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Michigan Auto Transport

Are you looking to ship a car or truck to or from Michigan? With all the websites and companies on the internet it can be a confusing process. You found the hassle-free answer right here. Our shipping associates have trucks in all locations of the Great Lakes State, Michigan. We specialize in providing you with the best options and getting you the lowest rates for moving your vehicle. Complete the form on this page or call 1-866-446-9143 to receive ten free quotes from different shipping companies to help you secure the best rate and a pickup/delivery schedule that meets your needs. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of Michigan including Garden City, Battle Creek, Bay City, Westland, Saginaw, Burton, and Portage, several times a week. We diligently check each auto shipping company to verify they are insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their history to ensure they have a safe driving record and the experience to ensure your vehicle arrives in good condition and on schedule. Below are some of the Michigan auto transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Sterling Heights, MI to Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 Pontiac Firebird, Lansing, MI to Fort Worth, TX
  • 1991 Buick Roadmaster, Detroit, MI to Dallas, TX
  • 2017 Dodge Viper, Livonia, MI to San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Kia Niro, Ann Arbor, MI to Indianapolis, IN
  • 1986 Acura Integra, Grand Rapids, MI to Denver, CO
  • 2019 Toyota Prius v, Warren, MI to Boston, MA
  • 2016 Volvo XC60, Flint, MI to San Antonio, TX
  • 2018 Lincoln Continental, Dearborn, MI to Austin, TX
  • 2011 Toyota RAV4, Troy, MI to Nashville, TN

Michigan Auto Transport Rates

Your auto transport needs can greatly increase or decrease the cost of having your car or truck shipped. You can save significantly by choosing an open rather than an enclosed transport. Every day auto dealerships safely receive vehicles from open car carrier 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 important cost factors include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as extended cab pickup, compact car, sedan, lower rider, mid-size car, and full size pickup you are shipping can also impact your rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the more it will cost to ship. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered its size, this can also increase the cost of shipping. Listed below are some of the accessories that may increase cost of your shipment.

  • Front bumper guards
  • Side steps
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Running boards
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Trailer hitch
  • Nerf bars
  • Roof rack
  • Camper trailers

Michigan auto transport rates are calculated by the mile and rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can save money by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer door to door auto transport make sure that your pick-up and delivery locations are accessible by a full-size tractor trailer. The method of payment you choose to use for your vehicle delivery can sometimes affect your rate. Although some companies prefer COD, most carriers accept both COD and credit cards. Please check with your carrier first if you intend to pay with a check. The time of year also affects the rates of shipping a vehicle, summer is high season and the rates are higher. If the vehicle you are transporting is not operational this will significantly add to your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your vehicle is inoperable.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact

Despite the above factors our affiliated carriers will work diligently to get you the lowest possible price for your Michigan auto shipping. Our associate partners always provide some of the best rates in the industry that will fulfill 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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MichiganMichigan Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Michigan car shipping is by careful preparation. 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. 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.

Communication is the key to a successful and easy auto transport experience. Our {mainStateFullName}} auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed every step of the way. Our partners schedules normally run on-time, however sometimes situations created by weather, road conditions, or other traffic related problems are possible. Keeping in contact with your driver will help reduce a lot of potential stress.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Most auto transports are completed by big rigs. These semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Michigan has 256,806 miles of highways with many rural roads and other road conditions that may hinder or limit access for large trucks. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing either location we recommend you select a better location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a plaza or supermarket parking lot is often a better choice. 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 Michigan. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Railroad tracks
  • Low overpasses
  • Narrow streets
  • Road construction
  • County road
  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Low overpasses

Michigan has an average of 180 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. On average, there are 180 sunny days a year in Michigan. The southern and central parts of the Lower Peninsula have a warmer climate with hot summers and cold winters. The Upper Peninsula has a more severe climate with warm, but shorter summers and longer colder winters. Summer highs average near 80 degrees (70 degrees in the Upper Peninsula). Winter high temperatures average 32 degrees. Annual rainfall is 35 inches, with slightly higher amounts across the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula, and along the southern coastline of Lake Michigan. The Upper Peninsula averages almost 160 inches of snowfall per year. Check the current Michigan 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 Michigan Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.