Shipping the vehicle you bought at the dealership home is not an issue, whether new or used. If a dealership cannot ship the vehicle back in the same condition as it was when you purchased it, it will need some preparation work done before shipping can take place. If you are considering buying a vehicle from a dealership that will have you transporting the vehicle to your house, you should tell them upfront that you are considering using a third-party to transport your car after you have completed your purchase. This is why you should utilize a car dealerships moving services company, such as ourselves, to move your car home for you.
Dealerships actually transport cars that they sell through an automotive transportation company; these companies provide two methods of transportation, and offer numerous free services in order to keep your transported vehicles safe. What really happens is, certain auto dealers work with one specific company to coordinate their transportation. Coordinating car shipment is second nature for most dealers. It makes sense a dealer would be able to do so due to its association with car shipping companies, or just having a well-established relationship with the designated shipping company.
Dealers must select a reputable auto transportation company that they will employ to assist the dealership in shipping the vehicle to the other dealership. Once you make arrangements to buy a specific truck, you need to find an auto transportation company to ship the vehicle to you. You need to know that depending on the type and size of vehicle, as well as how far you will have to drive it, shipping your new car truck or vehicle will cost anywhere from $600 to $3,000. Another aspect that may increase your costs for shipping your car or truck is how your car is handled and stored while being transported.
For instance, larger cars, SUVs, and trucks will cost more to transport than smaller cars, as larger cars are heavier and usually require more space in the transportation truck. This may impact cost as larger and heavier vehicles incur higher transportation costs; adding too that, non-working cars require specific equipment to load. Many carriers offer the option to ship with an enclosed carrier, because this protects the car from the elements, rocks, or other road debris that could damage it, but according to Move.org, enclosed transportation can be up to 60% more expensive. Enclosed transportation offers maximum protection to your car throughout the transportation process, but is significantly more expensive.
Conversely, if the car you are transporting is brand new and highly valuable, you will want to minimize any potential damage to it by going with enclosed transportation. Up front, it might cost you more money to send your vehicle, but shipping protects your car from wear and tear, which could cause it to need more repairs later on. The convenience alone is worth the cost of shipping, as by shipping the vehicle out of a car dealership, a customer is free to complete the paperwork as they please, rather than waiting in the dealership.
Unless you are able to get prices that are closer to what is being offered you from the dealership that is farther away, it might not really be worth shipping your car or truck. Before you begin to plan to have your new car truck shipped cross-country, you need to be certain that no new car dealers in your area will be able to match the prices that the faraway car dealership has offered to you.
If you plan on buying a car or truck from a dealership hundreds or thousands of miles away, you need to think about the way that the price for the vehicle is calculated when shipping it out. If you are planning on buying a car from a dealership that is located outside of your home state, you will want to understand the cost of auto transportation to get the best deal for getting your car delivered to you. Now that you have found a great shipping company in the right location, you need to coordinate your vehicles pickup between the dealership and the transport company.
You can choose to drive up to a location to get your car and bring it back, or you can choose to get the vehicle shipped to you. Depending on how far a car goes to the dealership, a vehicle will either be transported via rail or by truck. If a car is going to be transported by rail, an experienced driver will pick the car up anyway, and take it down the railroad car bridge.
Once a car is loaded on the railcar, depending on how far it needs to go, it may be delivered straight to a dealership – or, it may be delivered to the car ramp to be transported by rail over long distances. Sometimes, cars are loaded right into the auto racks in a plant; other times, vehicles are transported to a rail yard in trucks. Upon arriving in U.S. ports, cars are offloaded by the freighter and placed on storage lots, waiting for pickup by car carriers, a type of semi-trailer or trailer built for the transportation of passenger cars.
As car manufacturing picks up again, we look at how new cars are transported from factories to dealerships, and, these days, many times right into your house – mint-condition, disinfected, and ready for you to drive. With so many changes in ownership during the brand-new car trip (or chain of custody) from source to destination, keeping the vehicle in tip-top shape is paramount through every step. A good international moving company will handle paperwork and all three phases of transport for you (home to port, ocean transportation, and port to new home).