What does it cost to ship a car? Get a quick car shipping quote by filling in the form above. Agape Auto transport is very experienced at quoting auto shipping because we know what the carriers are charging and how much it does cost to ship a car or truck. Auto Transport quotes can range from company to company based on the experience and knowledge of the company quoting car shipping rates. Here at Agape we specialize in car shipping quotes, bringing you accurate auto shipping rates that will make sure your car or truck moves in the time frame you need.
Having trouble moving a vehicle with another company? Please call us for accurate transport quotes and we will make sure that your vehicle moves for what we quote your auto shipment at. If you find that the auto transport company quote you received isn’t getting your vehicle moved call us for an accurate rate to move a car. We are here to help. Vehicle’s not moving quickly enough are usually a result of the car shipping company quote being lower than current car shipping quote rates that the carriers are moving cars for.
A lot goes into giving an auto shipping quote. There are several factors to consider:
Supply and Demand of the car haulers is one of the biggest considerations: Are there enough car haulers to transport the overwhelming number of vehicle s going out of a state to a particular state, and then are there enough vehicles to transport on their way back home or are they going to have to make a dry run. For Example: If FL to CA has 150 cars needing transport, and CA to FL only has 65 then the route from FL to CA is priced much higher than the CA to FL route because the car carrier may have to come back half full instead of with a full car carrier or wait for more cars to become available.
Seasons can affect auto shipping quotes:
During the summer months there are many requests for car shipping quotes from TN to CA, but fewer car moving quotes needed for CA to TN. This seasonal change will result in lower car shipping quotes from CA to TN.
Gas does play a role in car shipping quotes. Diesel prices are on the rise lately and this can have an effect on shipping a car and quote or quotes given.
Size of the vehicle being transported:
Shipping a large suv does cost considerably more when shipping an auto across the US. Shipping a large suv to the next state over is not as expensive because of the shorter distance. The cost to ship a car is less than the cost to ship a truck, the cost to ship a suv depends on the size of the suv but car shipping quotes for suv’s do overall cost more than shipping a car whether across country or state to state.
An inop car transporter will have a wench on it so that the driver can load the vehicle onto the carrier without assistance from anyone else. An inoperable vehicle is defined as any vehicle that cannot be driven up onto the car carrier. A car shipping rate will usually be higher for vehicle not in running condition. Agape ships a lot of vehicles from the auto auctions. So we are very experienced in transporting inoperable vehicles. An auto shipping company considers any vehicle that can be driven onto a carrier a “operable” vehicle.
An open car carrier quote is about 40%-45% lower in cost to transport than an enclosed carrier. Enclosed auto transport is more expensive because it is specialized service and usually carries higher insurance coverage. The enclosed car shipping quotes are usually higher especially when shipping across country because they have fewer spots to fill, resulting in less income per load of that an open carrier would make on the same car transport route. Enclosed Car Shipping is usually not necessary unless you have a specialized vehicle that cannot be exposed to the outside elements, or a high dollar vehicle like a Lamborghini or Bentley, that needs higher insurance coverage than an open carrier normally carries. Open Car Transport is the most common type of auto transport, so keep in mind that most vehicles, including brand new vehicle shipping, are shipped on an open car transporter and are completely safe and secure.