Shipping A Car

Can I ship my car with stuff in it?

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Shipping Personal Items in My Car


When shipping a car with Executive Auto Shippers you may pack up to 100 lbs of non-valuable personal items in the trunk of your vehicle. If you have an SUV or hatchback with no trunk the personal items must remain in the cargo area, behind the very rear seat and below the level of the windows.

When shipping a car with personal items inside, you may not fold down seats to extend the cargo area. The driver will not weigh your items, but rather will make a visual assessment of packing. If it looks like your car is over packed the driver will assume that it is.

Typically 100 lbs is the equivalent of 3 carry on sized suitcases (9” x 14” x 22”) or 2 checked sized suitcases (12” x 20” x 30”). Any personal items shipped inside are done at your own risk. The driver will not inspect or inventory any of these items and they will not be covered by any insurance. Packing over the 100lbs may result in the driver refusing to pick up your vehicle or additional fees.

If you have a pick-up truck, you won’t be allowed to leave anything in the bed, strapped down or not. This is because it can be a danger to the other automobiles on the load as well as other drivers near the carrier. Even if it is strapped down, your item may become loose due to the jostling encountered with transport.

These items cannot be shipped under any circumstance: prescription medicine, illegal drugs, firearms, ammunition, alcohol, or items of value. Shipping these or any other illegal items may result in confiscation by a legal authority and/or criminal charges. Auto transport carriers are subject to inspection at State Port of Entry facilities as well as random inspections as warranted.

We also do not recommend shipping plants of any type. Vehicles traveling on an auto transport are exposed to vast climate changes throughout the transportation process.

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