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Welcome to Alpine Auto Transport, 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.
Open-carrier car transportation is one of the many services offered by Alpine, considered to be the most efficient and most common form of car transport. As we mentioned earlier, open vehicle transportation is the most common way of moving your vehicle. If open transport car shipping is not for you, there are other alternatives you can consider, including enclosed, full-service, and cheap auto transportation.
There is a small possibility your vehicle may get damaged if you opt for open-car transportation. The only real reason to avoid choosing open transportation is if you are shipping a high-end car, which requires special handling and additional protection. While there are risks involved in open transportation shipping, there are things that can be done to minimize those risks and help ensure your vehicle is secure throughout its journey.
One reason so many new car manufacturers are willing to send their inventory over open carriers at dealerships is that it is extremely safe. The benefits of shipping your vehicle on open-carrier transportation greatly outweigh the risks involved. In fact, any vehicle in which you desire maximum protection may be shipped inside a covered carrier rather than open auto transportation.
Open car transport carriers have a capacity of 10 vehicles per trip, which makes it both cheaper and easier to organize compared with enclosed carriers. Car dealerships prefer using open carriers because they can accommodate up to ten vehicles at once, reducing the per-vehicle costs. One benefit is the fact that open-carrier transport providers can hold multiple vehicles, which also significantly lowers the costs involved.
Enclosed car transportation carriers typically charge twice the price as open carriers, which is why closed auto transportation is not very popular with consumers, unless they have a luxury vehicle which requires extra protection. Car transport in an enclosed carrier is not limited to these smaller vehicles. Sealed transportation is a method of transportation that offers the best car security while taking fewer vehicles.
Alpine Auto Transport has been the leader at providing the best open-car transportation services to those looking for a trusted, safe vehicle transportation partner. For more than 10 years, Alpine Auto Transport has been the leader in providing the best nationwide open car transport services for customers looking for an affordable, safe, reliable transportation for their vehicles.
By entrusting your auto transportation needs to us at Alpine Auto Transport, you can be assured knowing your car is delivered easily and safely from the Open Car Carriers of Direct Connect Auto. We here at Alpine Auto Transport only partner with the best open carriers in the business for vehicle transportation, so you know if you book with us, your vehicle is in good hands. If you are looking for the best mix of services and bang for your buck you can get when it comes to moving your vehicle from Point A to Point B, your in the right place, as we have over 15 years experience with open car transportation throughout the United States. Reliable Carrier, We offer cheap auto transportation in an open trailer, as well as car transport services, everywhere within the continental US.
As a business operating in volumes, Alpine Auto Transport is able to ensure fair and accurate car shipping quotes depending on your particular vehicle, routing, and shipping timeframe.
If there is any damage to your car while being transported, and your carriers insurance does not cover it, American Auto Transport will assist in paying the deductible on your personal insurance. Any damages caused to a vehicle while in transit are directly under the carriers liability, not American Auto Shippings. If you car does suffer some damages while in transit, the majority of the insurance provided by the transporter will cover this. Cargo carriers are not licensed or insured to carry personal belongings or household items, however, Alpine Auto Transport does realize you might want to place certain items into the car.
No matter where your vehicle is currently located, our Open Carrier Car Transport Service can pick up your car and move it from place to place. Ship A Cars transportation coordinators use our extensive nationwide network of open-carrier carriers to help move just about any type of vehicle across the country. With no-frills service, Alpine Autos will put our full-service experience in finding you the right car carrier for the transportation of your vehicle or truck. With multiple open-carrier carriers available, you should have an easier time finding a carrier who can pick your car up and deliver to its destination quickly.
There are extremely efficient regulations for having open auto transportation carriers on the road, which make sure the cars are carefully secured in order to avoid shifts and disasters should a hard corner occur or stop suddenly. Please be aware that although your vehicle will be secure against theft and other damages, open auto transport carriers are entirely exposed, and they will not protect vehicles against weather damage.
