Nationwide Auto Transport: What To Know & Where To Start

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Nationwide Auto Transport: What To Know & Where To Start

There are plenty of options out there that offer nationwide auto transport, but they’re not all created equal. In this post, we take a look at what you need to know about nationwide auto transport and what important factors separate the good companies from the not-so-good ones. As always, we encourage our readers to contact us with any questions, or if you’d like to cut to the chase and get an immediate estimate on the cost of shipping your car anywhere in the country.


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 Considerations For Nationwide Car Shipping.

 Find A Local Office – If possible, try to arrange shipping with a company that has offices both where your vehicle is being picked up from and being delivered to. This way, if there’s any issues that arise, or if you have questions, you’ll have a nearby associate to work directly with, which tends to offer a better customer experience. For companies that offer nationwide auto transport, they should ideally have offices in most major cities across the United States.

Compare Prices – Most companies that deliver cars to all 50 states will provide a free cost assessment–and you should avoid companies that don’t. This industry standard makes it easy for interested parties to quickly get an accurate price quote from several different companies and compare them. We recommend contacting at least three companies before making a final decision on which one to use.

Consider Storage – When you’re having a vehicle shipped over a long distance, it’s not always easy to physically be present when the car is delivered. (Most auto transporters will require that you or an authorized representative be present to sign off the final paperwork upon delivery.) In instances when this is not a possibility, short-term storage can be arranged locally by most established companies, especially those with offices located in major cities.

Have questions about cost or storage for nationwide car shipping? Contact us today for a FREE cost estimate by calling the number at the top of the page, or send us an email with your request or question! Our expert staff is ready to help!

 Shipping A Car Across The Country: It’s All In The Details.

The above section covers a lot of the details involved with nationwide auto shippers, but there’s one important factor that we haven’t yet addressed: how much does it cost? The answer, of course, is that it depends, but we can offer some explanation of what you can expect, including some examples from recent shipments.

Assuming you’re having your vehicle shipped more than 1,000 miles, you can expect a cost of somewhere around 50 cents per mile. There are factors outside of the distance that influence the cost of course, but our recent averages have been between 42-52 cents per mile, as you can see from the information below.

You can use this website to calculate the distance between any two cities to get an idea how much it would cost to ship a vehicle.

Los Angeles, CA to New York, NY – $1,205

Miami, FL to Seattle, WA – $1,512

Boston, MA to Austin, TX – $1,007

San Francisco, CA to Chicago, IL – $983 

Columbus, OH to Phoenix, AZ – $974

Salt Lake City, UT to Nashville, TN – $755

If you’d like a FREE, no-obligation cost assessment for nationwide car shipping, call us today! With just some basic information, we can give you a personalized estimate in minutes!

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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