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Transportation for the Elderly

Hi. My name’s Betty. I’m sixty-two years old and live with my husband, Matt. My mother lives on our property, but at age ninety-one still insists on living alone. Mom has a good mind and for her age does well physically. She drove up until four years ago when we all decided it would be best for her to not be behind the wheel. It’s worked out well with her living on our property. Matt or I would take her places. We made sure she had groceries, made it to doctors appointments, and to her social engagements. About six months ago, however, Matt fell ill and our lives changed. I am his full-time caregiver, and Matt can no longer drive. I had to find help for my Mom which was difficult to do. I am going to share what I found and hope it helps you should you ever need transportation.

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Do you need to transport a vehicle from one city to another? Perhaps the vehicle will even be going cross-country? You are likely looking into your options for vehicle transport or long-distance car shipping, but it's understandable if you haven't yet figured out the best options, as this is not something the average person does on a regular basis. Here are some tips on how you can keep the cost of your upcoming car transport at an affordable price.

Be Willing to Drive the Car to a Terminal for Departure or Pick It Up at a Terminal in Your New City

When it comes time to get your vehicle to the shipping or transport service, you will likely be offered the choice to have your car picked up right from your driveway. The transport company might also drive the car right to your new driveway or curb at your new residence. But curbside service can come at an extra cost. If you are willing to drive the car at least some distance to the nearest terminal for the transport company and then pick up the car in your new city at another terminal and drive it to your new residence yourself, you could chip off a good chunk of the cost of the transport.

Be Aware of the Busy Season in Your Part of the Country and Transport the Car When Demand is Lower

Summer is always a popular time to transport or ship vehicles because of the good weather. Fall and spring though could also be busy depending on where you are located. For example, retired people in New York might make a habit of getting their vehicle transported to Florida every fall and then returned to the north every spring. Research your own area and try to pick a time when car transportation will not be in demand and you will likely be able to receive some better bids for the service.

Ship All Cars at the Same Time with the Same Company

If you need to ship more than one car for yourself or your entire family, try and transport them all at the same time with the same firm. Some firms even offer a significant discount when transporting more than one car.

Make Use of a Car Transport Bidding Site

It's also possible to save some money on car transport by using a site where you can receive multiple bids from different transport or shipping companies. The competition helps keep things honest and affordable for the average person.

For more information about car transport bidding, contact a car transport service near you.