As mentioned by Nexus Auto Transport, vehicles shipped in Open carriers are rarely damaged by rain, dirt, ice, dust, etc. While vehicles shipped on open carriers are rarer to receive damages, they are nonetheless exposed to a wide variety of elements, including bird droppings, dirt, and dust, and weather-related issues (ice, rain, snow, etc.). The vehicles are also exposed to a range of street and other external elements including dust, dirt, mud, rocks, and insects.
An enclosed vehicle carrier will keep the car safe inside from these elements, making sure rain, snow, sleet, hail, rocks, or any other object does not get into the car. While established haulers put their best cars to work handling your car, you still need to know yours will travel without protection from the elements.
With more than 18,000 open-cargo carriers nationwide moving thousands of vehicles every day, there are plenty of open-cargo companies sending theirs cross-country in open-cargo. Our auto transportation calculator calculates different factors to get you the best possible closing auto transportation quote from an open car carrier.
Definition of Open Carrier
Definition of Open Carrier – This type of transport 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 Price of transport 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.
An enclosed car carrier is an excellent vehicle transportation option that you may want to consider, particularly if you are moving a classic or customized car. You can either choose to ship one of your vehicles on an enclosed carrier or open-carrier transportation. When you have to move your car, you will get the choice to either have your vehicle shipped in an open carrier or enclosed car carrier.
The shipping method (open or enclosed) will heavily influence your final pricing when it comes to your vehicle shipment. If you own a luxury car, a vintage, classic, or sports car, enclosed auto shipping is the best method for vehicle transportation because it provides extra protection and security to the luxury car. An enclosed vehicle transporter provides better protection to your car when being transported. An enclosed car transporter typically only carries several vehicles at once, most commonly, five vehicles.
Enclosed transportation involves shipping your car on an enclosed carrier, which is fully enclosed on all sides. Open-trailer vehicle transportation involves transporting a vehicle in a trailer that is open on all sides.
Open auto shipping is a highly efficient method of transporting cars because carriers are able to carry multiple vehicles per delivery. Open car transportation is an industry standard, meaning that many more carriers are offering an open auto transportation service. This, in turn, means you can easily get open car transportation service at a moments notice. Open transportation is appropriate for any kind of car, and it is a better option if you are looking to send an off-the-shelf model or used vehicle. If you are concerned that open auto transportation will give your car sufficient protection, keep in mind that carriers move millions of vehicles in this manner each year.
Open auto transportation means that you will not have to wait for another car to arrive, and do not have to worry about any other vehicles. Just like single car open air, these transportations are able to transport only a single car to its destination. You would think because the open carrier transports are carrying several vehicles, that they would need more time to reach the destination.
Since there are many more open carrier carriers out there, you should have no trouble finding one that can pick up your car quickly and deliver to its destination on time. The benefits of shipping your car on open-carrier transportation greatly outweigh the risks involved. Risks are statistically insignificant, and the benefits of an open carrier vehicle transportation far outweigh the potential downsides.
When it comes to a convenient transportation option, open-carrier trucking is the most popular mode for vehicle transportation. Shipping your vehicle on an open carrier is cheaper because seven to 10 vehicles can fit on one double-decker trailer and ship at once. Shipping a car across the U.S. using an open-carrier carrier is the most popular and least expensive of our car transportation services that we offer. The fastest (and likely the most expensive) type of vehicle transportation is by air.
Rail transportation is also in one of the more expensive modes of transporting vehicles. Airfreight remains the fastest, as well as safest, means to transport a vehicle from one location to another. Enclosed auto transportation is good for shorter distances, as not a lot of people can travel across the country driving your car, plus, that costs a lot of money.
If you are moving longer distances, you might be willing to get your car shipped instead of driving yourself. If you do not want to go with one of the options mentioned above, you could also hire a professional driver with an auto moving company to take your car to its final destination. In case you prefer not to use any of the above options, you can also hire someone from an auto moving company to drive the luxury car to the final destination.
