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Top-Rated Auto Transport Company
Our value-added difference to our customers and their shipping experience has earned us 5-star reviews across all major review sites – BBB, Consumer Affairs, Google, and Transport Reviews. Additionally, our complete dispatch experience with our network of carriers has earned us 100% positive carrier ratings. That’s why Ship A Car is a leading provider of trusted and reliable nationwide transport shipping services for vehicles and cargo of all sizes and shapes.
Coast-to-coast and door-to-door transportation to and from anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. No dropping off at terminals or shipping depots; our driver will come directly to you. SAC offers direct pickup and dropoff at any residence, place of business, dealership, auction, or even a storage unit. There’s nowhere our advanced network of certified carriers can’t reach. We have carriers standing by for your transport in all 50 states.
It should go without saying – but we say it – Ship A Car has a network of thousands of vetted carriers. We ensure they meet carrier requirements & standards. SAC also provides added protection with optional Othex Zero Deductible Gap Coverage for minor damages. For a small added fee, you can rest assured that your vehicle will have total coverage and ultimate protection throughout the shipping process.
No Up-Front Deposit Required
A Ship A Car specialized transport coordinator will work with you for FREE until we find you a carrier to move your load. Yes, for FREE. Get an honest quote and get educated on the transport process for FREE. No payment is due until your vehicle or cargo is dispatched to a carrier, and you agree to the terms & conditions of the transport. However, make sure to sign the transport contract to complete your shipping reservation.
Dedicated & Experienced Transport Professionals
When you ship with SAC, you’re shipping with the vehicle and freight moving experts. We hold ourselves accountable to provide the best level of service, starting with effective communication, good and fair prices to meet your budget, along with the highest level of customer service from pickup to delivery. Our team of transport professionals is standing by to provide you with unparalleled transport services.
Track Record of Safety & Service
Providing the highest quality of service to our customers is our FIRST PRIORITY! At Ship A Car, we value each and every one of our customers, big and small. We understand that safety is a major concern when transporting something from one place to another. We value your time, the quality of services you receive, and your overall shipping experience. Our 5 star customer ratings and 100% positive carrier ratings speak for themselves.
From the quote to your driveway
Shipping your car with SAC is as easy as 1-2-3-4!
Calculate your instant quote
Start by getting an immediate quote from our online vehicle shipping cost calculator, or call us directly at (866) 821-4555 to speak with a shipping specialist.
Book your shipment
Now that you received a quote and all of your transport terms have been agreed upon, you are ready to book your vehicle transport. Use our secure online booking form or call your shipping agent on their direct line to secure your transport.
Your vehicle will be assigned to the carrier that can best accommodate your route, timeframe and price. Now that you have agreed to the assigned carrier, initial payment will be due to secure your spot on the carrier’s truck.
Pickup and delivery
On the day of pickup, your trucker will arrive and both of you will inspect your vehicle together and sign a Bill of Lading and the vehicle will be safely loaded onto the truck. Upon arrival at the destination, the vehicle will be safely offloaded. After a final inspection is completed and everything looks good, you’ll simply sign the Bill of Lading to accept your delivery.
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Ship A Car: Our clients' most frequent questions
How much does it cost to ship a car?
The cost of car shipping depends on various factors, such as the distance to be traveled, the type of vehicle being shipped, whether you choose open or enclosed transport, and any additional services (such as door-to-door delivery or time of year). The mileage between the origin and destination is the most significant factor contributing to your total rate.
How do I get a quote for shipping my vehicle?
For the best auto shipping quote, speak with our customer service team at (866) 821-4555 or use our convenient online car shipping calculator. To ensure you receive an accurate estimate for your vehicle's shipment, please provide as many details as possible to the company representative or in the calculator form.
Is my vehicle fully insured during the car transport?
Rest easy knowing that your vehicle is completely covered by insurance from the instant a carrier collects it until delivery. We extensively vet each car shipping carrier to make sure they meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for coverage. Exactly how much your automobile will be insured depends on its value, the trailer utilized and the provider.
If you take advantage of an open auto transport carrier, your cargo insurance coverage could range from $100,000 up to a maximum of $150,000. On the other hand, if you opt for an enclosed option—which we highly recommend—you can benefit from much higher coverage, ranging between $250,000 and even as high as 3 million. If needed at any point during this process--feel free to ask us for proof that our carriers have what's necessary for terms of insurance protection. We'd be more than happy to provide it upon request.
