Enclosed auto transport is the most expensive, but the safest way to ship a vehicle out of Florida. If you are looking to transport your vehicle long distance or even locally, consider hiring a professional transport company to get the job done.
Professional auto transport companies’ are flexible with their prices in order to make auto shipping an inexpensive reality for everyone.
As stated above, the most expensive way to ship a vehicle is in an enclosed container, but there are other alternatives. Another way to ship a vehicle is on an open carrier. This method is called the open air shipping solution. If you have a very valuable vehicle or an antique vehicle, professionals recommend that you purchase the enclosed transport method.
What is the Cost of Transport?
The cost of transport is different for everyone. To determine a price, an agent will need about fifteen minutes of your time and some basic information about your vehicle. The distance, method of transport and the make and model of the vehicle all play a factor in how much you will pay in the end for transport. It is important to collect at least three quotes from three different companies to make sure you are getting the most for your money.
Document the Condition of Your Vehicle.
Even though you will be shipping your car in an enclosed container, you should still document the condition of your car. The best way to do this is to wash the vehicle of dirt and deposits and take pictures of every angle. After taking pictures, make sure you give copies to the transport company in order to avoid any discrepancies. It does not happen often, but in some cases, accidents do happen.
Preparing Your Vehicle for Shipping.
- Disable the security alarm.
- Make sure there is no more than ¼ tank of gas in the car.
- Remove any personal possessions.
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.