Rhode Island Auto Transport Services

United’s network of skilled auto carriers provide both open and enclosed car shipping services to and from the great state of Rhode Island.

The most popular questions clients have when looking for the best auto transport company in Rhode Island most commonly about the cost and how the car is moved. We are going to answer those questions in this article.

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

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

Some of the things we consider include:

• how far the auto must be transported
• the most acceptable time to pickup and deliver your auto
• current cost for diesel
• current demand for carriers

You can get your free car shipping quote now.

Your Quote

Your quote will always include all costs required to move your car. Some car trucking companies will bid a low price just to get your autograph on a contract only to increase 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 changes that increase the cost. Online quote forms can only guesstimate your real shipping costs so it’s always best to call the car transport company yourself.

Open and Enclosed Transport

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

Open Transports

Open vehicle transport simply means moving your auto on a carrier that doesn’t provide any enclosure to shield it from everyday environmental elements. This is the way most vehicles are transported to car dealerships. It is also the most common type of transport on the road and a safe way to move your car.

There are more open carriers on the road than any other type of carrier so that makes open transport the cheapest manner to move your vehicle. This also means we have more open carriers traveling through Rhode Island at any particular time so pickup times are often more flexible.

Enclosed Auto Transporters

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

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

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

The expense of moving a vehicle on an enclosed carrier is more because there are less enclosed trucks on the road and they can not haul as many cars on their carrier as an open transport can.

Motorcycle Shipping From or To Rhode Island

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

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

No Deposit Required

Some companies will require a down payment prior to your vehicle being picked up. We do not. We work hard to arrange your move and don’t request payment until your transporter is on their way. This ensures you are only charged the price you agreed upon and no tricky scams because we stick to the quote we provide to move your car.

No matter what you need to move your vehicle to/from Rhode Island, UNITED’s auto transport team will provide you with great service, and safe, reliable car shipping 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

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