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Need to ship my BMW in Arkansas.

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December 20, 2012 under Auto Transport


Answered by Jenna Farmer

April 16, 2013

You're off to Arkansas and are in need of an effective way to get your car there. The most budget-friendly way to get your vehicle from point A to point B is to drive the car yourself. But maybe this car is more of a collector's item, or you simply do not want to put the extra mileage on your car. In this case, there are several different methods for shipping your vehicle.

Types of services include a Driveaway Service, Train Transport and an Auto-Transport Company. If you're looking to ship your vehicle because you don't want the added mileage, Driveaway service isn't for you – this is where a pilot driver drives your vehicle to your new home.

The Cost

Auto-Transport Companies charge you based on distance, make and model of your vehicle and method of transport. The further you have to ship your vehicle, the more money it will cost. The more expensive your vehicle is, the more the shipping will cost as well. You will also need to consider different types of auto shipping insurance, because your car insurance will not be liable for damages during shipping (your policy only covers the vehicle parked or driving).

The Preparation

You may need to provide documentation for your auto transport, like proof of registration and insurance. You will also need to remove any unnecessary items from your car before it is shipped (basically everything inside, as the transport company will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items in the vehicle). In addition, no more than ¼ tank of gas should be left in the gas tank upon transport. Make sure to check all your fluids and battery charge, and seal any openings or tears.

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