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What To Do With The Car When Making Your Move

What To Do With The Car When Making Your Move

Effective planning is essential for any move but a lot of people tend to forget that it’s not just the possessions in the home that you have to deal with, it’s also your car. For long-distance moves, the question of what to do with your vehicle can be a tough one, indeed. However, here we’re going to look at your options, the pros and cons of each, and how to find which one is right for you in the end.

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Driving it yourself

You can always decide to drive your car yourself and, indeed, it might be the option that most people think they would prefer, at first. However, if you have two or more cars, you might have trouble finding someone willing to make that drive for you. You also need to consider the costs of making the trip. Not only do you have fuel to pay for, but such long journeys are going to take a lot out of the car, meaning you might have to pay for things like oil changes and brake pads much sooner than you would otherwise. The amount of time spent driving is important, too, you have to ensure you drive safely and if you haven’t done long-distance driving before, it can be hard to guarantee that to yourself.

Have someone take it for you

Perhaps one of the most reliable options of all, if you’re not planning on traveling in the car yourself, it’s usually more cost-effective and a lot safer for the vehicle itself if you simply have someone transport it for you. When you work with businesses like carsrelo.com, you’re usually splitting the overall costs of the transport with the other cars that are being relocated at the same time. What’s more, the trip isn’t going to cause any more wear and tear to the car itself, since it’s secured in place, not actually running on the road. If you can keep on top of the organization alongside the other aspects of planning your move, relocation might be a good idea.

Sell it and buy a new one

This option is the one that’s likely to get chosen least of all because it’s only really a good idea for those who fit a specific set of circumstances. If your move is especially long-distance, taking you from one side of the country to the other or even to another country, then it might be a good idea to sell it, since transporting it can be much more of a hassle than simply buying a new one. With websites like agnewcars.com, it’s easier than ever to get a quick sale of your car, even if you aren’t always going to get the best possible deal for it. Then you can buy a new car when you land on the other side.

For such an expensive and important asset as your car, you want to ensure that you get your plans together as soon as possible. Hopefully, outlining the options above does help you get a better idea of what to do, but the final decision is yours.

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3 Ways For Drivers To Avoid Tickets

3 Ways For Drivers To Avoid Tickets

Even the best drivers might end up getting a ticket at some point in their lives. Maybe you just thought that you’d be alright driving slightly above the speed limit or maybe you parked in the wrong place without realizing. Whatever the reason, getting a ticket is a real pain because the fines are so high and you’ll get points on your license which means that your insurance is likely to shoot up as well. That’s why you need to do everything that you can to avoid it at all costs. If you’re worried about getting a ticket, these are the best ways to avoid it.

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Challenge Illegitimate Tickets

If a ticket comes through your door and you don’t think that you actually did anything wrong, you shouldn’t just accept it and pay the fine. You need to challenge it and if you can prove that you weren’t in the wrong and there has been some kind of mistake, you may be able to get it written off so you don’t have to pay and you don’t get any points on your license. If you’re not sure about how to challenge a ticket, there are companies like TicketBust that will help you through the process. In most cases, you only have a certain period in which you can challenge a ticket so don’t wait around, get to it right away and hopefully, you won’t have to pay it at all. Even if you did do something wrong but you think that the fine is too steep, you might be able to get it reduced so it’s always worth challenging them.

Avoid Alcohol Completely

So many people get stopped and caught for drink driving because they misjudge how much they should drink. The legal limit is very low and different people are affected by alcohol in varying amounts. You could also be affected more if you’re tired or you haven’t eaten recently so you can’t always assume that one drink is safe. If you want to avoid a ticket, it’s best to steer clear of alcohol entirely if you’re driving or if you do have a drink, make sure you leave at least an hour if not longer before you drive again.

Plan Extra Time For Journeys

Most people aren’t speeding just for the fun of it, they’re speeding because they’re in a rush to get somewhere and they’re going to be late. If you’re not a very organized person and you find yourself in this situation a lot, it’s only a matter of time before you get a ticket. The thing is, you can easily avoid this if you just plan a little extra time for your journey, especially in the winter, and make an effort to leave on time. It’s better to arrive early without a ticket than it is to speed there and arrive with a big fine to pay off.

Always remember to drive safely and stick to the rules of the road and you should be fine. In any situation where you are unsure, being overly cautious is usually best.

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