If you are planning a move or taking a trip in Columbus, there are multiple things you should know if you are planning to book an auto transport service to move your car:


Auto transport quotes and rates in the industry are figured using several elements that vary with each transport. The distance, the automobile’s make and model, and it it is inoperable or operable are just a few variables that affect the price. Our vehicle shipping quote form will get you an accurate shipping rate with all user-submitted information, and all-inclusive prices without undisclosed fees.

Moving your car with a responsible car carrier while watching how much you spend  is easy with United Car Shipping. Whether you’re looking for someone to move junk cars or get your import safely to your doorstep, United provides competitive quotes and the top service in the industry.


The common price to ship a automobile within the US is dependent upon what kind of trailer you prefer open or enclosed, how far it’s going, and your pick up and delivery preferences. It costs approximately $2.50 per mile to ship a automobile less than 200 miles, however costs around 75 cents a mile to ship a standard vehicle 1,000 miles or more.

In the event you are  ready to get the exact price to ship your automobile, truck, van or bike you may go to our quote page, fill in your vehicle transport specifications and we will give you a quick quote.

If you choose to speak to a human (on the telephone) about shipping your vehicle to or from Columbus, we enjoy visiting with our friends from this great state. Our crew will answer all the questions you have about moving your vehicle. You can call our support team at 1-800-931-4311 and they will be glad to assist you.

We will tell you exactly how much it is to transport your vehicle across the US or assist you in getting a quote for international transport. We are glad to help you relocate your college student, assist our military personnel, move dealership vehicles, or help you with your classic car transport.

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Last-minute booking.

Auto transport takes time, so book your order as far in advance as possible. Usually a 10-day cushion is best. As a rule of thumb, it’s good if we have at least 7 days to prepare your move effectively and efficiently. Once your order is placed and confirmed, United Car Shipping will average 7-15 days depending on how many miles your car will travel.

Waiting until the last minute to book your move will likely impact your cost to ship your vehicle. Sometimes it can’t be avoided, but if possible, giving 7-10 days lead time helps avoid extra costs.


Are you thinking about buying a used car out of state from a dealership? Purchasing a car long distance from a dealer requires some planning. If you are not able to get the car from the dealership and drive it yourself, we can transport it for you.

A delivery from a dealer can be arranged by the buyer or the auto dealership themselves. You might want to find out when you are the actual legal owner of the car. If it is when papers are signed and keys are no longer the possession of the automobile dealership, it’s likely you’ll want to determine who will be transporting the vehicle for and to you.

Perhaps you’re the owner of a dealership in Columbus and you’re trying to finish a sale with a long distance buyer. Remove the limitations of buying a car long distance by shipping the automobile to the customer’s door for them. We can pick up from you and take it to them. It’s easy.

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If you are a seller making arrangements for transporting the car from Columbus, make sure to examine the service first to verify they’re qualified to ship your car.

Either way, it’s essential to contact a knowledgeable auto transport company to help out. Picking a car shipping company with experience and knowledge in the business will help the move go more smoothly.

It’s also important to know when the car is being moved, there’s a great customer support team included along the transport process. You are trusting your car to strangers. It’s important to feel confident the people you entrust your car to has your back. The number one focus is to have your car delivered safely.


Open transport is the car shipping industry’s customary method of transporting cars. These are the most commonly seen carriers on the highway any given day. Whether or not you’re transferring a new, used, or junk car, open transport is the cheapest approach to transporting a car. Roughly ninety percent of vehicle transport companies operate an open carrier, so selecting this service means you should have plenty of availability and the best charges.

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In the event you are needing to move your exotic vehicle, antique automobile, classic cars or vintage race cars, enclosed transport will be your favorite option. Closed transport provides probably the most protection for your automobile during the move.

With an enclosed trailer, it will protect your car from climate conditions, grime, debris, and different things it might encounter on an open carrier. Enclosed car transport will normally cost more than open transport, but we do recommend this service for special cars which might be delicate, have a great sentimental value or high dollar value.


Door-to-door service is supplied by most car shipping companies. We will pick up and deliver your car as close to your driveway as we can. Take note, our semi-trucks and trailers can’t always make it through some residential streets and condominium communities. If needed, we will work out an accessible parking zone to load or unload your car with your driver in advance.


United’s auto transport team gives you the best options, like booking with the helpful support of our trained staff who always provide guaranteed quotes and five-star service. Once you approve your quote, we’ll assign your vehicle shipment to a personal support representative and work quickly to find the best carrier for your move based on where the carrier is currently located, the path they are moving and the direction they will be going.


