corsia logo

Road trip tips: Car shipping helps

Road trip tips: Car shipping helps

There is nothing more American than road trips. In fact, the road trip trend has been on the rise during the last decades, especially when compared to trips by air.

According to a survey by the Department of Transportation, in the US, 90 percent of trips over 50 miles are made by personal vehicle rather than any other means of transportation.

Join us in this post as we will tackle the dilemma of driving vs flying. We will go over a few important things to keep in mind for short or long-distance trips, share how you can prepare in advance, and most importantly, show you how shipping your car to or from a certain destination may help.

Should I fly or drive for my next vacation?

According to researchers, the Great American Road Trip is more popular than ever. Many travelers choose in favor of driving vacations over air travel.

Sure, it is great to just hop on a plane and a few hours later “magically” disembark in some faraway lands. But taking a few-hour flight to any place will not give you the real feeling of adventure.

Traveling by car can sometimes be less expensive than flying, especially if you share expenses with your family or a group of friends. However, most of today’s road trippers are no longer budget travelers. In fact, the latest surveys show that, on average, they take more vacations and spend more than those who are not taking road trips.

But the best thing about road tripping is the freedom to enjoy the whole journey, not only the final destination. When you travel by car you can ditch any pre-made plans. You can stop at any place and take any route your heart desires. You can visit a country or a city that wasn’t even part of your plan.

How do I plan a road trip?

To be prepared does not mean to plan every single hour of your trip and have a strict itinerary for every single interesting thing you want to see. Because, let’s be real, no matter how well in advance you prepare, you cannot foresee everything.

You may end up in unexpected traffic jams or stumble upon a place that begs you to stop and start exploring. There’s always a chance you will come across a delay at some point in your journey. So make peace with it before you even start your road trip.

Below are a few tips to minimize the effects of any possible delays:

  • Have a general plan of the journey
  • Get enough sleep before each time you hit the road
  • Stock up on food, snacks, and drinks
  • Pack the right clothes (don’t overpack)
  • Have GPS and paper maps
  • Check the weather in advance
  • Clean your car and check it before you start your journey

The last point is very important. You wouldn’t want your car to break down somewhere unexpected. Besides, extra passengers and luggage will put extra strain on your car. So make sure you check the fluids, lights, wipers, wheels, tires, brake pads, and spare tire. It’s important to take seasonal weather into account and prepare your car accordingly. Also, don’t forget to check your first-aid kit for missing or outdated items.

How can car shipping benefit my road trip?

One reason behind road trips’ growing popularity is that many of these vacations are hybrid trips. The new “wings and wheels” trend is to fly to a starting point and begin a road trip from there. It is especially popular among Millennials and offers a good alternative to travelers with limited vacation days.

Below, let’s tackle a few different scenarios and see how car shipping can benefit your road trip adventure.

Three possible scenarios:

A: You can travel by car to any destination of your choice, ship it back home, and then fly back to your starting point. This way, you can fully take in all the beautiful scenery and experience new things but won’t have to deal with the stress of driving back home again.

B: You planned to drive a round trip but your car broke down during the journey. Your best option is to ship it back home and then fly back yourself.

If you are traveling with a Recreational Vehicle and need to send it back home, Corsia Logistics can help with all things shipping an RV.

C: Ship your vehicle to the destination of your choice and fly there yourself. You can, of course, rent a car, instead of shipping your own vehicle, but it is not always cost-effective. When your trip is nearing the end, you can ship your car back home and fly to your starting point. This way you can fully enjoy a certain area, city, or state, instead of taking a trip across the country.

How do I choose the right shipping company?

The whole car shipping process may seem complex at first, but partnering with the right auto transport company will make the entire experience a breeze. You’ll need to do some research and understand the basics of auto transport.

Check online reviews, pick a handful of potential car shippers, check their reputation with FMCSA, and request quotes. Don’t base your decision based on price only. Incredibly low quotes often mean longer waiting times and sometimes failure to ship.

At Corsia Logistics we offer manually calculated quotes tailored to your particular situation. We take the time to explain how car shipping works and answer any questions you may have. Our logistics experts will stay in touch from initial contact to delivery at the destination of your choice.

And if this is the first time you are hiring an auto transport company, don’t worry one bit. About 90 percent of our customers are first-time shippers.

To learn how we can be of service, give us a call, chat with our agents online, or request your free quote – no strings attached.

Share our experience:
Are you ready to ship a car?
Recent posts
car shipping quote

Truckers Can Fight Sex Trafficking

If You See Something, Say Something! This is the slogan of the nonprofit group Truckers Against Trafficking, the organization’s main goal is to have more

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping a Rivian

Shipping an electric vehicle like Rivian requires several considerations. Here we will share some key aspects to keep in mind when you need to ship

Read more

Corsia Logistics team works hard every day to ensure reliable expedited car shipping service. Our customer reviews prove that.

5-Star Rated Car Shipping Company

5/5
5/5
5/5

they trusted us

and here's what they say

Simon Moore
Great company
Read More
Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
Read More
Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
Amazing
Read More
Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
Read More
I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
JW
Top notch
Read More
Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
Read More
Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
Read More
Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
Read More
Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
Read More
Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
Read More
Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.
Previous
Next