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Ohio Auto Transport

Are you looking for vehicle shipping to or from Ohio? With so many auto shipping websites on the internet it can be a complicated process. We offer the solution. Our shipping associates have many trucks in the Buckeye State, Ohio. We specialize in providing you with the best options and best rates for shipping your vehicle. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive free quotes from 10 different transport companies to help you find the lowest rate and a delivery/pickup schedule that meets your needs. All the transport companies we work with are in all locations of Ohio including Mentor, Lancaster, Mansfield, Hilliard, Marion, and Elyria, several times a week. We check each car shipping company to verify they are licensed, insured and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their driving 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 Ohio car transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2017 Acura RLX, Columbus, OH to Dallas, TX
  • 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor, Toledo, OH to Washington, D.C.
  • 1987 Lamborghini Jalpa, Parma, OH to Houston, TX
  • 2012 Volvo S60, Akron, OH to San Diego, CA
  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline, Cleveland, OH to Phoenix, AZ
  • 2016 Infiniti Q60, Cincinnati, OH to San Antonio, TX
  • 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan, Dayton, OH to Seattle, WA
  • 2017 BMW 6-Series, M6, Youngstown, OH to Detroit, MI
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, Lorain, OH to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2011 Toyota RAV4, Canton, OH to Los Angeles, CA

Ohio 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 pickup, minivan, compact car, crew cab truck, full-size car, and off-road vehicle 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.

  • Trailer hitch
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Running boards
  • Roof rack
  • Running lights
  • Over sized tires
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Side steps
  • Grill guards

Ohio auto shipping rates are calculated by the mile and rates change dependent upon 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. This method 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. You must inform the shipping company if your auto is inoperable. If the auto you are transporting is not operational this will significantly raise your rate. The time of year also affects the rates of shipping a vehicle, 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. Many companies prefer COD, but most carriers will also accept credit cards. Please check with the company first if you desire to pay with a check.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

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

Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your Ohio car or truck 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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Ohio Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Ohio 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.

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 Ohio 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 completed by big rigs. These semi-trucks are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Ohio has 262,851 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 Ohio. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Dead end streets
  • Narrow streets
  • Low overpasses
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Road construction
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Railroad tracks
  • Narrow bridges

Ohio has an average of 166 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. On average, there are 166 sunny days a year in Ohio. Springs are usually cool and somewhat rainy in Ohio, while summers are warm and humid. Fall days are fresh and comfortable while winters are cold and snowy. Average high temperatures in summer are in the 80’s. In winter, high temperatures hover in the 20’s. Rainfall averages 38 inches. Snowfall averages from 22 inches statewide and up to 50 inches along Lake Erie, where winter weather does occasional delay auto transport pick-ups and deliveries. Check the current Ohio weather for any possible 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 Ohio Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.