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North Carolina Auto Transport

Trying to get a car or truck shipped to or from North Carolina? With all the trucking companies on the internet it can be a daunting task. We have a hassle-free solution for you. Our associates regularly have trucks in the Tar Heel State, North Carolina. We specialize in providing you with the best options and rates for getting your car or truck transported to its destination. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you receive ten free quotes from multiple shipping companies to help you find a low rate and delivery/pickup dates that fit your schedule. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all cities and towns in North Carolina including Asheville, Goldsboro, Garner, Kernersville, Lenoir, and Shelby, every week. We 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 will arrive in good condition and on schedule. Listed below are a few of the North Carolina auto transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Charlotte, NC to Boston, MA
  • 2010 Mercury Grand Marquis, Cary, NC to Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016 Dodge Journey, Winston-Salem, NC to Dallas, TX
  • 2011 Toyota RAV4, Fayetteville, NC to San Diego, CA
  • 2016 Volvo XC60, Greensboro, NC to Phoenix, AZ
  • 2017 Honda CR-V, Greenville, NC to Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 Ford Mustang, Raleigh, NC to Houston, TX
  • 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, Wilmington, NC to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2016 Porsche Cayman, High Point, NC to Jacksonville, FL
  • 2019 Mercedes G-Class, Durham, NC to Columbus, OH
  • 2013 Volvo C70, undefined, NC to Austin, TX
  • 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse, undefined, NC to New York City, NY

North Carolina Auto Transport Rates

You can save a lot by choosing open transport rather than enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles from open car carrier trailers daily. To save money we recommend this option unless of course you are transporting an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other important factors include the size, weight and type of your vehicle. The body style such as crossover, lower rider, crew cab truck, pickup truck, sports car, and mid-size car, you are shipping may also impact your transport rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the transport cost. If your auto has any non-standard accessories that have altered the width, height, or length of your car or truck this could also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can impact cost.

  • Rear bumper guards
  • Roof rack
  • Camper trailers
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Running lights
  • Over sized tires
  • Trailer hitch
  • Oversized antennas
  • Nerf bars

North Carolina 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
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Season - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct

Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your North Carolina 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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North Carolina Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your North Carolina 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.

Communication is critical to an easy auto transport. Our North Carolina auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed every step of the way. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by weather, road conditions, or other traffic problems are possible. Keeping an open line of communication to your carrier or driver can help eliminate 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 auto transports are completed by big rigs. These semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. North Carolina has 225,168 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 North Carolina. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Narrow bridges
  • Extreme grades
  • Railroad tracks
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • County road
  • Low overpasses
  • Low hanging tree branches

North Carolina has an average of 213 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. North Carolina's weather is wet in spring, hot and humid in summer, pleasant in the fall and relatively mild in winter. Average high temperatures in summer range from 70 degrees in the northwest, to the low 90's on the coast. In winter, high temperatures reach the high 40’s and at night they dip into the 20's. Rainfall averages near 50 inches. Much higher amounts fall in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Snowfall is 1 inch on the coast and up to 32 inches in the mountains. Hurricanes and flooding occasionally disrupt the auto transport schedules in North Carolina. To check the current weather conditions for any possible auto shipping delays, follow this link. Check the current North Carolina weather for any possible transport 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 North Carolina Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.