There are a couple of options for moving or hauling cars. Moving companies that provide long-distance services, such as Camelot Moving and Storage, will transport an automobile inside one of their moving vans. They will quote you a price based on the size of the automobile and the distance that the car is to be transported.
The other option is to hire an auto transport company, a specific type of hauling company that only transports automobiles. These companies are often used by car dealerships to transport and deliver multiple automobiles at a time. They carry six to eight cars on an uncovered, skeleton frame. The cars transported are not in a van but rather are carried outside. While an auto transport company will generally provide a safe enough ride for your vehicle, your vehicle will be more secure inside a sealed van. Additionally, if your car is transported on an uncovered frame, it will be exposed to the elements and may, therefore, need a wash and possibly even a few scratches buffed out upon arrival. On occasion, a long-distance moving company will sublet the car-hauling service to an auto transport company, so be sure to ask about the method if it is a concern to you. Camelot does not use sub-haulers. We always transport our clients’ automobiles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and the like inside our own sealed vans—loaded, driven, and unloaded by Camelot employees.
One final note: Be sure to inform the company—whom ever you choose to do the transportation for you—whether or not the vehicle runs. It can make a difference as vehicles are normally driven up ramps onto/into the transport trailer.
Last modified: December 11, 2017