How to Move Your Vehicle
There’s a lot of advice out there on how to pack up and transport belongings from the house but what about your car? There are three main options for moving a vehicle:
Drive it yourself. The most common way to move a vehicle is to simply drive it yourself, either in coordination with your moving truck or separately, after making arrangements to meet up at the final destination. Driving your own car yourself can take extra time and/or be inconvenient but for many it provides a means of moving pets and other irreplaceable valuables you don’t want to let out of your sight.
Hire someone else to drive it. There are often numerous listings in online classifieds like Craigslist advertising people who are willing to drive your car pretty much anywhere for little to no money (you get free transport, they get free a ride to the destination) but buyer beware: scammers abound so be careful who you trust with your vehicle. Handing the keys over to a complete stranger-off-the-street is not recommended, but asking a friend or family member to do it is certainly an option — just remember that whether arranged for cash or as a favor you should foot the bill for their airfare back home.
Ship it professionally There are many options for having your vehicle transported professionally — everything from having it towed behind the moving truck to sending it inside a separate truck of its own. You may or may not be able to use the same company that is moving your household belongings — shop around carefully and research with the same thorough diligence you would for any mover.