Shipping Your Car With the Right Auto Transport Company

Before choosing an auto shipping company, there are some important considerations that should be taken into account. This checklist will help you take into account the different factors that come into play when transporting a car or truck.

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  • The cost of transporting an auto

    Price is always an important part of the decision making process when hiring a company of any kind and auto transport is no different. The cost of shipping a car can vary substantially depending on the distance, time frame and type of method of transport. Planning ahead, being flexible and understanding your options can save your considerable money.

  • Understanding your car shipping options

    There are two main decision you need to make when shipping a car or truck: enclosed v. open container and terminal or door deliver. Enclosed container shipping is provides more security, while open container is more cost effective. Terminal shipping means you have to pick up your vehicle, and door-to-door delivers directly to the destination.

  • The importance of getting multiple estimates

    Most car shipping companies will offer a free quote by simply filling out a short online form, similar to the one at the top of this page. For the most part, these quotes are free, no- obligation estimates of the cost of transporting your vehicle. Armed with several estimates from different companies, you are in a much position to find the service you need at a price that fits your budget.

  • Information you need before getting a car shipping quote

    Before requesting an estimate from an auto shipper, it’s important to have all the information they will need. At the very least, you should have a date range, location and destination. You should also mention any quirks to starting or driving your vehicle.

  • What types of vehicles can be transported?

    Virtually any type of vehicle can be transported. Some of the more common vehicles that we ship included cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and RV’s. Many of our customers include people buying or selling classic, exotic and high-end vehicles that require interstate or cross country auto transport services.


My family and I have used shipmycar.info for several military relocations and I can honestly say that I would not use another company. They deliver great service and have arrived on time, every time. Great experience from beginning to end.

Clarence McGivalry

—Clarence
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Preparing Your Vehicle For Long Distance Or Overseas Transport

Before shipping a car, truck, boat or RV, it’s important to make sure you properly prepare your vehicle for transport. Following these steps will ensure that your vehicles arrives in a timely fashion and at the price you were quoted. Here’s what you need to know:
  • Check fluid levels and tire pressure
  • Clean the vehicle and remove any personal items
  • Secure any loose items that will remain in the vehicle
  • Have no more than 1/4 tank of gas
  • Remove or secure any external accessories
  • Disable the alarms system and fold back mirrors
  • Document (take pictures) of any existing damage
By following these steps, you protect yourself from incurring any additional costs or delay in the delivery of your vehicle.
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