Why use a Car Mover in your Household Move?
It’s finally the month of May, which if you recall, is national moving month. That means it’s time for the summer moving season. Home sales are on the rise, homeowners are on the move, and real estate agents, storage facilities, moving companies, military families…we are all in the busiest season for transitions. It can be an exciting time, but also a stressful one. The key to a successful stress-free move is organization, lots of list-making, and good moving partners. June is actually the most popular month for moving, accounting for 14% of all moves, followed by July. May should really be known as “get-ready-to-move” month!
Moves are classified as either local or interstate. Almost 40% of moves in 2016 were from state to state. (That explains all the popularity for searches on Google like “state-to-state car shipping”!). Did you know that the most popular moving route for 2016 was from California to Texas? That might be because of major companies like Toyota moving its headquarters to our neck of the woods here in DFW. Job relocation is cited as the number one reason for moving homes. After all, why pass up a better job opportunity that could mean more pay or better working conditions?
If you ARE moving for a better job, that means you’re working to coordinate a lot of logistics. First of all your new job is starting soon! You’ve got to get settled in before that start date. If you have a family, you’re coordinating school schedules and spouse careers. Moving all your stuff and finding a new home (preferably before that start date) is certainly part of the equation.
As always, our goal here is to help you get through these life transitions easily and save as much money as possible. A lot of people tend to leave their cars for last in their moves. You’re preoccupied with packing up your entire life, and don’t think about what’s in the garage!
Before you decide to bring your car along in your move, think about your destination. This is true especially if you have an older vehicle. Check on things in your new state first! Will you have better access to public transportation? Find out what inspections your vehicle will need to pass, like emissions or safety tests. If you have a car that isn’t likely to pass, you may be better off selling your car before your move and taking the cash with you.
Why hire a car mover?
If you are bringing your vehicle in your move, driving both of them isn’t always feasible. That’s where hiring a car moving service might be helpful. You may be asking, “why can’t my moving truck just take care of my cars too?” Well, the moving company you hire is trained to move your furniture, not your car. And, this may be the more expensive option, not what you need in your move! Most moving companies charge you by weight and time. Your car is a heavy item, and not only that, but crammed in a truck with all your other items may not be the safest way to transport your vehicle.
A lot of household moving companies have partners that specialize in moving cars. In fact, just this month we had a moving company contact us with a move that needed to be done in a hurry. These customers were moving homes, going from Coral Springs, Florida to Farmington Hills, Michigan. They decided later in the moving process to ship their car. We moved their BMW.
You book your move early, so consider your cars early too.
Booking your car moving service early and being flexible with your dates is the best way to save $$$. If you have a hard date for when your moving truck pulls out, don’t worry! We’ll walk you through the process and communicate with you the whole way through. Have a trusted friend be the point of contact when we pick up your vehicle.
And remember, it’s not only the season for household moves, but also for college student moves. Traveling for scholarships, auditions, and moving to a new city? We take care of that too. Just recently we moved a vehicle for a gentleman’s daughter heading to Portland for a year-long study program. He needed to get her car to her new college across the country! We moved her Mazda 3 from New Jersey all the way to Portland, Oregon.
How can we help you with your move this summer? Start now, and get in on all the savings.