The cheapest way to transport a vehicle will almost always be on an open carrier via door to door shipping. Open auto transport carriers haul up to ten vehicles at a single time; by moving multiple vehicles along the same route they lower their overall costs, thus passing the savings on to you. Open transport exposes the vehicles on the truck to the elements, but less so than if you were to drive them yourself along the same route.

Some companies may offer terminal to terminal auto transport services. Terminal shipping is not as popular as open transport, and few auto shippers offer it, so don’t be surprised if it is unavailable, but for routes that it is available it can be a cheaper alternative. Most terminals that still operate are located in major cities with large metropolitan areas surrounding them, which limits the routes that terminal transport is available on. You should discuss your options with an auto transport representative to learn more about terminal shipping as opposed to door to door services.

To get in contact with an auto transport company to help you move your vehicle, fill out our free online quote request form at It’s completely free and gets you quotes from some of the best carriers in the industry today, companies that we screen for dependability ahead of time. If you have further questions, feel free to call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents any time.

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