United brings every thing you want or need when searching for a car shipping company into one place. Experience, knowledge and our professional service team. We will walk you through the entire process so you’re not left hanging with concerns. Since we ship thousands of cars every year and understand this may be your first time, so here are some useful tips to make your transfer easier.

• If you are moving, make sure your registration and license are current.

• Find out what transport company you want to work with and call them directly. We hope that’s us! You can reach your United auto transport team at 1-800-931-4311.

• If you’re still shopping, find out the cost to ship your vehicle by getting a guaranteed auto shipping quote.

• Book your United auto transport move.

• Our dispatch team will decide which carrier in our national network are going to be in the pickup area and scheduled to move toward your delivery destination.

• During the moving process you can communicate with your dispatch team if you have any questions. We will also contact you during the process especially as your car gets closer to it’s final landing place to solidify details of drop off.

Shipping a vehicle is often tedious and expensive endeavor. You should be sure you are working with one of the best auto transport firm at their best price.

Research auto transport service professionals and examine their companies, historical past, and prices. Uncover which service is best for your transportation needs and budget. Speak with them directly about getting a feel for their communication style and expertise. You should always feel comfortable with whomever you entrust to move your car.

It’s our main goal to make your transport experience as easy as possible. Our staff of support members are in your corner to make sure your questions are answered, any concerns are resolved and you are confident your car will travel in a safe, timely manner, delivered to you without any problems.

If you’d like to get more information about the process of car shipping, check out our handy auto transport guide. No matter how far you need to move your car to or from Columbus, UNITEDs auto transport professionals will do it quickly and safely guaranteed.

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Planning a trip to Columbus? Here are some fun facts about the city.

Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the west central border of the U.S. state of Georgia. Located on the Chattahoochee River directly across from Phenix City, Alabama, Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it officially merged in 1970.[4] Columbus is the third-largest city in Georgia and the fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2017 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus has a population of 194,058 residents, with 303,811 in the Columbus metropolitan area.[2] The metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2017 estimated population of 499,128.

Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Atlanta. Fort Benning, the United States Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence and a major employer, is located south of the city in Chattahoochee County. Columbus is home to museums and tourism sites, including the National Infantry Museum, dedicated to the United States Army’s Infantry Branch. It has the longest urban whitewater rafting course in the world constructed on the Chattahoochee River.

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Baltimore Md

5.0 rating
June 23, 2019

Thanks Joe
Contacted Joe needed to transport my SUV from MD to ATL. Joe took my info and said he would call as soon as he dispatch a driver in several hours he contacted me said he can have my car pickup up that next day Friday and delivered on Saturday. The Driver call right away before the pickup and after. He was very quick and professional.

james brown

We found a great company

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May 11, 2019

I work for a high-end car dealer and we have been using United for some time now. Every time we shipping a car we get quotes from a few different companies, but we always seem to come back to these guys. They always have a good price and we know that they are going to do a fantastic job. Over the years we have had some minor issues, but the great thing about these guys is that they communicate well and solve the problems. I defiantly recommend these guys for shipping your vehicles.

Mike W.

Don't make the same mistake that i did...

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May 2, 2019

I don’t know why i have to learn things the hard way:( I went with the cheapest company and they didn’t show up to pick up my car. I tried calling them all day long and they wouldn’t answer the phone. I had already given them a deposit and so then i had to go through the hassle of doing a chargeback. They had four-stars, so i thought i was good. I started calling around and i found joe with United Car Shipping. He was really nice and explained why the other company couldn’t get a driver to pick up my car. Joe was awesome and he got a driver to come out the next day. Everything worked out and i was very happy with this company. I ended up paying a couple hundred dollars more, and it was worth it! These guys are really nice and the understand how to communicate. Thumbs up for United!

Tim Lee

Job done...

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April 29, 2019

I booked, they picked up and delivered. Everything went smooth and i have noting but good things to say about this company.

Dave B.

Very happy with the service!

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April 28, 2019

Great experience from the first call to the delivery of my vehicle. I read a lot of reviews before i chose United. I went with them because nobody had anything bad to say about this company.
Customer service – awesome
Price – average
Pickup – everything went smooth and driver did a great job!
Delivery – driver called the day before and gave me a time and he showed up as he said he would.
Totally recommend this company!

Gabby V.