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Because of its proximity to Chicago, customers that need a car shipped in Palatine have plenty of options. Almost all transport companies that have service routes in the Midwest regularly ship to and from the area, including the three companies listed in our directory at the bottom of the page. The section below includes some tips and explanation of how the car shipping process works and how to find an experienced, affordable option. If you have any other questions, we encourage readers to call us at the number at the top of the page.
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Using Palatine, Illinois Auto Transport Services
Factors Affecting Cost – The cost of having a car shipped is one of the most important concerns for customers and for good reason: it’s not cheap to transport a vehicle. In order to help our readers better understand what influences the cost of shipping, we’ve put together a list of the biggest factors:
- Type of vehicle
- Method of transport
- Delivery preference (door-to-door or terminal)
- Current fuel prices
- Pick up and drop off dates
- Additional services
For the most cost-effective method of auto transport, customers should seek a company that has open air, multi-car carriers and will deliver to a shipping terminal.
Driving v. Shipping – It’s a tempting choice to simply hop in your car and drive it to where you need it shipped and in some cases, this approach makes sense. However, for trips that exceed a few hundred miles, the benefits of working with a professional shipper can often outweigh the risks and time investment that go along with making a long distance trip yourself. According to this PDF document from AAA, the true cost of driving falls somewhere between 40 cents and a dollar per mile, depending on the type of vehicle and how many miles are on it. If your trip could take several days, don’t forget to factor in the cost of food and lodging, as well as your own time spent driving when comparing the cost to that of an auto shipper.
Avoiding Scams – There are, unfortunately, some less than honest auto shippers. For customers, there are a some basic things you can look for that will help you determine if you’re working with a reputable shipper or not. You should be cautious of any cost estimates that seem too good to be true. These “lowball quotes” are problematic because there are inevitably additional fees tacked on to make up the difference later. This is one reason it’s a good practice to get a handful of price quotes before making a decision on who to work with. The method of payment requested can also be telling. Watch out for companies that require a large up front deposit or insist on a form of payment that is difficult to track–both are telltale signs of a questionable shipper. Finally, evaluate the quality of their company website. Does it have a professional look and offer more than a simple phone number and request form? The answer should be yes if you’re looking for a reliable company you can trust.
The official website for the Town of Palatine has more information about local business and the services they offer in the area.
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Palatine, IL Auto Transport Directory
Stateway Auto Transport
A door-to-door car shipper that requires no up front deposit, Stateway Auto Transport works as both a carrier and a broker. They’ve been in business for more than 10 years and also offer express auto transport.
401 S Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling, IL 60090
A transport company out of Mt. Prospect, G-HUB has both open and enclosed carriers available and also ships non-running vehicles (for an extra $100 charge). G-HUB also has storage available with 24 hour surveillance.
1828 W Thornwood Ln
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Auto Trans Group Inc
An experienced car shipper out of Elk Grove Village, the Auto Trans Group offers guaranteed pickup and delivery dates. They offer door-to-door transport to anywhere in the U.S.
1830 S Elmhurst Rd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Palatine includes ZIP codes:
60038, 60055, 60067, 60074, 60078, 60094, 60095, 61334.