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Long-Distance Shipping: How it Works

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Many people choose car transport if they need to move over a long distance. This makes intuitive sense, as the longer you need to drive your car to move it, the less you’ll want to do it. However, long-distance shipping comes with its own special challenges for drivers and transport companies. Here are some of the obstacles to long-distance vehicle shipments and how Long Island Car Transport overcomes them.

With long-distance shipping, planning far in advance is key.

If you need to ship your car across the country, the best advice we can give you is to plan far ahead. Long-distance moves are far more difficult to schedule than their short-distance counterparts. Therefore, you should be prepared to wait a bit longer for scheduling. If you decide to schedule long-distance car transport at the last minute, you could face significant fees for expedited shipments. So, it’s best to plan far ahead.

Another reason to plan far ahead is that there is no guarantee you’ll get your car quickly. If you travel over long distances, that means there are far more opportunities for something to go wrong. For example, your transporter can get stuck in traffic repeatedly, greatly increasing your wait for your car. Because of this, it’s best to schedule your transport for a time when you can afford to wait to receive your car.

Longer distances mean more exposure to danger.

The longer your car is out on the road, the more it is exposed to potential issues. This goes beyond traffic jams. Your car could incur weather damage, damage from poorly-maintained roads, or even be a target for thieves. For these reasons, we recommend enclosed transport for long-distance moves. With enclosed transport, you won’t have to worry about these problems. Your car will be completely safe the whole way there.

Long-distance transport also increases the risk that our carriers will encounter issues. While Long Island Car Transport takes excellent care of its fleet, small problems can become big issues over long distances. That’s why it’s especially important to prepare your car for transport by emptying it of any personal items and leaving little gas in its tank. By reducing the load on our vehicles, you can ensure that your car will get where it needs to go within your schedule.

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