Car Shipping and Vehicle Shipping Services
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We have the industry’s most trusted and heavily vetted list of car carriers, all backed by our Ironclad – Damage Free Guarantee
How Can We Make Guarantees
When Other Car Shippers Cannot?
Because we review every carrier (over 7500 of them!) and weed out more than 80% who don’t meet our elite standards.
We do the weeding, so you don’t have to!
Plus, our free user videos and free email series will provide you with an A to Z, Door to Door, Car Shipping Battle Plan:
We’ll keep you alert to every potential problem, every step of the way, and how to avoid them.
I shipped my car from Champaign IL to Seattle WA and the experience was top notch. They did a great job in the communication and my driver took great care of my car. He even helped jump start it when its to too cold that the battery refused to start. The car arrived in time and in great shape. So, totally worth the 5 stars rating 😍
I have used ship a car direct now for the second time and both times everything about the experience was excellent. David was extremely helpful on both occasions and each time the car was picked up and delivered exactly on time in the exact same condition as when picked up.
If I could rate them 10 stars I would!
Awesome experience with Jennifer. Shipped a car from Los Angeles, CA to Champaign, IL. Car arrived in 3 days in perfect condition. The driver was amazing, great communication! Initially I got bids from other companies, but they seem very shady. Ship a Car Direct was very honest, constantly communicated with me via email or text, ...and made a stressful process very easy. Thank you Jennifer! PS: The broker fee is standard across the industry; all brokers use the same marketplace system to find drivers so in the end, it's just about going with a person or company that you trust. Lots of brokers seem to be located NOT in the US; this company is in the US.
With Your Car Shipping Experience.
But, in the very rare case of damage, the carrier’s insurance will cover it. If they don’t, we’ve got your back. We will step in to help pay via our Damage Free Guarantee program.
You Wouldn't Trust Your Car to Just Anyone...
And Neither Will We!
The number one thing that makes ShipaCarDirect.com the most trusted car shipper is our Iron-Clad, Damage Free Guarantee.
We carefully screen every carrier, making sure they’re well-rated, fully insured, and fully prepared to take care of you and your car.
And then we stand behind them.
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You Get One Carrier. Safe and Simple.
We don’t use the “terminal to terminal” process. You get ONE carrier who picks your car up right from you and drops it off right to you, safe and sound. If you have any questions, check out our user videos or give us a call at 8881231688 to request a no-obligation, free quote today.
What is Car Shipping?
Simply put, car shipping is the act of transporting a car from one location to another. Broadly speaking, car shipping can be done via any method, from boat to train to truck. That said, most domestic auto shipping companies move vehicles via tractor trailer. Not all car shipping companies are alike, though, and similarly, not all types of car shipping are alike, witih different methods providing different benefits for various types of customers with different needs. Let’s delve a little deeper below.
Types of Auto Transport Services
Car shipping is generally broken into two different types: open and enclosed.
During open auto transport, AKA open car shipping, a shipper will load as many as ten cars on either a flatbed trailer or, more commonly, a dual-level trailer. You’ve probably seen these types of trailers driving by you on the highway during long trips. Since most cars are exposed to the elements during daily driving and even overnight parking, this method of car shipping is the most common – and the most cost-effective.
Enclosed car shipping, on the other hand, is ideal if you’re looking to ship a collectible classic car, garaged vehicle with show-car paint and finishes, or exotic car. Think the level of vehicle you’d find at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Car?
Prices for car shipping generally range from around $600 for open air transport below 500 miles to upwards of $1,800 for enclosed transport above 2,500 miles.
At the national average rate, the average cost to ship a car coast to coast is $1,650, according to Forbes.
Factors That Can Affect the Cost of Auto Transport
The cost to ship a car varies widely depending on what type of vehicle you’re shipping, how you’re shipping it, and how long you need it shipped (distance shipped). If you require expedited shipping or load your vehicle with a lot of extra weight, these things can also affect your final cost to ship. The time of the year also has an impact on the cost to ship your vehicle.
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.