Thousands of families move from one city to another each and every year here in the United States. Many people move across the country frequently throughout their lives. If you are looking at moving across the country for the first time you may be starting to think about how you are going to move your vehicles with you. There are actually many different options available for you to consider.
Drive Your Car Cross Country
Many people first will consider the option of driving their vehicles themselves from one city to the next. The Internal Revenue Service’s standard mileage for moving purposes is 18 cents per mile. This includes the costs of gas and oil for your car. This number should help you determine a rough estimate of how much driving your own car will cost you. For families with multiple vehicles this can get tricky. Many families want to drive altogether to make their journey so they will have two adults to help with the kids in the car. Other people need one of the adults to drive a moving truck for the move so they are left with more vehicles than drivers that need to come on the trip with them.
Hire Someone to Drive My Car Across Country
If you are not able to drive all of your vehicles cross country or that is not the best option for your family you will need to consider other options. One other option is hiring a driver. Sometimes you may have a family member or friend that would not mind taking a trip with your family to help you get settled. You can offer to pay for their lodging and food while they are on your journey with you and then purchase them airfare to get back home. If you do not know anyone that would like to do this you can actually hire a driver. There are companies that can help you hire a reputable driver to help you drive your car.
Auto Transport Companies
Another option is a shipping company that transports vehicles cross country. You can choose to have your car transported in an open or enclosed car carrier. Open carriers are frequently used to move cars for car dealerships. You have likely seen these on the roads when you have taken trips. They load around eight to ten vehicles onto the carrier and drive them to their destination. If you have a high end or classic car you may want to have your vehicle put into an enclosed carrier. This option protects your car but it is extremely expensive.
Long Distance Towing
Some people will consider towing their car behind their moving truck. Towing behind the moving truck is more dangerous than flatbed towing by a large margin. Your vehicle will experience lots of wear and tear if you choose this method. Many people do not feel comfortable driving a large moving truck with a car attached though. If you have not ever done it before you should know how to safely drive your moving truck so that you do not end up in an accident. This method is definitely dangerous for many drivers.
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Having your car towed on a flatbed is another option that you will want to consider. Here at Citywide Towing Service we frequently help families move cars long distances with our flatbed truck. This is one of the safest ways to have your vehicle moved to your new location. If you are interested in seeing what it would cost to have Citywide Towing help you move your vehicle for your move give us a call today and we can give you a quote.