When you buy a car in California but you live in Massachusetts, it is imperative that the vehicle arrive at your home safely. A car is a big investment. If it is a new vehicle you have saved up for, this will amount to thousands -- even tens of thousands -- of dollars. Antique cars are priceless. They are not rolling off of the factory line anymore after all, so replacing one would be tough. What you need is a way to get the vehicle home safely, and shipping a car could be the safest option. Driving it hundreds of miles leaves you open to accidents in parking lots and on the highway.
Besides, you might have bought your 1966 Corvette for a steal because the engine was not running. You could not drive it home anyway. This is going to be a labor of love, but how will you get it home? Car shipping offers the answer.
Before making any commitments, get a few car shipping quotes from websites like ours at shipacardirect.com. We have a rate calculator that gives you access to free instant quotes. Type your details into the online calculator for an idea of the cost. Indicate where the car is coming from and where it is going to (this company ships all over the United States). Will you prefer an open topped or closed topped method? Open-topped shipping is cheaper.
Next, compare your car shipping quotes. One aspect of car shipping which might put you off is the deposit most companies want up front. You should never pay this. Hand over a check at your front door when the car is sitting in your driveway and not before.
Safe Direct Car Shipping has access to over two thousand carriers they would be happy to entrust your vehicle to. Then again, if you have a specific company in mind or dislike the reputation of a firm, your agent will happily switch service providers at no extra cost to you.
If you choose Safe Direct, our home page is full of information, or just give us a call during business hours, and you will get a prompt response.
One reason that Safe Direct is highly rated by the BBB is that they are fair to customers. You do not pay until the car arrives safely. Shipping a car takes up to a week, so ask a trusted friend to accept your vehicle and check for damage in case you cannot be reached.
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.
We’re Loved by Customers