Shipping Car Parts with uShip
When you need to ship car parts, you want reliable transport at a rate that’s within your budget. With uShip, you can find exactly what you need. We’ll help you figure out how to ship your car parts, help you get rates from transporters, and give you some tips to make the transport as smooth as possible. If things start to feel a little clunky, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can get you realigned.
uShip’s marketplace is perfect for finding the best car parts shipping companies at the best rates. Create a shipment listing with the details of your shipment and your needs. Carriers who specialize in transporting car parts will then provide quotes as they compete for your business. This ensures you get the best auto parts shipping rates. You can talk to the transporters directly and research their profiles with their transport history, safety records and customer rated feedback.
How to Ship Car Parts
uShip makes it easy as 1, 2, 3!
1 | Create Your Shipment Listing
Think about your needs and your budget, first. Consider timeframe and locations for pick up and delivery of your car parts. Crate your equipment if necessary and provide dimensions and weight. Include a photo or two of your car parts in your listing and be as detailed as possible.
2 | Choose the Best Car Parts Shipping Service
After your listing is created, you will start receiving rates from carriers who specialize in car parts shipping. They’ll be competing for your business, so you know you’re getting the best auto parts shipping rates around. As the quotes come in, ask the carriers questions and talk to them about your shipment.
Every auto parts transport company has their own carrier profile with their transportation history, customer rated feedback, and safety records. Review these profiles for a closer look at the carriers. Most transporters have photos of their trailers or equipment, so you can see how your car parts will be shipped. View their previous shipments completed through uShip to see what previous customers have said about their experiences with the carriers. By reviewing these profiles and talking to the transporters, you will feel confident you’re choosing the best car parts shipping company for your job.
3 | Car Parts Shipping & Delivery
Once you have chosen your transporter, contact them directly with any questions, concerns or additional details you have about your auto parts delivery. Share any contact information for any third parties involved in the pick up or delivery with your carrier. Work with your car parts transport company to figure out pick up and delivery. If you have trouble communicating with your transporter directly, please let us know. We are here to help before, during, and after your car parts delivery.
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How Much Does it Cost to Ship Car Parts?
The average cost to transport car parts depends on the distance and the specifications of the parts. It costs $1.36 per mile to transport car parts less than 100 miles, but costs $0.28 per mile to transport car parts less than 1000 miles.
Begin by taking a look at our cost-to-ship car parts page. There, you will get insight into what the costs look like when it comes to shipping large car parts and view shipping transactions completed through the uShip marketplace.
Prepare Car Parts for Transport
If you haven't already done so, the first step to shipping your car part is to take a few good pictures before you wrap it up. Once you've snapped a few pictures of your part it's time to pack it up for its journey. For body panels, such as a hood, you're going to start by padding the corners and edges. Next, cover the surfaces with a padded blanket, cardboard, or foam. You want to create a suitable barrier to protect the paint and metal from damage. If you want to take it to the next level build a wooden frame for the hood to slide into.
Bucket or bench seats can be shipped covered but be mindful of the transport option you choose. An open transport can be exposed to inclement weather, so covering the seats in plastic is a good idea. For heavy items like engines, transmissions, axles and rear ends (differentials) you should palletize or crate them. You can typically find pallets on Craigslist or at some businesses for free. Follow our freight shipping guide for more insights on how you should package your part on a pallet.