You’ve done it – you’ve found the perfect car. The problem? You found it online, and it’s halfway across the country! If you aren’t able or don’t want to pick it up yourself, go the convenient route. Have it shipped by a company that can do all the tedious work for you! This blog post breaks down the costs, and how to make the process seamless.
Common Costs To Move Your Vehicle
If you get quotes from 5 different car transport companies, expect five very different quotes. This is because many brokers will charge you a deposit, handling fees, fees based on the type of vehicle shipping your car and even the time of year you need it shipped.
While the fee to ship your vehicle will commonly be based on the type of carrier you’re using (open vs. closed transport), the type of vehicle you are moving (ex: luxury vs. classic car vs. SUV) and how urgently you want it delivered, beware of the low-ball offers, or having to pay “upfront”. You should never have to pay an up-front deposit for your vehicle. Pay upon delivery with the agreed-upon price, without hidden fees.
Why are the prices I am getting all over the map?
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast guarantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to taking your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to moving it at the price they quote you.
Ship Your Car With a Reputable Company
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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.