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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Full Sized Vehicle?

What's in this article?
  1. How Pricing In The Auto Shipping Industry Works
  2. How To Find An Affordable Auto Shipping Company
  3. How A-1 Auto Transport Can Help
How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Full Sized Vehicle?

If you’re looking to ship a full-sized vehicle, you’re likely wondering about how much it will ultimately cost you.

Car transportation services are one of the best ways to transport a vehicle, especially long-distance. For one thing, since carriers must carry certain federally-mandated insurance minimums, it’s a lot safer, not to mention it takes away lots of the stress from the vehicle owners.

But if you’ve been looking for straight answers regarding how much shipping your full-sized vehicle will cost, you’ve likely not found many clear answers. We at A-1 Auto Transport are here to provide you with all the information you need on the topic!

How Pricing in the Auto Shipping Industry Works

Vehicle shipping rates can vary a lot. The industry average to ship a car is a little over $2 per mile, usually for journeys that are longer than 200 miles. However, the price itself is not standard, and it will usually depend on a lot of different factors, such as:

  • The Size of the Vehicle - Bigger cars cost more to ship simply because they take up a lot more cargo space. Auto transport companies will ship multiple vehicles at once to keep their rates as affordable as possible, and vehicles that require more space will ultimately cost more to ship;
  • Location - If you need to ship your vehicle to a rural area that’s harder to reach, then you can expect your price to go up. The cost of shipping to a big city is much more affordable simply because there is a high chance the auto transport company has a local hub to get the vehicles to, after which the owners can simply pick them up from there;
  • Time of Shipping - Shipping rates go higher when there is more demand, which usually occurs during the summer months. If you want lower rates, then consider shipping your vehicle during the winter. Through the shipping timeline may be longer because of weather conditions, if you’re looking to save money, many companies offer special discounts and promos during the winter months;
  • Special Requirements - If you have a luxury car, then you’re likely not going to want it shipped with an open carrier and expose the car to the elements. But all such special considerations, such as door-to-door shipping and other add-ons can increase your price.

How to Find an Affordable Auto Shipping Company

If you need to ship your vehicle on a budget, it’s important to research the market and find a company that can offer the rates to accommodate it.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to discover a company’s rates so easily. A great approach here is to simply get a free estimate from a few auto shipping companies, and compare them in order to find one that suits your budget the best.

Many companies have no-string-attached estimates that can give you a good ballpark of how much your full-sized car shipping will cost. While it’s not a final price, you can definitely use these estimates to compare the rates of different companies and make an informed decision.

However, company rates are not the only factor to consider when choosing an auto transport company. Be sure to check out the company's:

  • Size
  • Offered services
  • Reputation
  • Online reviews, etc.

How A-1 Auto Transport Can Help

A-1 Auto Transport is a highly experienced and reputable auto transport company that can handle all your full-sized vehicle shipping requirements from A-Z.

Over the years, we’ve built a strong reputation in the business for providing top-notch quality at rates that no don't break the bank.

With A-1 Auto Transport, you’ll get:

  • Services that suit your needs
  • A fully trained and insured team
  • Professionalism

And more!

Get your free car shipping rate quote today online or call us now at 1-800-452-2880.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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