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There are a lot of companies that offer car moving services and it can be difficult to wade through all the information and settle on one that’s right for you. That’s why we’ve put together this informative guide to auto shipping in Saginaw that explains how the industry works, what to ask an auto carrier, and includes a directory of local companies in the area. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, we encourage readers to call us toll-free at the number at the top of the page.

 

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Saginaw to Detroit$101101 miles1 – 2 days
Saginaw to Washington, D.C.$457610 miles3 – 5 days
Saginaw to Philadelphia$501668 miles3 – 5 days
New York to Saginaw$524699 miles3 – 5 days
Oklahoma City to Saginaw$6331056 miles4 – 6 days
New Orleans to Saginaw$6841140 miles4 – 6 days
Saginaw to San Antonio$8981497 miles4 – 6 days
Saginaw to Los Angeles$11442289 miles6 – 8 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Using Saginaw, Michigan Vehicle Transport Companies

Brokers & Transporters – There are two main types of companies you’ll encounter when looking for an auto shipper: brokers and transporters. To put it simply, transporters (sometimes called auto carriers) are the ones that do the physical work of moving the vehicle, including pickup, hauling, and delivery. Brokers, on the other hand, arrange for shipments between customers and carriers, which is an important part of the transport industry. While some customers may find it preferable to deal directly with the carrier, in many cases a broker is necessary to find a transporter in your area. The practice is common enough in the car shipping business that some companies operate as both a broker and a carrier, taking the shipments that fit with their route schedule and finding other companies to move the vehicles that don’t.

Classic Cars – Most customers that have a classic or collector automobile shipped prefer the extra care and protection that comes with using an enclosed auto carrier. Standard auto transport typically involves the use of a large, multi-car carrier that is capable of moving several vehicles at once–usually between 4 and 12 at a time. While this is a perfectly fine method for moving a car, multi-car carriers are open, rather than enclosed, leaving the vehicles exposed to road hazards and weather during the shipping process. Road incidents are rare and transport companies are required to carry cargo insurance to cover any damages, but it’s understandable that vintage, one-of-a-kind or high-value cars be transported with the extra level of discretion and safety that an enclosed carrier provides.

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What To Ask – Before making any kind of payment, signing any contract or agreeing to any services, you should do some research about the companies you’re interested in working with. The easiest way to do this is by using their licensing information to look them up at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Company Snapshot website. Ask the shipper for their USDOT#, MC# or MX# and you can easily find information about company performance, safety records, customer complaints and more. It’s also a good way to see if a company is a carrier, a broker, or both. (Many auto shippers will list their licensing information on their website.) It’s a good idea to ask for proof of insurance as well–carrying cargo and liability insurance is a federal requirement for auto carriers and it must be included in the price of your shipment.

To learn more about what types of services are available locally, visit the official website for the City of Saginaw, Michigan.


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Saginaw Auto Transport Company Directory

Top Rank Auto Transport LLC

A nationwide transport company that ships cars, boats, motorcycles, and RVs, Top Rank Auto Transport offers free estimates through their website and discounts to seniors, students, military and returning customers.

564 Oakbrook Circle

Flushing, MI 48433

(888) 252-4061

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PJ’s Auto Transport

A towing and auto shipping company out of Lansing, PJ’s Auto Transport regularly ships cars to the south and west from Saginaw, including snowbird specials to Florida. PJ’s also offers discounts for multi-car shipments.

1425 Rensen Street

Lansing Charter Township, MI 48912

(517) 371-2900

Motor City Auto Transport

In business since 1999, Motor City Auto Transport has its corporate offices in Shelby, with delivery terminals in Brownstown, MI and Moraine, OH.  They ship vehicles to cities across the United States and in Canada.

13133 West Star Drive

Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315

(586) 737-0300

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Saginaw includes ZIP codes

48601, 48602, 48603, 48604, 48605, 48606, 48607, 48608, 48609, 48638, 48663.

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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