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Jan 16, 2024

Just like any type of service you’re quoted on, it’s not black and white. When it comes down to  a car transport quote, there can be additional costs to consider—but that doesn’t mean they should be ‘hidden’ from you as the customer. This article will cover what those additional costs are, so you become a knowledgeable customer throughout the transport process!

What’s Included in Your Quote

One of the most important factors when choosing a car transport carrier is price, as transporting a vehicle (especially from one coast to another) can be costly. However, when you know what’s included in your basic transport quote—as well as those additional fees which are typically added on to your quote, you can budget accordingly. Your initial quote will include/cover:

  • The distance your car is traveling
  • Type of transport (open or enclosed)
  • Gas it will take to transport your vehicle
  • Service fee.

Many companies will mandate an up-front deposit or ‘initiation fee’, because they are essentially ‘brokering’ the majority of the deals they make. If you are asked for a deposit, think twice about doing business with them. Why would you pay for a service that hasn’t done anything for you yet? At Ship A Car Direct, we don’t ask for any fees or deposits upfront until we’ve found the perfect carrier for you (and we weed out over 80 percent of the 7,000 carriers in the United States alone so that you end up with only the very best!)  

Additional Fees to Budget For

The more particular you are about the date of delivery and the type of vehicle you are transporting, the pricier your quote can become. For example, if you have a very rare vintage car that you need to have delivered by a particular date, an expedited delivery and closed transport fee may apply. But, if you request your Toyota Camry to be delivered just two states away and are flexible about your delivery date, you won’t have to worry about additional fees. The more flexible you are, the easier the transport process becomes.

When you know what the additional costs are and budget for them accordingly, you can have a stress-free experience! Ship A Car Direct streamlines the transport process for you, by weeding through 80% of carriers that don’t make our cut! Contact us to learn more at 866-221-1664, or simply read through our many positive reviews!

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