Long-Distance Moving: How to Move With Your Car

Long-distance moving comes with a variety of unique considerations that don’t apply when you’re simply moving down the street or a few towns over. One of the biggest questions you might be facing if you’re relocating more than a few hours away from your old home is how to move with your car.

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Here, we’ll cover both options and tips for helping you get your car from point A to point B.

Consider shipping versus driving.

If you recently got a quote for shipping your car to your new home, you’ve probably found yourself  in a state of sticker shock. Shipping a car can cost thousands of dollars, depending on the type of vehicle, the distance being shipped, and how quickly you need you car to arrive. Before you immediately write the option off, though, consider everything that goes into driving the car yourself. You’ll have to factor in the cost of gas, meals, and lodging while on the road, any maintenance the car will need to undergo before you trip, and the wear and tear on your car. Not to mention the cost of your time.

Look into registration.

You’ll need to register your vehicle in your new state as soon as you have the chance. While it doesn’t necessarily need to be done immediately, many insurance companies will require you to re-register your car with your new address in order to keep your coverage.

Getting a new license.

Your license is another thing that doesn’t need to be changed over right away, but you’ll want to be aware of the rules and regulations in your state when it comes to transferring your license. In states like Washington, for example, if an out of state license is expired before you try and transfer it, you will be required to re-take your drivers exam.

For more information on moving with your car, or any other long-distance moving questions, get in touch with American Movers, Inc.