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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. Our United auto movers reviews prove our commitment to service and safety. Don’t get caught in auto transport scams. Hire the best united car transport network in the nation!

Five-Star Service From Your Car Shipping Team

Nice people!

5.0 rating
April 23, 2019

I work at a car dealer in town and we have been using United for quite some time. Over the years we have tried many companies and have been burned over and over. These guys aren’t perfect, but they communicate very well and keep us up to date when issues arise.
I have had them deliver many cars to my customer’s and they always have good things to say about this company. I enjoy working with them and I recommend them to other dealers, friends and family. You can’t go wrong when hiring a company like United to ship your vehicles!

Bobby F.


5.0 rating
April 22, 2019

I have a Ferrari GTB that was delivered from the dealership. They suggested that I use their shipping company, but when I looked up their reviews they were not good and I didn’t want my new baby to be shipped with just anyone. United had the best reviews.
I called United and spoke with Joe and after a few calls and a lot of questions, he provided me with a very reasonable quote.
These guys did an excellent job and I’m very happy with the overall services! The driver took his time to carefully unload my car to make sure it wouldn’t get damaged.

Aki L.

Good Service

5.0 rating
April 22, 2019

I shipped my car at the end of last month with United Car Shipping, writing this review is overdue but I felt I needed to let everyone know what an amazing job they did!
Joe and his team were quick and professional! I was bit worried about the whole process, but it was totally worth it. Definitely would use this company again, and I highly recommended their services.

Mary L.

Fast and easy!

5.0 rating
April 22, 2019

The transporting of my car was really fast. I searched through Yelp and i got a response after a one minute from this company. I compared all 4 quotes and I felt that I needed to go with United. It didn’t hurt that they had a five-star reviews. They did the work flawlessly and fast!

Nick H.

I was very concerned about shipping my car.

5.0 rating
April 21, 2019

We only have one car in our household and having it relocated safely was a big concern. I talked to seven car shipping companies. The folks were overall kind and helpful, but one really stood out. Joe was the third person I spoke to. He was extremely understanding about our concerns and answered our questions. He made us feel at ease and confident our car would be taken care of and delivered on time and safely. He did exactly as promised and our car was picked up and delivered on time and the car was in the same condition we sent it. We are relieved and pleased we chose United Car Shipping. With so many choices out there, it would be easy to make the wrong one.

Julia A.

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Our team of specialized customer service reps. have a minimum of 15 years of experience in the auto transport industry.

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We have the global network and specialized experience to ship a vehicle anywhere in the world. Trust and reliability is the key to our success.

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Open Carrier Car Transport Services

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Open carrier shipping is by far the most popular method of auto transport and it’s not just utilized by people on a tight budget. Many dealerships, auctions, collectors and individuals use open auto transport for shipping their cars because it is a great option. We can carry more cars at once, which can have a big impact on the cost of shipping your car compared to that of enclosed auto transport. For the team at United, auto transport is all about getting the job done safely at a great price.

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Shipping your vehicle enclosed will give you the ultimate peace of mind. This is auto shipping that protects your vehicle from the elements. Moving your car 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. Check out the United car shipping reviews.
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Motorcycle Shipping

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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.

International Shipping

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

Limo Shipping

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.

Corporate Relocation

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?

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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.

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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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9 Factors that Determine How Much It Costs to Ship Your Car

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 them. 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.

To get the most accurate quote, call our experienced customer service representatives at (800) 931-4311 or fill out the quote form at the top of this page. We’ll give you a guaranteed quote and answer any questions you have about your transport.

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. 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 part on how many cars an auto transport truck can take, the heavier 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 truck’s weight 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 costs 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 fill out our auto moving quote form at the top of this page.

5. Shipping Lowered or Raised Vehicles

Uniteds auto transport team 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″ 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 operable 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 your vehicle is considered inoperable, you definitely need to request a specialized quote. Please call our customer support team to get your quote (800) 931-4311.

7. The Type of Truck - Open or Enclosed Carrier
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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, Arizona, California, and Florida. They return home by the tens of thousands in the springtime, and then auto shipping rates in those direction rise.

9. The Pickup & Delivery Location of Your Vehicle

Pickup location has a big effect on the cost to ship your 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 fill out our fast auto shipping quote form at the top of this page.