How Do I Ship My Car?

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Choosing theBest Car Shipping Company

Car shipping is an industry riddled with competition. When you want your car to arrive safely, quickly and for a fair price choosing the best car shipping company is vital.

Our auto transport network is the best in the industry.

Have you found your dream car thousands of miles away? We'll bring it to your doorstep.

Do you need your classic car shipped to a car show on the coast or an auction in the southwest? We have many car collectors on our team and they understand the care required to transport your classic car safely. Plus, our enclosed transporters are moving high dollar, classic cars across the United States every day.

In addition to personal care, our staff is ready to share helpful tips and tricks to make your car shipping a breeze. Contact one of our car shipping specialists for personal assistance.

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United Car Shipping makes it easy to get the service and support you need whenever you need it. Our online blog has extensive articles to answer any question you may have about shipping your car.

We've provided answers to the most commonly asked questions like “Do your have any discounts?” or “What do I need to do to prepare my car for transport?” right here in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Our customer service and support team is available by phone to help with your shipping needs or you can contact us by email by filling out our online form. We also offer Live Chat and Text to Chat during normal business hours. Whatever manner of communication you prefer, we're here to assist you.

When you request a quote from us, we request the most basic information required to provide an accurate quote. We do assume your car is operable and no additional equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle. If that is not the case, please provide that information when your support member delivers your quote.

United Car Shipping is unlike other companies today who transport cars. We care about you and your car. We work hard to provide the pinnacle of service and personal care and make ourselves available so you can speak directly with us at any time throughout the entire process. That is why we are able to maintain a competitive 5-STAR rating with our customers.

HOW TO SHIP A CAR ENCLOSED?

If your car needs extra protection from weather and other elements, shipping your car enclosed is your best bet. As its name suggests, enclosed car shipping places your vehicle inside a carrier with 100% protection, totally enclosed during the entire transport.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SHIP A CAR?

Total transport time averages 7-20 business days. Most shipments are picked up with 1-3 business days and delivered 7-14 days later. Some more remote areas may take up to 7 business days for the pick-up.

Pick up time is based somewhat on variables outside anyone's control, that's why auto transporters give you a window of time for pick up. Once you book your transport, we will chart out the path of available drivers that can be routed to your pick up location, yet also headed toward your destination.

Once your dispatch team determines the best carrier to assign to your transport, they will schedule your pick up and the driver will begin moving toward your destination from where ever he/she is. Their distance from, how many pick ups or drop offs they have before they get to you, and federal regulations regarding how often they must stop and how long they are allowed to drive, all affect your pick up time. Not to mention, any traffic issues, bad weather, construction or external issues they may face before they get to you.

Express shipping services are available in some areas to help expedite time sensitive shipments. We encourage you to contact one of our car shipping specialists if you have additional needs. We are always glad to help.

After your vehicle is picked up, you can contact us any time for updates.
Your support staff will give you updates at various times so you know when to anticipate your vehicle's arrival.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP A CAR?

United Car shipping charges an average of $770 to $1450 for an average-sized car moving within the United States. For vehicles traveling under 200 miles, it can cost an average of $2.50 a mile, with a minimum base charge for picking up. This simply means if you need the car moved 150 miles, you're going to pay a base charge plus the $2.50 a mile. Please note, prices do fluctuate based on time of year and fuel costs.

If you are moving your car over 1,000 miles, you're looking at around 75 cents a mile to ship your car. The price for car transport can vary somewhat based on distance and the specific car in both instances. But for the most accurate quote and our guaranteed pricing, use our shipping quote form to get an accurate quote.

As I stated, the distance of the move, the year, make and model of the car do have the largest effect on the cost to move a car. Expediting the shipment will also increase the cost. Choosing a major city for pick up and delivery can also be a great way to get cheap car shipping by decrease the cost of door-to-door transport. You can also use our car shipping terminals for speed and convenience.

