We Are United Car Shipping!
We ship all types of vehicles for all types customers. Our highly specialized door-to-door shipping service is available to everyone in the United States and Canada to anywhere in the world.
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Open carrier auto transport
Open car shipping is by far the most popular method of auto transport. Its not just utilized by people on a tight budget. Many dealerships, auctions, collectors and individuals use open car shipping for shipping their car because it really is a great option. We can carry more cars at ones, which can have a big impact on the cost of car shipping compared to that of enclosed auto transport.
Enclosed carrier auto transport
Shipping your vehicle enclosed will give you the ultimate peace of mind. This is auto shipping that protects your vehicle from the elements. Going Enclosed can protect your vehicle from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases enclosed auto carriers will cost double of what it would cost to ship your car on an open carrier. But, these drivers have more experience with high-end vehicles. Enclosed shipping gives you more of a personable touch when shipping your car.
If you’re looking for a safe & affordable way to ship a motorcycle within the US or Canada, your search is over! Shipping your bike to one of the upcoming Motorcycle Rallies? We have years of experience specializing in shipping motorcycles within the US and Canada. We have a continually expanding global reach. You won’t find this kind of experience or network with any other company.
Hawaii Vehicle Shipping
Do you need to ship a car to Hawaii? We have ships going to Hawaii weekly.
Our global reach and experienced experts can help you ship your vehicle anywhere in the world.
Auto Dealer & Manufacture
We service car dealers. Need to ship a car to a client or dealer to dealer trade? We have the experience you need.
Yacht & Boat Shipping
We have to top boat shippers in the industry. Get your boat or yacht shipped with reliable on-time delivery.
ATV, Jetski & Dirt Bike Shipping
We have experience shipping all types of recreational vehicles.
Oversize & Heavy Equipment
Is you vehicle to big for conventional shipping? No vehicle to large for us. Let us help!
We ship all types of recreational vehicles fifth wheel, gooseneck or drivable. We can get your RV moved fast!
Express Auto Transport
Expedited or express delivery is an option we offer when scheduling your shipping.
Military Service Members
We service all branches of the Military - Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the Department of Defense
We ship limos everywhere in the world. We are experienced in shipping oversize vehicles.
Movie & Photo shoots
Do you need to ship a car for the producer or one of the actors, or maybe you need a vehicle to be on set for a photo shoot.
As your corporate relocation leader, we will assist you along every step of your shipping so that you do not have to worry!
Need to Ship a Vehicle to Hawaii?
We know that you have a lot of choices when selecting a shipping company to ship your car to Hawaii, you want a company with the experience and know how to manage your Hawaii auto transport right, at the right price, and on time.
International Vehicle Shipping
Global reach with 30 years of experience. Having the right company handle your shipment is important when dealing with customs and all the rules and regulations of overseas shipping.
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Car Shipping Quote Determining Factors
1. The Distance We Move Your Vehicle
The distance between Pickup and Delivery is the number one factor in understanding the quoting process and how much it costs to ship your car. The longer the distance, the more the cost goes up for the trucker for fuel, wear and tear on the truck, and the amount of time it takes him. The cost per mile slowly goes down with the more distance the driver hast to go, but the overall shipping rate goes up. The average company driver will travel roughly 450 miles per day. Our shipping quote form is the best way to determine the right car-shipping rate for pickup and delivery of your vehicle. For the most accurate quote please call our experienced customer service representative at (800) 931-4311 or feel free to fill out the quote form at the top of this page.
2. The Length of Your Vehicle
The length of your vehicle has a big effect on transport cost. The average size automobile is about 180” long. If your car is average it becomes easier for the car transporter to ship because it will allow him to also transport more vehicles for more money. Longer vehicles over 190” start to take up more space and the auto transporter can’t ship as many cars. Automobiles over 200” will be priced higher to help the driver compensate for the loss in truck space. For the most complete quote please call our professional service representative at (800) 931-4311 or feel free to get your auto shipping quote at the top of this page.
