Auto Transport


Auto Transport


Sometimes a move will also involve shipping one or more vehicles, especially if you are relocating to another state or even out of the country. As to be expected, shipping an auto can get costly, but doing your research ahead of time can certainly add up to savings when all is said and done.


While figures vary, you can expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on where and how many vehicles (including whether it is a regular car or a truck) need shipping.
With that said, here are some tips on getting it right from the start:
  • Checklist

    Make sure as part of your checklist that you do a background check on the prospective shipper;

  • Questions

    Be sure to ask the shipper about their insurance coverage (see more below). Find out the deductible, along with whether the mover had primary or secondary coverage in place;

  • Inspection

    Before your car ever enters a moving truck; make sure you inspect it from front to back. Take photos of the vehicle before it leaves the premises and inspect it thoroughly when it gets to its new home;

  • Preparation

    Check to see that you have removed all items possible from the vehicle before it is picked up. It is not uncommon for people to store money, important documents etc. in their vehicles;

  • Dates

    Given you may need the vehicle shortly before the moving day or soon after you get there, make sure the mover provides you with a good window for pickup and delivery.

Transporting a vehicle or vehicles will cost you a fair amount of money, making for all the more reason that it is done correctly and in a timely manner.