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” In addition, the amount of traffic along the route can affect the cost of car transportation. Traffic impacts the amount of time it takes to get from one destination to another and therefore some routes may be longer in terms of mileage but quicker as the roads are less busy…

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What's Factored into Car Shipping Quotes?

There are a lot of factors that go into transporting a car across the country or internationally. At Auto Transport we take into consideration all of these factors when deciding on your car shipping quote. We aim to offer you competitive quotations whilst never compromising on the service we provide. Here are a few of the elements that determine your car transport estimate.

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How far your car has to be transported is a key factor in producing your car shipping quote. The amount of fuel used, the number of man-hours and the cost of tolls will differ depending on how far your vehicle has to travel and where it is traveling to. For example, shipping cars across the state will cost considerably less than international car shipping.

In addition, the amount of traffic along the route can affect the cost of car transportation. Traffic impacts the amount of time it takes to get from one destination to another and therefore some routes may be longer in terms of mileage but quicker as the roads are less busy.

When Auto Transport gives you your free quote, having an accurate drop off location will allow us to provide you with the best estimate of the cost of your car shipping.

Does The Size of
Your Vehicle Affect Cost?

  • A smaller sized car will most likely cost less to transport as they take up less room. If your car is a standard size and can fit on one of Auto Transports multi-car transporters, your car transport estimate will be less as multiple cars to be shipped at once.

    The size of your vehicle is even more relevant when shipping a car overseas. Larger vehicles take up more room whilst on the ship and therefore carry a higher rate.

  1. If your car is vintage or it’s a luxury vehicle then it’s likely you will prefer to have an enclosed trailer during transportation. Enclosed shipping is the safest option for transporting a higher value car, particularly for long journeys and here at Auto Transport we always recommend this option for specialty vehicles. However, your car transport quote may be higher if your car is of a higher value and requires additional security.

Other Examples of What Determines a Car Shipping Quote:

 

  • >  Insurance cover

  • >  Collection and drop off arrangement

  • >  Seasonal variation

  • >  The weight of your car

If you would like to know anything more about the car transport services we offer at Auto Transport then call us on (800) 757-7125 or click the link to receive your free quote today.

Natasha Post

Expert in all in things auto-transport. Natasha has been with the company for 3 years and is actively reaching new milestones for the company with her marketing team.

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