If you have shipped your car before, I’m sure you have heard a wide range of prices.  During the high demand times of the year such as late spring and early fall, you can expect to pay a premium but there will STILL be quite a large range, and that is because well…you get what you pay for.   

  1. Price depends on a whole bunch of moving parts
  2. What’s the best type of truck or equipment to move your vehicle?
  3. Do you really need to pay the premium for Enclosed Transport?
  4. Will your car be on a flat bed or a 10 car carrier big rig?
  5. Will your car be on an old truck and how well is it being maintained?


Not only does the type of vehicle you are shipping matter, but the type and quality of the truck and carrier are extremely important.  

Understand that when you are shopping around for the cheapest quote the carriers who end up loading your vehicle will be the kind with much less overhead, and most likely older less maintained equipment.  How can you quantify that risk?

A good auto logistics person would recommend the best way to move your vehicle based on your needs and budget.  Most of the time you can tell the difference between a good logistics person by the types of questions they ask.  If the concern is always best price, deposits and lofty promises, you should probably move on to a carrier recommended by a trusted source.  

Realize it takes a lot of time and energy to successfully organize the shipment of your vehicles from start to finish.  For a service with minimal effort, headaches and problems don’t be cheap here. It’s amazing how much easier life is when we pay those who deserve it.  A good auto logistics person will value their time and be up front about not being the cheapest.

If you decide to go with the CHEAPEST quote, we encourage you to do your research.  We have heard horror stories about Carriers without proper insurance, horrible customer service and problems with communication.  Again. You get what you pay for.

I got a quote instantly on a website!

We want everything instantly today.  Food, goods, shipments and everything else.  Some things, require a humans experience to do well.

Shipping your car is one of them.

Poor price quoting technology seems to be the fun thing for both large and new auto transport brokers these days.   After all it automates the quoting process and helps quench their prospective clients thirst for a quite right away.  

However when it comes time to actually deliver on service promised by the broker they now have to stay profitable within the confines of the quote.

Electronic quotes are based on an algorithm created by a super smart consultant with some help from dispatch or operations of a carrier. Mostly based on zip codes, data from previously moved loads, and a bunch of other data.  This would be successful if everyone was shipping a car from main hubs but this is not the case.

More often than not people are shipping to and from odd, off-lane places in the country.  These may be areas carriers and owner operators do not frequent. These situations need to be analyzed by a good logistics person to determine what it would take to transport a vehicle in any situation.

Are you comparing apples to apples?

Large brokers quote pricing for DOOR TO DOOR without explaining what real door service is.  There is a difference between a truck showing up in front of your house and loading and having to drive 10 miles away to meet the truck in a parking lot.   Again you get what you pay for.

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