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With so many people buying and selling cars online these days, it's no wonder that the car shipping business continues to grow. It was not that long ago when the only way people would purchase a car is by doing it locally from a neighborhood dealer or finding a deal in the weekly paper. Now, everyday people are using sites like Ebay and Auto Trader to buy cars online from all over the country. And then they hire auto shipping services for shipping a car across the country.

If you have recently purchased a car from another part of the country and need to have it shipped to you, there are some things you need to know about shipping a car. For starters, it is going to take some time, usually around a week. So make sure to arrange a date that is convenient for you and the seller. If you have your car shipped in the winter months, it is usually cheaper due to the lower demand.

Once you have set a date that you are comfortable with, you will want to start researching different car shipping companies to find the best one for you and your situation. Every car shipping company is different and some are better for handling certain types of automobiles than others. Some specialize in enclosed car shipping for more expensive vehicles. And, like any business, there are some unsavory companies out there who will take advantage of you if you don't do your homework. So make sure to take your time and do thorough research on several different auto shipping services. Ask around to coworkers, family, and friends to see if they can recommend someone that they have used before.

Try to limit the companies you've researched to a list of a select few. Then find out which one can offer you the best rate. Shipping a car across country can be a pretty expensive process. You will want to try and save as much money as you can so you can spend it on other important things like registering and insuring your vehicle.

After you have chosen from the car shipping services, the only thing left to do is to prepare your car to be shipped. Clean out the inside and out of your vehicle and make note of any pre-existing damages like scratches or dents. Remove all personal belongings. If you have a car alarm, make sure to turn it off.

Shipping a car is pretty simple. Just make sure to do your research on car shipping companies so that your new car will arrive to safe and on time.


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