When you need to move your vehicle to another state, you have two options: drive it yourself, or hire someone to do it for you. However, there are many benefits to hiring a carrier to handle the care and transport of your vehicle. This article will address why and how to ship your vehicle across state lines—the easy way!
Find a Reputable Company You Can Trust
There are thousands of companies you can choose from, but what company is the very best, and the most affordable? Here are several important questions to ask yourself while viewing different brokers and carriers in your search for the right one:
- Do they have online reviews available? Are the reviews primarily positive or negative? What’s their overall score?
- Are they BBB accredited?
- Are they 100% licensed and bonded?
- Do they require any up-front costs?
- What’s included in the quote? Are there any hidden fees I need to worry about?
- Can they guarantee a delivery time?
- Do they offer support services (user videos, a point of contact should any questions arise, etc.?)
The right company will answer your questions in a timely manner, while providing exceptional service throughout the car transport process. It’s worth getting your questions answered in order to find a transport company that will take care of your vehicle as though it was their own!
Request a Free Quote
One of the advantages of using a car transport broker is the time you’ll save. You want the very best quality and care over your vehicle while it’s in another person’s hands, but who has the time to search through thousands of carriers to find that right fit? Place your trust in a car shipping broker like Ship A Car Direct to do all the work for you! All you have to do is request a free, no-obligation, online quote. Simply fill out your vehicle’s pick-up and drop-off location; the year, make and model. Within seconds, you’ll receive an estimate that includes a quote range (factors include whether or not you need the service expedited, and how many carriers are available).
The Perfect Car Shipping Company at the Right Price
Ship A Car Direct is America’s most trusted car shipper thanks to their Damage-Free Guarantee! Contact them today and they’ll find the right carrier for your needs. Need proof? They weed out more than 80 percent of carriers (out of 7,500!) so that you end up with the very best care and quality. Contact them today, and transport your car the easy way!
Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.