Iowa Auto Transport Services

United’s network of highly qualified drivers deliver both open and enclosed car shipping services to and from the great state of Iowa.

The most frequently asked questions customers have when researching the best vehicle transport company in Iowa are largely about about the cost and how the car is moved. We are going to answer those questions now.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship My Car To or From Iowa?

The standard price to ship a automobile within the United States will be dependent on the kind of trailer you favor enclosed or open, the distance it will travel, and your pick up and delivery preferences. It costs around $2.50 per mile to ship a vehicle less than 200 miles, but costs around 75 cents a mile to move a standard automobile 1,000 miles or more. 

Some of the factors to consider include:

• the distance the vehicle must travel
• the best time to transport your vehicle
• current cost for fuel
• availability and demand for drivers

You can get your free car shipping quote now.

Your Quote

Your quote will always include all expenses required to move your vehicle. Some vehicle carrier companies will bid a low-ball price just to get a signature on an agreement only to jack up the price after you’ve given a deposit, or worse, when your car is being picked up.

Our quotes are all-inclusive and only change if you make alterations that affect the cost. Internet quote forms can only guesstimate your real transport costs so it’s always best to call the car transport company yourself.

Open and Enclosed Carrier Transport

There are multiple types of shipping carriers that move our client’s vehicles to and from Iowa. We offer both open and enclosed carriers to serve the many needs of our customers. Below you’ll find a detailed list of the benefits of each.

Open Transports

Open auto transport simply means moving your car on a carrier that does not provide any enclosure to protect it from everyday environmental elements. This is the way most cars are transported to car dealerships. It is also the most common method of transport on the road and a practical way to transport your auto.

There are more open carriers available than any other type of carrier so that makes them the least expensive manner to transport your automobile. This also means we have more open transporters traveling through Iowa at any particular time so pickup times are often more flexible.

Enclosed Auto Carriers

Moving your vehicle in an enclosed carrier will give you the ultimate confidence. As the name suggests, enclosed car carriers provide the greatest level of protection from weather, elements, rocks or any other possible threat.

As a bonus, enclosed auto carriers typically have more experience with high end vehicles. The most common vehicles transported in an enclosed carrier are classic, collectible or antique cars and motorcycles. They also transport:

• autos from auto auctions
• classic race cars
• auto show transport
• exotic auto show transport
• antique and classic cars (as I mentioned above)

The expense of shipping a car on an enclosed truck is more because there are less enclosed trucks available and they can not transport as many cars on their carrier as an open carrier can.

Motorcycle Shipping From or To Iowa

Motorcycle Shipping by UnitedWe do also provide bike and motorcycle shipping across the county and internationally. We also ship dirt bikes and ATVs door-to-door to almost any destination worldwide. Normally motorcycles are transported in an enclosed truck.

So request a quote now! Our transport team is ready to answer any questions you have and help you move your vehicle to or from Iowa.

No Deposit Required

Some companies will require a deposit prior to your vehicle being picked up. We do not. We work diligently to arrange your move and don’t request payment until your transporter is on their way. This ensures you are only charged the amount you agreed to and no slick tricks because we stick to the quote we give you to transport your car.

No matter what you need to move your automobile to/from Iowa, UNITED’s auto transport team will provide you with great customer service, and safe, reliable auto transport services no matter where we deliver for you.

Get a quick quote here!


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

5.0 rating
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...

5.0 rating
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...

5.0 rating
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!

5.0 rating
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.
USA Highways used to ship cars

Iowa (/ˈaɪəwə/ (listen))[5][6][7] is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north.

In colonial times, Iowa was a part of French Louisiana and Spanish Louisiana; its state flag is patterned after the flag of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, people laid the foundation for an agriculture-based economy in the heart of the Corn Belt.[8]