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Auto Transport

Auto Transport and Car Shipping Service

When moving, there is always the issue of what to do with your automobile. Luckily, Long Distance USA Movers offers car shipping services that can transport vehicles from and to any location in the country. We can also move your car across national borders with our international shipping services.

What Can You Expect from Our Company?

There are many auto transport companies you can choose, and they all claim to be the best. We don’t claim to be the best, we just offer the best car shipping service on the market. What makes us stand out?

Professional 2019 Company

Our movers are experienced professionals that are fully trained to take care of vehicles. We’ve made it our priority to always stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field, and you can rest assured that your machine will be completely safe and handled with care.  

Experienced

Our company has been in business for years now, during which we’ve shipped countless cars safely and efficiently.

Reliable

We’ve made it our mission to make sure your automobile gets to its destination without a scratch, and we’ll take all the necessary steps to make our clients satisfied with our service.

Reputable

We have helped many families and individuals transport their vehicles to their new homes. You can rely on us to help you move your household items and vehicle, regardless of the location.
How to prepare your car for shipping

Reasonable Car Shipping Cost
• Beware of the Cheapest Option •

How much money do you need to set aside to move your vehicle? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. However, you should definitely avoid options that are just too cheap. Some movers have lower prices but offer low-quality services, and most of the time they can scam you. Because of that, you should always opt for quality services at reasonable prices.

Even though money is probably your biggest concern, there is no fixed price for this service. The final price depends on multiple factors:

• Size and weight of your vehicle
• Length of your car
• Make and model of your machine
• Time of the year
• Distance between locations
• Type of carrier
• Type of delivery

Our trailers can carry a limited weight, which means heavier cars will limit the number of units we can transport in one trip. If you have a heavier car, it will cost more to move it, since it will reduce the number of cars we can take. The same goes for length. Smaller cars will make more room for others, while longer ones will limit the number of cars we can take. Since an average sedan is around 189 inches long, it would be best to have a car shorter than that.

However, since there is a higher demand in the summer, prices tend to be higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so it would be best to avoid those dates. Because of this, many clients choose winter, but the weather conditions might cause some problems. It would be best to ship your auto in the spring or fall.

Additionally, labor costs, tolls and fuel charges can also increase the price of moving. If there is more distance, the more expensive it will be to ship your car. Not to mention that luxury and classic cars need more protection, which will also increase the cost. And finally, different types of carriers and delivery solutions will also affect the final price of the move.

To get an estimate, contact us and get a quote of how much it will cost you.

Open-Air and Enclosed Auto Transport

Our company offers both open and enclosed transport, so it’s up to you to choose which option is more suitable for you. Don’t know the difference between them? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

Why You Should Get an Open-Air Carrier

Since we can carry up to ten regular-sized cars in one go, getting an open-air carrier is the cheapest and the most popular option. But open-air carriers don’t have the same level of protection as enclosed ones. The trailer is without any roof or side protection, which makes it susceptible to any weather conditions that can happen during the move. Snowstorms, blizzards, strong winds, rain, and sun can all cause damage to your automobile. But, since the automobile will be visible from all sides, the driver will be able to notice and take care of any damage right away.

Why You Should Get an Enclosed Carrier

Enclosed carriers cost more, but they do have better protection. They will protect your automobile from any external factors, like sun, rain, snow, and wind. Even though our driver won’t be able to perform routine inspections on the go, with the roof and side protection, you won’t have to worry about your car getting damaged. If you are moving in the winter, an enclosed trailer will offer better protection. The same goes for expensive, luxury and classic cars. This type of transportation will provide the best possible security for your vehicle. But, enclosed trailers can only fit up to 5 cars, which means you might have to wait longer for your automobile to arrive.

Car Delivery Options

Long Distance USA Movers offers two types of delivery, door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal. Our company’s services are designed to take care of the needs of our customers, and because of that, we offer multiple options for you to choose from. If you don’t know what the difference is, we will help you understand and choose the best option.

Door-to-Door Delivery

With door-to-door delivery, we will pick up your automobile from the location of your choice and have it delivered to your desired destination. You don’t have to drive your automobile far, you can pick any suitable location, but you need to be present when we come for your vehicle. If there isn’t enough space for the pickup at the location you want, then the pickup and delivery will take place at the nearest suitable location.
Door-to-door is the most convenient solution that will help you avoid the hassle of driving your machine. However, it’s not always applicable. But, if you live near a highway or even any other place that is easily accessible or close to a terminal, it will reduce your costs greatly.

