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Virginia Auto Transport

Transporting a car or truck to or from Virginia? 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 Old Dominion State, Virginia. 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 Virginia including Sterling, Linton Hall, Mechanicsville, Tuckahoe, and South Riding, 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 Virginia auto transports our partners have recently completed.

  • 2019 Kia Forte, Alexandria, VA to Detroit, MI
  • 2019 Ford GT, Chesapeake, VA to Phoenix, AZ
  • 2017 Audi R8, Arlington, VA to Nashville, TN
  • 2019 Ford Taurus, Norfolk, VA to Charlotte, NC
  • 2013 MINI Roadster, Newport News, VA to San Jose, CA
  • 2013 Subaru Legacy, Roanoke, VA to San Francisco, CA
  • 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, Richmond, VA to Denver, CO
  • 2013 Ford F-Series, Virginia Beach, VA to Indianapolis, IN

Virginia Auto Transport Rates

You can save a lot by choosing open transport rather than enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles from open car carrier trailers daily. To save money we recommend this option unless of course you are transporting an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other important factors include the size, weight and type of your vehicle. The body style such as mid-size crossover, kingcab pickup, hatchback, compact car, and roadster car, you are shipping may also impact your transport rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the transport cost. If your auto has any non-standard accessories that have altered the width, height, or length of your car or truck this could also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can impact cost.

  • Trailer hitch
  • Roof rack
  • Grill guards
  • Lift kits
  • Front bumper guards
  • Running boards
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Rear bumper guards

Virginia auto transport rates are calculated per mile and these rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can save money by driving your auto to a shipping terminal and picking it up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. This method can save you a lot of money but if you prefer or need the convenience of door to door delivery make sure that your pick-up and delivery addresses are both accessible by a commercial full-size tractor trailer. If the vehicle you are shipping is not operational this will significantly raise your rate. 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, as 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

  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Multiple Vehciles- Moderate Impact
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Inoperable - Major Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact

Despite any of the circumstances stated above, our affiliated carriers still work diligently to get you the lowest price for your Virginia car shipping. You will get 10 car transport quotes from our partner auto shipping companies that will best match your needs and price range. You will get all 10 quotes for free and with no obligation whatsoever. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the lowest rates you will find in the auto shipping business. Allow us to exceed your expectations by getting your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form and click submit or call at 1-866-446-9143 today.

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Virginia Auto Shipping Process

Careful preparation is the most effective way to prevent any issues with your Virginia auto transport. If your vehicle is inoperable or partially inoperable it can still be shipped although the extra logistics, time, and labor will be reflected in your rate. You MUST inform the carrier of any such defects BEFORE you arrange your shipping schedule. Typically a pick-up driver that arrives without prior knowledge that a vehicle is inoperative will refuse to take possession of that vehicle. Always verify that both your pickup and delivery addresses are accurate. Do not utilize your vehicle as a secondary shipping container. Weight is an important calculation in determining your rate and personal belongings are usually not insured. Also leave no more than a quarter tank of fuel in your vehicle.

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 critical to an easy auto transport. Our Virginia auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed every step of the way. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by weather, road conditions, or other traffic problems are possible. Keeping an open line of communication to your carrier or driver can help eliminate 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 accomplished by semi-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Virginia has 161,914 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 Virginia. 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
  • Low overpasses
  • One way streets
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Low overpasses
  • Accsess hours
  • County road
  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Narrow streets

Virginia has an average of 210 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. In the southeast, winters are usually mild, with warm humid summers. In the hilly, mountainous areas of the state, winters are colder. Average high temperatures in summer reach into the 80’s. In winter, high temperatures average in the 30’s. Annual rainfall is 40 inches per year, with 50 or more inches in the higher elevations of the mountains. Annual snowfall averages 11 inches with higher amounts in the mountains. Check the current Virginia 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 Virginia Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-800- 590-6492. And see when great our service is.