5 Ways to Move a Car Long-Distance

Whether you can’t make the drive yourself or would prefer not to, moving with a car poses an extra set of issues to add to the complicated process of long-distance moving.


If you need to move your car long distance and you’re wondering how to do it, we can help. Since 1975, Winnipeg Moving has been shipping and transporting cars from Canada to locations all over the world and would be happy to help you learn more about your options for safe and reliable vehicle transportation.

Take a look at some of the most common ways to move a car while relocating long-distance, brought to you by your area’s trusted moving experts at Winnipeg Moving.

Drive Your Vehicle Yourself

The most obvious solution on how to transport a vehicle is to drive the car yourself on a long road trip to your new home. This is often one of the most affordable options as well, though this will depend on a variety of other factors relevant to your move.

Sometimes, driving the car yourself is not an option, or you’re transporting extra cars that you don’t have drivers for. Or perhaps you simply want to relax and let someone else handle things for you. In those cases, the following options for transporting your vehicle are possible solutions for you.

Tow your Vehicle


Another low-cost solution for vehicle transportation is to tow your vehicle behind your moving truck. Hooking up a trailer hitch is simple and allows you to keep an eye on your car as you drive the distance to your new home in another location.

There are some disadvantages to this solution, however. One large concern is the risk involved in driving such a large truck with a vehicle attached for long distances. Unless you’re used to driving big trucks and hauling boats, cars, or RVs, you may not feel comfortable with this option and the dangers involved.

Another problem to consider involved the transportation laws of the states you’ll be driving through. Some states or provinces may restrict what you can tow, or how much you can tow. Check out the local laws if you pursue this solution.






Shipping Via Container


Another solution for moving with a car is to ship your vehicle in a container. For those who are moving internationally across the water, this can be a perfect solution. Another plus for this option is that you get to focus on what you’re moving while someone else takes care of the car for you, for a completely hands-free, no-stress car moving experience.

However, there is a high cost involved in shipping a car, and some risk, as well. It’s highly recommended that if you do ship your car, that you also purchase special insurance as lack of damage to the vehicle is a possibility.

Also, you might also need to wait a while before your car shows up. Check with the carrier for expected delivery dates beforehand, and factor these into your timeline if this option is the right one for you.


Use an Open Auto Carrier


Our fourth solution to moving with a car is to use an open auto carrier. This option can be cheaper than a shipping container. In addition, since this option is usually through car dealers, they will know how to transport your vehicle safely and securely.

If you need your car immediately, this isn’t the option for you. Car shipping usually depends on the schedule of the carrier, and delivery times will vary. Also, you will want to maintain insurance coverage to cover any scratches or dings the car receives from debris.


Hire Professional Car Moving Services


The final option to consider is to hire a professional car moving service. For times when driving yourself is not an option, but you want security and expedient delivery times, a professional moving service can be your best bet for a smooth relocation experience.

With professional long-distance movers by your side, you can expect to see your car shortly after you arrive at your new address. The most reputable moving companies, like Winnipeg Moving, are insured and bonded to cover accidents, damages, and any other potential risks your car may face during the process of relocation.

Backed by decades of experience, our moving experts are fully equipped and trained to handle all aspects of your move, including moving with a car and other specialty moving requirements. You can rest assured that not only will your belongings be safe and delivered in a timely manner, but so will your vehicle, guaranteed.


If you’d like more information on our professional car moving services, we’d love to speak with you. Give us a call to speak with one of our agents about our comprehensive moving solutions at Winnipeg Moving today, or fill out our online form to schedule your free, in-home pricing estimate now.

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