How to ship a car


Sometimes you may need to ship your car from one region to the next. You might have purchased a car online through a private seller or dealership in another state. Or maybe you are moving for a better job. Perhaps you need to ship a vehicle to a family member. It can be expensive to ship a vehicle long distance, but it is usually worth the cost if you consider flying to pick it up and the time and expense of driving it home. Take a look at Long Distance Towing, a car transport company known as among the most trustworthy car shipping companies within the United States. We’ll help you with every aspect of your car shipping requirements. We will work tirelessly to ensure your complete satisfaction beginning from the time we provide you a quote to the moment that your vehicle is at the location. Long Distance Towing offers auto transport services throughout the United States, including to the majority of the world. Shipping a car from New York is our specialty and we strive to please so we make sure to select our copart auto transport carriers.

Longdistancetowing has had to ship cars and have cars sent to us several times for our long-term fleet. These are some things you should ask when shipping a car.

Be prepared to wait

Auto shipping is not like shipping a package. It takes time. The delivery time frame for U.S. deliveries is approximately four weeks from the moment the vehicle is picked up until it arrives at its destination. International deliveries can take anywhere from six to eight weeks. Although the car shipping process won’t take as long as it used to, international deliveries can take six to eight weeks. However, auto transport companies require some flexibility in case of any problems.

Comparing enclosed auto transport with open carrier

A covered or open carrier is the most economical way to ship a vehicle. However, your vehicle will still be vulnerable to the elements and any debris that might fly in its path. While you have the best protection, an enclosed or covered auto transport will cost approximately 60% more. Because they provide better protection, enclosed carriers are more often used for shipping classic or high-value cars.

Are you looking for a schedule pick-up or open transport?

Most times, an auto transport company will contact customers if it has a truck that is heading in your direction. It will cost more if you require a specific pickup date.

Find out more about the company and the prices they charge

There are many vehicle shipping companies, but it can be hard to find the best ones. Reliable Carriers has been a reliable partner for us when we have purchased and sold vehicles from our long-term fleet. We have never had any issues. However, there are mixed online reviews about the company. We recommend that you thoroughly research your shipper before you make your decision.

Verify your insurance coverage

Ask about the company’s insurance coverage for liability in the event that your vehicle is damaged during transportation. The coverage should be between $50,000 and $100,000 for most reputable carriers. You should also check your insurance policy to determine what coverage you have in case of an accident.

Check the vehicle for damage

Before the vehicle is loaded onto the truck, the shipping company will usually do a thorough inspection. The shipping company will take note of any dents or scratches and make a report. This report will serve as evidence in the event that something is damaged. Make sure to inspect the vehicle and accept the report. You should inspect the vehicle upon arrival for damage caused by transport. It is a good idea to take photos of the vehicle before and after shipping, just in case you have to prove damage.