How do I prepare my car for shipping?
Preparing your car for its journey is a crucial step to ensure a smooth and safe transport. Before collection, be sure you give it a good cleaning inside and out. That way, you can take detailed photos of its current condition for future reference in case any damages occur during transportation.
You should also inspect the vehicle’s fluid levels, tire pressure, and battery charge. If you need to, you can inflate the tires or even jump-start the car with a portable charger. Any loose items must be removed from your vehicle before it’s picked up. Lastly, make sure only one key is given to the shipper so that no unauthorized parties have access to your car during transport.
How long does transport take?
The exact amount of time it takes for a vehicle to be shipped depends on the distance and route taken, as well as any necessary stops along the way. Generally speaking, though, a car can take anywhere from several days to a few weeks to be transported—but this also varies depending on factors such as traffic or weather conditions. With Ship A Car, Inc., you’ll get a realistic timeline for when your car should be delivered, so that way you can plan accordingly. After all, it’s our mission to ensure your auto is transported safely and quickly.
Are there any necessary documents required to ship your vehicle? (e.g., license, ownership papers...)
Absolutely not! If you're within the contiguous U.S., then there is no need to worry about showing your license, title, or registration.
Does the cost of car shipping change based on gas prices?
Yes, the cost of car shipping can be affected by gas prices. Gas prices are an important factor for carriers since they rely on fuel to drive from one location to another. Depending on the route taken and other factors, the price of gas can have a direct impact on how much your auto transport will cost.
Can I schedule car shipping if I do not have an exact address?
Yes, you can still schedule car shipping even if you don’t have an exact address. We understand that circumstances may change and it is not always possible to know the exact address until closer to the date of pickup or delivery. When speaking with our customer service representatives about scheduling car shipping, simply let us know what general area you are located in, and we can work with you to determine the best pick-up or delivery location.
Can I ship an oversized vehicle?
Yes, you can ship an oversized vehicle with Ship A Car, Inc. We are proud to offer specialized services for transport of large and heavy equipment, including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, trailers and more. In addition to having the necessary experience and resources to handle these types of shipments with ease, we also have extra insurance coverage available for pieces of equipment that require it. All you need to do is let us know the type and weight of your oversized vehicle, so we can provide you with an accurate quote for its shipping.
Is an enclosed trailer better than an open trailer?
It really depends on what you’re shipping. Enclosed trailers offer more protection and security than open trailers, so if your vehicle is especially valuable or delicate, an enclosed trailer may be the better option. That said, open trailers are typically cheaper and easier to book, which might make them a better choice for those who just want a basic, affordable car shipping service.
Do you ship classic and exotic cars?
Absolutely! Ship A Car, Inc. also offers specialized shipping for classic and exotic cars. We understand that these vehicles require extra care and attention when it comes to transport, so we make sure to provide the highest level of service possible, ensuring your vehicle is handled safely and securely at all times.
Does someone have to be present for pick up and delivery?
Yes, someone over the age of 18 needs to be present at both pick-up and delivery. We make sure that all the necessary paperwork is signed and that the car is inspected for any existing damage before it is shipped. It’s also important for someone to be there at delivery, so they can inspect the vehicle upon arrival and sign off on its condition. This protects you in case there is any damage that occurred during transit. We also find it helps to have a contact point on either end of the delivery, so we can quickly resolve any issues that may arise while your car is in transit.
Can I put personal items in my vehicle?
Yes, you can put personal items in your vehicle. However, we do not recommend putting anything of significant value or that is irreplaceable inside the car. Your auto transport carrier is not liable for any items that are stolen from the vehicle during transit and insurance policies typically will not cover them either. Furthermore, the combined weight of these items must not exceed one hundred pounds and must be placed in either the trunk or behind (or under) a window line.
What does the First Available Pick-up Date mean?
The First Available Pick-up Date is the soonest date that we can schedule a pickup for your vehicle. It depends on the availability of our carriers and their routes. Our customer service team will work with you to find the best available pick-up date based on your needs, while also trying to provide the most cost-effective solution.
How do I pay for my auto shipping?
We accept all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. If you would prefer to pay via check or bank transfer, please contact us directly for more information. A deposit will be charged once you have been assigned to a carrier and the remaining balance must be paid in full via cash or certified funds at the time of drop off. Additionally, we can provide other options if needed – just let us know when you call to book your shipment.