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Find the Cost to Ship a Car
Shipping a vehicle within 750 miles will run $1.00 a mile on average. The type of vehicle will have effect on the price but it will vary with a small margin.
Longer trips go for anywhere from $.40-$.70 a mile depending on the distance, locations to major cities, and type of vehicle. So expect to pay anywhere from $650-$750. Here the size of the vehicle will matter. Larger, heavier vehicles will have an impact.
Shipping from one coast to another is about $.38 a mile. These longer cross-country trips from one side of the country to another are a little bit more forgiving on the cost per mile, but these miles will accumulate.
In general, expect $150+/- difference between an SUV and a car. The table below should help you understand the rates.
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Use this guide end table as a reference when getting prices to get your vehicle moved. Call at least a handful of auto transport companies. You’ll notice more reputable companies will have more consistent pricing with each other. It’s just the nature of how it works. If you see anything priced better than within this guide and what are the transport companies are giving you on average, the oddball price will usually mean that you’re going to be the odd man out waiting to get your vehicle shipped. Lowball prices don’t ship cars. Remember, never go for the lowest price.
Why does the type of vehicle affect the cost?
We’ve been asked if it’s the value of the vehicle or if it’s an expensive or inexpensive car that determines how much you pay. Unless it’s an exotic car, all vehicles whether it’s your old Ford Taurus or brand new 5 Series will be treated the same. What makes the difference is size and weight.
For example, the typical carrier that you notice on the road will hold up to 10 cars. However if they have more than one or two large SUVs not only will be passed their weight limit most likely, physically there’s not enough room for all these large vehicles to go together and take the maximum amount of cars they can fit on the trailer.
That’s why compact cars cost less because the wailers are smaller, use less fuel to eat chips, and you can fit more of them. Truckers will always try to load the smallest cards first that’s why they charge a premium or larger vehicles. This is not always the case but in most situations the more bulky and heavy the vehicle is, the longer it could take to get shipped if there is a surplus of smaller and easier cars a ship in any given area.
What About Cars that Don’t Run?
If your vehicle is inoperable, there’s also an extra charge for that with just about every carrier. Vehicles that don’t run require a lot of extra work because I need to be pulled by a winch or forklifted on and off the truck. In many cases it may not be the last one on and the first one off (ideal for most “inop”) so the vehicle may need to be winched on and off more than once to get to the other cars onboard that may be on the route for the carrier.