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How much does it cost to ship my car door to door? To find out and instantly see your auto transport quotes, simply enter your origination and destination zip codes anywhere in the continental USA. Then choose the year, make and model of the vehicle(s) you are shipping. Select whether it is running or non-running? And then finally choose whether you wish to car ship Open or Enclosed? That’s it. Click here to request your vehicle transport quotes in 15 minutes! The great news is that we have so many options to offer with two different pricing tiers that work to give you peace of mind.
You may have noticed that Excel Auto Group is perhaps the only major auto shipping broker who does not ask for too much information just to get you a personal vehicle shipping quote. It will take only five minutes or less to fill out the online order form. Please provide your pickup and destination contacts. Your vehicle is insured up to $150,000. After you feel comfortable with the broker a credit card number is require to hold the spot and the small deposit isn’t charged until a truck is dispatched. The remainder of the funds will be given only upon delivery of the vehicle with certified check or cash.
The auto shipper will contact you and get more detailed information about your pickup and destination information, including contacts. The driver will call the pickup contact first to coordinate time and place to meet, and also verify information. Driver just needs enough space for his try and the vehicle being put on. Military bases require pick up outside the front gates. You can check, but almost no military facility that we know will allow auto transport trailer equipment on base. Remember, no money changes hands at pick up. Simply fill out a vehicle condition report authorizing the car shipment and hand over the keys to the driver. No other paperwork is necessary. Upon delivery, simply pay the vehicle mover with a money order check or cash. Auto shipping can be very easy with the right coordination.
The vehicle transporter is once again not supposed to just show up unannounced. The driver ideally should call the day before to alert your destination contact of his pending arrival. There are often delays, but when the car shipping service does arrive, please inspect your vehicle for any damage, which rarely happens. That is your opportunity to speak up, make proper notes in the vehicle condition report and even take digital photos. Regardless of the condition, industry rules state that you are to pay the auto shipping service driver the balance owed with Cash or Money Order before receiving your vehicle. There you have it. AutoShipNow Auto Transport usually makes this five-step process a breeze and you can drive off with your vehicle.
The distance between origination and destination is probably the number one factor determining how much it costs to ship a car. The farther the car moving distance, the higher the expense for car shipping services in terms of fuel, wear and tear on the truck, and time. The price per mile goes down with distance, but the overall car shipping quote is higher. The rule of thumb in 2020 is that the average solo driver (no team), will travel roughly 500 miles per day. We will help you determine the right rates per miles between your pickup and dropoff locations.
A great question is whether the length of the vehicle affects the car delivery service cost? The average sedan or shipping car is about 189 inches long. Any vehicle less than 189 inches becomes more desirable to a professional car transport service, because it may allow car movers to also ship a longer vehicle for more money. In that vein, longer vehicles over 196 inches start to squeeze a car transport trailer and he needs to carefully consider how to fit it. Vehicles over 200 inches should certainly have higher pricing to help compensate for the presumed loss in any of the auto transport companies trailer space to accommodate other cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s.
Height matters. Most sedans are about 57 inches high, midsize SUV’s 67 inches and larger SUV’s 73 inches on average. SUV’s are typically have higher pricing to transport than sedans. And special, taller SUV’s are still more than the regular SUV’s because it forces a lower paying sedan to fit over or under it. To compensate for the loss in revenue, we recommend the car transport companies need more money from the pricing of the much taller SUV’s. And that’s why height matters in car shipping quotes.
Auto Ship Now makes sure all vehicles are insured while on the transport carrier. Not everybody is as diligent. The last thing a car transporter wants is a damage claim. The lower the vehicle ground clearance, the more prone to damage, especially when shipping Open transport. A good rule of thumb would be that any vehicle with 4 inches ground clearance and lower should ship Enclosed, where it can be treated with kid gloves. Any vehicle over 5 inches ground clearance should be safe to go Open. It is that middle inch between four and five that vexes brokers and car transportation services. It can go Open, or to be safe Enclosed. The latter is more expensive by about 40-50%, sometimes more.
All car transport services are cognizant of the weight scale stations they must pass through. Nobody wants to be told to remove freight, in this case a vehicle, because he is overweight. Heavier vehicles are also a drag on fuel consumption. That is why vehicles that approach 4,500 pounds and heavier start commanding higher and higher car shipping quotes.
Is your car operational? Does it run at least well enough to drive it on and off the auto transport carrier? Good. You just saved $150 and maybe more on the non-running fee. It matters to car movers because it is hard to wrestle non-operational vehicles on and off. Car shipping companies prefer to have the option of repositioning a truckload of transport cars, and non-runners put a damper on that flexibility. Finally, there are a limited number of vehicle transport services with a wench to handle the non-runners, and that means they don’t ship nearly as fast as running cars despite the extra $150.
Almost 97% of all car shipments go Open transport. That means exposed to the elements. It is the same type of auto transport services that you often see new cars being delivered to dealerships. Open transport is the most cost effective way to ship a car. The alternative is Enclosed transport. It is the luxury way to ship a vehicle but costs significantly more. The average Enclosed transport price is roughly 40-50% higher. Part of the reason is that an Enclosed auto hauler can fit only six vehicles, whereas an Open car mover can accommodate nine or ten. Both types of car transport companies (Open & Enclosed) travel the same distance and have similar expenses. The six vehicles on an Enclosed transport, therefore, must make up the difference in revenue from the Open car moving carrier’s nine or ten.
There are seasonal fluctuations that may affect the car shipment cost, sometimes dramatically. The “snowbirds” from the colder northern states flock to the warmer southern states in the Winter, driving up the price to places like Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida. They return home by the tens of thousands in the Spring, and then auto shipping quotes in that direction start to escalate.
Location has a big effect on faster car shipping service. According to the 2010 United States Census, 80.7% of the U.S. population lives in urban areas. That concentration of people makes it easier on car transporters to amalgamate full loads of several vehicles and get on the road. Even still, it is not every day a full load is leaving any city for another. But the chances of it happening sooner rather than later are higher for routes that have higher populations