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Washington Auto Transport

Transporting a car or truck to or from Washington? 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 Evergreen State, Washington. 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 Washington including Burien, Puyallup, Maple Valley, Shoreline, Kirkland, and University Place, 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 Washington auto transports our partners have recently completed.

  • 2018 Nissan Rogue, Everett, WA to Las Vegas, NV
  • 2018 Audi A4, Spokane, WA to Columbus, OH
  • 2017 Honda CR-V, Vancouver, WA to San Francisco, CA
  • 1998 Saab 900, Seattle, WA to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2014 Cadillac SRX, Kent, WA to San Jose, CA
  • 2017 Toyota Tundra, Renton, WA to Denver, CO
  • 2017 Cadillac CTS, Tacoma, WA to New York City, NY
  • 2017 Audi R8, Federal Way, WA to San Antonio, TX
  • 2010 Audi A8, Bellevue, WA to Dallas, TX
  • 2002 Maserati Coupé, Spokane Valley, WA to Phoenix, AZ
  • 2018 Lincoln Continental, undefined, WA to Washington, D.C.
  • 2019 Honda Pilot, undefined, WA to Seattle, WA

Washington 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 compact car, sports coupe, sub-compact car, roadster car, off-road vehicle, and mid-size 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.

  • Rear bumper guards
  • Oversized antennas
  • Side steps
  • Nerf bars
  • Roof rack
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Camper trailers
  • Front bumper guards
  • Running boards

Washington 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

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

Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your Washington car or truck transport. You will receive 10 free auto shipping quotes from our partner carriers that will best coordinate to both your price range and delivery schedule. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the best rates you will find in the auto transport business. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form or call us at 1-866-446-9143 to get started today.

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Washington Auto Shipping Process

The best way to avoid any problems with your Washington 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.

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 Washington 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 accomplished by semi-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Washington has 171,031miles 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 Washington. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Road construction
  • Dead end streets
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Railroad tracks
  • One way streets
  • Low overpasses
  • Narrow bridges
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Extreme grades

Washington has an average of 140 sunny days per year. Weather is not often an issue to the car shipping industry here. The State's weather varies greatly from west to east, as the west is mild and rainy, while east of the Cascades, a cooler and drier climate prevails. Average high temperatures in summer reach into the 70’s. In winter, high temperatures average in the 30’s. Annual rainfall is 41 inches per year. Annual snowfall averages 2 inches in the lower elevations and up to 200 inches on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. The Cascade Mountains do impact auto transport schedules in Washington occasionally. Check the current Washington 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 Washington Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.