1. Where is your vehicle shipping from and to?
It’s not just as easy as average cost per mile to ship a car. Every route has different variables that can affect the total cost of your quote.
It’s even quite common for the cost to be different for opposite directions on the exact same route. The quantity of vehicles shipping on a specific route compared to available truck space is definitely a contributing factor as well.
2. What are your vehicle details?
The size, weight and even the shape of your automobile will impact how much it costs to ship. Trucks, vans, SUVs and station wagons limit how many total vehicles the carrier can load.
In general, the larger and heavier the vehicle is, the higher the price is likely to be. Modifications that change dimensions like length, height, width or ground clearance may also affect the total quote.
3. What is the best shipping type for your vehicle?
Open Car Transport
An open car transport is the best choice for the majority of vehicle shipments. This type of transporter is the most common, economical and is a perfect choice for vehicles that are exposed to the elements on a daily basis.
Enclosed Car Carrier
If your vehicle deserves more attention, then you’ll probably want to ship your car in an enclosed car carrier. These carriers protect your vehicle from the environment and are a great option for exotic vehicles, antiques, motorcycles or any vehicle that you treat like your baby.
4. Is your automobile operable?
The first question is, does your automobile run and drive? A vehicle transport is not the same as taking your car for a drive around the block.
Some examples of things you may not consider are a weak parking brake or a slipping clutch. These may not be an issue for a short drive, but can create problems during the transportation process.