Looking for the best combination of service and value to get your car from point A to point B? Reading door-to-door auto transport reviews to find the most dependable shipping company? Your car’s too important to scrimp on, yet when you need auto shipping, you want the least expensive car transport quote you can get without sacrificing great customer service service. So do we.
Cost of Shipping
Pickup / Drop-off Date
Best $$$ Value
"Coach" Class Service
100% of Value; $0 Deductible
40% - 60% more than Open
First-Class or Business Class
100% of Value; $0 Deductible
Unique, Sentimental or >$70,000
Express (Open or Enclosed)
You choose: Coach or 1st Class
100% of Value; $0 Deductible
When urgent transport required
What determines the cost of open / door-to-door car shipping?
The cost for door-to-door transport is driven primarily by (1) distance / miles, (2) city vs. rural location, and (3) whether the vehicle runs or not. Secondary factors include (4) whether you choose an open trailer or an enclosed one, (5) the vehicle’s size, weight, & if there is heavy equipment and (6) how fast you want it to arrive / demand for spots at that time of year.
If you say “I need to move my car from L.A. to New York City,” chances are that an auto transport company for cars like ours has auto haulers scheduled to leave in the next few days − with a couple of remaining spots we can book you on, at a very good price, because that’s quite a popular route. However, if your car needs to go from Oshkosh to Big Sur, those rural locations require the car hauler to go far off the beaten path, with other cars on board – which would cost more than the same miles on a frequently-traveled route.
Locations near cities and interstates are the most affordable, but we never use terminal shipping. Before delivery, you will receive a phone call from the trucker, to verify your area. Most residential areas are surrounded by narrow streets, making it difficult for the transport driver to take his truck to easily reach you, so he might ask you to meet him at a safe and open nearby location for you to receive your car.
Your auto transport quote will be lower if your car runs and drives on its own, than if the driver needs help to load your car. When a car requires a winch, or extra work to start or steer, the additional effort costs the transport driver more time.
8 out of 10 customers find door-to-door car shipping on an open trailer offers the best combination of service and value.
The price to ship a car using door-to-door transport service using an “open carrier” (the type that can haul 3-10 vehicles at a time) is most economical. Usually, the longer the distance, the bigger the trailer. And if your vehicle’s value is more than $70K, we’ll recommend choosing an enclosed trailer for greater protection and peace of mind.
A vehicle’s size is another factor in determining price. An extended-cab, long-bed truck with heavy equipment may take up more than 1 bed, and a Hummer or luxury SUV is extra-heavy. This may mean the driver can fit only 9 vehicles on a 10-bed truck in order to meet highway regulations & safety inspections, which is a pricing factor as well.
Our Quick Quote car transport system constantly scans all available truck inventory to get you the very best prices from our network of >8,500 qualified truck drivers who compete to quickly fill their trucks each day. We provide you with a range of options, and 4 excellent real-time quotes to choose from.
Your door-to-door transport car delivery quote is not just highly competitive; we guarantee the price for 14 days. That’s twice the average in the auto transport industry − and if prices go up, we absorb the cost. You can also count on the fact that the car shipping quotes you receive are all-inclusive: no taxes, no fuel surcharges, no surprises throughout the entire transport. 100% insurance is also included for your peace of mind. And in the unlikely event you ever need to file a claim, you have a zero deductible so no paying extra money. You never have any additional out-of-pocket expenses.
"Being retired, we’re on a budget. Easy Car Shipping was the best combo of price, reputation and door to door car shipping. Our vehicle was picked up and also dropped off within the window of dates we agreed on, and because our dates were somewhat flexible, that helped keep prices low also. Good experience.” Marty Temkin, 2014 Cadillac ATS, Bloomfield Hills, MI to Prescott AZ
How long does door-to-door auto transport take?
This is really a 2-part question: (A) How long before a truck is available for your desired receiving date? (B) How long does it take to drop off the vehicle, once it’s on the truck?
(A) Your time window depends on whether you select standard or express-door-to-door transport. Standard pickup dates are usually 2-7 business days after your order is placed. Actual pick-up and drop-off dates may have a margin of +/- 1 or 2 days, and are best for those who have some flexibility in their schedule, in exchange for a great price.
Express shipping offers pickup within 1-3 days, and a choice of guaranteed (a) pickup date or (b) drop-off date or (c) shortest possible time-interval between pickup and drop-off. If you find yourself in a sudden time-crunch, our express door-to-door transport service can save the day. If it’s available on your route, this option can help you make up time in case you need it.
(B) After your vehicle has been picked up, the time-interval depends on the distance. For long hauls, auto transport takes about 1 day for every 500 miles. For shorter distances, check out our Car Shipping Tips for a neat little chart of distance vs. days.
Of course, an occasional delay due to bad weather, traffic, holidays, an occasional mechanical issue or even the actions of other customers might be beyond our control. But we always work hard to meet all our commitments, and we train our network of drivers to communicate with you regularly. If you choose expedited or express shipping, that comes with a money-back price guarantee plus a $100 bonus if we fail to meet our commitment by even 1 day.