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South Carolina Auto Transport

Transporting a car or truck to or from South Carolina? With all the shipping companies available online it can be a complex process. We have a solution. Our partner auto carriers always have trucks in the The Palmetto State, South Carolina. We specialize in providing you with the best shipping options and lowest rates for moving your car or truck. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive free quotes from ten different transport companies to help you secure a low rate and a shipping schedule that meets your requirements. All the transport companies we work with have trucks in all parts of South Carolina including Dentsville, Taylors, St. Andrews, West Columbia, and Conway, several times a week. We check every auto shipping company to ensure they are fully insured, licensed and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We verify every shipping company’s history to ensure they have a good driving record and enough experience to ensure your auto arrives in the same condition and on time. Below are some of the South Carolina car transports our partners have recently completed.

  • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, Mount Pleasant, SC to Las Vegas, NV
  • 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Charleston, SC to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2009 Hummer H2, Greenville, SC to Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014 Ford Focus, Columbia, SC to Phoenix, AZ
  • 2003 Lexus SC, Summerville, SC to Los Angeles, CA
  • 1981 Porsche 911, Hilton Head Island, SC to San Antonio, TX
  • 1987 BMW 3-Series, North Charleston, SC to San Diego, CA
  • 2015 Kia Optima, Goose Creek, SC to Columbus, OH
  • 2013 Hyundai Accent, Rock Hill, SC to Seattle, WA
  • 1989 Maserati 430i, Sumter, SC to Detroit, MI

South Carolina 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 lower rider, sub-compact car, mid-size car, extended cab pickup, mid-size crossover, and crossover 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.

  • Lift kits
  • Nerf bars
  • Roof rack
  • Running boards
  • Trailer hitch
  • Over sized tires
  • Side steps
  • Grill guards
  • Rear bumper guards

South Carolina 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

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

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

The best way to avoid any problems with your South Carolina car shipping is by careful preparation. Vehicles that cannot be steered and/or do not have functioning 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. You can ship an inoperable vehicle, but it will be more expensive.

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.

Maintaining open communication is the best method to assure a hassle-free vehicle delivery. Our South Carolina trusted auto shipping partners will try to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Our affiliate carriers normally run as scheduled but sometimes road conditions, traffic issues, weather or other problems can impact scheduled times. Staying in contact with your driver can help eliminate any aggravation in the unlikely event your pick up or delivery time need to be adjusted.

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. South Carolina has 140,106 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 South Carolina. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Dead end streets
  • Narrow bridges
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • County road
  • Low overpasses
  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Railroad tracks

South Carolina has an average of 198 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. South Carolina's weather is hot and humid in summer, with short and mild winters. Average high temperatures in summer range from 70 degrees in the northwest, to 92 degrees in the central and coastal regions. In winter, high temperatures range from from 32 degrees in the mountains to 55 degrees in the central and coastal region. Annual rainfall averages 50 inches. Annual snowfall averages 3 inches with more accumulation in the mountains. Hurricanes and flooding occasionally impact auto transport schedules along the South Carolina coastal areas. Check the current Soth Carolina 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 South Carolina Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.