Car transport, or vehicle shipping, is a service offered by professional logistics firms such as Titan Worldwide. It is the process in which a driver with a multi-car carrier comes to your home or place of business, safely loads his trailer with your vehicle and then delivers it to your desired destination. You can ship via open transport, which is the more cost effective method, or enclosed transport that offers more extensive insurance coverage and protection. On average, an enclosed transport method will cost roughly about 30-40% more than the standard open transportation.
How do I get a car transport quote?
There are several different ways to go about getting an auto transport rate. Once you have done a web search and found several different reputable companies (make sure to validate them through the Department of Transportation), click on each of their websites to either find a quote form or a phone number to call. Make sure to give them all of the details to your shipment, including any expedited services needed.
How do I figure out the cost to ship my car?
You vehicle shipping estimate will be based on serveral different factors. These include some of the following: size of vehicle (whether it be a sedan, van, SUV, or pickup truck), the vehicle condition, the distance of the shipment, the pick up and delivery location and the type of service requested.
How much does car shipping cost?
You can estimate anywhere from about $1.96 per mile for shorter distances. Medium distances can range around $.93 per mile and longer distances bring you down to about $.60 per mile.
Lets do the math!
Vehicle shipping quotes are calculated by the factors listed below. Our transportation professionals will use all of these factors to determine the estimate to transport your car when and where you need it moved. We service a wide range of clients from professional athletes to car dealerships and a variety of firms in between.
We know you probably have several questions about what, where, when and how to transport a car. Our friendly staff is available around the clock to help you with any of these questions or potential concerns. Titan Worldwide ships thousands of vehicles a year all over the country, so we pretty he pretty much been there - done that.
Distance is typically the main component in determining the cost of a car shipment. The longer the distance, the less per mile it costs. Alternately, the shorter the distance, the more per mile. International shipments are a totally different beast. For more info on this, contact an agent.
Time of year
Date is a major factor because this is an industry of supply and demand. The sooner you book your shipment, the more time there is for coordinating routes and load-outs with our drivers. Once you have solidified your timing, call as soon as possible to catch the best deal.
Vehicle make & model
Its best to give us the exact year, make and model of your vehicle to get an accurate quote as well as any details about modifications. Changes such as lift kits, bigger tires, special suspension, etc all dictate the type of trailer needed and the availability of said services.
A vast majority of clients go with the open auto transport option due to its flexibility and cost efficiency. Enclosed transport typically yields clients that have high end luxury vehicles, sports cars, vintage automobiles, or vehicles that have extreme sentimental value. Go enclosed if you just worry too much - but open transport is still a great option as well.