Transporting Vehicles Nationwide or Near You
When you buy a car and can't drive it off the lot, out of the auction, or get to the seller's home, you may need to ship your car. Shipping a vehicle can be a tedious and costly. You want to make sure you're working with the best auto transport company at their best rate. Buying a car is an investment, and you want an experienced carrier. Someone who can make sure your car arrives the same way it leaves.
Research service providers and compare their services, history, and prices. Find out which carrier is best for your transportation needs and budget. Talk to them directly to get a feel for their communication styles and expertise. uShip allows you to do all of these things in one platform. Find carriers who want to move your shipment, get quotes, talk to them directly, and check out their shipping history.
Door to Door Car Shipping
Door-to-Door service is provided by most auto transport companies. The transport company will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your door as possible. Keep in mind, semi-trucks and trailers can't easily make clearance in some residential streets and apartment communities. If necessary, work out an accessible parking lot to load or unload your car with your provider in advance.
uShip Instant Rates for Your Car Shipping
uShip offers you options, like booking with an Instant Rate Carrier or taking your shipment listing to our marketplace. If you're moving a vehicle that is not modified, you will see an option to select an instant rate from one of our qualified brokers. These brokers can offer a rate immediately, based on the vehicle type and the pickup and delivery locations. They will then assign your vehicle shipment to a carrier who will complete your shipment. If your vehicle qualifies for an instant rate, and you choose a rate that works for you, you are saving yourself time by avoiding taking your shipment to the marketplace. In the marketplace, you, the brokers, and the carriers are all able to negotiate shipping rates. When choosing an instant rate, there's no need to negotiate. Simply select a rate and the hired company will take care of the rest.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car?
The average cost to ship a car in the US depends on what kind of trailer you prefer, how far it's going, and your pick up and delivery needs. It costs $2.92 per mile to ship a car less than 200 miles, but costs $0.78 per mile to ship a car 1,000 miles or more.
If you're still curious about what it costs to ship your car, truck, or van you can visit our cost to ship index, which includes hundreds of auto transport shipments completed through the uShip marketplace. You'll find how much it is to ship a car cross country or how much it costs to ship a car internationally. You will even find how much it costs to transport locally from a dealership or that Craigslist car from another state. Create a listing to get quotes directly from auto transport companies on your specific shipment.
What Goes Into Car Shipping Quotes?
Distance is the main factor calculated in the cost to ship a car. If you're not going far, it will cost less overall, but will be a higher cost per mile. This is directly related to the amount of fuel used to transport your vehicle.
Vehicle Make and Model
Vehicle make and model is a factor that goes into the cost of shipping a car, which is why uShip asks you for these details when you're creating your vehicle shipment listing. The larger the vehicle, or the more weight added to the car carrier, the higher the vehicle shipping rate as the transporter can move fewer cars to meet weight restrictions.
As mentioned above, there are many types of auto transport. You can choose open transport to save some money, or enclosed transport for added security at a higher cost.
If your vehicle is in working condition, you will receieve more affordable shipping quotes than a vehicle that does not work. It's important to note a vehicle that is inoperable in your shipment listing for this reason.
Pick Up and Delivery Locations
Urban and metropolitan areas typically have a lot of car transport trucks available, and shipments available which keeps the cost to ship a car lower than a rural area. It's hard to add a rural stop to a shipping lane, and will require additional fuel and time, increasing your overall auto shipping quote.
Shipping a vehicle in the summer months costs less than shipping a car in the winter. In many areas of the United States, snow and ice affect the typical trucking lanes, potentially bringing a higher car shipping rate.
Ship a Car Cross Country
Just bought a car on the other side of the country? Relocating and need your car shipped cross country? uShip can take the stress out of moving a car across the nation, but there are a few things to keep in mind as you are reviewing quotes from auto carriers. While open transport is more budget-friendly, because of the long distance travelled in a cross country move, you may want to consider enclosed car transport for added safety.
Decide how lenient you can be in your delivery dates. Moving a car across the country can take up to two weeks, especially if the carrier has multiple vehicles for delivery. You'll want to prepare to be without your vehicle for the time it takes to be delivered, or you can request a faster auto delivery. Keep in mind, a faster delivery could result in a more expensive total shipping price. Track your car shipment easily with uShip's new and improved tracking function.
Check out the transporter profiles to see if they have moved vehicles across the country before, and see what their customers have to say in their review of the service. Using uShip to ship a car cross country means you're backed by safe shipping at the best rates.
Transport a Car State to State
There are a few things to keep in mind when you are shipping cars from state to state. Be sure you know what agencies you need to work with in order to update your license and registration if you are relocating. The first thing you will want to do is get quotes to ship your car to another state. This is a great way to see the cost to ship your vehicle state to state, get reviews of the auto transporters, and talk to them directly. You can also check out our cost to ship index before you submit your shipment information for a quote. Consider your service type preference. Is it best to have your car in an enclosed trailer, or is the low rate of open transport a better option? To transport a vehicle to another state, car shipping companies are required to obtain a Motor Carrier (MC) number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It's important to check the uShip transporter profile to see their MC number is listed. You can also review their car shipping insurance coverage through their profile. You can also purchase additional cargo insurance through uShip. When you use uShip to ship a car to another state, you're not only able to communicate directly with the carrier, but uShip's support team is on hand 7 days a week to help ease the stress of having your car moved.