How to transport your car

How to transport your car

To have more choices among the cars available for sale, one of the solutions is to expand the search area. But how to transport your car from one end of the country to the other without having to move?

There are several car shipping solutions to get your car delivered to your home, at your workplace or at the address of your choice.

Use truck transportation

Car transport by flatbed truck is particularly suitable for long distances. It is possible to use a carrier that can transport the vehicle directly between the two addresses of your choice, or to a carrier that has logistics centers where you will need to drop off and pick up the car.

If you want to transport a prestige car or a significant financial value, you can ask the carrier if it has sheeted trucks.

The main advantage of this solution is that the car does not take miles on the meter during transport.


Mandate a ferry company

Car shipping is a more expensive solution but offers great flexibility.

You use a transport company, who will commission one of his professional drivers to drive the car from the starting point to the point of arrival. You can choose the day and time you want the car delivered by the conveyor.

Car conveying is convenient if you need the transport to be done in a very short time, or if the place where you want to deliver the vehicle is not accessible by truck (narrow streets, ban on driving for heavy goods vehicles).


Have a car transported by a private driver

Private driver is a person who will drive your car from the starting place to the target place. The difference from a professional driver is that the driver is an individual who, for personal reasons, needs to move from one place to another.

For example, if you want to transport your car from Marseille to Paris, it is an individual who needs to move from Marseille to Paris who will drive your car on the way.

This solution will save you money since it is the individual who pays for the cost of gas and tolls. The price also includes all-risk insurance of the vehicle, and a lease is published between the owner and the individual.

Private car rental is becoming more popular in United States. It is part of what is known as collaborative consumption. Many American put themselves in, why not you?

For all of these solutions, it is important to check that the freight rate includes vehicle insurance, even if it is the case most of the time.