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    Everything You Need to Know About Car Shipping

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    Are you considering hiring a car shipping company?

    Do you have any questions?

    There is no need to worry, we can help you with all your questions and dilemmas. We understand that you don’t know a lot about car shipping, but we are here to help you during the entire process. Using auto shipping services is now widespread, with handy solutions for all your auto shipment needs.

    Door-to-Door or Terminal-to-Terminal Delivery

    One of the first decisions you need to make when getting car shipping services is to decide if you want to go for door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal. Both options have their advantages, but which one do you choose? Your choice depends on the situation you are in. Particular circumstances require one option over the other. If you don’t have a lot of time, you should get our door-to-door service. But if you have time, terminal-to-terminal option will save you some money. But before making your final decision, take a closer look at both solutions and their characteristics.

    Door-to-Door Delivery

    Getting door-to-door delivery means having your vehicle picked up from a specific location of your choice and delivered to the desired destination. With door-to-door delivery, there is no need for you to drive your automobile far for the pick-up. You can just arrange a location of your preference – home, office or somewhere convenient. However, somebody has to be there for both the pick-up and drop-off. That somebody could be you or a person of your choice. Even though this may not seem like a problem for many, there are some situations where you have to move ahead of your vehicle transport and won’t be in the country for the pick-up. However, with careful planning, this situation can be avoided.

    Terminal-to-Terminal Delivery

    If you can’t or don’t want to get door-to-door delivery, you can go for terminal-to-terminal service. With this option, your vehicle will be picked up from one and delivered to another regional storage facility, also called a terminal. Our carriers deliver cars to these terminals by combining different shipments that are going to the same area. In some cases, terminals can be located many miles away from you, but if you can get to them, this option will save you money. It is also great for people who want to arrange the drop-off or pick-up on specific dates and times.

    However, if you are running on a tight schedule, this may not be an option for you. And it is also an excellent solution for those who can’t be around when the vehicle needs to be picked up and delivered. You simply leave the car at a storage terminal, and then the company will go to the terminal to pick it up. Additionally, since numerous carriers transport automobiles to the terminal, your car may sit outside exposed any natural elements. If you are more flexible and willing to do some legwork, then terminal-to-terminal delivery is right for you.

    Choosing Open-Air or Enclosed Auto Transport

    Should you get an open-air or enclosed auto transport carrier? Can’t decide? Are you wondering about the difference? Take a look at the benefits of both transport methods.

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    “I have used auto shipping companies before, but USA Auto Shipping exceeds them all!

    Great service, wonderful customer service, fantastic communication and great handling of my truck. Thank you USA Auto Shipping. I will be recommending your services.”

    Bob K.

    “We just didn’t know where to begin when we started out planning for the long distance move ahead. A friend suggested we use USA Auto Shipping, so we gave them a call. They gave us a free estimate on what it would cost to ship a classic car, our truck and a custom Harley. We wanted to drive the RV ad take our time getting to the new place. We went ahead with the deal, and are very pleased with the outcome. Very professional and careful experts! Thank You.”

    George and Frances

    “I had no idea how to ship 6 vehicles, but USA Auto Shipping did it for me. They made the whole auto shipping process tolerable. Every dealing I had with this company was professional, and there was not a scratch on any of the vehicles when they were delivered. This is definitely a company that can be trusted.”

    John P.

    “Don’t move your automobiles without calling USA Auto Shipping first! They help with the shipping. Talk about a load off! Thanks guys for taking great care of our car and making the move we had ahead an enjoyable one!”

    Joseph B.

    “The movers at USA Auto Shipping were very respectful, and they were careful with my old cars. It was a professional job from start to finish. I have some very valuable vehicles that were handed down through several generations, and I was worried about trusting a company to care for the classics like I would. They handled my auto shipping needs with such care! I would definitely use this company again, and I highly recommend them for anyone who may be moving their classic cars or trucks. Companies like this are hard to find nowadays!”

    Milla O.

    How Much Does Car Shipping Cost?

    What’s the price? How much will the transport cost? How much money do I need to set aside for shipping?

    Even though this is probably your main concern during the move, there is no simple answer. Car shipping doesn’t exactly have a fixed price for each specific situation. Certain factors can affect your final bill. Some of them are:

    The size and weight

    Our trailers can carry a limited number of cars with a limited amount of weight. The heavier the car, the more expensive the shipping will be.

