.