Special car? Consider enclosed shipping
We’ve all seen those semi tractor-trailer rigs hauling a trailer full of cars down the highway. When the carrier is loaded with all the same brand of new cars, you can correctly assume they’re being moved from one dealership to another. So what do you think when you’re all driving through a windy area…Read More
What determines the cost of shipping? Mostly, it’s the cost of fuel.
Are you surprised at the amount you’ve been quoted to ship your car? It’s not, as you might think, that the carrier is holding you up. Blame the fuel pump. Fuel is the largest single fixed cost in the vehicle shipping business, so it stands to reason that when fuel prices go up, so…Read More
What are Auto Transport Lead Providers, and how do they work?
Have you noticed? When you’re browsing the Internet for an auto transport company, it’s not always easy to know which sites actually want to ship your car and which are simply gathering your name to pass on to a whole group of brokers – who, in turn, have the actual connections to get your vehicle…Read More
Shipping from the South? It’ll take longer this year
It’s been a long winter in the northern states, so wary snowbirds have stayed in the South longer than usual. When once they would hit the road for home right after Easter, this year many are waiting at least another month in order to avoid the unseasonable cold that’s gripped their home states. As…Read More
Dead battery? Jumpstart it!
Of course it’s going to happen in the pre-dawn darkness, on a winter’s day when you’re late for work: you grind the starter button, but all you get in return are a few faint clicks, or not even that. But never fear, with the aid of a neighbor’s – or your spouse’s – car…Read More
Great idea: clean your car before (or after) you move it!
So, your car is getting ready to go on a transport carrier—or it’s just come off one. Either way, you’re going to want to clean it. Whether day-to-day driving has put it in a state of griminess that you don’t want to see transported, or open-car transport has exposed it to dust and wind,…Read More
Maintaining your car: How often should you change the oil?
If there’s one thing to remember about changing the oil in your car, it’s this: This is not your father’s Oldsmobile. We’ve all had the 3,000-mile oil change drilled into our heads by dads and mechanics. But cars – and oil – have changed. According to the car site Edmunds.com, oil chemistry and engine technology…Read More
Moving more than just your car? Plan ahead!
Got a new job? Retiring? There are a lot of reasons to relocate, and pulling up roots can be exciting. Or it can be traumatizing. How you approach it can make all the difference. You’ve already decided to have your autos shipped to your new location; good for you. Now you need to…Read More
They said they’d be here today!
You’ve cleared the decks for today – took off work, cleared the driveway to make it easier, tried to keep in regular contact with the driver. So where’s your vehicle? Very likely, held up by an unforeseen flood a hundred miles away. Or stalled in traffic because of a horrendous accident ahead. That’s why…Read More
You got it on eBay. Now what?
There it was, that Jag roadster, the last of the v-12s, the car you’ve lusted for since forever. The bids were unbelievable – did everyone else know something you didn’t? Never mind, you had to have it. And when the bidding ended, you were the proud new owner. Now what? The car’s in…Read More