In this method, you will get your vehicle placed onto a trailer attached to a truck, which will take your car wherever you want to take it. Only one car will be sitting atop a trailer, fully secured, and alone for the entire transportation. When a transporter loads your car on an open-bed vehicle transportation trailer, it would be secured using chains or a latching mechanism.
As a result, you might wish to opt for a closed hauler for higher-value luxury vehicles or antiques, which need that additional layer of protection that is not offered with open hauling. The only real reason to avoid an open-cargo transportation option is if you are moving an expensive car that requires special handling and additional protection.
If you are looking to transport a truck using open transportation, you can expect to pay $1210 for open transportation, as opposed to $1680 for enclosed vehicle transportation, on average. While costs will vary depending on a few different factors, including vehicle size, the time of year, timeframe of shipment, and shipping distance, you can expect to pay around 30%-40% less for open truck transportation. For instance, if you are looking to transport a vehicle using open transportation, you can expect to pay $970, on average, compared with $1340 for a closed vehicle transporter.
One benefit is the fact that open-carrier transportation providers are capable of accommodating larger vehicles, which could also drastically reduce the costs involved. Open car transportation is usually the cheaper option, and is usually very easy to book due to the frequency people use it.
Occasionally, trucking companies will move these hauls using cars or motorcycles since these only hold a single vehicle. Single-level enclosed transportation is typically space-constrained, carrying fewer vehicles than single-level open-top transportation. Enclosed transportation is usually the preferred transportation method for owners looking to move a new vehicle, an antique, collectible, or an expensive car.
Why Open Carrier auto transport?
As mentioned above, open carrier transport 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 Price effective option.
When it comes to a Alpine transportation option, open-carrier trucking is the most popular way of moving your car. Open transport is appropriate for any kind of vehicle, and is a better option if you are looking to send an off-the-shelf model or used vehicle. Open auto transportation is a highly efficient method for vehicle transportation because carriers are able to ship multiple vehicles per consignment. As we mentioned earlier, open car transportation is the most common way of moving cars.
With open transportation, your vehicle is typically shipped in a long, double-decker trailer. Enclosed transport involves shipping your vehicle on a closed-top trailer, which is fully enclosed on all sides.
You may choose to ship one of your vehicles either in an enclosed carrier or an open-carrier transport. An enclosed carrier for vehicle shipping is an excellent vehicle transportation option that you could choose, particularly if you have a classic or customized car that needs to be transported. Shipping your vehicle on an open-top vehicle carrier is cheaper because you can fit seven to 10 vehicles on one double-wide trailer and have them shipped at the same time.
For instance, if you are looking to send your vehicle using an open car carrier, you can expect to pay $970, on average, compared with $1,340 for an enclosed car carrier. While costs will vary depending on a few different factors, including vehicle size, the time of year, timeframe for delivery, and delivery distance, you can expect to pay around 30%-40% less for open auto transportation. If you are looking to transport a truck using open truck transportation, you can expect to pay $1210 for open transport, as opposed to $1,680 for enclosed car transportation, on average.
Enclosed car transport is good for shorter distances, as not a lot of people are likely going across the country driving your car, plus it will cost more money. Enclosed auto transportation carriers typically charge twice as much as open carriers, which is why covered auto transportation is not as popular with consumers, unless they have lux cars that require extra protection.
If you are concerned that open car transportation will give your car sufficient protection, keep in mind that carriers move millions of vehicles in this manner each year. The benefits of shipping your car with open auto carrier transportation greatly outweigh the risks involved. While there are risks involved with shipping your car in an open carrier, there are things that can be done to minimize those risks and help ensure that your vehicle is secure throughout its journey. There is a small possibility of damage to your vehicle if you opt for open transportation shipment.
