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Maine Auto Transport

Are you shipping a truck or car to or from Maine? 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 Pine Tree State, Maine. 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 Maine including Falmouth, Waterboro, Gray, Standish, Cumberland, and Orono, 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 Maine auto transports recently completed by our partner shipping companies.

  • 2019 Ford GT, Brunswick, ME to Charlotte, NC
  • 2018 Lincoln Continental, Saco, ME to Washington, D.C.
  • 2007 Buick Rendezvous, Biddeford, ME to Denver, CO
  • 2018 Dodge Durango, Scarborough, ME to San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra, South Portland, ME to New York City, NY
  • 1980 Porsche 928, Auburn, ME to Las Vegas, NV
  • 1990 BMW 3-Series, M3, Sanford, ME to Detroit, MI
  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline, Lewiston, ME to Houston, TX

Maine 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 lower rider, sedan, crossover, full-size crossover, hatchback, and full size pickup 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.

  • Nerf bars
  • Grill guards
  • Running boards
  • Camper trailers
  • Roof rack
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Running lights
  • Front bumper guards
  • Lift kits

Maine auto transport rates are computed per mile and regularly fluctuate in direct relation to fuel prices. You can typically reduce your rate by dropping off your vehicle at a freight terminal and then picking it up from another freight terminal near your delivery address. If you require or prefer door to door pickup/delivery keep in mind that both the pickup and delivery addresses must be accessible to full sized trucks. If your vehicle is inoperable it can still be shipped open transport but as this increases time and labor for the carrier it will cost a lot more. You must inform the carrier company in advance if your vehicle has any operational defects. How you choose to pay your bill may also affect your final rate. Some carriers prefer COD but most will accept credit card payments as well. If you intend to settle your invoice by check it is important to arrange this with the shipper beforehand.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Inoperable - Major Impact

Despite the above factors our affiliated carriers will work diligently to get you the lowest possible price for your Maine auto shipping. Our associate partners always provide some of the best rates in the industry that will fulfil your requirements and remain within your budget. At no charge or obligation, you will receive 10 quotes from our trusted affiliated carriers. Give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations and get you your quotes today. Simply fill in the form and click on submit or call us at 1-866-446-9143 to get your quotes right now.

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Maine Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Maine car shipping is by careful preparation. Remember that weight is important in calculating 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. Be sure that both your delivery and pick up addresses are correct. 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.

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.

To keep your vehicle shipping simple and hassle-free, the most important action you can take is to maintain open communication throughout the process. Our Maine trusted carriers will always attempt to remain in contact with you. Our affiliated auto transport services usually provide on-time pick-ups and deliveries, but occasionally unforeseeable situations can arise over the road. Inclement weather, road conditions, construction detours, traffic etc. occasionally impact scheduled pick-up and delivery times. Good communication with your carrier or driver can alleviate any stress should any unexpected delays or issues arise.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Most auto transports are accomplished by semi-trailers. Big rigs are difficult to maneuver on many roads and streets. Maine has 46,879 miles of highways and interstate with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for big rigs. 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 mall or supermarket parking lot is usually best. 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 Maine. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

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

Maine has an average of 198 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. Winters are cold and snowy throughout the state and are especially severe in the northern parts of Maine. Occasionally winter storms will impact delivery or pick-up auto transport schedules. Coastal areas are moderated by the Atlantic Ocean, resulting in milder winters and cooler summers. Summer highs average near 70 degrees. Winter high temperatures average near 20 degrees. Annual rainfall is 45 inches, with higher amounts along the Atlantic Ocean coastline, and the upper reaches of the mountains. Snowfall averages 72 inches per year. Check the current Maine 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 Maine Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.