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Old 03-06-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Anyone have an feedback on their experiences with shipping their car? any tips on companies to use? We are moving from NorCal to Cleveland in a few weeks and have decided to ship one of our cars vs driving both. (drive the Accent, ship the Explorer)...

Thanks for any input. This is new territory for us. We usually have had enough drivers along for the trip to drive both.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:47 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I have shipped several cars from the Bay Area to LA and LA to the Bay Area during the course of several moves.

Usually, our moving company handled this. I assume you are using a moving company?
A few times, they came with one of those "car carriers" and drove our car onto it, locked and secured the car. The driver verified our destination address and gave us an estimated delivery time for our car (always after we arrived at our new home). The moving company contracted out with a 3rd party car carrier to move our car in this case, as our household goods were moved with a moving truck.

This last time, they were able to simply drive one of our cars into the moving truck after loading all of our household goods into the moving truck. The car was delivered with the household goods.

No issues at all moving cars with a moving company. Cars arrived undamaged and in great condition.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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We've shipped several cars coast-to-coast. Never had any problems.

As for price, our moving company always charged a higher amount. So we usually opted for an independent car carrier.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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We aren't using a moving company and will be using ABF pods. We have used them in the past with no issues as we don't have alot of furniture to move. Ill have to research independent companies. Thank you both for the input
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