The Best Rates For Shipping A Car In The US
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Transporting a car or truck to or from Texas? 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 Lone Star State, Texas. 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 Texas including Richardson, Tyler, Longview, Amarillo, Round Rock, and Allen, 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 Texas auto transports our partners have recently completed.
- 2018 Nissan Rogue, Houston, TX to Philadelphia, PA
- 1986 Audi 4000, Dallas, TX to San Jose, CA
- 2018 Jeep Renegade, Corpus Christi, TX to Denver, CO
- 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Laredo, TX to San Francisco, CA
- 2015 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo, El Paso, TX to Indianapolis, IN
- 2019 RAM 3500, Arlington, TX to Seattle, WA
- 2019 Ford GT, Plano, TX to Chicago, IL
- 2018 Maserati Quattroporte VI, Austin, TX to Fort Worth, TX
- 2016 Audi TT, Fort Worth, TX to San Antonio, TX
- 2013 Honda Civic, San Antonio, TX to Phoenix, AZ
- 1981 Porsche 911, undefined, TX to Jacksonville, FL
- 2011 Mazda RX-8, undefined, TX to New York City, NY
- 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, undefined, TX to Houston, TX
- 2003 Lexus SC, undefined, TX to Detroit, MI
Texas 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, roadster car, off-road vehicle, convertible, sub-compact car, full-size crossover, and sports coupe 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.
- Roof rack
- Nerf bars
- Running lights
- Trailer hitch
- Extended side mirrors
- Over sized tires
- Front bumper guards
- Side steps
- Running boards
Texas auto shipping 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
- Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
- Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
- Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
- Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
- Inoperable - Major Impact
- Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
- Season - Moderate Imapct
- Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
- Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
Regardless of any of the above stated facts our partners will still work hard to get you the lowest price for your Texas auto shipping. You will get 10 free car transport quotes from our partner auto shipping companies that will best match your shipping needs and price range. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the vehicle shipping industry. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form and click submit or call at 1-866-446-9143 today.
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Texas Auto Shipping Process
The best way to avoid any problems with your Texas auto transport is by careful preparation. 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. 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.
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 Texas 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.
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. Texas has 675,580 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 Texas. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.
Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide
- Narrow bridges
- Weight restricted bridges
- Dead end streets
- Narrow Cul-de-sacs
- Accsess hours
- Low overpasses
- Railroad tracks
- One way streets
- Road construction
With a sunny day average of 228 days per year in Texas your car delivery will not likely be delayed by weather. Texas weather is normally quite dry and hot along its southwest border with Mexico. High humidity and temperatures in the 90’s are common along the Gulf Coast. In Northern and Central Texas, the temperatures average in the 80’s in summer and average in the upper forties during winter months. Texas is such a large state that the weather normally varies a lot, but the overall average is upper 80’s in July and the mid 50’s in January. These relatively mild averages are good for the auto transport companies because they rarely see weather related delays although occasionally events such as hurricanes in the Gulf may impact pick-up and delivery schedules. Rainfall varies quite a bit depending on the area of the state, about 20 inches annually in the west, 30 inches in central Texas, and much more along the Gulf Coast. Snow is very uncommon anywhere in the state of Texas. Check the current Texas 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 Texas Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.