    The time of year

    Demand is highest in the summer, so the prices tend to be higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

    The distance traveled

    Labor costs, tolls and fuel charges can increase the price of auto transport. The more distance your car needs to travel, the more expensive your shipping service will be.

    The make and model

    Luxury or classic cars require more protection, which means they cost more to move.

    The vehicle length

    Aside from the make and model, the length of the vehicle can also affect the price. An average sedan is about 189 inches long, so any vehicle with less than 189 inches is more desirable for transport.

    The method used

    Getting an open-air or an enclosed carrier can also affect the price of the move

    FAQ About Auto Transport and Shipping

    When you are looking to hire an auto transport company, you will have many questions. To help you out, here is a list of frequently asked questions and answers that might offer some clarity.

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    How Long Does It Take to Ship a Vehicle?

    The answer here will depend on the distance. Nevertheless, your car will arrive at the new location within 1 to 7 days. However, road, bad weather, and traffic conditions can prolong the estimated delivery time.

    How Many Days in Advance Do You Need to Book a Shipping Service?

    We suggest contacting us anywhere from two days to two weeks in advance. This will give our team enough time to pick up your vehicle and ensure that you get the best possible quote. However, no matter when you give us a call, we will make sure to provide you the best services possible.

    What Kind of Carriers Does USA Auto Transport Offer?

    USA Auto Transport prides itself on offering a variety of services to its customers, that’s why we can provide you with open and enclosed auto transport options. Open trailers are the most common and the cheapest way to ship the vehicle, while enclosed ones are used to transport rare and luxury machines. If you don’t know which one to use, give us a call, and we will help you make an educated decision.

    Does USA Auto Transport Offer Door to Door Shipping Service?

    Besides open and enclosed trailers, we offer you door-to-door auto transport because we want to make this shipping as stress-free as possible for you. This means that our crew will show up at your doors and deliver your machine to the doormat at the new location. However, we also offer terminal-to-terminal car shipping for those who would like to pick up their vehicles from our stations.

    Does Someone Have to Be Present for a Pick-up and Vehicle Delivery?

    If you opt for a door-to-door option, someone must be present at both pick-up and delivery to accept the vehicle. They need to provide a spare set of keys and sign the inspection report. In case that you are not available, have a friend or relative sign on your behalf.

    When Do You Need to Pay for Shipping?

    USA Auto Transport needs to receive the payment before the vehicle shipping, and you can use different methods to send money. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Cash, Cashier’s check. Also, all payments are fully refundable up until the vehicle ships.

    How Should You Prepare Your Car for Shipping?

    Be it within a state or cross-country, your vehicle should be thoroughly prepared for transportation. There are a few things before your vehicle is picked up, like check it for damage and wash it.

    The History of The Autotransport

    1950
    1960
    1970

    When automakers started selling millions of vehicles car haulers needed to be more reliable and able to handle some of the toughest road conditions. Low oil prices gave incentives for enthusiasts to buy popular big pickups and SUVs so the size of the haulers itself needed to increase.

    2000
    2010
    2020

    Big changes were taking place in automobile and auto transportation industry. From introducing a safety belt to making cars more cost efficient and affordable, the car industry has bloomed and 83-foot car carriers capable of carrying 12 automobiles were developed.

    1980
    1990

    Today, auto transport doesn’t consist only of shipping new cars from manufacturers. With job market opening up, more and more people are ready to relocate and transport their vehicles to pursue new opportunities.

    1960-70's

    Big changes were taking place in automobile and auto transportation industry. From introducing a safety belt to making cars more cost efficient and affordable, the car industry has bloomed and 83-foot car carriers capable of carrying 12 automobiles were developed.

    1980-90's

    When automakers started selling millions of vehicles car haulers needed to be more reliable and able to handle some of the toughest road conditions. Low oil prices gave incentives for enthusiasts to buy popular big pickups and SUVs so the size of the haulers itself needed to increase.

    2000-2010's

    Today, auto transport doesn’t consist only of shipping new cars from manufacturers. With job market opening up, more and more people are ready to relocate and transport their vehicles to pursue new opportunities.

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