When you think about the ‘best’ way to do something, you might be thinking of the ‘cheapest’, but that’s not always the case. Have you thought about this is the ‘safest’, or ‘most reliable’?
Let’s take a quick look at why choosing a professional car couriering company to transport your vehicle interstate is the safest way to go.
All of our drivers are very experienced. They know how to break up a trip, when they need to stop for breaks, how to get a decent rest before a long haul and even the best places to grab a cup of joe on the road! They’ve travelled the same interstate roads on numerous occasions, and know how to handle heavy traffic, erratic drivers and long stretches that seem to last forever.
Do you have this experience?
Thinking of driving the car yourself? Unless absolutely necessary, think twice about before tackling a long drive. Did you know that in December of 2017 alone, there were 127 deaths on the roads, Australia-wide? This is a 25 percent increase on the average number of December fatalities from the past five years. There have been a grand total of 1225 deaths on Australian roads in 2017, most of which were drivers and passengers.
Adopting a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude when driving long distances can get yourself into potentially fatal situations. There’s a reason why your Mother worries about you travelling for over five hours on your own! And if you’re trying to make a time limit, such as assuming that you have to be back at work within a day, you will push yourself to drive for longer, even when you’re tired. This severely increases the likelihood of having an accident. Don’t
Not only is hiring a professional car courier safer, but it’s also less stressful. You don’t have to deal with paying road tolls, traffic jams, exorbitant and fluctuating fuel prices and adverse weather. You also don’t have to put your life on hold for a potentially 48-hour drive (from Perth to Brisbane or vice versa) and have to make up time at work or at home later on.
Is your car unregistered?
If you’ve bought an unregistered car from another state, you can’t just drive it wherever you want. To drive it to the state you wish to register it in, you have to apply for an unregistered vehicle permit. These can get expensive, especially if it’s going to take you a few days to get to your destination. You also have to map out exactly where you’ll be taking your car and where you will be stopping. This information needs to be given to the transport authority in the state you purchased your permit. This, combined with the fact that every police patrol car is going to flag down a vehicle without plates to check your permit along the way, adds up to a lot of hassles. It’s much safer and easier to simply hire a professional courier to transport your unregistered car for you.