When buying a car online, you’ll have to acquire the services of a shipping company to get your vehicle to you safely. It’s important that you research all shipping methods available to you so you know that you are using a reliable service. You have several options as far as the type of shipping company you can use. Here is a list of some ways to ship a vehicle across the country, the border or overseas:

  • Trucking company: These are companies that transport vehicles via truck. Most of the time the vehicle is shipped inside a truck. This keeps it safe because it is protected.
  • Train: This is where your vehicle is placed inside a rail unit and is moved from one terminal to another. If you’re unable to pick it up from the terminal, you may have to pay to have it delivered to you.
  • Boat: If you’re having a car shipped overseas, you have use a boat or barge shipper. In doing so, you can pay a little more to have your vehicle placed in a container to keep it protected.
  • Custon Auto Delivery: This is when you hire someone to drive your car directly to you. This may cost more than other shipping methods, but might give you assurance that your car is in the hands of a professional driver.

Published in by CARCHEX on November 13, 2014