What if I need to ship a car ASAP?
People who need to ship their vehicles immediately will most likely pay a little more. Auto transport companies can move as many cars as they do because they spend a great deal of time coordinating pickups and deliveries for not only maximum efficiency.
Is the cost of car shipping less from a major city?
Most likely. Pickup and dropoff location will play a big role when you’re scheduling your transport. If you live in a major metropolitan area, there are many trucks coming in-and-out of your city to deliver loads. Since these areas are heavily populated, there are more opportunities for truck drivers to pick up more cars…and make money. This generally means lower prices for customers.
Can I ship personal items in my car?
Cars transported on land: Yes! You can have free of charge up to 1 piece of luggage, such as a suitcase or a bag, of up to 100 lb. placed in the trunk or cargo area only. Cars transported on water: No! The vehicle must be completely empty of personal belongings, except for factory installed equipment or the Port will reject it.
Are vehicles insured during transport?
For car shipments being transported over land, an insurance policy of up to $100,000 is provided by the motor carrier that transports your vehicle. This is subject to some exclusions and limitations. For car shipments being transported over the ocean, those are subject to the terms and conditions of the oceanic transporter, which assumes limited liability for damages so it’s imperative that you review their terms beforehand and arrange for additional insurance prior to shipping (if necessary).