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Ask King Companies: Should I Drive or Ship My Vehicle When Moving Cross Country?

Ask King Companies: Should I Drive or Ship My Vehicle When Moving Cross Country?

March 19, 2017 By King Relocation


Ask King Companies: Should I Drive or Ship My Vehicle When Moving Cross Country?

When coordinating cross-country moves, one of the questions commonly received by our relocation experts here at King Companies is “Should I drive or ship my vehicle?”

Both options have certain advantages. For example, by driving your vehicle cross-country you get to explore new areas that you may have never been before, taking short side trips to see the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore or the St. Louis Arch – the Gateway to the West. If you choose to ship your vehicle and fly to your destination, you can save gas, mileage and wear-and-tear on your car.

Should you opt to ship your vehicle as part of your cross country relocation, our relocation experts say that you should start by documenting the condition of your vehicle to ensure the accuracy of the quote. This way, you can decide well in advance whether it makes sense from a financial perspective to ship your vehicle, or if there are factors that might make it more complicate to do so. Questions to ask include:

  • What is the driving condition of your vehicle?
    Let your shipping coordinator know if your vehicle starts, drives and steers properly.
  • Is your vehicle modified?
    Your United coordinator needs to know if your vehicle is modified in any way. Document items like lift kits, lowering springs, antennas, camper shells or luggage racks.
  • Do you have enough ground clearance?
    In order to safely load and unload your vehicle, it must have a minimum of 4” ground clearance.

As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies is part of the leading national moving company offering auto transportation. With the largest company-operated fleet of auto-transporters, United Van Lines’ open-sided and enclosed carriers provide safe, professional car shipping services anywhere its network of agents deliver.

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About King Companies
As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies has the resources and expertise to be your “go-to” resource for all relocation needs. Whether you are relocating your household, moving an office, or are in need of logistics services, we strive to ensure that your next move will be the best you will ever make. Call us today at 800-854-3679 to learn more.

We hope that you will consider King Companies for your future relocation needs. To learn more about our services, visit is at www.kingcompaniesusa.com. And, don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for our latest news and updates!

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