Auto Shipping FAQ: Can I Save Money By Shipping Multiple Vehicles?
Shipping more than one vehicle is a common experience in the car shipping industry, and more often than not you can find some sweet deals on moving multiple vehicles at one time with the same shipping company.
Many auto shippers will give you per-car discounts for shipping more than one, even if the total price for shipping two or more will be higher than just the one.
Auto transport companies are always looking for ways to get customers and give them incentives to book with them; they’re salesmen, at the end of the day, and they want your business, and one of the most common tactics is to give people multi-car discounts for shipping multiple vehicles at once.
Shipping multiple cars comes with some stipulations – for starters, you may pay less per-car than you would if you shipped them individually, but it’s still going to cost more than shipping a single vehicle.
That’s the first thing you need to know – yes, you can save money by shipping multiple vehicles with the same company, but only versus shipping those two cars independently. It’s not going to magically cost less to ship two cars than just the one; you’re still going to be paying close to full price for each vehicle, it’s just you’ll get a bit knocked off for booking both with the same shipper.
And this is actually kind of a good thing for auto transporters because they are able to fill their trucks more quickly, which is what they’re looking for. Two vehicles coming from the same area and going to the same area will naturally cost less, because it’s less work for the guy actually hauling those cars. Why go to eight different cities to pickup eight different cars when you could get four of those cars in one spot? (usually the more vehicles you ship at once the larger the discount)
If you’re interested in getting a free quote to ship your vehicle, give us a call or fill out our free online quote form and get a free quote to ship right away. You can also contact us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent, get a quote over the phone, get your questions answered, and even book your shipment if you’re ready to.
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.
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