Ship Your Car To Or From Des Plaines IL
Need to have a car moved without driving it or having it towed? Auto transport may be the right choice for you. On this page, you’ll find information about how to find an experienced company to move your car, as well as some tips for first-time shippers. If you’re shipping a vehicle to or from the Des Plaines area and have questions about pricing or services, we are happy to provide free, no-obligation cost estimates using the form to the right or at the phone number at the top of the page.
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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Des Plaines to Detroit||$308||308 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Des Plaines to Philadelphia||$589||786 miles||3 - 5 days|
|Des Plaines to Boston||$606||1010 miles||4 - 6 days|
|New Orleans to Des Plaines||$705||941 miles||3 - 5 days|
|Salt Lake City to Des Plaines||$836||1394 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Des Plaines to Miami Beach||$841||1403 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Des Plaines to San Francisco||$1062||2125 miles||6 - 8 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Using Des Plaines Vehicle Transport Companies
- Online Presence - The internet is one of the first places most people will look when they need a service or product and auto transport is no different. It’s a great place to look if you need a price quote, but it can be difficult to find much information beyond an “about us” page and a list of services on most websites. More established companies will have a website that explains the process clearly and addresses some of the questions or concerns you may have about shipping your car. To get an idea of what we mean, visit our auto transport guide, where a wealth of topics are covered, as well as information about home moving. To be fair, not all companies have the time or staff to maintain an up-to-date website, but it’s usually the sign of an established company that ships to many locations on a regular basis.
- How To Compare Prices - For customers who may have never shipped a vehicle before, this is simple explanation of how to shop for quotes. The first step is to find three to five experienced companies and get a price estimate from each of them, ideally at least a couple weeks from your desired pick up date. Based on the prices and delivery dates you receive, you can pick the one that works best for you. While it’s always good to get a deal, watch out for suspiciously low cost estimates-there’s usually a catch, or worse. Getting an estimate from more than one company allows you to determine the price range and avoid the pitfalls that come with these “lowball” quotes. Before you make a final decision, call the company to verify information, ask questions, and make sure you feel comfortable with their customer service. No money should exchange hands before you’ve received a contract.
- Take Photos - Before you car is picked up and loaded onto a transport carrier, you should take photographs to document its condition, good or bad. This tip isn’t a requirement so much as a suggestion, but it’s a good practice that can potentially save you some trouble in the long run. For expensive, luxury or exotic cars, photos can be helpful even if the car is perfect condition-if a company moves your car, it should arrive in the same condition it left in and you’ll be able to tell if that’s the case easily. For cars that have some dents, scratches or other damage, it’s still helpful to take pictures in case any other damage occurs during shipping. It should be noted that damage to vehicles during transport is rare and any shipper registered with the FMCSA carries insurance that covers such incidents.
The official website for the City of Des Plaines has more information about local businesses in the area and the services they offer.
Des Plaines, Illinois Auto Transport Company Directory
Montway Auto Transport
Montway is a nationwide car shipping company with that’s been in business since 2006. They offer a variety of services, both to and from Des Plaines, that include expedited service, door-to-door transport and enclosed auto shipping.
1400 East Trouhy Avenue #255
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Auto Transport ETC
A Chicago based vehicle shipper, Auto Transport ETC delivers to all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. They ship cars, motorcycles, RVs and ATVs.
7132 North Harlem Avenue #205
Chicago, IL 60631
Eagle Auto Transport
A local transport option that offers open and enclosed carriers, Eagle Auto Transport ships cars throughout the continental United States. They also move inoperable and non-running vehicles.
2258 Landmeier Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Des Plaines includes ZIP codes
60016, 60017, 60018, 60019.
Services And Information
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.