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Private Car Movers

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When you’re looking for a private car mover to ship your vehicle, you’ll no doubt have many options available, but some are better than others. On this page, we’ll explore what you should look for in a company that ships vehicles, as well as how to best approach the process, and strategies for finding the best deal.


The first step in hiring a private car mover is to gather the information you’ll need in order to get a cost estimate. This includes basic things like the make, model and year of the vehicle, as well as the its cities you’ be shipping to and from. You’ll also need to have a timeframe in mind for delivery, as that can affect the cost.

If you plan on hiring a private car mover, it’s best to start the process several weeks from the dates you’ll need shipping. Anywhere between four to eight weeks is usually plenty of time, though you should also give yourself a couple days to contact prospective shippers and compare what they offer, as well as what they cost.

If you need a last minute car shipment or especially quick delivery times, those are exactly the type of services offered by private vehicle movers. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that these do qualify as specialty services and cost slightly more than standard car moving options.

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Enclosed Car Shipping With Private Vehicle Movers

There are two different types of carriers that private auto movers offer for moving your vehicle. The first is the usage of an open-air truck for transportation. These massive vehicles can transport anywhere from four to twelve automobiles on an open trailer trailing behind the vehicle, typically in two rows.

Open carriers are the most cost effective, mainly because they allow the drivers and companies to move multiple vehicles at once, thus reducing their overall operating costs. This is also the preferred method for transporting new and used cars to auto dealerships, which are a fairly common site on U.S. highways.

The other option is an enclosed carrier, which is smaller, completely enclosed and protected, and usually moves fewer vehicles at once. Since the cargo area is enclosed, there is less storage space for vehicles, which is why enclosed trucks transport four or less cars at once, more commonly, just one or two.

If you’re considering hiring a private car mover, either for domestic or international auto transport services, find out how we can help! Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and ALL of our cost estimates are 100% FREE all the time! Contact us today!

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Paramount, CA 90723
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