3 Common Myths about Car Shipping Debunked

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A luxury car stuck in traffic.

Whether you’re moving to a new state for employment or family, you’ll need your car with you. With luggage, children, and traffic, driving to another city can be a massive challenge. This is where car shipping companies come into play. We can take the load off your shoulder so you can focus on other pressing matters during the move.

When it comes to choosing the right auto shipping services, vehicle owners are rather skeptical due to the myths and misconceptions associated with the subject. We’ve debunked some of the most common myths so that you can rest assured your vehicle is delivered safely and securely.

Myth #1: Shipping a Car is More Expensive than Driving It 

If you think that driving to another city would be cheaper, you’re not alone! We’ve had several clients worry about whether the shipping cost would be more than driving; this is why we break down the total cost to provide a clear comparison.

No matter how experienced a driver you are, a cross-country drive isn’t easy. If you have children in the car, it can be an added distraction with hazardous road conditions and chilly weather.

Our drivers are trained to deal with distractions, hazards, and weather changes. They map out the safest and fastest route to deliver your car as quickly as possible.

Driving yourself will mean an increased gas bill and the wear and tear that your car may undergo while on the journey will lead to expensive repairs.

Cars being shipped across the country.

Myth #2: Open Carry Shipping Isn’t A Safe Option

Open carry involves securing your vehicle to a tow trailer or a flatbed truck before moving it across the country. This is a cheaper option as compared to enclosed shipping making it ideal for those on a budget. We won’t deny that your vehicle might be slightly exposed to road hazards such as flying debris. However, you can rest assured that our trained carriers know how to navigate roads well, ensuring safety and protection. We keep track of the weather to transport your vehicle in pristine condition.

Myth #3: It’s Difficult to Prepare a Car for Shipment 

Preparing your car for shipping is actually quite easy. All you have to do is:

  • Ask a mechanic to inspect your vehicle for any existing damage before shipping
  • Remove all personal belongings and parking passes
  • Check the car’s battery, tire pressure, and fluid level.
  • Ensure the gas tank is no more than one-quarter full (this can be a potential safety hazard)
  • Click pictures of your car from all angles for double surety.


We’re one of the best auto transport companies  in the region and ship nationwide, ensuring damage-free efficient service. What are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today for a quote on our affordable vehicle transport services.

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