When you’re shopping for long distance auto transport services, you should be aware of the different services that each company has to offer. Your car is important to you, and you want to make sure that it’s going to be handled carefully. Vehicle transport is also expensive, so you’ll want to compare prices to get the best deal.
Benefits of Ship A Car Direct
Ship A Car Direct is an auto transport broker that connects you with car transport companies that have been verified. One of the benefits of working with us is our damage free guarantee, so you can be assured that your automobile is in good hands. At Ship A Car Direct, we offer an extra layer of protection in case of any liability for car damage, but we also have a guarantee that means if their insurance carrier won’t reimburse you, Ship A Car Direct will help, through their damage free guarantee program.
Your car will be transported by a single carrier, so there’s no confusion or possibility for problems once it gets to its destination. They offer door to door service, and there’s no deposit required.
Sherpa is less expensive than many of the auto transport companies, and they also offer door to door car delivery service. They don’t offer an instant quote as many other long distance services do. The company carries liability insurance in case of a problem, but they don’t offer the same guarantee that Ship A Car Direct does for damages.
Sherpa offers uses a free car wash once the move is complete. The company isn’t as internet friendly as Ship A Car Direct is, but they are known for providing great customer service.
We believe that Ship A Car Direct is the best option in vehicle transport services, and we’d love to have the chance to show you what we can do. Use our website today to get an instant quote on car shipping!
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.