Car Shipping Can Be Handled in Many Ways by NarayanPargain


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									For decades, Amtrak has had an auto shipping service which they call "Auto Train." To take advantage of
this service you drive your car to the Auto Train Depot nearest you where you and your car will board
the train together. At your destination, you both disembark the train and head out for your new job or
vacation spot. Auto Train is equipped to handle cars, SUVs, motorcycles and many other types of
vehicles. The service is available for transporting vehicles and people in the area between Washington,
D.C. and Orlando, Florida.

There are also companies who deal in nothing but auto and vehicle shipping. These companies offers
services of an open transport similar to the ones you see delivering new cars to the Auto Dealerships,
and they offer enclosed transports very similar to the ones that race car owners used to move their
valuable race cars from track to track. The normal time for transport and delivery of your vehicle is
approximately anywhere from the same day to 14 days.

Auto transportation companies will ship from the location you choose to the destination you specify.
You can also transport your vehicle using the "terminal shipping" method. This is less costly than the
door to door transport mode. The terminal shipping is also one of the few ways to ship an inoperable
vehicle. All it needs to do is roll, brake and steer.

The mechanical condition of the vehicle has no bearing on the cost of transport as long as the minimum
requirements are met - minimum requirements as mentioned above: Roll, brake and steer.

If you are relocating along with your furniture and personal items, you are allowed to ship your car with
them. Cars, mini-vans, pickup trucks and boats can all be transported to your new location by most van
lines. Two requirements that all transport companies insist upon is that there be less than one-quarter
of a tank of fuel and it must be free of any fluid leakage, such as oil, antifreeze or battery acid. If your car
suffers from any of these ailments, you must fix them before you hand it over to the auto shipper.

If you are not concerned about putting the mileage on your car, some owners opt to hire a professional
one-way driver to take their vehicle to the final destination. Generally, you pay for the driver's daily
wage for each eight-hour tour, pay for the driver's meals and any overnight accommodations along the

When the driver delivers your car, if it is late in the day, you will need to provide another room for the
evening. Also, unless the driver has another vehicle to pick up in your new town, you will be purchasing
one-way airfare to get him or her back to the point of origin. During these economic times and with so
many people out of work, you may have a friend you trust for this important task.

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