If your vehicle does suffer some damages, no fault of your own, a reliable open auto shipping company will have insurance that covers the costs. If there is any damage to your car while being transported, and the carriers insurance does not cover it, American Auto Transport will assist in paying your personal insurance deductible. Any damages caused to a vehicle while in transit are directly under the carriers liability, not American Auto Shippings.
Carriers are not licensed or insured to carry personal items or home items, however, American Auto Shipping does realize you might want to place certain items into your car. Ten-car haulers are the carriers that we partner with most often for your car transportation needs. Single-level, multiple-car carriers: Single-level is typically used for transporting supercars or luxury vehicles, or when you require expedited services. This type of carrier is usually used for moving sports cars or luxury vehicles, or when expedited deliveries are required.
A double-car-trailer-single-vehicle vehicle transporter used for moving cars short distances, or where an expedited delivery is required. Car carriers can carry all types of vehicles in open-bed trailers, no matter the size, height, weight, or model. With an open-air transport carrier, your car is loaded on to a trailer, which usually has two racks holding between four and 10 vehicles.
One of the advantages to using an open-air vehicle transport carrier versus enclosed carrier, for the majority of uses, is it is generally faster from a pickup to a delivery standpoint, an advantage is because more open-air carriers are on the road, and they can hold more vehicles at any given time, compared to their enclosed counterparts. While it is common for open car carriers to carry more vehicles than a single vehicle, you would think that feature would make them slower, the scheduling is easier, often making them faster. Shipping to and from urban areas usually costs less, as there are more transportation vehicles available to meet customers scheduling needs.
Open-air auto transportation is an industry standard, meaning that a greater number of carriers are offering open-air auto transportation services. This, in turn, means you can easily book an open-air car transportation service on short notice. If you are moving your vehicle via open auto transportation, not only does it make life easier on you, but it is much more Alpine than you would expect. If open-air auto transport is not for you, there are other alternatives you can consider, including enclosed transportation, full-service transportation, and cheap transportation. If you own a vehicle you think is valuable due to its rarity, or because the vehicle is expensive, then it is probably going to be a better approach for you.
Enclosed car shipping is usually the preferred shipping method for owners looking to move a brand new vehicle, an antique, collectible, or an expensive car. Older vehicles, even when they are no longer worth much, may pose a liability, and open-air haulers will opt to carry models from newer years instead. Unless the client does not care a lot, which is difficult to imagine, you are better off shipping anything older than 50 years with an enclosed auto transporter.
Ship A Cars transportation coordinators use our extensive nationwide network of open-car carriers to help move just about any type of vehicle across the country. Because we have a vast amount of experience in moving vehicles, your vehicle will be shipped using the fastest and most trusted routes.
Door To Door Auto Transport
Door to door transport Prices less than terminal to terminal transport, and you can save considerable amount of time in transport 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.
Door-to-door car transport is a form of car transportation in which the car hauler collects or delivers the car at the closest possible location to where you want it. Door-to-door auto services entail the car hauler using additional gas, labor, and money to get the car to its desired destination. Door-to-door transportation is an automobile transportation service that allows the pickup and delivery of your car from the closest possible location. The transportation company will take your car and bring it to you as close as possible.
Your car is picked up and delivered to the address you specified. In the simplest terms, this involves having your car picked up from door at your pickup location, then delivered to door at the delivery address.
Even if your vehicle cannot be picked up or delivered directly at your door, due to reasons explained above, it will be picked up and delivered near you — usually within one to two miles of your initial location. Whether your car is shipped by one of our trucks, or we must broker your order with a trusted transporter within our network, your car will arrive at your door – at your convenience. Once you have booked our door-to-door car hauling services, we will deliver your car to your desired L destination in the promised timeframe.
Door-to-door car transportation services are one of the two most common ways of moving a vehicle cross-country, south for winter, or simply into the next neighboring state. Door to door car shipping is a highly convenient service, requires little work from you, and is, therefore, the more popular auto transportation option. If you want the convenience of choosing the pick-up and drop-off locations for your vehicle, then door-to-door delivery is going to serve you very well.
