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Planning a car shipping takes time, but transporting a vehicle shouldn’t be a stressful experience. Nationwide United Auto Transport offers the most convenient ans stress-free ways to transport your car. Whether you’ve transported vehicles before, or this is your first time, you’ll get everything you need to know to make to make the whole car shipping process easy.
Make sure you’re working with the best car shipping company. Transport your car with Nationwide United Auto Transport. Whether you are moving with your family across the country or purchasing a car from out of state, save time and money on your next car shipping.
Shipping a car is simple. We help match the best car shipping service tailored to your specific needs. Our experienced carriers make sure your vehicle arrives the same way it leaves and on time.
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Car Shipping Services
Enclosed Auto Transport
Open Car Shipping
We offer open car shipping, the cheapest way to ship a car and standard method of transporting vehicles in the car shipping industry. As the name suggest, autos are transported on open car carriers uncovered to weather and road conditions. Our open car carriers are fully licensed, bonded and insured to transport your vehicle anywhere in the U.S.
Oversized Vehicle Transport
Door to Door Auto Transport
Expedited Auto Transport
How Does Auto Transport Work?
Car shipping may appear as an excessively entangled process, particularly on the off chance that you’ve never done it. The process of transporting a vehicle across state or across the country is relatively the same. Nationwide United Auto Transport makes car shipping easy with these four easy steps.
1| Call to Get Auto Transport Quote
Speak to one of our transport specialist to discuss specifics about your car shipping and create a personalized transportation of your shipment.
2| Description of vehicle shipping
You’ll need information about your vehicle (year, make and model), pickup and delivery locations, and it’s likewise useful to have an approximate schedule for your move.
3 | Choose Car Transport Service
Depending on your vehicle and its needs, open or enclosed is one of the primary decisions you’ll make when shipping a vehicle. Almost 80% of car shipping is done on open carriers while enclosed carriers are the preferred transport option for high end, luxury vehicles.
4 | Pickup & Car Delivery
Preparation will help ensure a positive and stress-free pickup and delivery experience. We provide a day’s notice prior to pickup and delivery. We coordinate pickup and delivery arrangements on your behalf when there’s a third party involved.
How Much Does Car Shipping Cost?
Unlike other service based products, car shipping does not have a set cost. The cost is based on a few variables that differentiate on an individual basis. Some of the details we need to calculate cost of car shipping include: pickup and delivery locations, open or enclosed, type of vehicle etc. To get the exact cost of your car shipping, we recommend speaking to our transport specialists with the specifics about your transport.
Car Shipping Make & Model
We’ll ask for specifications of your vehicle to make the necessary space on our truck. Modifications like longer, taller or oversize vehicles require additional vehicle transport adjustments and will be more expensive to ship. Any lowered or “dropped” vehicle with 4 inches ground clearance and lower should ship enclosed.
Does your car run and drive? Will it be able to get on and off the auto transport carrier on its own power? If not, we will require extra equipment and labor to safely transport your inoperable car. We’ll assign a truck equipped with a winch to load and unload your vehicle. Keep in mind, vehicles must be able to steer and roll.
Car Shipping Type
Open or enclosed is standard in the industry. Open transport is the most cost effective way to ship a car. Almost 90% of car shipping happen on open car transport, meaning cars travel exposed to weather and road conditions during transport. The alternative, enclosed transport, protects your vehicle from weather and road conditions during transport.
Distance is the main factor that determines the cost for car shipping. This has to do with the amount of fuel used to transport your vehicle. Longer distances have a higher overall price but lower cost per mile. Pickups and deliveries to and from major cities will generally be less expensive than rural locations. Do you need Hawaii car shipping?
Snowbird auto transport or shipping during winter months is generally more expensive than shipping a car in the summer. Harsh weather conditions typically cause the closure of some truck routes and affect a higher car transport rate. Shipping around the holidays can also affect availability and cost. Our car quotes always reflect any seasonal changes in the industry.