3. The Height of Your Automobile
The height of your vehicle plays a roll in pricing your car shipping because it determines how many vehicles the transporter can fit on the truck. Most cars are about 58“ in height, midsize SUV’s 68” and larger SUV’s 74”on the average. SUV’s are priced higher to ship because of their height and weight. The taller the SUV’s are the greater the cost. To make up for the loss in money, we need to charge more money for shipping. And this why it’s important to understand the height of your vehicle when receiving a car shipping quote. You can count on our free car transport quote calculator to factor height of the vehicle. For the most reliable car shipping quote please call our customer service representative at (800) 931-4311 or please fill out our auto transport quote form at the top of this page.
4. The Weight of Your Car
Car haulers are only allowed a max weight of 80,000 pounds. Weight plays a roll on how many cars an auto transport truck can take, the heaver the cars the less they can transport. The driver have to go through scales that are set up by each state and these scales make sure the trucks weigh is not over 80,000 pounds. No driver wants to be told he has to remove a car from his truck. The Heavier the truck the more fuel consumption and the more it cost to ship the vehicles. This is why car, SUV’s or trucks that weigh more than 4,500 pounds cost more to ship and have higher auto shipping rates, which is reflected in the quote. To get the most complete auto shipping quote please call our friendly customer service representative at (800) 931-4311 or please fill out our auto moving quote form at the top of this page.
5. Shipping Lowered or Raised Vehicles
United Auto Transport makes sure all vehicles on our trucks are insured. Most companies fall short when it comes to protecting their customers vehicles. The last thing we want is a damage claim. The lower the cars ground clearance, the more chance there is for it to be damaged, especially when shipping on an open carrier. Any vehicle with less then 4 inches of ground clearance or lower should be shipped enclosed carrier, where it will get a driver that has experience with lowered vehicles. Any car, truck or SUV that is over 5 “ ground clearance should be safe to go on an open carrier. If your vehicle has a lift in most cases will need to be shipped on an open carrier. It’s important that if your car, SUV or truck is lowered or raised that you call our customer support team to get your quote (800) 931-4311.
6. The Condition or your Car
Its important for us to know if your vehicle it orderable or non-operable
Operable – This means your car runs, brakes, steers, mirrors work, windows go up and down, shifts in forward and reverse, tires inflated and roll. It’s important that all these things work properly. Does it run at least well enough to drive it on and off the auto transport truck? If your vehicle is considered an in-op in most cases will cost you around $250 extra and the number of drivers that can handle an in-operable vehicle are limited and that means they don’t ship nearly as fast as running cars.
If not your vehicle is consider in operable and will need to have a specialized quote. It’s important that you call our customer support team to get your quote (800) 931-4311.
7. The Type of Truck - Open or Enclosed Carrier
Open Auto Transport
Enclosed Auto Transport
Almost all cars, trucks and SUV’s are shipped on an open carrier and that means exposed to the elements. It is the same type of truck that you often see driving down the freeway with cars stacked on it. Open carriers are the cheapest way to ship your car. The other alternative is enclosed car shipping. It is the most protected way to ship your car, but it costs a lot more then open carrier shipping. The average enclosed carrier price is usually 50% higher price then open shipping. The main reason is that an enclosed truck can’t fit as many vehicles; an open carrier can accommodate eight or twelve cars. Both open & enclosed travel the same distance and have similar costs. The four to six vehicles on an enclosed truck make it so that we must make up the difference in cost.
8. Time of Year You ship Your Automobile Matters
There are different times in the year that affect the car shipping cost, sometimes drastically. The snowbirds season from the northern states to the southern states to escape the colder climates for warmer climates, and this drives up the cost to ship your vehicle to places like Texas, Florida, Arizona, California, and Florida. They return home by the tens of thousands in the springtime, and then auto shipping rates in those direction rise. To get the most detailed automobile transport quote please call our customer support team at (800) 931-4311 or please fill out our auto transporting quote form at the top of this page.
9. The Pickup & Delivery Location of Your Vehicle
Pickup location has a big effect on the cost to ship a car. The concentration of people makes it easier on us to gather full loads of vehicles and get headed to our destination faster. Every day a full load is leaving a major city for another. The chances of finding a truck sooner than later are higher for cities that have higher populations. To get the most exact vehicle transport quote please call our experienced support team at (800) 931-4311 or please fill out our auto shipping quote form at the top of this page.