Using U-Haul Auto Transport can be done by renting trailer (or truck and trailer) for the self transport of your vehicle. This can be locally or to another state. U-Haul is great for the do-it-yourself-er, because they make it very easy since you can turn the equipment in at any authorized U-Haul location. Pricing is also great, at only $19 for the first day. You must assess if you are ready to pull your car safely yourself, for this to work. Such as being aware of how to make a left or right turn that will clear room for the trailer and car, as well as know much room you need to slow down to adjust for traffic conditions or emergencies, for example.
U-Haul is pretty reliable and are known for taking care of their equipment even though you are paying that small 19 dollar price tag. Know that not all the vehicles at a location can be used for one way moves. Many are for only local use, meaning they belong to that area only and cannot be dropped off anywhere except that location. During certain times of the year, availability can be scarce, so be sure to call ahead and reserve head of time. If dates don’t match up for you, there’s always the option of hiring a car transportation service.
How Much Does U-Haul Auto Transport Cost ?
OK, let’s say you can make the drive a day, a trailer able to pull up to 14’ vehicle will cost $19.95 ,$29.95 for a 15-17’ long vehicles, and $39.95 for a max of 26 feet. This of course is a pretax price. Keep in mind, if you pass 24 hours, you pay more, as that small rate is for the first day only and then increases per day. Depending on your situation, you may not be saving a ton of money by moving it yourself. Especially if it is a long distance, and you are just pulling the car by itself, and not moving anything else. Also, depending on what you do for a living, stepping out of the office and t
Is it Safe to U-Haul My Car ?
The answer is that it depends. If you have been pulling stuff with a trailer for while, you could very well be a master at pulling anything along the trickiest roads, backing up and angling perfectly every time. But even then you are 100% responsible for anything that can happen on the road. And after it is all said and done, it doesn’t have to be you that makes the mistake that ruin your vehicle and your move. Still, if you are familiar with trailers and how to pull a U-haul, then it is relatively safe.
If you have zero experience you are taking a much bigger risk. Although much of towing anything has a lot to do with common sense, simple things like reversing can be a challenge where the trailer can veer in a different direction since the hitch acts like a hinge. In these cases it’s advisable to use an auto transport company.
Using an auto shipper in most cases can save a lot of time and eliminate the risks of doing it yourself. Anything can happen on the road. With an auto transport company you get it picked up at your door, and then delivered the same way. You don’t need to worry about making the trek yourself and can simply know that your car will arrive safely and professionally for perhaps not much more.
For more information on U-Haul and renting a trailer, visit U-Haul’s Auto Transport Rental page.
Need help deciding on using U-Haul to transport your vehicle or using an auto transport company? Call us today at 800-284-7177 or get a free quote today.
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