The main benefit of this delivery method is that it is generally cheaper than curbside delivery, but savings will vary depending on the pickup and delivery locations. Understandably, door-to-door car services are expensive when compared with car transport from a terminal to terminal. With terminal-to-terminal transportation, you can simply drop your vehicle off at or pick up from a terminal facility whenever you are comfortable.
When you are doing terminal-to-terminal transportation, as we discuss in a moment, your car might sit at the terminal yard until a vehicle transporter, or you, can make it there. No matter what transportation method you decide on, you will want to properly prepare your car for transportation so it arrives safely at the destination. Cargo carriers are not licensed or insured to carry personal belongings or household items, however, American Auto Shipping does realize you might want to pack a few items into the car.
If your car is damaged while being transported, and carrier insurance does not cover the damages, American Auto Shipping will assist with paying your personal insurance deductible. Any damages caused to a vehicle while in transit are directly under the carriers liability, not American Auto Shippings. All carriers contracts will carry insurance that covers damages caused by a driver or theft while in transit.
Client agrees to give the appropriate time for American Auto Shippers to obtain the carrier for performing transportation for Client. The client agrees that they will not make any refunds due to any cause, since American Auto Shipping has no penalty fees to cancel, and that the customer may receive full compensation of their deposit at any time prior to shipment to a carrier, as listed in Paragraph 1. The small down payment represents the cost to American Auto Shipping and is fully refunded for ANY reason anytime before the vehicle is sent to the carrier and the carriers name, telephone number, drivers telephone number, and pick up date and delivery date are sent to you via email.
For the choice, you will always get top-quality auto transportation services from residence to residence with Alpine. Alpine provides you a premium, quality experience when it comes to door-to-door auto transport. All you need to do is make one phone call to Alpine, discussing your problems and concerns with your transportation request, and Alpine will try its best to resolve your issues.
Fill out a few forms and fill out a few documents, and before you know it, Easy Auto Ship will have picked up your car at your designated location, and dropped it off at the place where you need it. Enter the Pickup & Drop off City/State, Vehicle Year, Make and Model, Condition of Vehicle, Transport Type, and First Available Shipping Date (this is the earliest your car is available for pickup).
Alpine is here to help transport your favorite car on your specified timeline, at a convenient cost. You can now get instant quotes on vehicle transportation from your smartphone by downloading the free Alpine Auto Transport app, available on iPhone and Android.
Most shipping quotes that you get from car shipping brokers and carriers will default to door-to-door delivery, so additional costs are already accounted for in the quotes that you get. Your real costs may be less expensive or more expensive depending on factors such as the vehicle size, the shipping distance, and your transportation method. When calculating your cost for door-to-door auto transportation services, you will want to take into account factors such as the vehicle size, transportation distance, and transportation method.
Contract carriers offer door-to-door transportation if a truck driver can physically get to your pickup and drop-off location. Often, customers wrongly assume that door-to-door car transportation means that a truck will pull in front of your house when it delivers your new car. At Nexus Auto Transport, we keep the lines of communication open between you, your driver, and our Customer Service Team.
Terminal To Terminal auto transport
Terminal to terminal transport requires the customer to both drop off and pick up their car from a tow company or terminal. Open carrier terminal to terminal transport is the most affordable auto transport service currently available.
The other major way of transporting vehicles, door-to-door, costs more, but it also removes the additional trips required to drop and pick the vehicle at the transportation terminal. Car carriers move vehicles in and out of these terminals in order to consolidate deliveries going to the same general area, so shipping by terminal is usually cheaper than door-to-door.
Numerous carriers can move cars as they make their way to a terminal you pick up. Once picked up, your car is transported by your carriers vehicle transporter to your terminals designated terminal location, where you will collect the vehicle. The carrier transports your car to another terminal near the destination location, from which you can collect your vehicle. The carrier will arrive at your pick-up terminal, take possession of your car, then drive it to another terminal within your drop-off zone, where it will be sitting there waiting for you, the owner, to collect it.
