Moving house can be a huge logistical hassle. Apart from relocating your belongings, your mode of transport is worth giving serious thought to. What are you going to do about your car? Will you benefit from taking it with you to your new home, or should you sell it instead? When many of us spend our wages on paying for, maintaining and commuting with our cars, we can often take for granted how much we relied on them when displaced to a new setting or circumstance. So before you rush into a decision, read on to find what's right for you.
Am I moving far?
Smaller-scale moves in the local area or same city could mean that nothing much changes, and it would seem silly to move your car. If you are moving interstate across wider parts of Australia, and driving your car is possible, then it is reasonable to keep it. If you are moving across Australia, the cost of keeping your car if it is not in the best shape may suggest selling it is a better option financially. However, the cost of transporting your vehicle from your current to future destination can be well worth the convenience, particularly with a provider that offers a competitive service quote.
Is my car in good nick?
If your car is constantly letting you down causing more hardship than necessary, or on its last legs, then adding shipping fees for a potentially costly time bomb will only add to your worries. Ideally you want to weigh up the car's worth with the cost of moving to make your decision here. If your car is a constant liability that mightn't make the trip, then don't bring it with you into the next chapter of your life - sell it.
However, if your car is an essential in your life, thrives under your watchful eye with regular maintenance and services and acceptable mileage, then parting with it financially - even emotionally - would be silly. We also wouldn't sell a vintage auto vehicle that pulls on all the right heart strings, so opting for affordable transport shipping is the logical choice.
Will my transport usage change?
Compare your current transport options now against your new destination's ones. Is the transport at my new location sufficient for my new needs? Are you going to receive a company car on top of your primary transport? Evaluate your current and future needs.
What other factors come into play?
For interstate movers, it's crucial to read up on state regulations regarding registration fees and taxes, insurance premiums and any other requirements for cars not purchased from the area.
Many factors go into choosing whether or not to keep our cars or take them with us when moving house. Ensuring you are aware of the advantages, the disadvantages and the logistics of moving a car will give you comfort in the long haul when making such a decision.
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