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Minnesota Auto Transport

Are you looking to ship a car or truck to or from Minnesota? 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 North Star State, Minnesota. 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 1-800-590-6492 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 Minnesota including Richfield, Ramsey, White Bear Lake, Burnsville, Chaska, and Mankato, 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 Minnesota auto transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 1986 Acura Integra, Plymouth, MN to Detroit, MI
  • 1980 Plymouth Road Runner, Rochester, MN to Dallas, TX
  • 2012 Dodge Nitro, Saint Paul, MN to Charlotte, NC
  • 2003 Lexus SC, Minneapolis, MN to San Jose, CA
  • 2013 Infiniti FX 35/50, Maple Grove, MN to New York City, NY
  • 2006 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, Saint Cloud, MN to Boston, MA
  • 2013 Fiat 500, Bloomington, MN to Las Vegas, NV
  • 2019 Kia Forte, Brooklyn Park, MN to Jacksonville, FL
  • 2016 Chevrolet Impala, Woodbury, MN to Washington, D.C.
  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra, Dedluth, MN to Seattle, WA

Minnesota 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 hatchback, full-size car, minivan, convertible, roadster car, and crew cab truck 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.

  • Lift kits
  • Roof rack
  • Camper trailers
  • Over sized tires
  • Grill guards
  • Oversized antennas
  • Running lights
  • Trailer hitch
  • Running boards

Minnesota 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

  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact

Regardless of any of the above stated facts our partners will still work hard to get you the lowest price for your Minnesota auto shipping. You will get 10 free car transport quotes from our partner auto shipping companies that will best match your shipping needs and price range. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the vehicle shipping industry. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form and click submit or call at 1-800-590-6492 today.

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Minnesota Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Minnesota auto 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.

Communication is the key to a successful and easy auto transport experience. Our Minnesota 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 accomplished by semi-trailers. Big rigs are difficult to maneuver on many roads and streets. Minnesota has 285,084 miles of highways and byways with many rural roads and other road conditions that could prevent or limit access for big rigs. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any impediments that could prevent the truck from accessing either, 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 often the best 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 Minnesota. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Accsess hours
  • Road construction
  • Extreme grades
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Narrow bridges
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Low overpasses
  • Low overpasses

Minnesota has an average of 198 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. On average, there are 198 sunny days a year in Minnesota. Minnesota experiences its share of temperature extremes, with cold winters and hot summers in the south and frigid winters and cooler summers in the north. Summer highs average near 80 degrees. Winter high temperatures average 23 degrees. Annual rainfall is 28 inches in the east and central, while the northwest receives less than 20 inches. Annual snowfall averages 80 inches across the state. Check the current Minnesota 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 Minnesota Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-800- 590-6492. And see when great our service is.