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The Long Distance Movers Canada Loves Offer Car Moving Tips

Posted on October 07, 2016

Taking an extended road trip is one vehicle transport option suggested by the long distance movers Canada homeowners rely on.

Taking an extended road trip is one vehicle transport option suggested by the long distance movers Canada homeowners rely on.

For local moves, bringing your car with you is usually no big deal. In fact, you’ll probably end up using it to help move odds and ends across town. But when it comes to relocating across the country, or beyond, the long distance movers Canada homeowners turn to know it’s not always so simple.

When you consider the fact that Canada is roughly 5,000km wide from coast-to-coast, you begin to understand the challenges of long distance moving. Of course, not everyone is moving from Victoria to Peggy’s Cove, but it illustrates a point. Getting your vehicle from Point A to Point B can be a significant undertaking.

Here are a few options you might consider…


Drive It Yourself

For some, the thought of driving across Canada is the ultimate road trip. As the long distance movers Canada trusts, we’ve seen pretty much every corner of this glorious country. And whether you’re travelling with a family, or going solo, it’s an opportunity to:

  • See some of Canada’s top attractions
  • Turn long distance moving into a mini vacation
  • Visit family and friends along the way

The downside of this is you’re going to be racking up some serious miles on your vehicle. Even if you’re driving a fuel-efficient vehicle, you’ll also burn through a fair bit of gas.

For more on this, read: Driving Your Car for the Move: Kelowna Moving Companies Move in.


Let Your Long Distance Movers Handle It

In addition to transporting all of your household items, most long distance moving companies have the ability to move vehicles as well. They can do this in a number of ways, including:

  • Inside a moving truck
  • On the deck of a flatbed truck
  • In a train car
  • Professional driver 

When obtaining moving quotes, it’s a good idea to specify how you would like to move your vehicle. The cost of moving a vehicle is typically calculated by weight. When you consider they can range anywhere from 1,500 to 2,500kg, it can add up.


Hire a Professional Vehicle Mover

In the unlikely event that your moving company doesn’t offer a service to transport vehicles, you can always turn to a professional vehicle moving company. The typical mode of transport for this type of service is on a car carrier. The benefits include: 

  • No miles or wear and tear accrued on vehicle
  • Covered by insurance
  • Saves you the time and hassle of driving


Sell It

Rather than deal with any of the above options, some people simply use this as an opportunity to sell their car and buy a new one in their new town. When you factor in the time and cost of getting your vehicle across the country, this may work out well for you.


Need to move your home or business out-of-province or across the country? Bekins Moving and Storage are the long distance movers Canada trusts for all of their moving needs. Call us for a free, no-obligation moving quote.