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Rhode Island Auto Transport

Need a vehicle delivered to or from Rhode Island? With all the auto transport companies online it can be a confusing task. But you have found the solution. Our partner carriers have hundreds of trucks in the Ocean State, Rhode Island. We specialize in providing you with the best options and lowest rates for shipping your car or truck. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive 10 free quotes from different shipping companies to help you secure a low rate and a shipping schedule that works for you. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of Rhode Island including Bristol, Scituate, Warren, Tiverton, and Portsmouth several times a week. We check every auto shipping company and verify they are fully insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their history to ensure they have safe driving records and the experience to make sure your auto arrives in good condition and on time. Below are some of the Rhode Island auto transports recently completed by our shipping associates.

  • 2009 Honda Accord, Pawtucket, RI to Washington, D.C.
  • 2017 Cadillac CTS, Warwick, RI to Phoenix, AZ
  • 1987 AMC Eagle, Providence, RI to Seattle, WA
  • 2019 Ford GT, North Providence, RI to Charlotte, NC
  • 1986 Acura Integra, Cranston, RI to Denver, CO
  • 2013 Volvo C70, South Kingstown, RI to San Francisco, CA
  • 2018 Subaru Forester, Woonsocket, RI to Detroit, MI
  • 2015 Jeep Renegade, Coventry, RI to Chicago, IL

Rhode Island 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 sedan, full-size car, full size pickup, pickup truck, and lower rider 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.

  • Running lights
  • Rear bumper guards
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Grill guards
  • Camper trailers
  • Trailer hitch
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Over sized tires
  • Roof rack

Rhode Island 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

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

Regardless of any of the above aspects that may relate to your delivery, our shipping partners will work hard to offer you the lowest price for your Rhode Island auto shipping. Simply fill in the form or call at 1-866-446-9143 today. You will get 10 free car transport quotes from our partner shipping companies that will best match your shipping schedule and price range. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the auto shipping industry. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now.

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Rhode Island Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Rhode Island 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.

Keeping an open line of communication with your carrier or driver is the best thing you can do to assure a problem free auto shipping experience. Our Rhode Island auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed throughout the entire transport process. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by road conditions, weather, or other traffic related delays are possible. Staying in contact with your driver will help reduce 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. Rhode Island has 12,915 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 Rhode Island. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Narrow bridges
  • County road
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Narrow streets
  • Road construction
  • Railroad tracks
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Extreme grades
  • Dead end streets

Rhode Island has an average of 202 sunny days per year. Weather is rarely an issue to the car shipping industry here. Rhode Island’s coastal areas are generally cooler in summer and warmer in winter when compared with the inland regions. Average high temperatures in summer are in the 80’s. In winter, high temperatures average in the 30’s. Annual rainfall averages 45 inches, with slightly higher amounts in the rolling hills, to the west of Narragansett Bay. Annual snowfall average is 28 inches. Check the current Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.