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South Dakota Auto Transport

Trying to get a car or truck shipped to or from South Dakota? 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 Mount Rushmore State, South Dakota. 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 South Dakota including North Spearfish, Beresford, Box Elder, Fort Pierre, and Dell Rapids, 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 South Dakota auto transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2010 Dodge RAM, Mitchell, SD to Detroit, MI
  • 2003 Lexus SC, Huron, SD to Nashville, TN
  • 2010 Audi A8, Rapid City, SD to Seattle, WA
  • 1986 Audi 4000, Aberdeen, SD to Boston, MA
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, Watertown, SD to New York City, NY
  • 2017 Hyundai Tucson, Brookings, SD to Jacksonville, FL

South Dakota 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 crossover, crew cab truck, roadster car, kingcab pickup, lower rider, and sports car 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.

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

South Dakota auto transport rates are calculated per mile and these rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can find a lower rate by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal service can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer the convenience of door to door service make sure that your pick-up and drop-off locations are both accessible by a full-sized semi-tractor trailer. If the car or truck you are transporting is not operational this will significantly increase your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your auto is inoperable. 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 and 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

  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • 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 South Dakota 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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South Dakota Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your South Dakota 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 the key to a successful and easy auto transport experience. Our {mainStateFullName}} 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-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. South Dakota has 167.652 miles of highways and byways with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for semi-trailers. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing the location we recommend you select a different location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a truck stop, shopping plaza or other open area is often the 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 South Dakota. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Low overpasses
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • One way streets
  • Road construction
  • Extreme grades
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Railroad tracks
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs

South Dakota has an average of 209 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. The state has broad temperature changes, light to moderate precipitation, low humidity and plenty of sunshine. Average high temperatures in summer reach into the 80’s. In winter, high temperatures hover in the 20’s. Annual rainfall averages 30 inches in the east and southeast, while central and western South Dakota receive 15 inches. Annual snowfall averages 38 inches. Check the current South Dakota 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 Dakota Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.