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Driving Your Car for the Move: Kelowna Moving Companies Weigh in

Winter driving is just one example of why it might be best to let Kelowna moving companies transport your vehicle during a move.

Winter driving is just one example of why it might be best to let Kelowna moving companies transport your vehicle during a move.

There are many different ways to plan a move. The ultimate goal is to always get you and your belongings safely from Point A to Point B. That includes any vehicles you may own. While some people prefer to drive their own vehicle, others choose Kelowna moving companies to do it for them.

Each approach has its advantages, and our moving experts have some things to consider that will help you decide which one will work for you.

How Far Are You Moving?

If you’re moving clear across Canada, or even a few provinces over, there are some things you’ll need to contemplate when it comes to driving your vehicle, including:

  • The time it will take to drive
  • Wear and tear on the vehicle
  • Unfamiliar or hazardous roadways
  • Time of year

How Soon Do You Have to Move?

For some people, moving long distance is the perfect opportunity to hit the open road and explore the countryside. Others will find it faster and more convenient to book a flight and let one of the local moving companies in the area worry about the car. 

There also might be a time crunch involved, meaning you have to move to your new home right away. This could happen for a number of reasons:

  • Immediate start for a new job
  • Quick possession dates of the new home
  • Family emergency
  • Last-minute moving

In any of these situations, you might not have time to drive if it’s a long distance away.

To learn more about last-minute moving companies in Kelowna, read our post: Need to Move Last-minute? Kelowna Moving Companies Can Help.

How Many Vehicles Do You Own?

When moving to a new home, especially if it’s in a place they’re not used to, many families prefer to drive together in one vehicle. If you own more than one vehicle, you will need to find a way to transport the other ones. 

This applies to all manner of vehicles: 

  • Passenger vehicles
  • RVs
  • Collector vehicles
  • Motorcycles

In some instances, a vehicle can be transported right inside a moving truck if it’s small enough. Otherwise, it might be transported on the deck of a truck, in a train car, or physically driven by a professional mover. 

When Are You Moving

The time of year you move could have a major impact on whether you decide to drive your vehicle or leave it to Kelowna moving companies. Road conditions in winter can be unpredictable and there are a number of mountain passes where driving can be a challenge:

  • Rogers Pass
  • Coquihalla
  • Bear Pass
  • Pine Pass 

If you’re moving from somewhere like Vernon, Kelowna or Kamloops between the months of October and April, you might be better off letting professional movers take care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for Kelowna moving companies can handle vehicles and other specialty items? The moving experts at Bekins have the specific skill and equipment to help you move safely and efficiently.

Moving soon? Book your FREE in-home estimate.