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    If this is your first time shipping a vehicle and if you would like to understand the process better, you can check out our newcomer’s section.

    Welcome to United Car Shipping, we offer many options to ship your vehicle. We ship personal vehicles, car dealerships, military personnel and corporate relocation. We have open and enclosed carriers.

    Definition of Open Carrier

    Definition of Open Carrier – This type of shipping does not protect your vehicle from the elements. Your vehicle is exposed to the outside of our trucks, but we can fit more vehicles on our trucks and this lowers the cost of shipping your vehicle. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money.

    Why Open Carrier auto shipping?

    As mentioned above, open carrier shipping is by far the most popular form of auto transport. Open carrier is not just utilized by people on a tight budget. Many dealerships, auctions, collectors and individuals use open car carrier to transport their vehicles because it really is a great cost effective option.


    Door To Door Auto Transport

    Door to door shipping costs less than terminal to terminal shipping, and you can save considerable amount of time in shipping your vehicle. The advantage of door to door transport is that there’s no need to drop off or pick up your vehicle at a terminal, we pick it up for you and drop it off at the location you choose. We can do terminal drop off and pickup, but we are a door to door company.


    Terminal To Terminal auto shipping

    Terminal to terminal shipping requires the customer to both drop off and pick up their car from a tow company or terminal. Open carrier terminal to terminal shipping is the most affordable auto shipping service currently available.


    Most Asked Questions About Auto Transport

    We put this section together to try and give you the answers you’re looking for quick and easy.

    Understanding the amount of time it takes to deliver your vehicle after pickup.Here are some examples of delivery times, these times are estimated and should not be considered as guaranteed.

    East coast to west coast or west to east approximately 7-14 days
    Central US to east coast or central to west coast approximately 5-8 days
    Southern states to northern states or north to south approximately 5-8 days
    Within your state pickup and deliveries are approximately 1 to 3 days
    East coast to Hawaii is approximately 20 to 30 days.
    West coast to Hawaii is approximately 10 to 20 days.

    Keep in mind that these times are averages and can change to different situations. For example if your car is not picking up or delivering to a major city we may have to put it on a second truck and this could cause a delay.

    Yes, the truck driver will get as close to your door as he can legally and safely. Many cities have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Auto transport trucks are big and need lots of space to maneuver and turn around. If your home is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, low bridges, speed bumps or tight turns, the driver may ask you to meet the truck at a nearby destination.


    Next-day shipping is available at a premium price, but we recommend that you schedule your car transport as far out as you can. This is to ensure a smooth pick-up and delivery.


    Make sure your vehicle is insured! Our transporters carry coverage for your vehicle, but if the insurance company denies the claim for any reason, you don’t want to be stuck with the bill or fighting the insurance company on your own.


    Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover will be accepted. No personal checks and no business checks will be accepted. Our drivers cannot accept cash on delivery due to issues in the past of being robbed or misplacing it. Payment must be arranged prior to pickup. We will charge your card the day of pickup, unless pickup is on the weekend and then we will charge your card the Friday before.


    We will allow up to 100lbs in the trunk, however The US Department of Transport prohibits the carrying of personal items on a truck licensed only for carrying automobiles. By violating this federal law, our company can be fined up to $10,000. All personal belongings that are left inside the vehicle will not be insured and our company is not responsible for missing or damaged items.


    Open Carrier 
    This is shipping that does not protect your vehicle from the elements. Your vehicle is exposed to the weather, but we can fit more vehicles on our truck and this lowers the cost of transport. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money. 
    Enclosed Carrier 
    This is shipping that protects your vehicle from the elements. Going enclosed can protect your vehicle from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases an enclosed carrier will cost double of what it would cost to ship on an open carrier. These drivers have more experience with high-end vehicles.

    Car Shipping Services

    Since low-cost road transport services are usually supplied by open couriers the vast majority of the non-working vehicles are delivered in open trucks one of the advantages of closed vehicle transport services over open vehicles is that closed vehicle transport trucks can load vehicles in different ways.

    If you need to move your car overseas through a road transport company, you should consider one of the specialized services on our platform or a service with experience in transport.

    We looked at the best car transport companies, but despite all of the major transport companies, we found they are also reliable, fast and approved by many satisfied customers.

    The above prices are for car delivery services within the contiguous United States. A vehicle traveling overseas to Hawaii typically costs between $ 800 and $ 1,350, while the road between Alaska ( Juneau ), Washington and Seattle costs about $ 1300. Many modern car transport companies can safely and quickly deliver vehicles around the country.

    When you submit your trip information to get a quote, the car haulage broker will tell you the approximate price of shipping your vehicle. The company transports many types of vehicles such as classic cars, motorcycles and heavy equipment. The average cost of shipping a vehicle varies on factors such as the size and condition of the vehicle, distance, outdoor or indoor transportation, and the season. The best way to find a car shipper is through a shipper broker.

    The next time you need to ship your vehicle to or from Manhattan, contact the most reliable carrier in your business. While shipping costs are certainly an important factor, you need to take more care to ensure that your vehicle is not damaged before arriving at the designated locations. Courier companies carry out the actual transport of your car, picking it up and returning it to the designated areas. Brokers have a network of thousands of carriers and can find the best solution based on your needs and unique vehicle.

    For a car to be delivered overseas from New York City, you need to know that the courier will deliver your vehicle is the best and that no surprises are guaranteed. By far Columbia is the best place to ship a car to South Carolina. It slows down in the western Virginia near Lynchburg as well as in the southwestern part.

    To transport a car with us, please call us at toll-free (800) 516-5569, but if you go inland to any other region of Pennsylvania, transporting cars becomes risky : The Big Apple is America’s largest city and its positive impact on road transport extends to northern New Jersey, southern Connecticut, and eastern Pennsylvania. New York to Miami shipping tips – Our tips for getting your car in the 6th arrondissement.

    In good hands, shipping vehicles can be a simple, low-risk process all dependent on your needs and the availability of drivers in our transport network. This means that the removal service will pick up and deliver your vehicles to your home, office or any other designated location whenever possible. We serve New York, Long Island, the Northern State, New Jersey and Southern Connecticut.

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