Car Shipping Questions

Common Car Transport Questions

Common Car Shipping Questions

Common questions when choosing a car transport service.

How much does it cost to transport my car?

The cost to transport a vehicle can depend on several factors including the distance of the transport, the type of transport requested (open vs. enclosed), the make and model of the vehicle, the time of year, and the current fuel prices. Additional services such as door-to-door pickup and delivery may also affect the price.

How long will it take to ship my car?

Delivery times can vary based on the distance of the move, the route taken, weather conditions, traffic, and the transportation company’s schedule. Customers are usually given an estimated pickup and delivery window. Domestic transports can range from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, while international shipping can take longer.

What do I need to do to prepare my car for transport?

There are typically a few standard recommendations for preparing a car for transport:
Make sure the car is in good running order unless it is being shipped as a non-operational vehicle.
Clean the car inside and out, and document its condition with photos.
Secure or remove any loose parts or specialty items like spoilers, fog lights, or mirrors.
Ensure that the gas tank is only about a quarter full to reduce weight.
Disable the alarm system to prevent it from going off during transport.
Remove personal belongings and any non-permanent items from the car to prevent theft or damage.

Can I pack personal items in my car?

Only a limited amount of personal belongings packed in the vehicle, typically in the trunk or below window level, while others strictly prohibit it due to insurance, liability, and weight restrictions.