Shipping a car isn’t quite like the shipping a cardboard box with UPS. A car is difficult to ship and must be loaded properly to avoid damage during transport. So do your research and choose United when you want to ship your car. Our attention to safety and detail makes all the difference in getting what you pay for.

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We started in 1998 as owner operators and in 2011 we opened up United Car Shipping. We believe in having the best equipment and the highest standards! Our customer base ranges from car dealers, movie stars, athletes, car rental companies, snow birds, moving companies and privately owned vehicles. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Know when shipping your car with us that your vehicle is safe and in good hands.

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United Car Shipping
5.0
Based on 21 Reviews
Michael H.
Michael H.
2019-03-13 23:38:40
Like other reviews said, Joe was great. Good communication and also timely response. Was able to help me find a transport with good price. The first...
Priyank T.
Priyank T.
2019-02-19 19:39:29
We just moved our car from Fremont CA to Dallas TX . Moving can be overwhelming specially when it's such a long distance but United car shipping and Joe in...
Carlos K.
Carlos K.
2019-01-13 18:21:00
Joe was unable to help me ship my vehicle, but I'm giving him five stars for customer service, as he sent me a courtesy message in less than five minutes.
Mandar S.
Mandar S.
2018-12-30 10:07:35
When all other car shipping companies fail to meet out needs to move our car from the bay area to Dallas metro, United car shipping worked their magic to...
Muni M.
Muni M.
2018-09-07 14:55:28
Recently got my son's car shipped from Bay Area to Indiana United Car Shipping handled the whole process very professionally and as they promised they...
Art T.
Art T.
2018-05-08 11:56:58
A great overall experience getting my car moved quickly, safely and reasonably. A couple status updates could help but everything moved quickly. Thank you
Oswal G.
Oswal G.
2018-03-15 21:09:21
I found this business on Yelp and based on the reviews didn't think twice about requesting a quote. I gave Doug a follow up call--he spent 10-15 min on...
Gabe C.
Gabe C.
2018-03-06 18:26:49
I was really scared to ship my Porsche from San Fransico to Dallas TX, however, United Car Shipping made it quick and easy. I contacted United and Dave...

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Speedy McGee
Speedy McGee
04:05 31 May 18
What a great company. I was very pleased with my auto ran transport experience. The communication was great on both ends. I will tell my friends to use you guys for their car shipping needs.read more
Salvador Mercado
Salvador Mercado
03:53 31 May 18
Very pleased with the all around service. Spoke with Chris and he gave me a awesome quote. He answered all my questions and I never felt like I was being pressured. Thank you for all the help. I would recommend United Car Shipping.read more
Chris Nadler
Chris Nadler
18:57 28 Dec 17
I had a vehicle sent from San Jose, CA to Miami, FL earlier in the year and expected issues due to weather and higher prices I was quoted from other competitors. United was one of the last places I called, but I'm glad I did. United gave me a reasonable quote but I was impressed with the early delivery. Overall satisfied and would use again.read more
Vanessa ceja
Vanessa ceja
23:38 26 Oct 17
Really satisfied with their service. Asked for a quote and got it back right away. They have competitive prices so I went with them. Had a car shipped from Sacramento to San Jose and was really happy with them throughout the whole process. Would definitely recommend and use them again.read more
Lupe Mercado
Lupe Mercado
09:05 24 Oct 17
My Husband and I were shopping around to ship are Honda Accord to San Diego. A friend recommended United because he had a great experience with them. We got a great quote and the driver kept us updated the whole time. Overall it was a great experience for us. Highly recommend :)read more
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Don't make the same mistake that i did...

5.0 rating

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...

5.0 rating

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!

5.0 rating

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.

Nice Job!

5.0 rating

These guys did a great job shipping my car from Los Angeles to San francisco. They answered all my questions and were very friendly. The price was right and the driver was really nice and on time for pickup and delivery. Good company that does what they say!

Bruce G.

Nice people!

5.0 rating

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.

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