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The Smartest Way To Ship A Vehicle

Thousands of people around the country move to out of state locations each day. That’s the way the United States has always been. No one sits still for long and it seems we’re always improving and going somewhere in life. That’s exactly the way life should be. A move can be exciting, stressful, but most of all, it should be rewarding. To make everything go as smoothly as it can, it’s good to plan things out before ever lifting the first box into a moving van. If you’re moving from one state to another and have more than one vehicle, chances are you’re going to need a more cost effective way to transport your vehicles. Auto transport services have sprung up around the nation to help people save money on shipping their cars and trucks across country.

Businesses such as used car dealerships also use these services. They’re called “open transport” services and if you ever see one of these collections of cars going cross-country you’ll quickly realize why they’re called that. If you will notice them, there are many of them secured in the truck bed at one time and the back is “open” to the air and thus makes for more economical shipping. Businesses and residential customers will all get different pricing options. Since businesses buy and ship in bulk, they’re likely going to get a higher overall total but a cheaper per-car total, while someone moving from one state to another may only be transporting one or two vehicles, but they will have a lower overall bottom line.

Moving large vehicles doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. It’s all about finding a high quality open transport company and hiring them to do the job from start to finish. More and more people are turning to this method of transportation and saving big bucks by doing so. Cost effectiveness isn’t the only reason to go with this method of shipping either. You’ll find that these services are extremely open to compromise and flexibility in payment and that they will do everything they can do make sure that your cars and trucks are safe and sound during their long journey, even if it’s from one end of the country to another. Anyone who hasn’t checked out open transport services and plans to move very soon should do so. Businesses will especially love the pricing.

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Car Hunting Made Easy

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My 2003 Nissan is on its last legs. The cost of keeping it on the road has become more than the car is worth.  I have had good service from this car, but now it’s time to let my baby go.

The first thing I need to do is decide what kind of vehicle will fit my family’s needs.  I am not set on buying a new car, but want to keep my options open.  In discussing what I want to do with my husband, I decided to take a friends recommendation to visit Cars.com to begin my research.

I began my search by deciding in advance how much we could afford on a new vehicle.  Then, I selected the body style I prefer.  We had pretty much decided in advance to get either a Minivan or SUV.  Mainly for the number of passengers and we also wanted so cargo space.  I decided we would search on body style not for any particular make.

I do have a preference for vehicle manufactures, but in this case wanted to start with body style, we also set the search limit to dealers within 50 miles of our home.  My first search resulted in 96 Minivans within the price range I specified.  I took a quick scan of what the search revealed and decide to take a look a the SUVs before starting to narrow my search.

The search for SUVs within my price range revealed 951 vehicles.  Well that was a bit to many so I narrowed it down to vehicles manufactured within the past 5 years.  Still to many, so what to do next?   I decide to search for a particular model, one a friend of mine is very happy with.  What I found was that a lot of the vehicles had already been sold, but that was okay with me, it just proved that the vehicle I was search for could be found using Cars.com.

We found a Minivan and an SUV that we wanted to take a look at.  Since the dealers are with easy driving distance, it’s time for a trip to the dealer and a test drive of both the Minivan and SUV we are interested in.  We may not end up with either of these vehicles, but by using Cars.com it has made our search for a vehicle it has saved us time and made our search so much easier.

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When It Is Not Available

Last month, supposedly I will buy parts for my car so it will be fix right away but I have to prioritize our house. It was last July that I sent my car to my mechanic. I could have let the car stay in our garage but he needs to check those parts that are defective to check what are parts that I needed to buy and of course right now, they could not run the car because the parts were already taken out. I am crossing my fingers though that sometimes this month, I could buy the parts so I can use my car already, on the other hand though I am enjoying commuting, at least as of this time that I my car am not available.

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Sleeping While Driving?

I know it’s a big no, no but geez I could not help it, I slept too late last night because I was following the drama teenage love series in Iwantv.com. The finale will be next week and actually, I just got interested on it recently.

I didn’t notice the time but I know it is already late when I hit the bed. So what to expect when you lack of sleep and you have to send your daughter to school? Of course, the probability of falling asleep while driving is a big chance. Yes, I almost fell asleep in between traffic lights, like the light is red and everyone has to stop, my eyes would shut as well.

But I have to grocery shop yet; I can’t go to the saloon to have my nails done and sleep as well because I have to grocery shop. Faith will have early dismissal today at school so I am looking forward to it, I promised to sleep when we arrive home at least before I send Mj to the pool. Sigh, the life of a busy mother.

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