Cheapest Way to Ship Car
What is the cheapest way to ship a car? As previously mentioned, the cost to ship a car varies on few different factors, mainly the type of vehicle, locations, and when you’re moving. Depending on your specific needs, there are some ways you can ship your car for cheap.
- Open Shipping: This is the standard car shipping method—and the most economic way to ship a car.
- Operable Condition: Make sure your car runs and drives. Carriers will add to the total costs if they’re handling inoperable cars.
- Schedule: Booking and reserving ahead of time will help you save the costs of expedite or last minute requests.
- Flexibility: Having an open schedule, meaning not requesting specific times and dates will almost surely get you an affordable quote.
- Low-Season: Shipping a car during low (winter) season is generally less expensive than shipping a car in high (summer) season.
- Location: If you live in a rural area, we recommend making arrangements to bring or receive your vehicle near a major city.
- Multiple Cars: Shipping more than (1) vehicle on the same truck will save you money. Tell your family and friends.
- Discounts: Are you an active military member, seasonal traveler, or repeat client? Ask for a discount.
Prepare Your Car for Transport
Minimize the risk of damage by preparing your car for transport. Although the chances of your car sustaining any damage are slim to none, you still want to make sure you do everything you can to ensure a safe and damage-free transport. Here are a few things you can do.
Record existing damage and take pictures
Noting all pre-existing damage on your auto will make it easier for you and carrier to identify new damage on your auto if it may occur.
Remove personal and aftermarket items
By law, car shipping companies are not authorized to transport any personal or household items in vehicles they’re shipping.
Perform mechanical inspection
All vehicles need to be in operable condition, unless noted at time of booking. We advice to perform a routine maintenance check to identify if any mechanical issues.
Safeguard Your Car During Transport
The number one reason for damage to cars in transport is negligence. Damages are a result of inexperienced car carrier who fail to take proper safety measures when handling vehicles.
Our carriers have over 15 years of experience transporting vehicles accompanied by outstanding safety records. We’ve earned a ‘Five Star Rated’ status by building an impressive reputation of safety and reliability.
Enclosed car shipping is by far the best way to protect your vehicle while in transport; however, preparing your vehicle for transport will also help minimize the risk of damage.
1 | Wash Vehicle – Prior to shipping your vehicle we suggest washing your auto to get a better visual on pre existing scratches, dings or dents.
2 | Record Damage – Make notes of pre-existing damages. You can use these notes to compare them with the driver’s inspection report.
3 | Take Pictures – We advice taking dated pictures of your car from all angles and any preexisting damage.
4| Get Driver’s Acknowledgement – Conduct a thorough inspection with driver and have driver acknowledge any pre existing damage.
Ship Car Across Country
Whether you’re relocating to a new state or bought a car across the country, Nationwide United can ease the stress of shipping a car cross-country including Hawaii and Alaska . There are few items to consider when obtaining quotes from car shippers. While an open air car shipping is generally the least expensive option, should you require extra vehicle protection, we highly recommend for an enclosed vehicle transport.
We recommend booking your car shipping a few weeks in advance. Keep in mind, most car carriers are dealing with up to 10 different vehicles at a time. This means a cross-country move can take anywhere between 7-14 days in transit and an additional 3-4 weeks if you’re shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. If you’re in need of same-day or next day service, our expedited transport allows for faster pickup and delivery times.
Don’t just take our word for it. Our customer’s reviews will give you the peace of mind you deserve while your car is in transport. Simply put, if you need to ship car across country, Nationwide United is the car shipping company capable and able of getting it done.
Car Shipping Insurance
You vehicle is fully insured bumper to bumper against any type of negligent damage. As part of the FMCSA licensing and insurance regulations, insurance coverage is included with your price quote. For most customers, the standard insurance is sufficient. Those considering transporting high-end, expensive or rare vehicles should consider enclosed auto transport or purchasing additional insurance.
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