Washington DC Car Shipping Services

United’s network of skilled drivers deliver both open and enclosed auto transport services to and from the great state of Washington DC.

The most frequently asked questions clients have when searching for the best vehicle shipping company in Washington DC are largely about about price 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 Washington DC?

The typical price to ship a car within the United States will be dependent on the type of trailer you favor enclosed or open, how far it’s going, and your pick up and delivery preferences. It costs approximately $2.50 per mile to move a vehicle less than 200 miles, however costs around 75 cents a mile to move a standard vehicle 1,000 miles or more. 

Some of the things we consider include:

• the distance the vehicle must go
• the most acceptable time to move your vehicle
• current cost for diesel
• availability and demand for carriers

You can get your free car shipping quote now.

Your Quote

When we give you a quote, it will always include all expenses required to transport your auto. Some car transport companies will tell you a low-ball price just to get a signature on a contract only to jack up the price after you’ve given a deposit, or worse, when your car is being picked up.

Our quotes are final and only change if you make changes that increase the cost. Internet quote forms can only estimate your real shipping costs so it’s always best to speak directly to the vehicle transport company yourself.

Open and Enclosed Carrier Transport

There are various types of transport carriers that move our client’s vehicles to and from Washington DC. 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 Carrier

Open vehicle transport simply means shipping your vehicle on a truck that doesn’t provide any enclosure to protect it from everyday environmental elements. This is how most cars are transported to dealerships. It is also the most common type of transporter on the road and a practical way to move your car.

There are more open carriers available than any other type of transporter so that makes them the most economical manner to move your vehicle. This also means we have more open carriers traveling through Washington DC at any given time so pickup times are often more flexible.

Enclosed Auto Transporters

Moving your auto in an enclosed carrier gives you the ultimate peace of mind. As the name suggests, enclosed car carriers provide the highest degree of protection from weather, elements, rocks or any other threat.

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

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

The cost of shipping a vehicle on an enclosed truck is more because there are fewer enclosed trucks on the road and they can not transport as many cars on their carrier as an open transport can.

Motorcycle Shipping From or To Washington DC

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 location worldwide. Normally 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 auto to or from Washington DC.

No Deposit Required

Some competitors 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 amount you agreed upon and no slick tricks because we stick to the quote we give you to ship your car.

No matter what you require to move your automobile to/from Washington DC, 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

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