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Simply put, moving is stressful. From start to finish, many ins and outs need to be accounted for to ensure the process is as seamless as possible. If you’re moving a long distance, you may not always know the best way to get your car to that destination should you not drive it yourself. Fortunately, several options are available, allowing you to decide the best solution for you.

Options for Towing Your Car When Moving

It’s crucial to weigh the pros and cons of towing options before the big move to determine the most convenient and cost-effective option for your specific situation. Some of the top choices for towing your car for your big move include:

  • Towing your car yourself: Even if driving your car isn’t feasible, towing it behind you could be a viable option. Towing your vehicle behind a rental truck is also on the cheaper side of towing options as you’re still doing the task yourself.
  • Having your moving company do it for you: When you work with a long-distance moving company, they likely offer car transport services. These should be booked far in advance to ensure no conflicts arise come time for the move.
  • Choosing the right towing company or driver: Hiring a towing company may be the right option. Additionally, if you can’t find a friend or family member to drive your car, specified drivers are there to do the job for you.
  • Shipping your car: While shipping your car will significantly increase your moving costs, it’s a safe and convenient option. You can choose either open or closed transport; open will be cheaper, while closed will be more secure.

Costs of Towing Your Car

Not only are convenience and efficiency vital to consider when choosing the best way to transport your car, but it’s also crucial to compare costs. As mentioned above, shipping your car is likely the most expensive option — it typically costs 60 cents per mile, leading to a range of $1,500 to $5,000, depending on the length of the trip. Towing your car yourself is significantly cheaper; using a dolly for a roughly 500-mile trip costs around $90, and renting a vehicle trailer should cost just under $500 per 1,000-mile distance. In just about every scenario, towing your car is a much more cost-effective option.

Choose Black Tie Moving for All of Your Moving Needs!

Black Tie Moving is a leading local and long-distance moving company. Our team of qualified movers is dedicated to providing a VIP moving experience for our rock star clientele. We understand the importance of safely and securely moving your belongings from point A to point B, and we will always prioritize our customers’ well-being and valuables. When you choose to work with us, you can expect nothing but top-notch customer service and efficient services.

Get prepped for your big move by calling (844) 920-2966 or scheduling a service with us online today! We can’t wait to work with you. 

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