Interstate holidays will soon be back on the agenda and so will questions about how to get your car to your destination. During the past year, here at 1800 Move Cars, we have had a lot of customers enquiring about shipping their car when they are flying interstate. The good news is the cost to ship cars interstate is a lot more affordable than you might think! Read on for the benefits of shipping your versus driving it interstate and hit Get Quote for peace of mind on your next trip across state borders.
Shipping a car interstate when relocating
If you are moving interstate any time soon, you may have to fly into the state rather than drive across the border. For this reason alone, shipping your car means you won’t have to sell it, or worry about buying a new one once you move.
When the state borders allow you to drive across, will you really want to spend your days driving? Shipping a car interstate saves you time. It also saves you the stress of packing up your car and spending money on fuel, food for the road and accommodation for overnights.
Taking advantage of flight deals and affordable car shipping with expert car carriers 1800 Move Cars will save you money, time and stress while relocating.
Shipping versus hiring a car while on holiday
Open borders also means an increase in interstate travel for holidays. Families and friends reuniting and just the break away from work in your holiday destination will be a welcome change. Don’t waste your precious time driving to get there, the cost of shipping a car interstate is often much cheaper than people think it will be.
If you go on holiday for more than a week, it will be cheaper to ship your car and drive it then it will be to rent a car. Not to mention the comfort of having your own car and not worrying about windscreen chips with the rental company!
Shipping a car when buying interstate
Online car shopping has exploded in recent times and sometimes a dealer interstate will have the perfect deal or you can find your dream car from a private seller in another state. Booking a professional car carrier is your best bet to save time and deliver peace of mind. Instead of flying and then driving your new car home, or finding someone to drive with you to then have to drive two cars home, get your car shipped safely with expert car transporters. Your car will be safe on a truck and arrive to you with no unwanted kilometres on the odometer.
Shipping high-end luxury or classic vehicles
Many people love to drive their high-end luxury or classic cars wherever they go – that’s why they bought them! However, there are times when the distance might be just too far to consider putting the kms on it and risking the wear and tear. When these times come up, it’s time to ship your car with the experts. 1800 Move Cars is one of the few options for shipping luxury and classic cars safely. We are committed to delivering peace of mind on every trip and are proud to have repeat customers who trust us with their pride and joy.
Shipping your car versus dealing with road hazards
Driving long distances in Australia comes with an unfortunate risk – dealing with road hazards. If you are not familiar with the route you will need to drive, shipping your car interstate is going to be much better for your stress levels! Whatever reason you are needing your car at your destination – whether you are relocating for work, taking that well-deserved holiday, or you have bought a new one – it is going to save you time and stress every time by booking with a reliable car shipping company.
Driving distances – weigh up cost of driving versus shipping
Here is a helpful overview of calculating the road distance from your current home and your destination and the cost of driving your car if you are into the numbers. If this feels too hard, just book with us now!
Once you have the actual road distance (not just the straight line distance) between your starting point and your destination, have a look at a detailed map to see the geography, typical traffic patterns, available truck stops for amenities, accommodation options and food options.
Once you know the driving distance with an exact route, you can estimate:
- how much fuel you will need (considering the km per litre that your car gets);
- how much you’ll have to pay for fuel and any road tolls
- how long it will take you to get to your destination including stops for fuel, food, sleep and amenities
The numbers you get will help you make an informed decision about the true cost of driving your car interstate versus the quote we will give you for the cost of shipping your car interstate.
Call 1800 Move Cars on 1800 668 322 today to see how we can save you time and stress for less cost than you might think! You can also get in touch with us online.