Terminal-to-terminal vehicle transportation means the customer has to drop the car off at the terminal closest to their pickup location, and pick it up from a terminal closer to the delivery location. Having to take a car to a terminal and collect it once delivered is really inconvenient. If you are okay with dropping and picking the car at a terminal, and subjecting the vehicle to the possible chaos and elements, then you might consider this kind of vehicle transportation convenient. The Terminal-to-Terminal method can still offer a solid method for moving your vehicle, and you might be fine with this method if you do not mind the logistical hurdles.
You could also ask an auto transportation company to first make use of a local towing service to take your car to the terminal, should you be unable to drive it yourself.
Once your vehicle is dropped off at your destination, you will receive a phone call from the agent from the auto transport company. Once transportation is set up, you would take the vehicle to a holding/terminal facility. With terminal based transportation, your car is loaded into a terminal at one end, then unloaded into another terminal at your destination. You bring the vehicle to the designated terminal for pickup, where the car stays until it is picked up by the carriers.
Since your vehicle will not be picked up or delivered from locations close to the residence you specified, you will need to make arrangements to drop it off and pick it up from terminals. Even if your vehicle cannot be picked up or delivered directly to your door, due to the reasons explained above, it will be picked up and delivered near–usually within one to two miles of your initial destination. In those instances when we cannot offer a door-to-door service, pick-up and/or delivery will occur at a safe, convenient, and mutually agreed-upon location. No matter what the circumstances, our company will work diligently to find you a convenient terminal location and a car transportation plan that works.
We own our own trucking fleet, but if we can deliver your car faster, we will work with one of our trusted partner carriers to broker the transportation. If you have questions about trucking from the terminal to the terminal, please do not hesitate to call our Transportation Specialists at (864) 546-4038. Please visit our frequently asked questions page if you have questions regarding your needs for terminal-to-terminal trucking.
If someone needs to move their vehicle anywhere in the U.S., be it one city to another, or a cross-state drive, Door-to-Door Car Transport is a service that we would recommend at all times.
It is usually cheaper to send cars through terminals rather than through door-to-door car transportation, as carriers consolidate deliveries at and from those terminals. A terminal is a transportation hub, and carriers will frequently combine deliveries traveling in a single area. Terminal-to-terminal vehicle transportation services are used by companies that move large volumes of vehicles, and are a more convenient way of moving vehicles. Their car will be transported to the terminal at your destination city, and then you will be able to collect your vehicle when it is convenient for you. The primary advantage of terminal-to-terminal auto transportation is lower transportation costs.
A car might move several times through the terminal before the vehicle transporter arrives to pick it up, the same is true of deliveries. A Car Carrier/Trucker will load their whole truck in one terminal, then dump their whole load in a different terminal.
Your circumstances might require using hybrid services, in which your vehicle is picked up from the terminal and delivered to your door, or you have your car picked up from your door and delivered to a transportation terminal. In some situations, you may choose to go with a hybrid service, where the car is picked up at your door and delivered to your destination terminal, or, for time and convenience; you can leave the vehicle at a terminal to pick it up, and then have it delivered to your door in the destination.
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 transport 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.
This is transport 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 Price 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.
This is transport 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 Price double of what it would Price to ship on an open carrier. These drivers have more experience with high-end vehicles.
If you are wondering what questions to ask, and how to find and select the best car moving company possible in your area, keep reading, because I will detail 16 of the most important questions you should ask a car moving company before using its services to move your vehicle across state lines. We also have compiled a Guide on How to Choose a Car Transport Company, which can help you with your final decision, and you can learn more about the ways in which cars and trucks are transported at our Help Center. If you are looking to move a car across the country using a vehicle transport service, there is a list of questions that you should ask that will help you decide on the best auto transportation option. While you should check your own insurance policy to make sure that it covers when your vehicle or truck is in the care of the vehicle being transported, the car delivery company that you select also needs to have a policy.
