Each year thousands of Australians need to move their cars interstate. For many, this is a frightfully frustrating job. But there is one solution that will ensure you keep your sanity and protect your car.
There are cheap ways to move your car – the cheapest being to use a mate’s rusty trailer and pull an all-nighter to get the job done. But usually, cheap isn’t best. You miss out on all the safety, security, and service when you transport your car with a professional car freight company. For most of you, we’re willing to bet you would feel a lot more comfortable if you knew your car was in the hands of a professional.
Now we’re agreed there will be trade-offs for ‘cheap’, let’s look at some of the factors that could affect the price of transporting your car.
Common factors that affect professional car transportation costs
The cost of professional car transportation depend on a variety of factors, like the type of vehicle you have, the distance your car is being transported, your departure and arrival destination, the price of fuel, what dates you want your car moved, and more.
Tips for saving on the cost of car transportation
Many people believe that the best way to save money when you need to transport your car interstate is to compare prices from several car carrying companies. However, you shouldn’t always go with the cheapest quote you can get. Many cheaper car couriering companies make multiple depot stops where they are continually unloading and reloading your car, with increased risk of damage. Your car is probably one of your biggest investments, second only to your home or business, so finding a reputable company you can trust to transport your vehicle straight to its destination is essential. In other words, you should consider more than just price when choosing the right car carrying company.
Some things you should consider include:
- How many years of experience do they have?
- Do they have any affiliations (e.g. NRMA and RACV)?
- What are their response and delivery times like?
- Do they make multiple depot stops along the way?
We’ve heard plenty of horror stories from people who have hired the cheapest car transportation companies they can find and ended up with scratched, damaged and even irreparable cars. So if there is one piece of advice we want to share with you, it’s this: in the long run, the cheapest companies are not always the cheapest in the long run!
Do you need to transport your car interstate? Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you!