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Iowa Auto Transport

Transporting a car or truck to or from Iowa? With all the shipping companies available online it can be a complex process. We have a solution. Our partner auto carriers always have trucks in the Hawkeye State, Iowa. We specialize in providing you with the best shipping options and lowest rates for moving your car or truck. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive free quotes from ten different transport companies to help you secure a low rate and a shipping schedule that meets your requirements. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of Iowa including Indianola, Grimes, Marshalltown, Storm Lake, and Ottumwa, several times a week. We check every auto shipping company to ensure they are fully insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We verify every shipping company’s history to ensure they have a good driving record and enough experience to ensure your auto arrives in the same condition and on time. Below are some of the Iowa auto transports our partners have recently completed.

  • 2019 Porsche Cayenne, Des Moines, IA to San Diego, CA
  • 2005 Lincoln Aviator, Cedar Rapids, IA to Houston, TX
  • 1980 Plymouth Road Runner, Iowa City, IA to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2002 Maserati Coupé, Sioux City, IA to San Antonio, TX
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis, Davenport, IA to Nashville, TN
  • 2015 Mercedes SLK, Ames, IA to Chicago, IL
  • 2013 Volvo C70, Dubuque, IA to Boston, MA
  • 2011 Toyota RAV4, Waterloo, IA to Columbus, OH

Iowa Auto Transport Rates

One of the biggest factors in the cost of your auto transport is selecting open or enclosed transport. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles every day on open car trailers. To save money we highly recommend this option, unless of course you are shipping an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other factors that impact shipping cost include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as full-size crossover, extended cab pickup, mid-size crossover, full-size car, kingcab pickup, and convertible you are shipping can also affect your shipping cost. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the shipping rate. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered its dimensions they can also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can increase cost.

  • Running boards
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Side steps
  • Trailer hitch
  • Camper trailers
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Nerf bars

Iowa auto transport rates are calculated per mile and these rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can save money by driving your auto to a shipping terminal and picking it up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. This method can save you a lot of money but if you prefer or need the convenience of door to door delivery make sure that your pick-up and delivery addresses are both accessible by a commercial full-size tractor trailer. If the vehicle you are shipping is not operational this will significantly raise your rate. 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, as 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

  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact

Despite any of the circumstances stated above, our affiliated carriers still work diligently to get you the lowest price for your Iowa car shipping. You will get 10 car transport quotes from our partner auto shipping companies that will best match your needs and price range. You will get all 10 quotes for free and with no obligation whatsoever. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the auto shipping business. Allow us to exceed your expectations by getting your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form and click submit or call at 1-866-446-9143 today.

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Iowa Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Iowa car shipping is by careful preparation. You can ship an inoperable vehicle, but it will be more expensive. Vehicles that are not steerable and/or do not have operable brakes will cost significantly more. You MUST inform the carrier of the vehicles condition and be prepared to pay a higher rate. Many drivers will not transport an inoperable vehicle if they have not been first notified. Be sure that both your delivery and pick up addresses are correct. Remember that weight is a major factor in your rate. Do not use your vehicle as a method to ship other personal items and have only a quarter tank of gas or less in your vehicle at the time of pick up.

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.

Keeping an open line of communication with your carrier or driver is the best thing you can do to assure a problem free auto shipping experience. Our Iowa auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed throughout the entire transport process. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by road conditions, weather, or other traffic related delays are possible. Staying in contact with your driver will help reduce a lot of stress.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Most Iowa auto transports are accomplished by semi-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Iowa has 234,793 miles of highways and byways with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for semi-trailers. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing the location we recommend you select a different location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a truck stop, shopping plaza or other open area is often the solution. 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 Iowa. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Low hanging tree branches
  • County road
  • Narrow streets
  • Railroad tracks
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Low overpasses
  • Narrow bridges
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Low overpasses

There are 193 sunny days per year on average in Iowa. Auto delivery and pick-up schedules are not typically delayed by weather in Iowa at anytime of the year. Winters are cold with an average temperature of 30 degrees statewide and summers average temperatures in the high 80’s. Occasional a winter storm may impact pick-up or delivery schedules. Annual rainfall is about 35 inches and snowfall averages 35 inches. Check the current Iowa 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 Iowa Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.