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Thinking of moving your car during the summer? For freight drivers shipping cars interstate during the summer, long haul drives can be dangerous journeys. Read on to find out how car shipping carriers deal with the harsh Australian summer when shipping cars interstate.

You've heard of the trucker's tan, the truckers cap and the truckers gut. Well these are not entirely empty cliches; they exist for a reason. Driving long hours in the hot Australian sun is demanding of a hat, begetting of a tan and conducive to weight gain. In fact, to avoid the fatigue that comes with driving long hours in the scorching summer heat, Australian transport standards require truck drivers to take a 30 minute rest break for every 5 hours of driving. They are also required to stop for 10 hours of sleep for every 14 hours of work.


As well as managing driver fatigue, freight drivers need to think about the weight of the vehicles loaded on the back and its affect on handling and on the tyres, which are already stressed by the heat. Some driver handbooks advise drivers to regularly stop their trucks and check the heat of the tyres. If the tyres are too hot to touch, the freight truck needs to remain immobile until the tyres cool down.


Due to the long hours of heat exposure, drivers regularly check the air pressure of the tyres during these long trips. Too high and the added pressure of the rubber expanding in the heat could cause the tyres to lose traction on the road and affect the level of control the driver has. Too low and more of the surface area of the tyre will touch the ground, causing friction, which wears down and overheats the tyre.


Freight carrier vehicles have inbuilt engine cooling systems equipped to deal with long haul drives. In combination with close monitoring of air pressure and regular top ups of oil, water, coolants and other fluids, freight carriers are able to safely cross long distances - even across the Nullarbor.


At Automove, we select the most professional carriers to make journeys as long as shipping cars interstate and as short as relocating to the next town or suburb. Get in touch with our friendly customer service team on 1300 50 60 30 to find out how we can help with your next interstate move, or use our Online Price List generator to find a cheap car transport quote to suit your requirements.

Easy Car Transport Quotes for Car Shipping, Relocation and Freight in Australia!

Need to freight or car relocation with ease and convenience? Well, Automove will help you acquire highly efficient car shipping services from reputable car transport companies, no matter where you are in Australia.

Through our vast network of trusted Australian car freight experts, we are able to offer you genuine, 100% top quality car relocation services that are second to none. Rest assured that when you pick a car shipping specialist through Automove, you are getting the most reliable car transport quotes in Australia.

Whether you are looking for local or interstate car transport, we guarantee that we will find the highest quality car freight service at the lowest price possible - all at a location nearest to you! Our smart online system is extremely easy to use and you can even get a car transport quote instantly!

Not only will you get great quotes from some of Australia's best car transporters, you will also enjoy peace of mind knowing that your ultimate satisfaction is our highest priority. That is why we will always give you only the best car transport quotes available without the having to go through time consuming procedures.

No matter the size of your vehicle, we will find the most secure car/vehicle freight for you! So, if you are looking to freight oversized vehicles like boats or trailers, Automove will find the right people to get the job done.

How does AutoMove's car shipping/freight quotes work?

  1. You fill in some simple details about your vehicle transport or car relocation needs.
  2. We contact a number of reputable car transporting services with your requirements
  3. You get FAST vehicle and car shipping quotes from a number of transport companies.
  4. You choose and book your car moving service with the Australian car transporters of your choice... and the job is done!

Australia wide car shipping services

Whether you are moving cars or a vehicle from metropolitan Melbourne to a rural address, or you are transporting cars from one side of Australia to the other - Automove has your Australian car transport needs covered. Our car shipping companies offer holistic car transport services Australia wide - so forget looking for a professional car relocation service anywhere else! At Automove, we can cover everything you are searching for!!

Why should I choose Automove to handle my car relocation needs?

  1. We've done all the shopping around for you to bring you a great range of local and interstate car transport services- saving you heaps of time and money.
  2. We only suggest quotes from reputable car transport companies
  3. We get you quotes FAST- with our hassle free service, comparing quotes has never been easier!
  4. Most importantly, we always have you and your vehicle's best interest in mind and that motivates us to give you only the best and cheapest car transport quotes in the whole of Australia.
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