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Why should you ship your car?

REASONS TO SHIP YOUR RIDE IN CANADA

SHIP MY RIDE is an auto transportation carrier company dedicated to make your car shipping easier. When it comes to move your ride from your current city or province to different one, you need to take into consideration the car shipping expenses that might be required to complete the process. Don't risk your vehicle's safety and yours!

Expenses to consider if you drive your ride


The first expense and the most considerable one is the gas, since it varies from province to province and from vehicle to vehicle; this might affect your budget in a considerable way..

As a second expense we consider the meals of the day which are at least 3, but also every time you stop for gas at a gas station there is a convenience store so adding a can of soda, chips and snacks increases your expenses.

Hotels is the next expense that will affect your budget. It depends on what type of hotels you want to spend the night in, it is really important that you feel rested before you drive your vehicle so you don’t cause any car accidents on the road, never underestimate your hours of sleep. This might save your life.

In case of a flat tire or any other car breakdown you need to carry some extra cash for these types of expenses, this will also affect the amount of time it will take you to get from a place 
to another.

Also you must consider the depreciation on the vehicle while if you're going to drive it all the way to your new location, since you are adding extra mileage to the vehicle and if you were planning to sell the unit this might affect the price that you were looking to obtain when you sell it.


Weather conditions - Big factor to ship your ride 

Also you need to be aware of the weather conditions in the areas where you are going to drive the vehicle, if the weather is too bad you have to be prepared with supplies because sometimes highways are closed or roads are slippery so you have to be careful with the way you drive.

These are some of the things that need to be considered before driving a car. This is why at SHIP MY RIDE recommends to ship a vehicle in a car carrier instead of driving. We have expert drivers who are aware of everything that we have mentioned on this article.

Do not risk your safety for saving a couple of dollars. Let the experts handle your vehicle. By shipping your car you can rest assure everything will be taken car of.

If you would like to get more information about shipping your vehicle you can CONTACT US to get a more detailed quote.



Ship My Ride – Contact Information 

Call us: 1-888-875-SHIP (7447)
Website: shipmyride.com

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