For over 22 years we have worked diligently to provide the best and most transparent auto shipping services and prices for our customers. Our body of work speaks for itself; hundreds of thousands of vehicles shipped, thousands of five-star customer reviews, and over two decades of experience moving vehicles.
We work with only the best car transport companies on the road, so from start to finish you'll be in good hands. Our vehicle shipping process is streamlined and we offer multiple levels of service so customers from all economic backgrounds can ship their car. Running, non-running, big or small, we can handle any and every vehicle that can roll, brake, and steer.
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Welcome to American Auto Shipping
Your source for car shipping on our top-rated vehicle shipping carriers. Whether you’re an individual or a business in need of car shipping services, you can get AN INSTANT, door to door auto transport price online through our online car shipping rate calculator or over the telephone 24/7.
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We are very excited to be among the Top 5 Auto Transport companies of 2023 at Forbes.com. We look forward to showing you why we have earned this honor.
What Happens From Pickup to Drop Off?
(And What you Should not Forget to do)
What Happens at the start?
1) Before pickup, you will hear from the auto transport carrier that was assigned to your vehicle at the time of dispatch. They will work with you to schedule final times to arrive at your door (or as close to it as they can get).
2) Once the car shipping company arrives and before the car is loaded, you will want to do a full inspection of your vehicle. This step is a crucial part of the car shipping process and is done along with your transport truck driver, who will mark existing damage on a form or in an app. We highly recommend you ensure that pictures are taken of all 4 sides of the vehicle and the top along with pictures on the interior and the odometer showing the current mileage before it is loaded onto the car shipping trailer.
3) Your vehicle will now be loaded and on the way to your destination.
Vehicles on a car transport truck en route to their destination
What Happens in Between?
1) Auto transport carriers travel around 400-500 miles per day and both pick up and deliver vehicles on appointment. They never just show up. More to the point, auto shipping carriers will not call to make an appointment with you until they've finished loading or unloading the previously scheduled vehicle. Because carriers pickup and deliver vehicles on appointment, you'll know specifically when they will arrive and where you will need to meet them, and you'll know this hours in advance. During all of this, though, you'll have the carrier's direct contact information including the driver's name, the dispatcher's information, and both their direct telephone numbers.
What Happens at Delivery?
1) Most car shipping carriers will call a day ahead of schedule when they have narrowed down the delivery window and make arrangements with you for time and location as close to your house as they can physically get.
2) Once the vehicle has been unloaded from the vehicle shipping truck, you need to be sure to do the delivery inspection. Go around the whole vehicle again and take pictures on all 4 sides and the top, check the interior for any damages, and make sure there are no major fluctuations to the mileage on the odometer. Note any damages on the BOL. This must be done or you CANNOT file a claim for damages with the car shipping carrier’s insurance.
3) Congratulations, your car shipping company has delivered your vehicle! You can drive it away.
Our Vehicle Shipping Process
Get an instant car shipping estimate to ship a car or any other vehicle by filling out the vehicle transport quote form above or calling (800) 930-7417.
If you like our car shipping estimate, place your auto transport order online, or call us and talk to one of our car shipping specialists to complete your order.
We will reserve your vehicle a place on one of our car transport carriers. We provide you with the car shipping drivers name, phone # and pickup/delivery dates via phone and email.
Our car shipping carrier will transport your vehicle. The driver of the auto transport truck will call to make an appointment 4 to 24 hours in advance of the pickup and delivery day to ensure availability.
Different Levels of Car Transport Services
Our car transport services are designed to cater to people from all walks of life. Whether you need your vehicle picked up in a day or a month, we offer vehicle shipping services to help you with all your car transport needs.
Our standard car transport services are designed to get a vehicle picked up within 1-5 weekdays. This level of service has worked about 90% of the time and is recommended for people who are not in a hurry to ship a car. Our standard car transport service is our lowest competitive price.
Priority car transport costs $200 more than standard, but it is designed to get vehicles picked up within 1-2 weekdays. This level of service has worked about 90% of the time. We recommend priority auto transport services for people with tight pickup timeframes.
Expedited car transport services are designed to get vehicles picked up within 24 hours. Though it costs $500 more than our standard level of service and has worked about 90% of the time and is highly recommended for people who need vehicles picked up right away. (Only works on business days).
Why Choose American Auto Shipping
Shipping Cars Since 1999
We have been a trusted resource for auto transport for over 20 years, and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We know what we're doing when it comes to car shipping and it shows.
Receive a FREE car wash, interior included, when you ship a car with us. Up to $20 per vehicle will be paid for the car wash. Simply have your car washed and take a picture of the receipt and email it to your car shipping rep and we will mail your check within 5 days.
Multiple Levels of Service
We offer a variety of different car shipping levels of service, ranging from standard car shipping with a 1-5 weekday pickup window, to expedited auto transport services that can get your vehicle picked up within 24 hours.
Instant Car Transport Quotes
Fill out our auto transport rate calculator to get an instant quote for your car shipping needs. There is no obligation, it takes less than three minutes.
Get access to a personal auto transport contact that will be in touch from the time you get your car shipping quote and through the entire car shipping process until your vehicle is delivered safely in your hands.
