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Illinois Auto Transport

Are you shipping a truck or car to or from Illinois? With all the online car transport companies it can be a confusing process. But you found the solution with us. Our partner auto carriers have plenty of trucks in the Prairie State, Illinois. We specialize in providing you with the best options and lowest rates for transporting your auto. Complete the form on this page or call 1-866-446-9143 and you will receive ten free quotes from different car shipping companies to help you secure a low rate and a transport schedule that works for you. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all areas of Illinois including Decatur, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Palatine, and Bloomington, many times a week. We verify every auto transport company to confirm they are fully insured, licensed and bonded with the US Department of Transportation. We verify their history to know that they have a safe driving record and the experience to deliver your vehicle safely and on time. Below are several of the Illinois auto transports recently completed by our partner shipping companies.

  • 2013 MINI Roadster, Elgin, IL to New York City, NY
  • 2019 Lexus LC, Joliet, IL to Austin, TX
  • 2013 Ford F-Series, Rockford, IL to Boston, MA
  • 2017 Dodge Viper, Aurora, IL to San Antonio, TX
  • 2002 Maserati Coupé, Springfield, IL to Indianapolis, IN
  • 2019 Honda Pilot, Peoria, IL to Detroit, MI
  • 2017 Ford Mustang, Waukegan, IL to San Jose, CA
  • 2019 Cadillac Escalade, Naperville, IL to Columbus, OH
  • 2013 GMC Acadia, Chicago, IL to Nashville, TN
  • 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, Champaign, IL to Los Angeles, CA

Illinois Auto Transport Rates

Your transport requirements can greatly impact the cost of having your auto transported. You can save significantly by choosing open transport instead of enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive autos from open car carrier trailers every day. To save money we highly recommend this option unless you are shipping an irreplaceable antique, sports car, race car, or luxurious vehicle. Other important cost factors include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as crew cab truck, sedan, convertible, mid-size car, full-size car, and mid-size crossover you are shipping can also impact your rate. Typically, the larger the vehicles size, the higher the transport cost. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered the length, width, or height of your vehicle they can also increase the cost of transport. Listed below are some of the non-standard accessories that can increase cost.

  • 4 wheel drive
  • Over sized tires
  • Running boards
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Roof rack
  • Grill guards
  • Front bumper guards

Illinois auto transport rates are calculated per mile and these rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can find a lower rate by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal service can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer the convenience of door to door service make sure that your pick-up and drop-off locations are both accessible by a full-sized semi-tractor trailer. If the car or truck you are transporting is not operational this will significantly increase your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your auto is inoperable. The time of year also affects the rates of the auto transport shipping carriers, summer is high season and the rates are increased. The method of payment you choose to use for your vehicle delivery can sometimes affect your rate and some companies prefer COD. Most carriers accept COD and credit cards. Please check with the company first if you desire to pay with a check.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct

Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your Illinois car transport. You will receive 10 free auto shipping quotes from our partner carriers that will best coordinate to both your price range and delivery schedule. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the best rates you will find in the auto transport business. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form or call us at 1-866-446-9143 to get started today.

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Illinois Auto Shipping Process

Careful preparation is the most effective way to prevent any issues with your Illinois car shipping. If your vehicle is inoperable or partially inoperable it can still be shipped although the extra logistics, time, and labor will be reflected in your rate. You MUST inform the carrier of any such defects BEFORE you arrange your shipping schedule. Typically a driver that arrives without prior knowledge that a vehicle is inoperative will refuse to take possession of that vehicle. Always verify that both your pickup and delivery addresses are accurate. Do not utilize your vehicle as a secondary shipping container. Weight is an important calculation in determining your rate and personal belongings are usually not insured. Also leave no more than a quarter tank of fuel in your vehicle.

When your car or truck is picked up you will be required to complete a bill of lading. It is very important to accurately complete this document. The driver and you will inspect your vehicle and document any damage to the vehicle, such as dents, broken windows, paint scratches, etc. Many drivers will take photos of any damage to protect themselves from false claims. When you or your authorized representative receives your auto at the drop-off location be sure that you, or they, carefully check the entire vehicle prior to signing the bill of lading. Failing to do this can make it very difficult if not impossible to receive compensation for any unfortunate damage. We carefully choose the best auto shipping carriers in the business but should any unexpected issue or problems come up you should definitely report them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Maintaining open communication is the best method to assure a hassle-free vehicle delivery. Our trusted Illinois auto transport partners will try to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Our affiliate carriers normally run as scheduled but sometimes road conditions, traffic issues, weather or other problems can impact scheduled times. Staying in contact with your driver can help eliminate any aggravation in the unlikely event your pick up or delivery time need to be adjusted.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Tractor trailers are used for most auto shipping contracts. These big rigs are hard to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Illinois has 305,872 miles of interstate highways and byways, with many rural roads and other road conditions that can prevent or limit access for semi-trailers. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any impediments that could prevent the truck from accessing the location, we recommend you select an easier access point. This can readily be accomplished by coordinating with your driver. Selecting a truck stop or supermarket parking lot is usually a good option. Traffic can also impact pickup and/or drop-off schedules. We recommend you check road and traffic conditions for delays. Check here to find current traffic conditions in Illinois. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Low overpasses
  • Road construction
  • Narrow streets
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • One way streets
  • Narrow bridges
  • County road
  • Low overpasses

Illinois is known for its windy cold winters and that occasionally affect car delivery schedules. With an average of only 189 sunny days per year overcast skies are common. Winter low temperatures are often below zero with average highs only in the 20’s. Summers are hot with average highs in the upper eighties. Annual rainfall is about 46 inches in southern Illinois and 34 inches in the northern areas. Southern Illinois does not get much snow with only a foot or so on average and the northern areas average about 30 inches, which sometimes does change delivery and pick-up times during storms. Spring and fall are very moderate and auto transport delays are rare. Check the current Illinois weather for any possible auto shipping delays.

It's your vehicle, we want to provide you the best shipping options at the lowest rates to ship your car or truck.  At autotransporterrates.com we continuously work to give you the service and respect you and your vehicle deserve. Complete the form on this page to receive free Illinois Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.