You will want to make sure that the company you pick is the right one before shipping your vehicle. To ensure that you are choosing the right company to send your vehicle, you will want to check to see whether or not they are registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) and if they have any required permits. You should get all of the correct documents in order before you send the vehicle because this will prevent delays and ensure that the process goes without problems. Be sure to ask your auto transportation company in advance what documents they will need, so that you can take time to get it ready for when the time comes to send the car.
If you are moving your vehicle over long distances, your car hauler will want to see your registration and insurance documents so you are sure that your vehicle is not being shipped to the wrong owner by mistake. In the event that you are moving your car overseas, you also need to inquire from any car transportation services if they are registered with the Federal Marine Commission. Unless you are planning on taking the car with you are looking to sell, you will need to make sure that you are entrusting the vehicle with a reputable, trusted car transportation company that can deliver the vehicle to your destination in one piece. One of the crucial questions that you should ask your car transportation company before hiring them for car transport is that of what choices do you have regarding your pick up and drop-off locations.
Most auto transportation companies tout a no-cost car transportation quote – if they do not, that is a sure sign you should look elsewhere. Make sure that every company you are considering hiring offers you a free quote, so that you can compare prices among different car transport companies. Asking this simple question could help you avoid a bait-and-switch shipping scam, in which the purported auto shipping company gives you a quote that is much lower than every other competing offer.
This list of questions covers almost every major detail that you need to know about an auto transportation company and about the car transportation methods that they are offering you. By looking at web pages, you may be able to get a quick idea about the vehicle transportation services a car transport company offers, but there is no harm in wanting to learn more. Now, once you understand if the company that is moving your vehicle is a broker, carrier, or an automotive transportation company, you have an idea about its services.
If some of the car moving companies offer open-air transportation only, it is likely they are a far smaller operation than what you want to be dealing with. The reasoning is that if they cannot offer anything close to enclosed auto transportation, then they are probably either a very new business, or an individual auto transporter (someone with only a truck) pretending to be a much larger operation.
There are companies who are experts in, and have all the equipment for, moving inoperable or non-working cars, and others that just ship those that are working. Some companies are equipped to ship non-operating cars while others work with only the operating vehicles. Many companies will ship a non-working car, but they will need specific equipment for loading and unloading, be sure they are aware of this beforehand.
Some companies will be able to transport a fleet of vehicles, rather than one vehicle at a time. We are usually able to have your vehicle shipped the same day, but giving us more lead-time allows us to better schedule the transportation of your car. Regardless of all these, ask your company about the length of time that a car shipment takes, so it is easier to schedule ahead.
You already chose your delivery method, but it is good to have an idea what the car or truck trip is going to be like. Let us know who is driving and when, so we can help coordinate the delivery. Transporting your car probably will not be covered under your regular car insurance, so make sure that the moving company you select has sufficient coverage.
Ask the company about what it covers, and whether you will need to buy extra car transportation insurance to make sure your possessions are covered if there is a crash. Most auto transportation companies include some kind of insurance or guarantee with the base price, but you should inquire about their policies specifically and ask if they offer any extra coverage for an increased cost.
In these scenarios, cross-state auto travel can be much safer, easier, and convenient for you if you have hired a car hauler or car transport firm to assist. Hiring a car transport or auto transportation firm could seriously make Interstate auto travel a lot safer, simpler, and convenient for you. Working with a car transportation company such as Alpine, which has a wide network of drivers, helps to make sure that your vehicle is delivered on time at a fair price.
Shipping your vehicle is not something that you do everyday, so there are no doubt some questions that will come up when it comes to car transportation. To obtain an accurate estimate for vehicle transportation, you will want to talk with our transportation experts about your transportation details.