Terminal-to-Terminal Delivery

With terminal-to-terminal delivery, you are the one who needs to drive your automobile to one of our regional storage facilities. Also known as terminals, they are equipped to handle any four-wheeled machine. From there, our carriers will take your automobile and deliver it to another terminal that is closest to your future location.

In some instances, terminals may be located miles away from you. But if the distance is not a problem and you can get to them, terminal-to-terminal delivery will save you money since it is much cheaper than door-to-door service. But, don’t worry. Long Distance USA Movers has terminals in almost all larger cities in the United States. If you can’t be there for the door-to-door pick-up and delivery, this option will work well for you. And, it is also a great solution for those who need to arrange specific time and dates for the drop-off or pick-up. 

FAQ About Auto Transport and Shipping

Many questions come to mind when looking for an auto shipping company. Because of that, we’ve made a list of frequently asked questions and answers that might provide some clarity and resolve some of your concerns. Take a look.

Should I get an open-air or enclosed auto transport?

There is no right answer to this question. It’s up to you to choose the transportation method that fits your budget and needs. For a limited moving budget, we recommend getting an open-air carrier. If you want fast delivery, an open-air trailer is a better option for this as well. But, if you need extra protection, then we recommend getting an enclosed transporter. The same goes for those moving in the winter and those who want to ship expensive, luxury, classic and sports cars. They will provide better protection against any natural occurrences, which will keep your automobile intact.

What is a shipping quote?

A quote is an approximate estimate of how much it will cost to ship your car to your desired location. As we said, there is no fixed price for every individual situation, but we can give the estimated price. That way, you will know what to expect and how much money you will need, even before you hire us.
With all the information you give us, we will calculate the price for our auto transport service. However, since there is always a chance that the price will change, you should keep in mind that a quote is only an estimate. You will get the final price after your car is delivered. But there is no need to worry. We are a reputable company, and the quote we give is never too different from the final price.

When is the right time to ship my car?

There is no right time to move. There is only the time when you need to move. Auto-shipping service is available for the whole year, and when you want to ship your automobile is entirely up to you. We can only advise you about the best and the most affordable time to move.

Since leases usually begin on the first of each month, we suggest you consider moving your car in the middle of the month and avoid the periods of high demand. 

People usually believe summer is the best season to move, which is why there is an increased demand that will make the prices higher than usual. With that in mind, winter is probably the cheapest season for moving, but it is also full of risks. Due to unpredictable and bad weather conditions, shipping can be difficult and risky. Additionally, you can expect an increase in price during the holidays as well.

We recommend you consider fall and spring since they have optimal weather conditions, low prices, and low demand.  

As for booking, we advise you to set your pick-up date as early as possible. Planning ahead will also affect the prices but in a good way! By booking in advance, you can get a great price even in high-demand periods. However, keep in mind that it is not impossible to move your car on short notice, but it can be costly. 

Do I need to be present for the delivery?

You will have to be present for both pickup and delivery. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, you can assign a person you trust to be there. A family member, distant relative, friend, or just someone you trust, it’s up to you. But somebody needs to be there, and you need to inform us who will that be.

Can I ship a car with my items inside?

For safety and restriction reasons, most companies don’t allow any items inside the car because it will add extra weight to the trailer. However, there are certain situations when you can leave some things in your car. But you need to check with us if it is possible and if there is room for that extra weight. But, we advise against putting anything inside the vehicle. However, we recommend you keep your items in storage, instead of your car.

What is better • door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal delivery?

The final decision depends on your budget and needs. If you’re running on a tighter budget, then we suggest going for terminal-to-terminal delivery.

When can I expect my car?

The time between the pick-up and delivery date can vary. It depends on multiple factors like distance between terminals, weather conditions, traffic, and road conditions. In general, it takes from 7 to 14 days, but we will keep you updated if anything happens that might delay the delivery.

Can I ship an inoperable vehicle?

Long Distance USA Movers ships both operable and inoperable vehicles. However, if you have an inoperable automobile, it might take more effort for us to move it, which means it might cost more - depending on the state of the car. Before you hire us, let us know if your car is operable or not.

Get Reliable Quotes for All Our Services

Long Distance USA Movers offers the most reliable quotes in the United States, for all our services. If you are moving your household items with your car, you can get a quote for relocation as well. If you need insurance for your things, you can also let us know. We also offer packing services and supplies that will help you take care of your items, even fragile ones.