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Need a vehicle shipped to or from Ankeny, Iowa? This page has all the information you’ll need to understand how the process works, find a reliable carrier and compare prices between companies. If you have any questions not address here, feel free to call us at the number at the top of the page.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Ankeny to Kansas City$208208 miles2 – 4 days
Ankeny to Detroit$450600 miles2 – 4 days
Ankeny to Washington, D.C.$6111019 miles4 – 6 days
Salt Lake City to Ankeny$6451076 miles4 – 6 days
Houston to Ankeny$709946 miles3 – 5 days
Miami Beach to Ankeny$9411569 miles4 – 6 days
Ankeny to Portland$10781798 miles4 – 6 days
Ankeny to San Francisco$10841807 miles5 – 7 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Using Ankeny, Iowa Vehicle Transport Companies

Overview – This is a basic breakdown of the process of shipping a car, from beginning to end. After choosing a company (see below), they will arrange to pick up your vehicle. Most shippers will require that the vehicle is cleaned, both inside and out, and that any personal belongings be removed. Prior to loading your car onto the shipping carrier, the driver will review its condition and note any damages, which you will then be asked to sign off on. You should receive a copy of the bill of lading, which includes this information, as well as the details of the delivery. When your vehicle arrives, either to a shipping terminal or specific location, you will again have the condition of the car reviewed and be asked to sign for the shipment. Review the information carefully since it is the main document used to resolve complaints within the industry.

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Options – There are two delivery options in the auto transport business and two (primary) methods of transport, which we will review here. As mentioned in the overview, you can have a vehicle shipped to a terminal, where you have to then pick it up; or you can have it delivered directly to your door or to a specific address. Direct delivery will typically cost more than shipping a car to a terminal. (If you need temporary storage, that can also be arranged at a shipping terminal.) As far as the method of transport, you can choose between an open air carrier, which hauls several cars at a time, or an enclosed carrier that offers more protection and only moves one or a couple vehicles at once. Enclosed carriers are usually the preferred option when choosing a door-to-door shipment since they are smaller and easier to navigate on city streets.

Choosing A Company – With an understanding of the options available to you, it’s time to start searching for companies. This has been made very easy since most car shippers have a website that offers price estimates at no charge to the customer (you can find our quick quote form on the top right of this page). With just some basic research and a minimal time investment, you can easily get a handful of price quotes and compare the services offered by price, convenience, location, and options. Be wary of any estimates that require a contract or payment up front–the industry standard is to offer free estimates and the more experienced companies will be better able to give you an accurate price quote. We generally recommend that customers collect between three to five cost estimates before making a decision on which company to work with. This way, you’ll be able to get a good idea of the price range and figure out which company offers the service that best fits what you need.

To learn more about what other businesses and services are available in the area, visit the official website for the City of Ankeny.

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Ankeny, IA Auto Transport Company Directory

Executive Auto Shippers LLC

Executive Auto Shippers moves everything from motorcycles to RVs and they offer nationwide and overseas service. They have been in business since 2009 and have a “one price guarantee” that ensures no hidden fees.

7309 Southeast 6th Avenue

Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

(515) 309-6948

Alpine Transport Inc

Alpine Transport, out of Decorah, offers a variety of services that include domestic and international auto transport, open and enclosed shipping, corporate relocation and express car shipping.

1111 Paine Street

Decorah, IA 52101

(800) 735-6602


Bullet Motorcycle Transport

A company that specializes in shipping motorcycles, Bullet Motorcycle Transport ships throughout the continental U.S. and also delivers bikes to Australia, Russia, Norway, Finland and New Zealand. In addition to motorcycles, they ship ATVs, golf carts, and UTVs.

114 Grant Street North

Bondurant, IA 50035

(515) 238-7633

Ankeny includes ZIP codes

50021, 50023.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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