Car Shipping to Houston
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Fast and Reliable Car Shipping in Houston
When you’re looking to transport your vehicle, choosing the right car shipping company in Houston is key. With a variety of auto transport services available, you can expect a blend of quality and efficiency that makes the process smooth and straightforward.
How Long Does Houston Car Shipping Take?
Wondering about the journey time for your beloved car? The duration for car shipping to and from Houston depends on the distance. For local Texas moves, it might be a matter of just a few days. If your vehicle is making a cross-country trek, it could take up to 14 days, but with its central location, up to 7 days is more likely when shipping to and from Texas.
These are approximate transit times for auto transport in Houston and can vary based on factors like traffic, weather conditions, and specific details of the transport service.
|Route||Estimated Shipping Time|
|Houston to Dallas, TX||1-2 days|
|Houston to San Antonio, TX||1-2 days|
|Houston to Austin, TX||1-2 days|
|Houston to New Orleans, LA||2-3 days|
|Houston to Atlanta, GA||3-5 days|
|Houston to Los Angeles, CA||5-7 days|
|Houston to Denver, CO||3-5 days|
|Houston to Chicago, IL||5-7 days|
|Houston to Miami, FL||5-7 days|
|Houston to New York, NY||5-7 days|
|Houston to Phoenix, AZ||5-7 days|
|Houston to Seattle, WA||5-7 days|
Costs of Car Shipping in Houston
What’s it going to cost to ship a car? Car shipping costs to and from Houston aren’t one-size-fits-all. They can vary widely, influenced by the type of transport, the types of vehicles, and the distance traveled. Open transport is a wallet-friendly option, while enclosed carriers are a bit more premium. Auto shipping services can range from a few hundred bucks for short hauls to a few thousand for longer treks.
Average Pickup Times in Houston
Houston auto shipping is efficient. The average pickup time to ship a car from Houston is often within 72 hours of booking with your chosen car transport company. Opting for door-to-door services can streamline the process even more, ensuring that pickups and drop-offs are as convenient as possible.
Popular Shipping Routes
Houston is a hot spot for car shipping, with popular routes running to major cities like Dallas, San Antonio, and even out to Los Angeles and New York. Whether it’s the bustling city streets or the long stretches of highway for longer distances, Houston’s car transport services have it covered.
Ready to Ship Your Car?
When it’s time to ship a car, Ship a Car Direct is here to help. To prepare your vehicle, remove personal items, ensure it has a quarter tank of gas, and check for any pre-existing damage. Whether you choose an open transport or an enclosed carrier, rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.
With reliable car transport services, shipping your car to or from Houston, TX, is a breeze. And with a little planning, the process will be as smooth as the ride in your own car. Start your quote today!
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.