The process of shipping a car is best handled by those who have experience in the auto transport industry. They are the ones with the experience and equipment needed to sufficiently handle a cross country delivery. To ship your car from coast to coast is approximately 2,000 miles.
The length of travel involved in the shipping process will affect the cost of the transport. However, this isn’t the only thing that determines how much you owe the transporter.
What Affects the Cost of Transport?
The cost of transport is reliant on several factors. The transport company is able to give you a rough estimate on the coast of transport, but without pertinent details receiving an exact quote is impossible. Certain information is needed to calculate an individual’s shipping costs. Below, are some of the questions you will be expected to answer while calling around for quotes.
- The location of the vehicle and how far it must travel to reach its destination.
- The make and model of the car.
- The vehicle’s current condition.
- Any customizations or modifications were done to the vehicle.
- The way you intend to ship the car and what shipping services you plan to purchase.
Aside from being asked the above questions, two other matters will affect the cost of shipping: the time of year in which you plan on having the vehicle transported and the current price of fuel.
After receiving the information necessary, the transporter will come up with a total for services. It is always wise to gather several quotes before choosing a company to have your car shipped through. Don’t hastily jump on board with the company to offer you the lowest rates. Make sure they uphold a great reputation and offer the services you desire.
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.