Damage Free or We Help Pay
We can help pay for any damage to a vehicle during the car shipping process if the auto transport carriers' insurance fails to cover the damage. We can cover up to $500 of the deductible in an effort to make your car shipping experience as positive as can be.
The car shipping estimate we show you using our calculator is the price you pay for your auto transport. Ship a car at a reliable price with a reliable auto transport company.
We offer a free rental car for any shipment that is delayed over 14 days past the delivery date. This way, you can ship a car knowing that even if delays happen during the car transport process, you'll be taken care of.
Top-Rated, Trusted Car Shipping Company
We are an A+ rated car shipping company with the BBB and maintain top ratings and reviews from legitimate car shipping customers. With over two decades of experience, we know how to take care of our customers so they receive the best car shipping services available today.
Ship Anything, Anywhere
All Wheels Welcome
We can ship a car, motorcycle or anything on wheels to anywhere in the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and all United States territories. Call to place your auto transport order today!
Call us 24/7 at (800) 930-7417 to speak to an auto transport representative who can answer any car transport questions you have. We also offer discount car shipping services so don't hesitate to ask if you qualify for one.
How much does it cost to ship my car?
The cost to ship a car is calculated on various factors, and those can fluctuate based on time of year or car shipping market conditions. A few more factors that influence your auto transport price are the size and type of vehicle, open auto transport vs enclosed car shipping services, as well as car transport distance. Give us a call for more car shipping information.
The size and type of your vehicle influence your auto transport price. Larger vehicles are heavier (trucks, vans) than a typical car, and as a result, can cost more for car transport services. We have plenty of experience with auto transport services for larger vehicles, so contact a car transport representative to learn more.
Open vs Enclosed
Transporting your car on an open car shipping carrier is cheaper, because it is more widely available across our fleet. Most people use open auto transport as it is the more budget-friendly way to ship a car. Enclosed auto transport carriers are more expensive, but it is a great alternative to ship a car that is more expensive or one that requires more car during the car shipping process.
The further the vehicle has to go, the more expensive car shipping services will be. Cross country auto transport is the most expensive, especially on an enclosed auto shipping carrier. To save on distance, consider taking delivery in a nearby big city to save a few bucks.
Learn More About Auto Transport
In our industry, there are two types of auto shipping companies: car shipping carriers & auto transport brokers.
Brokers vs. Carriers
When looking for a car shipping company, it’s best to stick to car shipping brokers, as they are the ones that will organize your auto transport services and handle most of the paperwork when you ship a car. Not only that, car shipping brokers tend to keep their auto transport prices lower. It’s simple: in the car transport industry, auto transport carriers set the prices. They are in control of how much the car shipping service ultimately costs, and, if they had their way, you would be paying thousands of dollars for car shipping services. As a top car shipping company, we understand what it takes to get your vehicle moved at a competitive rate and we work hard to make sure our prices are built to ship a car when our customer needs it shipped.
Car Shipping Brokers Keep Your Costs Low
Car shipping brokerages keep car shipping prices low by being competitive with one another. Since most auto transport carriers have to take car transport loads from car shipping brokerages, they can’t price gouge customers; when they try, a customer can just go with a different car shipping broker. Finding a good car transport company starts with car shipping quotes; from there, you book your order with an auto transport broker and the broker will then find a good car shipping carrier to transport your vehicle. This is the car transport process in a nutshell.
What Can I Transport?
American Auto Shipping focuses on auto transport services for cars, trucks, and SUVs, but we can move more than just those. Always check with us as we can arrange auto transport services for many different vehicles including vans, dual-wheel trucks, box trucks, and larger vehicles that require flatbed or lowboy car shipping services. Make sure that you have the dimensions of any oversize vehicle available that you want to ship, as we will require the dimensions before giving you a car transport quote. Usually, the length, width, height, and weight of the vehicle are required for a comprehensive auto transport quote for larger vehicles. Call us to get a car shipping quote or to reserve your auto transport services today.
What Is A Carrier?
Some auto shippers are known as carriers. These car transport companies are the ones that provide the physical car transport services on their own trucks. Other auto transport companies are known as car transport brokerages. These car shipping brokerages are the ones that will be arranging the vehicle transport between you and the carrier. When you fill out our free instant online car shipping quote request form, you will receive an estimate of how much it will cost to ship your vehicle to one of our reputable and reliable car shipping carriers. All our carriers are fully insured for $750,000. Each car shipping carrier is required by federal law to carry insurance on their truck to cover any and all damages that are caused by the driver or theft during car transport. We require proof of a car shipping carrier’s insurance before we dispatch any vehicle to them as well, so you’re in good hands from start to finish.
Go National Instead of Local
Searching for a nationwide auto transportation company will always yield better results when it comes to your final car shipping price. It may be tempting to do a search for car transport companies in your area, but the reality is that the best car shipping companies work nationwide, can ship your car cross country, and almost always will be based somewhere other than where you are. Nationwide car transport companies, like us, are able to offer great deals on car shipping services compared to local movers.
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Dave has been a part of the auto transport industry since 2007. He has worked in every part of the industry except driving a transport truck itself. Withover a decade of experience shipping cars, Dave knows all the ins and outs of the industry.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.